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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Squad looks great, very crisp painting and nice subtle OSL on the sergeant's sword arm and shield!
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





That's a fine looking squad of terminator. Sword is really nice
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Thanks everyone! I only have a handful of Space Marine minis (AoBR minus like 2 or 3 lost tactical marines, plus an extra captain that I've converted with some Adeptus bits, a Battle of Macragge pilot, and the Dark Vengeance Company Master, Librarian, and Tacticals), so hopefully the scheme also works on Dark Angel minis as well.

Next up is an updated version of my old Deathmark minis. They don't see the table often (absolutely useless in units of 5, need 10 to even kill a single character reliably, and they ain't that cheap), but at least they can look better than, well... this!

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Edit: The purple "barrel" is out, replaced with a LOT of glowy green. The black armour plates on the body stay in, but I need to work more purple into the model somehow. I'm thinking that the shoulder will be the normal purple, but all of what would normally be silver will instead by metallic black. The white face-plate stays too, although the jaw under it will be bone like my new scheme.

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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






The first step, as usual, is the build out the green glow in the recesses, then everything else, then see how far we can go with OSL. These guys have a different barrel style; the recesses in the barrel will glow yellow-green, should look very electric. Still just building out the initial gradient before I get to that though. Black with a lot of glowing green should make these guys a gorgeous mini.

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice start on the necrons, wishing you a steady hand when painting the armour after building up the glow!
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Finally finished exams for my second year of law school. Celebrated by finishing the green on the mini. Not quite sure it's bright enough yet, I might have to brighten it up a bit more, but I might also just call it good enough for a unit that almost never sees tabletop!

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
Finally finished exams for my second year of law school.


Congratulations Gwyn.

Cheers,

CB

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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Thanks Captain Brown!

I've been throwing myself into more painting: did a few coats of purple, and two coats of black that I'll then lighten up and give metallic edges. The basic scheme is now apparent! I wanted the purple to be noticeably darker than my normal scheme, but I might still need to give a little bit more edge highlight so it doesn't look so flat. Also a single coat of Leadbelcher just to get that interior bit done, it still needs a wash and highlights.

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Congrats on finishing the exams!

The Necrons look good, but then I can easily swayed with a little purple in a color scheme
   
Made in us
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Boston

Liking the 'crons! Particularly the dramatic dark purple/green glow contrast.

   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Thanks for the kind words Viterbi and tinfoil!

Pleased to declare the Deathmarks finished! I think they came out decently! Certainly much better than they were before I redid them! I'm especially proud of the OSL on their butts. Yes, Butt OSL.

Front view, spread deployment
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Front view, tight deployment
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Rear view
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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






I did a base as a 5-minute palate/palette-cleanser in between larger projects. And what cleanses the palate quite like skulls floating in an ocean of blood? Khorne Red and Blood for the Blood God in all the depths, and then the skulls are Skeletal Horde contrast, dry-brushed Ushabti Bone, and Screaming Skull to pick out the teeth. This will likely end up being the base for one of the Nighthaunt heroes (though ti doesn't really fit the misty-graveyard theme), or perhaps for my one Ossiarch mini.

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Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

Nice work on those Necrons... I love how much the wash made your base colors pop, and adding the yellow to the green in the deep recesses gives a great effect. Nice overall scheme.

Also, good call on the palette/palate cleanser. I might need to line up some one-offs like that, especially in these times of more intense output.

   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






My next project is a unit of 5 Lychguard with Warscythes from e-Bay. These will complete a unit of 10 that form an elite strike force lead by Vargard Oddaros (aka Obyron). Luckily, they were already reasonably base-coated, so I don't really have to strip them.

First part of them complete; the green glowing areas (eyes, ribcage, guts, weapon parts). Every time I do this, I get a little bit better.

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Rear View
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Congrats on your testing. The bone-field is a cool little project.
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

You really have improved a lot with the glowing green! not that you were any bad to start with, but it's looking incredibly impressive now, subtle and natural.

As natural as glowing green metal skeletons can be of course

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ch
Warped Arch Heretic of Chaos





aye the glow effect has improved massively .

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Made in us
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Boston

To chime in here: the green glow is really well done. Makes these models look sooo sinister!

   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Thanks youwashock, amazingturtles, Not Online and tinfoil! I'm really happy with how it came out this time.

Just a small update today, got their masks done. Not as impressive, though I tried a little bit more blending and shadows with thinner paints. Later I'll go back and add a little glow from their eyes.

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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






I decided that my previous steel warscythe blades weren't really screaming "+2S, AP-4, D2", so I tried out the traditional method of painting Necron melee weapons, and ooooh boy did it turn out beautiful! Eventually other weapons will be repainted to match this.

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Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Great choice to glow up the scythes, they really make the minis pop! I agree with everyone else that your green glow has upped its game lately!

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






New scythes look amazing, great job on the whole unit!
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






I'm glad you guys think it works! The rest of the painting doesn't have as many exciting changes; the silver and gold are already base coated by the previous owner, so now I've put the purple on them all the basic colours are blocked out now.

The big exception is the staff, because I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I did them before in brown, but did that work for you guys? Or should I do them instead in black like the official GW paintjob, or perhaps in a darkened Necron Silver? Or, perhaps most out-there, a worn gold, using silver highlights to show the wear on it This would match more with my Szeras mini?

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Rear view:
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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Agreed with the others, the new glowy weapons are ace!

Staff-wise, I'm tempted by the worn gold idea, just wondering how it will look with the glowing green.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
The big exception is the staff, because I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I did them before in brown, but did that work for you guys? Or should I do them instead in black like the official GW paintjob, or perhaps in a darkened Necron Silver? Or, perhaps most out-there, a worn gold, using silver highlights to show the wear on it This would match more with my Szeras mini?


Gwyn,

It all depends on what you aim to achieve...for the aged and dusty look there are good as they are. If you do them black, then you will have to dust them again otherwise they will look odd compared to the rest of the model. If you do them Silver or Gold, again you would need to weather that to match the aged and dusty look of the figures.

My two cents,

CB

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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






So this is the trial with a worn gold staff; I did the normal gold very warm as usual, but went with a much colder tone on the staff gold, plus the silver wear. Should differentiate it enough. Do you guys think this works, or should I go back to the usual plan?

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Longtime Dakkanaut






I like the gold. The green on the blades is marvelous.
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







I'm really digging on the royal purple. It's an excellent mix, purple, gold, and green.

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I'm liking the gold, that works.

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Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Do you guys think the main gold could use a thin silver highlight to brighten it up at all?

   
 
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