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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
My first introduction to painting and modelling was with Airfix and my dad got me started with enamels before I started playing 40k. Being 10 at the time ultimately made me switch to acrylics because they were easier to use, but I do fancy giving enamels a go again to see which I prefer.


And remember that it's not a "either / or" question. You can use both, even on the same model...

...but you do have to leave more time than usual for painting (water-based) acrylics over (oil-based) enamels. Y'know, so that they stick...

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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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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Yeah the train shed is tiny! Really great work bringing it back to life

   
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6 foot underwater

Lovely work on the loading shed, very nice.

Somehow I seem to have missed a week of updates - Mr Blightybuggerbringywingy looked good through all the stages including present....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Oooof. Lots to catch up on.

I'll echo the other, I didn't realise how teeny the train depot was. Seeing the firewarrior next to it was quite surprising.

Your approach to the blightbringer was interesting. Having the paints in the picture to provide some basis of what the colour actually looks like (As opposed to just the colour name) helps give a bit more understanding of whats going on in the different stages of painting.

The Inceptors are coming along well. Still can't stand the stupid models themselves, but the dynamic posing and the interesting bases make them much more palatable.

 
   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

I love everything about the train shed...

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks CCain.

Thanks MT.
Progress has been slow of late as the painting has been the bottleneck this month. NBB is nearly done though.

Lo Snrub. Yeah, when working in different scales it's good to show references from time to time.
I do like to occasionally show a layer-by-layer. And showing the paints is good as I know most of DDakka don't use the same paints as I do (spare a thought for me whenever you are all talking about your silly-named Citadel paints).
It's always tricky trying to get the actual colours across on the internet; there's the different camera settings, different processing of the photos before uploading, and different screen settings... What one sees on one end, someone else sees different.

Posing can help with any model.

Thanks Gits'.

Some more progress on the Noxious Blightbringer.
Horns and flesh etc.


Getting ready to stick him on his base and then there will be goo.


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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

He's a disgustingly lovely beast. Nice shed too mate.

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.
 
   
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Eastern edge

Oh that bell ringer is looking good!

"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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Belgium

That green tint o the horns really ties it together. Are those black tips on the horns fully done? Becasue I feel they could do with some more integrating into the rest of the horns. Not that I could pull it off, mind you

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Donegal, Ireland

The verde gris on the bell is really well done, great model overall!

W/L/D
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2500 Hive Fleet Zenith
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Graven'.

Lo Shas'. Thanks.

I didn't add any green to the horns, but I chose them to be bleached enough to work with the green. Trick of the eye and/or camera.
Yes, the black is intentional, can't find the exact picture I used for reference but this is close enough:

Normally, I would blend the black through brown into the bone colour, but went for something different this time.

Thanks T'horde. Ja, I have my Verdigris - brass method down.

And done.


The inceptors are now "blacked" and ready to paint, and I've pulled out the next model from the box and am considering modifications...


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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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Love what you did with the horn.

   
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6 foot underwater

Great stuff

Some nice tones on the cloth.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Loving the verdigris too. Awesome.

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.
 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Horn makes sense, just seemed a very harsh contrast in the first pics. And no green in the horns? Darn, the light really played a trick on me . Lovely model!


A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'. Good to hear you love the horn.

Thanks MT. Yeah, I keep working on getting cloth looking more cloth-like in painting, my best effort yet.

Thanks Graven'. It's nearly as good as the bell I did for your tower.

Thanks CK. I see what you mean though, about the green tint. It's a good trick to be played in this case (Nurgle).

And He's up in the shop.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/656761907/death-guard-noxious-blightbringer?ref=shop_home_active_1

A steal for 9 hours and 55 minutes work.


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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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Sydney

Now that's a proper Death Guard!

Lovely weathered/aged effects, verdigris and rust and all.


   
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Affton, MO. USA

Nice work on the bone horn and the rusted nails in it .

Now that the shed is done I can officially start calling you Dr. “Two sheds” H .

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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Cymru

Great stuff "two sheds"

well make it a thing Theo

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Apologies for silence. Initial paint layers on the Inceptors is not very exciting and I've not started chopping the plaguecaster yet...

But first.
Thanks Lamby.

Theophony wrote:Nice work on the bone horn and the rusted nails in it .
Thanks. Those nails were a rush job when I realised that I'd forgotten to paint them when I did the rest of the rust and quickly threw some brown and orange at them (well, took a bit more care than that implies) and let it run onto the bone a little. Turned out well enough, so I left them alone.

Now that the shed is done I can officially start calling you Dr. “Two sheds” H .
Well, they're not my sheds. But I'll answer to anything really: It was Dr "toilets" H for a bit...

Thanks Joe'.

As mentioned, I've started the painting of the Inceptors, and then realised I'd forgotten the jet flames and filling the gaps in the jetpacks (that I was going to do at the same time).
But I have planned out the paint scheme and can show you how they look, but they are back on the modelling desk for a "quick" addition...

Having looked into their fluff, I see that they drop from orbit and that made me think of a) mostly metal surfaces to resist the heat and b) spacesuits and their white-ness.
So anything you see here that isn't "white", will be metallic.


Onwards...


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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6 foot underwater

Nice idea with the colours

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Melbourne

Nice work on the Blightbringer, Doc. A nice range of... muted, pastel... ( what ever the right adjective for them is) colours. The pale green and the soft reds and blues. And well done on not going over board with the verdigris. So many people go over the top with it.

I actually came across this picture recently. You're not the only one to have the thought!


 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks MT.

Thanks Snrub. Faded, muted tones just fit the Nurgle theme, I feel.
Whereas the green went paler (I thought about the colours fading with age and exposure), I took the red darker to give contrast, not only as complimentary colours (less obvious as the colours are desaturated), but in tone.
The red/brown of the rust is also dark to contrast with the light armour and the light horns. Minimal orange to keep it mostly dark.
As to the verdigris, I usually keep that subtle anyway, but it needed to be minimal so as to not lighten the bells up from the dark bronze (again the contrast with the horns and armour).
Plasma for plasmaguns are always blue... as per the previous conversation about some things always being the same colour even if it doesn't match the "theme". And hey, black gun for the bad guys, rather than the heroic red for SMs )

Good to see I'm not alone, if not unique. I probably won't be adding nasa logos though.

Progress...
Flames I said, and flames I have been doing.
It's not as easy as Klaus makes it look.
I did want them more flame-y than muzzle flash-y though.

Still, what do we think?
Not attached yet, room to change.
First chap first (that's the one hopping the fence)
Second chap second (He's the one landing on the box). As he's landing I gave the flames a less jet-like appearance. May add some smoke to these too to show the "turning off" nature.


I let these cure to see how they looked on before sculpting the last ones for the third chap. His are curing at the mo'.
Thoughts


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
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6 foot underwater

I tend to think of actual flaming jet packs as more of an orky thing than marine, but that's not hard and fast even in my own head
I think they could work really well with the kind of old-school feel engendered by the colour choices. As always with effects it will be the paint job that sells it - the sculpts look great as a flame type effect.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Gitzkrieg Kommanda






Madison, WI

Lovely work on the flames Dr H. You are a man of many skills!.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Quick and easy GS flames? Jealous! I'm barely able to fill a gap with gs...

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks MT. My thinking for these will be clean, blue flames to contrast with what I'd do for Orks as smoky, orange flames (should I ever get around to doing any Orky jet-pack troops).

Thanks Gits'. I just looked up various tutorials and had a go.

Thanks CK. Poking, squeezing, tweaking and pinching with tweezers of a cone of GS. Kept going until it looked about right.
Sculpting is just like any other skill, try it out, look to tutorials, learn the techniques, get better, repeat...
I use milliput for gap filling, better for sanding.

Glad to hear you like the flames, and think they look flame-like enough.
They are now attached and primed.


And the Malignant plaguecaster (keep knocking out those catchy names there GW... ) has been started.

Which has involved me cutting off the blobby cloud and moving the arm.
It took a while for me to get what GW were going for with that cloud, and now I know what they were trying to achieve, I still don't like it... so chop chop...
The arm will get some tentacles, of course.

I'm considering changes to his staff; looking at pictures of diseased branches for inspiration, and then I'll see if there's anything else I could change.

Also starting to think about Christmas presents. 4 to do, and the sooner I start them, the less rushed December gets.
So expect some more random projects to start soon...


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
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Affton, MO. USA

Really great work on the flames “Two sheds”

GW really has gotten sillier over the years with the names, but I guess we have Chapterhouse to really thank for that.
If you are going to change up the staff how about making a cloud of flies that are being attracted to it?

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 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Really interested to see your take on the plague caster. I have a second one and not a damn clue what I'm going to do with it.

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.
 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Theo'.
Don't know about flies, they're part of the reason the blob was cut off. We'll have to see if I can make any decent ones and attach them realistically.

Graven': There's not a huge amount that can be done to him without a lot of replacement sculpting. The arm I've moved is easy, but you have to remove the cloud and then that hand is not usable (hence tentacles). I'm considering changes to the backpack as that and the stick are the only accessible parts to change.

Anyway, progress on Inceptors...

...well, I say progress, I've re-blacked the black parts in preparation for metallics, and now to decide where to put which metallic paint.

I took some photos so that I can have a look at where I want the paints and thought I may as well show you.
and while I'm at it I can show you the reason I don't tend towards NMM techniques... when you have this many metallic paints, who needs fake ones (and this doesn't include a polish-able aluminium and red, green, blue, and black metallics).


Shiny shiny ...

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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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