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Theophony wrote:Amazing work . He looks just like my fifth grade teacher mr. Morning.

Thank you!
My wife said that he lookls a lot like me with the brown eye....oh well

Stormatious wrote:WOW, thats absolutely incredible, nice!!

Thank you Mate!

Briancj wrote:Verdigris (basically, rusting/oxydizing copper/brass/bronze) is HARD. You've done great work with it!

--Brian


Thanks!
I always wnated to try it, but never had the opportunuity. I had an ink already prepared for it for years and noiw I was finally able to use it

Dr H wrote:Nice progress, Klaus. Looking good.

Thanks

Strohkopf wrote:Fantastic works!

Excuse me, myabe somebody already has asked this question, but what is that white material, and why you mix it and green stuff?

Sorry for the late reply...
Well the white stuff is plastic card (which I usually use to build my tanks and stuff) and I use it for less organic forms with clean lines and sharp angles - I wouldn't be able to sculpt these with GreenStuff - and it's less sticky
Don't hesitate to ask if you want to know more

So, I did some final clean-up and accented some of the lines.


I really like the way he turned out in the end


The images are a bit on the dark side though...





And now he's in good company


Sharing the shelf with the Guardian and Gothica


Thak you for riding with me on this one
Cheers
klaus


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And on we go!
A new idea that needs venting...

And if I mess this one up, I'll burn quite some bucks :/
In a phase of overconfidence I odered two Kits from kimeramodels.com
One being ABEL (https://kimeramodels.com/product/abel-phoenix-chosen/)

and the other
ARES ( https://kimeramodels.com/product/ares/ )


Both are 1/24 scale and 75mm tall - they are awesome and superbly sculpted and detailed, but you know me, eh?
So I have the megalomanic idea of a duel scene between the two

This is my first rough sketch, with some initial thoughts scribbled on it


As you can see, the current poses in the kits are nowhere close to my vision


So let the chopping begin!
This is the left arm seperated


for the leg I'll make a backup copy of the knee-armour as I'm afraid it will break when I cut the leg


The other leg is already in a close posture, but the foot needs to be repositioned


I inserted a small splint


and then sculpted the new back of the foot


Well, this is as far as I got on the first day
So, am I insane?
What do you think?
Cheers
Klaus


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Not where I should be

Stargazer is amazing, stunning work. Really like the piece as a whole.

The new one, well not insane, with your skills and ability you will do an amazing job. I would be locked up, but you no, just sitting back with a cuppa waiting to see the amazing appear before my eyes.




 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Yes, you are insane, but that's why we follow your thread, so we can watch an expert at work.


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I like when you shift gears and do something bland and mundane for a change!

NOT! These are amazing kits- really looking forward to watching the vignette develop.

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Hi guys,
sorry for the delay, but today is ging to be a good update
I've been busy

So after the initial left leg, I started work on the right leg


This will be the "jump" position


with GreenStuff


With the basic for the "good guy" in place I started with the bad boy


As the sketch showed I want him to be in a kind of defensive posture


A quick check for the head


Leg and hip area filled with GreenStuff and left (shield) arm attached


With spear arm and head


And a first matching of the two



The rest went rather quickly


It is pretty much the dynamic pose I had in mind


My desk was really a mess


Here I did a first test with the cape - that originally belonged to Abel, but really fits Ares in this pose


A final decission point was on weather to go with horns to the helmet (yes) and maybe exchange the spear for a sword (no)



So I finished the bad boy with horns, cape and spear


and the good guy with a "flaming" sword


And so I conclude the built







So, what do you think?
Cheers
Klaus


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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Get that statue balanced like that is amazing.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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 Briancj wrote:
Get that statue balanced like that is amazing.


Thank you Brian!
Yeah, I was thinking a lot about the balance issue, but luckily it worked out nicely - these models are very light in weight

So, with the built complete, it was time to prime them and clean up the desk



Here you can see the pin that is used to connect the two models


With the diorama depicting the eternal fight between good and bad, light and dark, fire and ice I initially had the idea to use some molten metal armor for the bad guy - the one out of hell
For this I tried some different designs



but so far none was really convincing


Especially for the cape I realized quickly that this would absolutely NOT work


On the legs ... hmm, it COULD work


So I concentrated on the shield for a while



and decided to continue with the legs to see how it would work together


I'm semi-pleased


while Ben totally lacks enthusiasm


and Luna is all but conviced


So what do you think?
Start again?
I'm really not sure....
Klaus







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Woah.

That's astounding. The progression makes it all look smooth and effortless. This will be an amazing piece when it is done.
   
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Thank you youwashock!

Well, I was struggling for the last few days, but then last night my Kimera Kolor Set arrived


So I immediately went to try them out


Their pigment level, hue and saturation is simply astonishing!


Blending and glazing takes some getting used to


But it is fun painting with them


And so for the first paint session I'm mighty pleased


What do you think of the change of color scheme?
Cheers
Klaus

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I think the darker scheme is better, I feel it it more suitable to the figure.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Is it really strange that I like that blazing rear end shot .

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

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Cool posing, Klaus.

I like the shield bright, but the armour pieces darker. They are kind of more brassy, which suits armour more.
The shield may work in dark too, but maybe a mixture of the two tones will give him some contrast (depending on what you have planned for between the armour), maybe with the chest and shoulders in the lighter tone to match the shield.
I just feel that if he's all one tone it may be too much. But that depends on what else you are doing with his scheme.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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You've got the right idea here- consider if you will the various colors of hot metal- it starts at a dark 'cherry' red, then goes to bright red, then straw yellow, then bright yellow, then white. Orange isn't actually often seen, except maybe right between red and yellow (but that's really the Straw yellow part, which is not quite orange, but more of a dull yellow).

Also considering heating patterns- you've got it pretty well done here, but the edges are going to be either the hottest part, if the heat is coming from outside. The hottest bit would be in the middle, if they're in the process of cooling down. If the heat is coming from the body of the demon, maybe the bottom and center of the plates are hottest, and the top edges cooler.

Right now, it's mostly at the Straw Yellow color- I'd say get some more highlights in there, for the greater contrast. I'm sure I don't have to tell you about this, but I've found that contrast is the best way to show something 'glowing'. And just little spots of an ivory white did a lot to make the molten metal in my own Crucible terrain piece pop.

Alternately, you could go with actual MOLTEN metal, with slag islands floating along on it- I think you were starting to do that a little, but you have to think more 'plate tectonics' when doing it- reference is your friend here.

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Arizona

Wow Klaus, definitely liking this one. I can almost see these at gods or titans fighting.

I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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