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Made in gb
Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Like how you used those miscasts mate, got some spare tank tracks i might do that with.

Should deffo finish that airship/blimp, is one hell of a piece.

S_a

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

 Camkierhi wrote:
Thank you all,

@ Vik, generally, Archer has it spot on, most people say go for Milky consistency but it depends on the paint and the effect you are after. I am so far from an expert, you may be better asking one of the big boys, however with my little set up, I have 2-3 drops of water in the pot first then add 1-2 drops of paint (or one paintbrush full for GW) I mix it in the pot with a paintbrush. Do a little back blow mixing as well. Just stick your finger over the end of the brush and gently open the trigger, it blows bubbles into the paint and mixes it pretty good. Then I am away. I am very rough and ready, and loads of people use specialist thinners etc. I just use water. Got a tub full of windowlene glass cleaner to one side to clean it. It does what I want it too at this stage, and I am happy enough with the results. I never currently spray anything other than normal paints. GW or Game colour for the most part. The vallajo ones are very good. Hope that helps. Still think you would be better asking one of the proper painters on one of the popular blogs, would get more answers there.

actually i was more interested into peeps opinions and experiences that are not pro´s as your perspective is more in tune with my own... so your hints i can better relate to...pro´s mostly have expert point of views and also often demand big setups...which won´t happen here for a millenia^^. so these kinds of hints are greatly appreciated! i wont ever probably use alc as a thinner too as this sets my risky bar too high... water... i can work with that... the whole powered brush thing is something thats using up my concentration and reactions and thus going chemical is a step too far^^...currently i have some diffuculties with getting coverage, but i am working steadily on that... for now i have built a neat COD ruin and mostly worked with the AB for that one...probably will update my thread later on to show my works...
this:
Got a tub full of windowlene glass cleaner to one side to clean it.
needs more explanation as i am not understanding how the setup might look/work...and might any window cleaner work? brands work differently and well...you brits have so much lovely cleaning stuff it seems^^






Now what have I been doing......

My son wanted a new bed, so smashed the old one up and made this...


Going to furnish this with orks..

IG shelf looking bare, going to work on that...

Fantasy shelf looking bare, definately going to work on that....

And one day I will finish this....


Started on these Friday night, progress later...

They are these.......

Had them for years, just feeling like them at the mo....

OK back later, off to finish judging the LoER Comp, really making my head hurt....

Thanks for looking,.



cool....i love the idea of themed shelves with a painted backdrop! very cool!

also...very promising start on the warzone minis...didn´t knew these heads with these hats tho...i have plenty of the old starter box soldiers still in sprue...for one future day to start a renegade chaos imp army...

also that giant rat...totally scratch build ? the GS work looks amazing!


cheers, vik!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Camkierhi wrote:My son wanted a new bed, so smashed the old one up and made this...
I have me some new shelves and the demanding little bugger can sleep on the floor until he learns to accept what life gives him.

Nice shelving setup.

Good progress on the IG chaps and the ... thing...


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
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys,

@Vik I will do you a proper write up shortly, promise. In the mean time I believe any of the vinergary blue style window cleaners will probably work.

Thank you all for your comments.

Tired at mo so progress shots and off to bed....







Still very PIP.

Talking of which started on another model, trying to be brave here, first proper attempt at NMM....



He is still very early stages, barely what I would can a Base Coat.

Thoughts.




 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Nice re-use of the bed. Can you dust-proof the shelves somehow?

Quick word on using window cleaner. Stop. Just use a dish-washing soap solution. Cheaper and ultimately better. A bit bubblier too. Smells nicer than the window cleaners.

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Looking forward to any of your tutorials mate! Always enlightening to read!

Wooden stock looks very promising already, somehow these trenchers tho scream Mounties to me, so I would have expected a more reddish color there than the green but as true trenchers that would be highly inappropriate...

The nmm is already there, still comic like but after some more progress you'll achieve a cool new step in your painting career!

Dishwasher vs windowcleaner...sounds like a clean battle to me
Hmm the choices...

   
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Pious Palatine






The warzone dudes are looking awesome.

The dwarf with the giant fist is cool too.

EDC
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's a pretty good start on NMM technique Cam. Never been brave enough to try it myself, but I can definitely see the effect in your work.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice work Cam'.

Good effort on the nmm. Pretty effective.
The gold is a little bright compared to the rest of him at the moment. I know he's not finished, but maybe look at balancing the relative brightness of his face and beard area to the gold in that area.
The gauntlet could maybe do with a little more contrast to make it more steel and less grey.

You're most of the way there 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
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all for the comments, very much appreciated.

Well a picture says a thousand words so......

I am at that stage of do I call it, or keep going.....






Trench gunners are the same, close, need to base and few details, but getting close....


And still lots to do on this one but progress....


Thoughts and critique welcome and never ignored. Thanks for looking.




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

perspective fools me to see the hare in the rat
i like the verdigris tho!

as for the dwarf...i am sold on the NMM what i still feel fishy about is these piercing blue eyes...
also...the gore and blood you nailed this time...stunning to say the least...still also, the vegetation of the base looks very convincing!

the trenchers...i think some eyecatching spot color is needed....or if already there didn´t catch my eye.....

   
Made in gb
Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Great stuff Cam

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Dwarf looks pretty close to finished, but not sure why I feel that.

Trenchers are looking good

I agree with Vik on the verdigris, that horned rat is coming along nicely!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I really like the dwarf but I would hit the hair up with a thin orange or sepia wash - it's a bit close to the nmm for my taste. Also, Dwarf berserkers just should be ginger (although I think they'd be great with blue hair and woad too).

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 us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I think graven's got the right of it. The gold NMM gets lost in the hair. You need to set the two apart.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yeah, that's the ticket on the Dwarf. Great job.

As mentioned, the hair is now a bit close to the gold.
Also, the hammer needs some sharp, bright highlights to match the rest of his bling.

The gauntlet is brilliant.



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
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Maybe tinge some reddish to the hair?

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Man, I absolutely LOVE those shelves! Brilliant idea! The Dwarf is badass, I'm not been brave when it comes to NMM. I really dig the warzone dude pointing at the thing his subordinates are supposed to shoot at.

"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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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Extra layer of white highlighting on the high spots of that hammer. (or white with just a touch of yellow). You won't be disappointed by the effect. NMM is all about very strong contrast.

And... a cheap trick for gold. Some people use a purple wash on the shaded areas. Give that a try on an experimental piece to see of you like the results. It's a quick way to up the contrast.

   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all so much, lets see if I have taken the hints.....

Ragnar Steelfist complete.....








Oh and still working on Ratboy here...




Thanks for looking in, hope you like, and would very much appreciate your critique. (and votes should you be so inclined.)




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Looks great! Can I make one small suggestion? Some more shadow between the metal and flesh would help crispen the contrast.

"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
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

gorgeous is probably the least expected comment to a dwaven warrior...but i think you made a huge investment going NMM with this model and it paid off big time! very excellent...and fr a first time NMM ...sounds a bit unbelievable

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Cam he is fantastic! Nice one.

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







Smashing job, Cam'. Really well done on that Dwarf.

Good progress on the Rat thing.


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 au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

The dwarf has come up really, really nicely. Think you have done a great job of listening to the feedback. You should be really pleased.

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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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all. Really appreciate the comments.

Did a little scenic base for the trench boys....





Starting in on my LoER Comp entry, will be running it over on the Ork blog as it will be very orky.

Thanks for looking, and as always comments and critique welcome.





 
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

They so fit that trench! good place for them to hang out!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Fantastic work!

"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
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys, really appreciate it.

@ Shas I agree, could not resist, had to knock up a trench.
@ Dave Thank you sir, very much appreciated.

Just popping on really to say I officially give up on Dakka Gallery. Dwarf has to be IMHO one of my best works, really tried to nail the NMM, tried hard on the other basics, such as skin tones etc. And please do not get me wrong I do not think it rates any where near a 10, Nothing I currently do does. Admittedly it only has 2 votes, but I thought it slightly better than a 6. Don't really know why I do it to myself. Put it out there and think "wahoo! I got a vote!" and then boom down you go. So no more. Forgetting the whole "be a better painter" kick. Simply not worth it. I accept it, I say it enough. I am not a painter, not bad at scratching things together and that is where I will stay.

This is not some plea, or whining sad muppet, it is me genuinely accepting and giving up. Spent too much time wasted on it.

Don't worry, or maybe do worry, those few of you who do come around here, I will be back soon with more nonsense, just not trying to improve my painting any more. Now how do I dip a tank?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/09/26 21:37:43





 
   
Made in us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

That Dwarf is still major awesomeness. There are still devoted followers of the Cam.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
 
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