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Oooooh speckled purple, very lush!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Ixion looking badass there! Lovely stuff.

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Beautiful work Damo, that cloak.. fantastic.
   
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Just blooming showing off now!

   
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really lovely stuff damo as always. im gonna step outside of my normal gushing compliments and offer a bit of cnc. i think the texture on the cloth is a bit, hmmm, "abrasive" to convey the feeling of texture. it looks a little bit more like spots to me. i a few mid tones to soften the gradient a bit and maybe even the spots could be thinner paint as well, a little less obvious would convey that feeling of fabric i feel a bit more and really take it to the next level. of course, its a cool effect as is, and the intent is understood. either way as always great work and fantastic color choices.

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Thanks Bebop, I can tell from the way you wrote the post that was hard for you to type! lol don't be afraid to rip into me mate it might upset me but it also makes me want to improve what I do :-) I can see and agree with your statement but if i'm totally honest I hadn't done that style for a while and I may have needed to make the dots more gradual. maybe next time but it still looks o.k right?

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Maybe have them merge into a smooth "normal" highlight at the brightest to lessen the spotty look to the whole.
So, highlight merges to dots merges to mid-tone blend to shadow.

Model looks great though.


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Only problem with doing it too smoothly is the material in life has very stark levels of highlights and shades and while it looks odd in parts it is close to how it should look if that makes sense? :-)

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Hey guys, I have something I've never painted before to show you! yes, it's still Space Marines but it's a colour I've often had issues with personally I have been asked to paint up a full squad of the special edition Japanese only Ultramarines! and boy i've enjoyed these guys, the posing and dynamism of them is really lovely and I want to save my dollars and get a squad for myself and paint them up as Howling Griffons But we'll see how that pans out, these guys do need the decals put on but i'm waiting for some Micro sol/set but I couldn't wait

I spent a fair bit of the process being careful and making subtle touches to get a really nice look that isn't too over the top but was still easy to replicate if I do more, I am really suprised at how much I like the look of them all, scarily so so I better now leave you with a bunch of pics and I hope you enjoy looking at them as much I enjoyed painting them.















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Cracking stuff! Wish I could get a set of those minis even more now.

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It's weird, some of them are really basic, but some are super awesome.
   
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...wow!

They all look so good!!!

You are truly an artist!

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I don't understand... what do you mean by "Japanese only"?

   
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great work damo. love the olive green and blue contrast. unique but works so well. also the purple plasma glow. fantastic squad!

re: the previous post. The model is fantastic, all of your work is, but i know through our private chats etc etc, that youre a painter first and always striving to better. I think re your comment about too smooth, i disagree. unless its a rare texture or something like that, nothing can be "too smooth". And even though you are going for a highly reflective cloth, (velvet??), while the transition needs to be quick and tight, the literal texture youve painted still is too spread out. So yeah, the transition needs to be even be tighter and more smooth to pull off, but more mid tone transitions and softer dots i still think are the next step. id try to mess around with another figure just for the experiment of working out a more refined version of the technique. Cheers bro, you a bad dude!


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 Gitsplitta wrote:
I don't understand... what do you mean by "Japanese only"?


They're special edition sculpts only available in japan at the moment boss: https://spacemarineheroes.com/

I found out about it as there was an extremely funny post about how crazy the bios come out in google translate

That squad is amazingly painted. I really like the off slightly darker blue shade you've went with. Very clean and crisp

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They really do look good, not just as models, but the painting is top notch Damo!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Well. They're just smurftastic. As always, it's your faces I'm drawn to, especially the running guy with combat knife,

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Well, lets go from something nicely painted to something that's not nicely painted I always love this point in my mini painting routine, it's where the colours are all based and washed and it's the start of the process of highlighting and applying the two sides if i'm blending into a middle colour

SO firstly it's another brother for my Contemptor squad, this time a Deredeo Dreadnoughtfor some firepower for my Minotaurs. I have as touched on above, based the colours being silver and red and then began washing the model, the main hull has the usual Mino's washes applied and next i'll start neatening it up making it look a bit less like a potato painting and starting the reds.





And secondly, something from waaaaaaay left field

Eldar, I sort of bounce between liking and hating Eldar and have never collected or painted them before so i'm not entirely sure what prompted me to begin now? it may be the two boxes of cheap Fire Dragons I got I have to say though that they Finecast on both boxes mini's was woeful so much flash and areas to clean up and even in places it's near impossible to get a blade too, but enough of that, we all know how bad Finecast can be. I wanted to convert them to change up the poses but didn't realise they were all one pose one part not heaps of room to move with conversions so I settled with a few small things like changing the direction of the heads and a few leg re poses for stepping or running-ish

So here's the squad of Dragons and their transport just beginning to get some love, red base washed with Agrax which is still wet



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That's a nice change-of-pace Damo. Looking forward to seeing what you'll do with them.

   
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Yeah, agreed with Gits. Are you looking at candy colours on these guys or more subdued?

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Mmm wet blood red

One of the oldest skew armies I ever wanted was loads of Fire Dragons - thinking about it, Biel-Tan might have taught me the meaning of skew/spam all those years ago. Filthy elvses

Anyway, love that red base, wherever you take it!

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Thanks fellas, I'm not going candy on them i'd suppose you'd call it 'more subdued' but I've just finished a test model and it's not really subtle! I wanted to see how one would look so I did an exarch up and I'm pretty happy with him, I can do this sort of standard across all of the army quite easily, the only thing I was pretty peeved with was the finish and condition of the finecast they were rough textured in spots and really not sharp in others but I think I can divert your eyes from the bad bits by burning your retinas with these guys!

(hey Whaley does the little squiggle tie them to the Craftworld?)

Saim-Hann Fire Dragon Exarch.






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He looks great, and yes, the squiggles work well.
   
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I want to see the Forge World Avatar of Khaine done in just that fashion.


Somebody with money... make it happen!

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I mean, I own one of those....
   
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Funny that was my exact same thought Gits. Please make it happen someone (Whaley).

Truly stunning Damo, really beautiful work.

   
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nerdfest09 wrote:I can do this sort of standard across all of the army quite easily


And that, sir, is why you are the nerd king.
Stunning, and I'm no fan of Eldar.

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Never wanted to play Eldar pretty much ever. They just dont do it for me. However, I have always been a fan of nicely painted Eldar. So this will be fun to watch.



I had a very small force once and I melted their helmets round and painted them white and glass black. They looked JUST like SpaceBalls

 
   
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Lets have a look at some work in progress on the first Eldar transport i've painted. I wanted to paint red, so obviously Saim-Hann is the perfect choice for me! and I think they'll suit my vibrant reds nicely, I wasn't too sure when painting this model where and how strong to go with highlighting so it was a trial by error for the most part, you will see some slightly shaky lines etc as I find my mojo painting them up. so far I have just done the main hull and blacklined. once the gems are painted and the bottom half gets primed black we'll have another look and see how it works







I'm thinking this is gonna look totally tits on a WraithKnight


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Also guys do you know any places that make loin cloth tabards for terminators?

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"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

^I think it's going to look the tits on whatever it goes on. Certainly awesome on that.
On the tabard question, if you're not averse to a bit of building, tomato puree tubes are an excellent source of cloth.

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