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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Ok so here are some more pics...

@ Dr H. No, and thank you for looking and can't wait for your critique. Thank you so much for your time on this, it is important to me.

@ Theo. Thank you. See what you think of the gun painted. And probably is a bit squiff, but it is meant to be a head scarf thingy more than a helmet. I am not to worried unless you think it looks too silly!

The gang so far.


Hopefully tanned his face a little.


Touch up on heavy.



And this um gun thingy......








 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Wicked gun....so close to the gw sculpting.

The crew looks stunning...definitely no suggestions from my direction...

   
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Cam, your paint is too thick still.
Also, yes, the face looks dry and void of life. Im assuming you are adding too much white to your highlight or some such color (as the hue is very different from the rest of the body). I reserve white for any mixing till the very very last highlight because i almost never use white to mix into a highlight. White alone is an unnatural color for highlighting except when direct light is involved, as in NMM. Especially on skin, white i use only to enhance a detail and even then *very* sparingly. Try instead bleached bone+white if you need that bright of a highlight.

Also your wash, in some places, is making the skin look dirty, not shaded. I think its too brown in contrast to your skin base. Either water it down further to avoid pooling or choose a warmer wash mix. You can also move it around from the deep crevices, with your brush, if you need a smoother gradient.

Furthermore, it looks like you are rushing your painting. Try this thought before you sit down to paint. "every item/detail on the miniature, is a miniature in itself". Give each detail the same care as you do the finished project. It will take longer, but for instance, the little pouches on his back, will look clean. As of now it looks like you drybrushed them just to get them over with quickly.

The pants look pretty good

The towel on his head also the wash is too present. The shading doesnt need to be so aggressive on a color that light. try thinning your wash again, or use a lighter brown.

For the tattoo...add your skin base to the blue. Itll look more like a tattoo instead of a painted on design.

Hope this is helpful. Keep at it!
BB

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you Bebop, Ok kicking myself in ass and thinning paint straight away. I will work on it promise.

Got a small problem with taking some more pictures just at mo.




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I think maybe I am not being helped with his face as I have attempted to give him a blonde five o'clock shadow/beard.
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The group shot looks good I just realized i commented on a pic on the last page not your most recent>_< I dont mean to kick your butt:(
Also for stubble, actually you can paint stubble the same color regardless of the hair color. So for blond, dont paint it yellow or as you can see, it just looks wierd. its one of those real vs mini scenarios
heres a link to my tutorial on painting stubble.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/558177.page

i hope it helps
try it out There are many ways im sure...


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Affton, MO. USA

The gun looks ace . The helmet doesn't look silly at all. I'm just not familiar with the imperial guard stuff. The gang is coming along. Really like the heavy.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Berlin Germany

Hmmm the last pic definitely shows too much for a ginger
...

   
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Right-y O Cam me ol' muckka.
I've had a look at the paints you've mentioned and the order you're adding them.
So below, I will throw out some thoughts, observations, ideas and questions with the aim being to help you progress your painting.
As a disclaimer I will reiterate that I am unfamiliar with the paints as they are and even using the medium of water, so what I say may be anywhere between helpful and flat out wrong.

So anyone else out there; if you see something wrong with what I say, correct Cam on it. Ta.

 Camkierhi wrote:

So for my hummie flesh.

Primed white.
Cadian Fleshtone.
Agrax Earthshade.
Cadian Fleshtone.
Blend with Elf Flesh.

I had to look up what the "shade" paints do and I think I spot something that may help at this stage: The shade runs into the recesses of the model to give smooth shading to the model at the recesses. You then start painting your blend from the Cad' flesh up to Elf flesh.
This means that you might be starting the next layer of paint over part of the shade area and this leads to the harsher cut-off between the dark parts in the skin and the main skin tone.

Maybe, this could be improved by doing the blend from Cad' flesh to Elf flesh first and then doing the Earthshade. Then touch up the Cad' flesh (maybe) and/or Elf flesh where it is too dark, but avoid going too deep into the recesses. Just like the below section actually...

Elf Flesh
Blend with Ushabti Bone.
Ushabti bone.
Wash with watered down Seraphim Sepia.
Touch up with Elf Flesh.

The only thing I see with this part is that you blend up to Bone, but you touch up the highlights with Elf flesh, Shouldn't that be bone?

Ork Flesh

Prime Black
Caliban Green.
Striking Scorpion Green.
Goblin Green
Rotting Flesh.
Wash of Waagh! Green ink.
Goblin Green.
Goblin Green and Bad Moon Yellow mix.

I may have found the wrong examples on the internet as Striking Scorpion green looks lighter than Goblin green?
I see no other issues here, just work on getting your blends smooooooooooooooooooooooooth.

Bone:

Scorched Brown.
Mournfang brown.
Snakebite Leather.
Orc Brown.
Bleached Bone.
Seraphim Sepia wash.
Bleached bone.
Ceramite White.

These seem like a suitable range to do from the pot.
I probably use just as many steps in my blends, but only use 3 paints and the intermediate steps are various mixes of two of them (and I don't tend to wash at later stages either, but I gather that's a thing that works).

Now, on to the latest pictures:
First of all the skin is looking better, even without my mutterings above.
But the shading between his muscles is still a little harsh and doesn't seem to blend into the skin tone (as I mentioned above).

I puzzled over his face for a while before realising that is was blonde stubble. It could do with being darker, just so it stands out as stubble and not just a pale face. Do what BB suggested, but maybe add a little sandy colour to the skin tone / grey mix to give it a hint of blonde/ginger haired person.

His trousers look good there, you can always make the blending smoother but looks great and the highlights are light enough and works well.
Gun is nice and neat too.

Tattoo still looks like a mouse... and I'm puzzled that it is not what I thought...
Again, BB has your answer.

So leaps and bounds being made.
More obstacles to go though (as do we all)


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Not where I should be

Sorry for delay, and update:

Firstly sorry DrH for tardy response time. Thank you very very much for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate it. Solid advice again.

Now I have been unhappy with my wet palette efforts, and I have come to the conclusion it's my half assed wet palette, so I have put painting on hold (kinda) until I get a proper wet palette. Which I have ordered and is winging it's way to me as we speak.

So to fill the time, (and mainly because it has distracted me) here is some work on the um Decimator thingy, not even sure what it qualifies as, but here you go, see what you think.



Butcher Cannon in place.


Added Chaotic growth to the claw.


Added detail to leg plate.


Added cabling to legs.


Added detail to shoulders.


Added exhaust and chain nailed to keep hatch shut.


As always your thoughts are most welcome please.




 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Love the face on the model , although he will always be known to me ass bottle cap butt . It fits the model well, but just seems like something the chaos gods would do. "We will make you a mighty engine of destruction to crush our ones and spread the word of chaos. You will be armed with gnashing claws and a butchers cannon. None who face you will be able to stand against you, and those that are behind you will be too occupied laughing to harm you "

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

LOL, so cool.

Yes ok he is still WIP and I am open to options on his butt, did think of putting an ammo hopper there for the butcher cannon.




 
   
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Really enjoying this blog.
Mr.h has some great advice I might have to explore myself

Love the added faces and chains on the chaos model

"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
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Nice work cam. Really nice.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Sageheart wrote:
Really enjoying this blog.
Mr.h has some great advice I might have to explore myself

Love the added faces and chains on the chaos model


someone finally checked those Dr. Credentials you have on the wall H I always figured it was fake, but I couldn't get farther than the crayons used to make it just kidding, I'm a little silly this morning, too much sleep.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Not where I should be

Update: Need help.

Still waiting on my supply drop....

In the mean time.........

I am doing some paintwork on the shoulders of the DDE, What I want is it to look like glass, so these golden symbols will look like they are floating inside, if you know what I mean. My ideas at the moment are to mix some red ink in gloss varnish and give it several coats, build up a lacquered look. The gold will fade and the whole shoulder section look like deep red glass.

Will this work? Help.

Here's couple pics of the work so far, think I will try and tidy it a bit further, before "Glazing" it.





Thanks and hope you can help.




 
   
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I would practice on something else. Like when I got the interference paints for my WS, I spent ages painting an old pill bottle in various ways, until I achieved the affect I was after.

So I would find something that is of a similar size to your chap there and paint a sections of it in exactly the same way as you have your armour and then experiment with getting the glassy look with the right tint of red to it. It would be very easy to make it look too RED and completely spoil the model. Get it right (in a repeatable way) on something else first.

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* -=]_,=-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

Very good idea. Away to do that now.




 
   
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Yellow over black: two options.
Add a warm darker base to your yellow mix, paint your pattern then repaint with your solid yellow. Or...
Paint your pattern first in several coats of thinned white. Then paint over it in several coats of thinned yellow.

Should make your yellow smoother brighter and sharper.
Looking good though CC. You're really pushing yourself!

BB


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Berlin Germany

whoa...that walker gets wicked by the hour...
awesome freehand cam!

the exhaust on the back was a good idea... the hatch and chains too!

   
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Not where I should be

Update: Skalkbloodaxe Junk Yard competition.

So posting a shot of the junk I am using, in the spirit of the comp, I will not be posting too many wip shots.



That's a couple old H4 lamps, Some parts from several toys I have previously destroyed, Couple sprues, Parts from a windup torch that was broken, Some plastic from a cd case and an old used 60mm base to sit it all on.

@ Bebop thank you.
@ Vik thank you.

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Berlin Germany

Interesting pile to make a...er...pile from...

   
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Eastern edge

What a haul there Cam,,,,,Big Mek urge to nick stuff from pile!

"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. "
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Not where I should be

Thanks guys.

Question do I post pics of the finished article or not. I have finished and I totally am itching to share but......totally aware of Skalks intentions, don't want to muck anything up.

Away to upload some pics of decimator in the hope that wisdom will strike me.


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Here you go, see what you think......






Thoughts......

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Supply drop:





and the wee gems....


And the mystery item? (Help Shas!!!)



And the other bag...





Cheers




 
   
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Berlin Germany

oh..... this looks like the second best interpretation of funbag in my dictionary...

and... why do you need refills on the wet palette?...wouldn´t regular stuff like tissue paper do?...

and the walker in that nice backdrop looks amazing! i love scenic shots!

   
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Madison, WI

Fantastic work here Cam. I'm especially fond of the guard tank & sergeant with PW & the Alien. Just tramendous.

   
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Junk pile: I would keep it under wraps. I think skalk wants to do a big reveal of everyone's junk together so no-one gets put off by someone doing something awesome too early.

Chaos thingy: I think the colour balance is off on the photos (?) so it's tricky to comment on the colours. I can see nothing wrong with it and it appears to have done what you said you wanted to do. Looks good (even with the orange tint to the photo).

I don't think I've mentioned the chaos-ifying of it. Good job. Liking the cables in particular (I like my cables).

Also not mentioned the background you have been using. Did you do that yourself? Very effective.

That's a lot of random orky looking things you have there.Still being clueless to most things ork, I can only say, "lovely".


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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Not where I should be

Answers:

@ Vik. I love these bags had several in the past, but thought I ought to share this arrival. They are easily the cheapest way of getting a very big bits bag fast. And are less than the cost of a 10 boy squad. In one of those bags I got a MANZ (Mega Armoured Nob) which is worth more than the value I paid for the whole bag, and I will only have the slight ordeal of stripping him, which I now have down to a reasonably good standard.

I was struggling with my own attempts at a wet palette, so bought this, with the extra pads just to see how I go. Trying to learn from the best, you need to try the best kit also. I will be looking at my paints soon and my brushes.

The backdrop...I had comments about bad background for some of my pics, so I got a light box, and still got comments, so I took some foam board and did a little painting...see below.

@ Gitsplitta Thank you sir. I have a long way to go. And BTW if you see anything in the bits bags of interest shout me, I know your fondness for some of the older models.

@ Dr H Thank you. Yes I have uploaded pics but am resisting the urge to post them anywhere.

The Choas pics, I made the mistake of letting dakka auto correct them, I will redo them I think to give a better shot. Thanks for noticing the chaotic additions.

The Backdrop, please see above and below.

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That one looks like a good Buggy! ah, with twinlinked Big Shootas
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"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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Berlin Germany

that tank is probably just a 1/72 lil WWII tank.... i see termie guns attached and melter barrels for exhausts...

the backdrop looks amazing!...definitly a worthy way to protray your works!

and where did you get those bags? how much ... seems like a huge bargain... bordering to the term steal

   
 
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