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Made in de
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Great job on getting the obstacles done. I loathe painting terrain or such features, so love the effort you put into them!
   
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Japan

I've made some progress on the mech:




It's blu-tac'ed together for these photos, which is why it looks so wonky. The base colors are AP uniform grey →ash grey, with a heavy wash of Payne's grey for the lining. Next, I'll add some decals and do the weathering. I'm going to try this technique, rather than using a brush. I've never done it before, but how hard can it be?

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Looks super crisp just now. Really excited to see how it turns out.

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.
 
   
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London

Looks really crisp, and nice to see you change size of Sci-fi! This thread is a real Dakka gem

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in de
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Great start, love how clean all the lines are! Excited to see it progress.
   
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Japan

I'm glad you all liked the clean version. Here it is all scratched up:






Rather than doing edge highlighting, I tried that toothpick-and-oil paint weathering method I posted the link to previously. Scraping the toothpick along an edge gives a nice, thin line, while rolling sort of spreads the paint a little more. After the paint dried, I went over most of the lines with a pencil to further sell the corroded metal effect. I was going to add some weathering powder around the feet, but after a couple of experiments on some scrap foam, I realized that I need to check out more tutorials and then practice some more before I try it on an actual model. I did some drybrushing around the lower legs, but it doesn't really show up. I'm not entirely sold on the gun barrels, but I'm tired of working on this model, so I'll set it aside for a few days and work on something elsefor a bit.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

I really love it. It almost looks cel shaded. It's a cracking, crusty, cartoony mech.

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.
 
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Absolutely love the weathered version!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

inmygravenimage wrote:I really love it. It almost looks cel shaded. It's a cracking, crusty, cartoony mech.


If it looks cel shaded, that's completely unintentional. If I stay on this robot kick, I might have to explore that.

IGtR= wrote:Absolutely love the weathered version!

Thanks for sharing


Thanks. After all the time I've spent on the model, all I see are flaws, so it's gratifying to know that someone likes how it turned out.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Ellicott City, MD

Really like the weathered version. Great color choice snd the weathering is really top notch!

Great stuff as always!

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
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 cygnnus wrote:
Really like the weathered version. Great color choice snd the weathering is really top notch!

Great stuff as always!

Valete,

JohnS


Thanks, dude. Working on the base coats, I kind of felt like the grey was a little too bland, but the cool colors seem to work well with the warmth of the burnt umber.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I think the bot has come up an absolute treat. I wouldn't push this guy any further. Call him done and be VERY happy with your results.

Weathering powder can be for the next one.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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The pin lining is excellent- I'm going to get back to some Eldar armor sooner or later, plus other vehicles and will need to relearn/improve how to do that.

The weathering technique is terrific- thanks for linking that! I have some cheap oil paints lying about for other uses, can't wait to try the burnt umber and see how this comes out.

Rock on!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Japan

Archer wrote:I think the bot has come up an absolute treat. I wouldn't push this guy any further. Call him done and be VERY happy with your results.

Weathering powder can be for the next one.


Thanks for the kind words. I do need to do something with the gun barrels, but otherwise he's finished. I need to do some research (read: watch YouTube videos) to figure out how to use weathering powders before I actually use them on models.

Meer_Cat wrote:The pin lining is excellent- I'm going to get back to some Eldar armor sooner or later, plus other vehicles and will need to relearn/improve how to do that.

The weathering technique is terrific- thanks for linking that! I have some cheap oil paints lying about for other uses, can't wait to try the burnt umber and see how this comes out.

Rock on!


Definately give the toothpick technique a try. It was remarkably easy, requiring just a little more patience for the extended drying time.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Lovely mech, exactly the right amount of weathering. Now I'm longing to replay Metal Gear Solid on the PS1
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
Lovely mech, exactly the right amount of weathering. Now I'm longing to replay Metal Gear Solid on the PS1


Thanks. Now that some time has passed, I've come to like the way the mech turned out. Which is for the best, considering how much time I spent on that one model.

After all they grey and rust, I had a little explosion of productivity for the end of April. First, I cranked out this Goblin General on Mawbeast from Mantic:




Apart from the goblin's skin, I kept to my trademark Everything Brown techniques, to match the rest of the goblins. The model is resin--very soft and bendy resin--, which is why his axe is bent. I heat-corrected it once, but it just went back to this. I don't want to break it, so we'll just pretend that's how goblins like their great axes.



I got this alien bounty hunter when I picked up Rogue Stars, but he's more likely to see action in Stargrave.




I bulit this ranger from the Frostgrave Captain sprue. I based his paint job on an illustration from one of my son's Robin Hood books, which is why he is very very red. We've been playing a lot of FG over the last few days (we're in the middle of the Golden Week holidays), so I think this guy will show up the next time I upgrade my crew.



I pulled this guy out of storage for the Dakka Painting Challenge for May. The theme is Through The Ages, which is a pretty good term for how long I've been hauling this model around the world. I even did some work on him this weekend:




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Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

All sorts of goodness and wickedness. Love the mawbest especially.

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 au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

That old model is awesome. What is it supposed to be? A Warrior of Chaos?

Paint job is really good so far.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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London

Lovely creepy gribbly arm! And really excited to see people working on things for Stargrave, which has really energised my hobby mojo

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Japan

inmygravenimage wrote:All sorts of goodness and wickedness. Love the mawbest especially.


Thanks. The mawbeast was a breeze to paint, all those organic lines were quite a relief after painting hard edges.

Archer wrote:That old model is awesome. What is it supposed to be? A Warrior of Chaos?

Paint job is really good so far.


Thanks. The model is a Champion of Slaanesh, from the original Realms of Chaos release, way back in the late '80s.

IGtR= wrote:Lovely creepy gribbly arm! And really excited to see people working on things for Stargrave, which has really energised my hobby mojo

Thanks for sharing


I'm really looking forward to Stargrave as well. My son and i have been playing Frostgrave after a long hiatus, and it's been a blast.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Very cool update with a wide range of minis you got there. Although goblin rider takes the prize, always good to see the hijinks of the little green ones
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
Very cool update with a wide range of minis you got there. Although goblin rider takes the prize, always good to see the hijinks of the little green ones


Glad you like him. He was fun to paint, but it will be quite a while before he sees any tabletop action, as we've been playing a lot of Frostgrave these days.

Speaking of not seeing the tabletop:






This guy is finished, inasmuch as he doesn't have any bare metal showing. The sword and the right shoulder pad are still a little rough, but I'm kind of tired of working on this model. I'm going to set him aside and work on something else for a bit.

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Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I like how your "little rough" is light years ahead of my "I tried really hard this time".

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
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Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

The arms and sword are most snazzy

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.
 
   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Archer wrote:I like how your "little rough" is light years ahead of my "I tried really hard this time".


inmygravenimage wrote:The arms and sword are most snazzy


Thanks,fellows. If you look at the blown up image in the gallery, you can see what I'm talking about. I have a lot of room for improvement.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Nice job on the Chaos Warrior!
The "Old School" Chaos minis were always so cool.

   
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Albany, NY

I love 1988 Chaos, especially done up nicely with more modern sensibilities. Your fly guy looks great, the green carapace and gold armor work well together. And not a bad NMM sword at all!

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London

Great job on the chaos warrior.

I think you are too hard on yourself - the Dakka gallery blows up the mini to an enormous size, which is wholly unrepresentative of what the mini looks like on the table, which I think is really what matters!

Thanks for sharing, this thread as ever delivers some quality and variety, which is very much appreciated



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Japan

aku-chan wrote:Nice job on the Chaos Warrior!
The "Old School" Chaos minis were always so cool.


I couldn't agree more. Those classic Jes Goodwin Chaos models (Warriors, Thugs, and Beastmen) are the primary reason I switched to WHFB from Battletech.

Boss Salvage wrote:I love 1988 Chaos, especially done up nicely with more modern sensibilities. Your fly guy looks great, the green carapace and gold armor work well together. And not a bad NMM sword at all!


Thanks. The old Chaos Warriors have aged better than a lot of Citadel models from that era.

IGtR= wrote:Great job on the chaos warrior.

I think you are too hard on yourself - the Dakka gallery blows up the mini to an enormous size, which is wholly unrepresentative of what the mini looks like on the table, which I think is really what matters!

Thanks for sharing, this thread as ever delivers some quality and variety, which is very much appreciated


Thanks for the vote of confidence. I agree that the model looks better at arm's length, but there is always room for improvement.

Now showing a long out of production Chaos Champion!

Painting Total as of 5/10/2021: 29 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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UK

Along with the Jes Goodwin elves, the Chaos were the very best of the Warhammer models of that era, IMO, the whole aesthetic was really great.

And your paint job really brings him/her/it to life

   
 
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