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1. I've started adding tufts of grass (the gw ones in the box are nice, but a bit pricy) and static grasses just to add some color, along with other bits. Grey wasteland is indeed to grey.

2. Play against or like and Chaos scheme in particular? Go for that. Or if you want a TF-ish scheme for your trucks, you could go for the Stunticons. Already have the purple and blue ones. Gives you 3 more options, and ties them together in a nerd-core kinda way.
   
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@cormadepanda : Thanks! They're some of my favorite models so far. you can just do anything with em!


@WM : What I think i might do is paint up a handful of just blank bases, then try out some schemes. i think Ive enough random stuff lying about to have good variety... *adds to to do list*

As to the Stunticons.... Hehehe! That's really awesome. If i get around to makin buggies/wartrakks, I think that might be a theme. As is, I'm gonna take a peek at my old 3 ed Chaos codex and see what pops out. I want to do some airbrush work on it so I think i'm gonna go with something unusual



In other news, I'm officially all set to graduate from OSU. Wish I had a better GPA (currently a 2.945) but i suppose that's life when you change majors twice xD
After Sunday, ill be all Official!


In the mean time, Ive been painting!
Nothin real special, mostly layers and color bases, but one thing I managed to work on is Da MekaFex Two's big eye.



Now Im unsure how to proceed. I painted it as a regular lens, but the big blank area seems needing of more details.
An idea I had was to paint a crosshair on it, like it is a targeting computer. Itd be done in light blue so that it could blend in to the lens.

What do ya think? Any other suggestions?

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Hey, Ramos. I just had a chance to look through your blog. Great stuff here! I love all of the conversions you've, especially the Mekafex. Great idea! I really like the pilot with the cigar, too. Is that just a piece of plastic tube? Green stuff? I thought about adding a cigar to one of my sergeants. (Ok, in truth, I want build Sgt. Fury and his Howling Griffons at some point )

Congratulations on graduation!

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really want a challenge, paint a reflection in it . tbh though i think the targiter would look cool as well

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@Yellowbeard : Thanks man! Welcome to the blog! The cigar is actually a head from the burna boys kit. i figured itd be fitting for the Fex's pilot
I imagine you could do somethin similar with plasticard/GS.

@bigfish : Reflection is something I definitely want to do. I just dont think itll happen on this big guy- its a biiiiit outside my scope. I dont think Im that good yet xD

Im planning on doing something like that on a smaller scale, like a bike visor or a smaller lens on an infantry model.
With luck Ill be ready to do something like that when I finish building the Meka Dread (eventually...)

Im going to go for the targeter idea for the big ol lens, i think.... soon as I figure out how to do it.


So in the past week, Ive graduated, and started hunting for jobs. Alas, nothing yet :/ Still looking for more places to apply to, but Im starting to run out of ideas...

In the mean time, Ive been playing alot of PS3 games, and of course, painting.

Work continues on the Nids, but nothing too monumental enough to post pics on.
What I DO have, though, are a coupla pics of a Chaos Lord I decided to start painting. Wanted to do something different, so Im painting him as Emperor's Children (gaaaaah pink got bright somehow.... he looks fluorescent in reality hahaha)



Coupla questions on him though as far as painting him goes... What color is EC trim (shoulderpads, etc.)? Black? or a gold perhaps? then what color to make his back banner/cape? I was thinking a blue-gray (base of space wolf gray or darker). though at this point Im rather open to ideas.

   
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I really like the way FW have their EC Dreadnought painted up. May be able to find some inspiration there.


If you get really bored, and want a few commissions, lmk
   
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dude thats a WICKED dread! Is that a chrome paint job on the left grille? Damn FW painters.... Wow even looks like the gun barrels are nmm.

That pic gave me an idea, and I think it may go pretty well. Ill update in an hour or two and see how shes lookin!

As to commissions.... pm on the way!

   
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I think it is a metallic nmm paint job, which defies reality with its level of silly detail

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I think it looks kinda cool, honestly xD
Its the overwhelming detail that makes me want to do it!

Granted, though, it probably only looks good when looked at in one direction.


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Ok! As promised, an update on the armor trim.

Here i tried two concepts.


(Man these things look gak when zoomed in D: )

The one on the left is half and half Adeptus Battlegrey and Chaos Black, washed with Badab, then brought back to the mix.
The right is pure chaos black, and will be highlighted sparingly with adeptus (just havent gotten to it quite yet xD)

I figure Gold trim was ruled out as it doesnt really suit the model, especially in such quantity. So i will be going along with the Chaos undercoat on all trim, with golden rivets.

Speaking of... does anyone know what is supposed to go on the blank pad (the left one)? Or is it just blank?

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So pink!! I got a box of noise marines but cant find a good way to paint them. How do you get the pink so bright?

Oh, and put a target on the carnifex! I think that would look good!
   
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@qwerty : Hey thanks!
The pink is really simple- only 2 paints: Warlock Purple from GW and a P3 paint called Carnal Pink.
I used to use GW Tentacle Pink (which is much warmer than Carnal Pink), and honestly I much prefer it. Cant remember how I got this pot of paint.... but i darkened the pot with GW Purple and Magenta ink so it looks closer (i think I failed but whatever >< )

Wow so thats not quite as simple as i thought.... Anyways!

Either pink will get you this crazy fluorescent color.

1) Base with Warlock Purple
2) Highlight with 1 part WP to 3 parts Tentacle Pink
3) Highlight with 1:2 WP:TP
4) Highlight with 1:1 WP:TP
5) Highlight with 2:1 WP:TP
6) VERY sparingly highlight the brightest areas with TP
7) Wash with thinned Magenta Ink. For this, I mixed 1 part Ink with 2 parts matte varnish and 5-8 parts water with flow release mixed in. Apply this sparingly, and focus on the recesses of the armor. This overall wash helps bring the colors together.



Progress continues, slowly xD
Got the Lord's cape done, and Im pleased how it turned out. Ive always loved highlighting capes- they just seem to work so well for me.



   
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Ok. so as Ive been painting, Ive encountered a bit of a problem.

The Daemonweapon I chose to build doesnt seem particularly good. it seems unfinished, and I think it needs more details in order to establish it as a true daemon weapon.



This is one thought I had, with one (or more) screaming faces on the weapon's base. The above is the simplest idea, and will then get greenstuff all around it. You know, the whole ripples and texture deal.

So what do we think? Would this idea work well? Or is there perhaps something else i should do with it?
Is it even worth keeping this weapon?

   
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I like the screaming faces idea. Maybe some texture on the handle as well?
   
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Like power wires and the like? a textured grip?
Hmm..... Some kind of weird chaos energy bolt?
Im tempted to gs flames. Sorta like that Pink Horrow icon in the plastic kits.

Im gonna be going home for the weekend, so unfortunately no updates till monday.
Im taking a sketchbook home so ill try to do a little brainstorming.

Till then, Catch ya later!

   
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The first 2. I have a problem with flame sculpts. Cuz, you know, fire isn't solid.
   
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And Im back!!
Home was fun- barbecues and swimming! Always fun.

Now as to my 40k stuff, I am feeling myself dreading the launch of 6th Ed. My worry is that the rules might change for the worse, and Ill no longer want to play!
Well, fingers crossed, right? Maybe itll be worth it. Easy enough for me to re-learn the rules. Wonder if GW is gonna move anything along with the story?


Slaanesh lord continues!
Ive decided on a Shadow Gray fur around his shoulders, as it contrasts with the rest of the model nicely. I considered the same brown as his holster and loincloth thingy, but I think that might have looked off.






Now as to what to put on his banner. I have 3 concepts, lovingly crafted in Photoshop!


Mark of Slaanesh


Mark of Slaanesh: reversed


Chaos star


Im inclined towards the star, as the MoS looks too small (unless I was to combine it with something else, like text or something) and the reversed MoS looks stupid

What do ya think?

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I'm kind of a "meh, banners" guy, so no help. Sorry.
   
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Ok! So recently,a s many are probably aware, Yellowbeard had a contest to see different ways of painting a Fire Hawk Space Marine.
I figured Id write out my method, so those of you who are interested can do it yourselves! The end result will look something like this:




So lets get started!

Choose your mini, and give it a good coat of primer. I use P3 Black, but the result is the same with other primers. Then give the whole model a coat of GW Dark Flesh (details will be picked out later) and then a generous wash of GW Devlan Mud, focusing on the recesses and armor joints.


Next, Bring the color back up to Dark Flesh, leaving the shaded areas in the joints and recesses.


Here we begin to highlight.
Use a 2:1 mix of Dark Flesh to GW Blazing Orange.


Then highlight the raised areas and edges with a 1:1 mix of Dark Flesh and Blazing Orange.


That gives us the rusty red color, so next is the yellow for the pauldrons and flame motifs on the legs.

Start off with a coat of GW Tausept Ochre, and wash generously with GW Gryphonne Sepia.


Then bring it back to Tausept Ochre (Are we seeing a pattern here? )


Finally, give the edges in particular a highlight of GW Iyanden Darksun.


Flames follow the same color progression, though I cut out the wash.
I found that by using a Sakura Micron pen (.05mm) to outline the flames, made it much easier.



After that, the rest is all just details and touchups.


Parchment:
1) GW Khemri Brown
2) New GW Screaming Skull
3) New GW White Scar
4) Wash Gryphonne Sepia

Green (eyes, plasma coil, and purity seals)
1) GW Dark Angels Green
2) 1:1 DA Green and GW Snot Green
3) GW Snot Green
4) Very light highlight GW Scorpion Green
5) Wash GW Thraka Green

Brown (pouches)
1) Base Vallejo Charred Brown (GW Scorched Brown)
2) Wash GW Badab Black
3) Bring back to Charred/Scorched Brown
4) Highlight with a mix of the brown and GW Graveyard Earth. This part youll have to play with a bit. I think I did a 2:1 mix.

Red:
1) GW Scab Red
2) GW Blood Red
3) Wash GW Devlan Mud

Silver:
1) GW Chaos Black undercoat
2) GW Boltgun Metal
3) GW Badab Black wash
4) Boltgun Metal again, sometimes this is unnecessary on smaller areas.
5) GW Mithril Silver highlights

Gold:
1) Base with a 1:1 mix of GW Shining Gold and GW Scorched Brown (I used Vallejo's Charred Brown)
2) GW Shining Gold leaving the recesses dark
3) GW Burnished Gold Highlights
4) Highlight GW Mithril Silver
5) Wash with GW Gryphonne Sepia


And thats that!!
Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Thanks to Gitsplitta for cleaning up the final photo. White balance was WAAAAAY off!!

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Like your gold a lot, and really the whole marine, very nicely done

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tyranid project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/360228.page#7461387 
   
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Thanks bigfish! I had a good time making and painting him, and its given me a couple of good ideas for future models, namely a basing scheme for my Orks!

I really like the martian red terrain, so im painting up a base now to see what it looks like with my Ork scheme. Ill pop results on here when theyre ready, but in the mean time, I have the Slaanesh Lord all done except for the weapon.





As to the weapon, I cant seem to get happy with the glaive, no matter what I do to it. Im gonna put it to the side for now, and get back to my Orks for a while till I can think of a weapon for this guy.

   
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*Psst* You missed the skulls on the leather thing between his legs. Looks great otherwise. Love the hawk btw.
   
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They're gold! Totally Gold... You just... erm.... need the right light... Or believing in them... or something... <.<
*runs off to fix*

   
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So today marks something of a turning point in my hobby days. For the longest time Ive considered starting up a painting commission service, but lacked the resources. I didn't have a consumer base, nor did I have even the vaguest clue how to even start it!
Most of that changed a couplea weeks ago, when our very own WM360 approached me for potential commissions (which Im extremely grateful for!). So this is a learning experience for me, naturally, and hopefully is a sign of more things to come!

So lets see how this experiment goes!

I got 90% of the stuff he wants done yesterday: 4 Infinity models, and 2 Kabuki Primarch models.


Today I start the task of cleaning them and assembling them, and it is at this point I realize how different these infinity models are from 40k! Theyre so THIN. As to the Kabuki models, I have to say I really love them at first appearances. Gorgeous models with LOTS of detail. I got the Sanguinus and Lion stand-ins, and I believe WM has the Fulgrim model to be shipped later.
This is going to be a very interesting experience.

Thanks for reading!

   
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Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! I do have the fulgrim, just forgot to send him.
   
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Cleaning and assembly of the models is completed


All thats left as far as construction goes is Lion's head and helmet. We decided that the extant parts were too small (like the sword), so Im swapping bits out. Gotta do a bit of GS work all around, filling gaps and whatnot.

after gapfilling, itll be time to prime and paint!

   
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Did you come up with a concept for the Infinity models? A Braveheart theme might be cool. If I had any idea what my Scottish background consisted of, that would be useful. No such luck though.
   
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I deffo want to include the tartan. I think it looks really slick! Could incorporate lots of blues, maybe even woad on the three models that have lots of of their faces showing.

If you dont know anythin about your ancestry, how about favorite color? Or a combination that has significance to you in some way? Betcha we could work out a pretty good scheme from that!

   
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Favorite color is blue. Not really any "significant" colors, other than maybe a green http://www.donatelifeohio.org/ of that particular shade.

Or, as I am a giant nerd, there is always a transformers scheme to be made.
   
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hahaha Ill see what I can do. I think i have a coupla ideas

On an unrelated note.... Just finished watching Evangelion again.... Still makes no fething sense in the last handful of episodes.... I still dont see how this thing got so popular ><

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