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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I really like it. A lot. My only nurgle/niggle would be the smoke looks a weeeeeeee bit flat?

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That looks so good Dr H. Fantastic color combo. Really jumps!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

I like it all except the red inside of the cloak, but hey, still nicely done and they’re your toys !

What happen to the last dude from Dark Vengence ?

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent as always bud. love it. My only two pence worth would be I think you could be a smidgen more liberal with the blood for the blood god.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks for all the love and feedback.

Graven'; The smoke simultaneously looks less green and less flat in real-world lighting. It's a dark green "highlighted" to black, so it was probably always going to look a bit flat. I don't really want to lighten the green any more and I can't blacken the black any more. One of those photo things I suppose.

Thanks Gits'. It needed the cloak like that to make it jump.

Big H, Curious about why you don't like the red? I just wanted a dark side to contrast with the lighter outside, I went for red to harmonise with the blood splatter at the front of the miniature.
I also think of this cloak as being very faded and worn and it used to be Royal blue outside and maybe a deep purple velvet inside.

Big H wrote:...What happen to the last dude from Dark Vengence ?

This:


The bloat drone is the last model in this box... plans are afoot...

Thanks Cam'.
I did consider "spraying" the blood further about, but restrained myself so that it was focused on the little nurgling to highlight the licking off. That might be lost if the blood is splattered across that whole area of the model.


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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UK

 Dr H wrote:


Big H, Curious about why you don't like the red? I just wanted a dark side to contrast with the lighter outside, I went for red to harmonise with the blood splatter at the front of the miniature.
I also think of this cloak as being very faded and worn and it used to be Royal blue outside and maybe a deep purple velvet inside.


It’s not in any way the execution of it Doc, it’s just to me it looks like the colour is getting lost with the blood and rust. It might have been better an off white or cream colour and used it as a backdrop for filth and blood spatter
I like the blue /grey outside tho, and will probably use a similar shade for my Deathguard cloaks/ rags.

   
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Ah well, it's easily lost: there's not much of the inside of the cloak that can be seen, especially with the additional nurglings.

You can't see between his legs, the left (from the back) side is folded back, but is behind the standing nurgling, and the only open side of the cloak (by his right leg) quickly disappears into shadow.

It's possible that a lighter colour may frame his legs well, but the tears at the back wouldn't contrast so strongly with the pale blue.

The blue, for reference, is Humbrol 89 (Middle blue), that's desaturated with various greys for the shading: black, dark grey, and the grey-est of greys (#64). Then a little white to that for highlights.
The wear is some added "sand" to the blue/grey mix.


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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UK

 Dr H wrote:
Ah well, it's easily lost: there's not much of the inside of the cloak that can be seen, especially with the additional nurglings.

You can't see between his legs, the left (from the back) side is folded back, but is behind the standing nurgling, and the only open side of the cloak (by his right leg) quickly disappears into shadow.

It's possible that a lighter colour may frame his legs well, but the tears at the back wouldn't contrast so strongly with the pale blue.

The blue, for reference, is Humbrol 89 (Middle blue), that's desaturated with various greys for the shading: black, dark grey, and the grey-est of greys (#64). Then a little white to that for highlights.
The wear is some added "sand" to the blue/grey mix.


All good reasons Doc, you’re an experienced enough painter for me to completely accept that, please standby for me to make a hash of my version !

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And all feedback is appreciated, even if I explain it away to avoid doing more work.
A lot of the time though I have thought of these things and it's not all avoiding work.

 Big H wrote:
... please standby for me to make a hash of my version !
I added small quantities of the black/grey to the blue to get the tone I wanted, but if you wanted to get really desaturated, add the blue to the grey. Saves on paint.
This cloak took 4 passes;
Dark all over,
Light on peaks,
Mid between those 2 and blend together,
Highlight.

Light and highlights cover the most area combined.

Before I get started on the blight drone and the building desk is clear, I got out the airbrush and gave the Lt's and Cap' a couple of layers of paint.
Primed, blacked, and then AB dark blue and "lightened" dark blue.

...You ever have the thing where you paint a model and take a photo and the vibrant colours just seem so washed out in the photo?
These are the exact opposite of that; these are darker blue IRL and not so "these are totally going to be Ultramarines" blue...


They are not going to be Ultramarines, but a dark blue is going to be the main colour.

Backpacks can now be attached and then highlights on the blue and maybe some black washes in the recesses.


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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And on the theme of blue, something that is blue just because it's the default colour...

As I mentioned, I started planning for the Blight drone and unlike the Helbrute I'm not adverse to how it looks and so there is no major changes I want to make to it in that sense.
However, there is one small change I've wanted to make, just because; that is to change it from a hovering drone to a walker... and nurgle is all about 3's, and there's 3 attachment points ready for the 3 fans, and I REALLY like tripods...

I started to plan on a piece of paper and felt like I needed a more 3D view to really get a good look at how the legs could work.
Inspiration was taken from the Jeff Wayne style Martian tripods, which would then be modified to fit the aesthetic later.


I also wanted to make the legs more useful for walking at this smaller scale. Long stilts are fine when you're 100ft tall, but the drone is only a third of that at best, it need to be able to step over relatively larger obstacles.
More sections in the legs would allow them to fold up for stepping higher.

I wanted to keep the high "knee" pointing out sideways thing, to give it that insect look.
And that led to what I've labelled Mk1 below:

I then wanted to work on the pieces that I'd need to actually build to then construct the legs with for the model.
That led to Mk2:

But I wasn't feeling the pose and couldn't decide if it was the pose or the legs. So I looked for lizard skeletons because I couldn't get my arm into the right pose to see how it would work, and lizards basically have their legs in this position.

From that, I found that the legs are actually positioned forwards of the "hip" joint and swing outwards from that.
E.g. sticking out at 90deg is wrong.

Using the same pieces I rotated a few of them and positioned the legs forwards... much better.
This led to Mk3.

But it was still a little "off", and the lizard legs gave me another hint.
I had thought of the sections at the foot end as a foot / toe piece and was just for stability on rough terrain. This meant I mostly kept the long legs of the Martian tripod.
This also made it look wrong.

Therefore I swapped the relative sizes of the sections and we have Mk3.1, and I'm pretty happy with that.


The third leg will be slightly different as it attaches higher up and has a different job (as far as legs go). That'll be next for a concept.

But first, I have a small project to knock out ready for Mother's day.


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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Oh this is scary genius. 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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Lord I love that tripod thing...

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks chaps. We'll see if I can pull it off. Not started yet...

Progress has been made on the Primaris colour scheme. You may get an idea of where it's heading now.
Although the camera is still insisting that the blue is bluer than it really is and I have to do some quite extreme colour correction to bring it down some.

The blue needs more extreme highlights than I've added so far as they don't stand out IRL.
The red needs some shading.
And the "gold" is only basecoated in brass so far.

Just considering how to break up the blue before fully committing to the scheme.

Black areas and an overall black/brown wash to do next.


The side project is done though, you'll see that after Sunday.

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!  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I like that color scheme for the Marines, especially the Gravis Cap.
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks youwashock. I gave the Captain the red chest to distinguish him from the Lt's while keeping the same scheme.

And now I've manged to persuade my phone to get the right colour of the blue in the photo.

This is after black and brown washes and re-highlights of the blue and metals.
Red still needs some work.
Other colours (skin, pouches, cloak, etc.) still to do.



You can now see why I was complaining about the blue colouration of the previous photos (and what you see is after I've fiddled with them to try and correct the colour).


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
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very nice indeed. The red breaks up the blue perfectly.

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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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Yep agree, nice combo, and nice action poses.




 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

 Dr H wrote:

Red still needs some work.
I know; I know. Been really lacking the mojo these past few... Oh, talking about the mini?

Looks fine. I've noted that people tend to overdo colors on GW minis, given all the little bits on the figs. You are showing proper restraint here. (IMHO, of course).
The metals, a bronze or gold? Hard to tell on my screen. Either will work. I'd vote for bronze, were I polled.

 
   
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Thanks Graven.

Thanks Cam'.

Red'; well if that comment can serve a dual purpose then so be it.
Well the mini's tend to come with so many details modelled on it's easy to end up with a riot of colour if you try and get everything to stand out.
But for realism, if you think about it, not everything has to stand out. Some things can be muted in their tones.

There is, however, quite a few items not yet coloured-in on these.
I'm still contemplating the colours of many of them, with thoughts towards not breaking the scheme.
The Cap's cloak is a large area and could easily overpower the scheme, it needs to work with the blue and red... no further thoughts yet.

The guns. I initially thought to do them in a cream/gold scheme to give them a "premium" feel. But a light cream or off-white would really draw the eye away from the centre of the models. I could go with my "usual" red colour for them and stay in scheme, but that may be too much red. Black is certainly too dark and they disappear into the armour, so some colour is required there.

Pouches / holsters are likely to get the usual olive drab.

The chap with his helmet off, I'm tempted to go ginger for the reason that it will stand out.

Cap's power fist is likely to get a touch of hazard stripes, but just for the top surround of that gold piece (underside and fingers staying blue). Again the gun there will match the others.

And then there's the power swords. How powered I go (full glow or lightning) and whether plasma blue or "hot" red/orange will change the final balance of the models.

With all that to think about, there's no progress to show today.

I've started on the legs for the blight drone, but still playing with size and shape, so also nowt to show.

But it's Mother's day here in the UK, so here's the hidden project from earlier this week.
I was told "purple", so here we have a pair of purple planets.
For a change I decided to try out making the backs more interesting by enclosing the rubber piece in the second "half" of the planet.
The backs are made from 2 domes of milliput that are drilled out to allow the rubber back to fit in, and a smaller hole all the way through to allow the peg to pass through.
There is also a piece of plasticard fitted to the large face (also with a hole for the rubber back) of these to lengthen them to give a better grip on the smooth, round shape.

Will have to see what the feedback is like for this experiment as time goes on.

I forgot the scale shot so these photos may disappear if they are removed from the gallery. I'll have to replace them and appease KidK', once I get my hands on the earrings again.


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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Beyond the Beltway

Label them "terrain for tabletop spaceship game". Not sure about the scale, maybe 1:1x10 9?

Saturn would look very interesting as an earring with that configuration. No idea about comfort level.

They look quite nice.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I think they're lovely little asteroids for BFG.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Red', Gits'. It's ok, the picture has been approved by a moderator, so it's here to stay.
For scale, the fronts are 6mm diameter (the rears are slightly larger by 0.5-1mm, that's just how they worked out, no reason for it)
So if based on Jupiter (69,911km radius) these are at 1:23,303,666,667 scale (23x109 so you were close, Red', maybe you were considering Neptune or Uranus)

Yeah, I have thought about making a Saturn-like style earring. One new thing at a time though.

Actual model progress...

The leg design for the blight drone has been proving tricky to get the size and shape right. I've been trying and thinking about many variations.
These are the pieces I have at the moment:

That's ball and socket joints at the "hip", "ankle" and "toe", with 2 hinges at the "knee" and "heel".

I will have to blu-tack this all together to see if the sizes work (as this all has to stand on the original base) and see if anything else needs changing.

Also, note that this is just the "skeleton" of the legs, there will be pistons and muscles and cables and wires and armour plates, etc...

And for the Primaris Lts and Cap', some more layers of paint:
The red is done,
I have also made the guns red, and the helmet lenses, and the cloak will be a darker red (not done yet, this is just shadow tone),
Metals mostly done,
Bare head and ginger hair done,
Pouches and holsters done,


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!  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I am very much liking how the marines are progressing. A lovely balance between vibrance and grittiness.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Creepy legs for blight drone look like they are progressing along nicely. You will of course be adding tentacle-like muscles right?

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks youwashock.

Thanks Theo'. Still at concept stage for the legs, much um-ing and ah-ing. It'll progress quicker once I find a path.

However, on that note, I've blu-tacked it together to get an idea of the scale of the legs to the body, and a few changes have presented themselves:


Some sections need to be shortened:
The upper leg ("hip" to "knee"),
and the horizontal piece ("ankle" to "heel").

This will bring the upright "shin" towards the body and position it above the "foot" / "toe".
I may also shorten one of the shins to aid in a stepping pose and not standing as it is here.

Also, the "heel" joint needs more flexibility as this is as "compressed" as that joint can get. I'll make it double-jointed so that it could fold flat if necessary.

But I should create the foot ("toe") so that I know where that end of the leg can be placed in respect to the base edge.

...now what sort of foot do I want? *sigh*

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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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And with the leg modifications:

As it's loosely held together with blu-tack the pieces are not in exactly the positions I would have them (they were shifting as I took the photos). But you get the general idea of how it works.
Bulked up, affixed together properly, and painted up, this should look the part.

I'll probably get these "right" with connections and pose, and then make the third leg to match the aesthetic and detail them all together.

And and... progress on the Primaris:
On to the bases for the final round of details.

The red of the cloak is done. It has a satin finish that proves tricky to photograph. It may matt down further by the end... but the satin also helps sell a higher quality cloth than matt.


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
Longtime Dakkanaut






Very nice. I think going with the darker red on the cape was a solid call. The more vibrant red from the rest of the model would have been too much, I think.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

If it had a couple more legs than it would look like a bloated water walking bug.

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.

I'd like to see tri-clawed toes, and fly like hairs up the legs.

And a pony.

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.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 inmygravenimage wrote:
I'd like to see tri-clawed toes, and fly like hairs up the legs.

And a pony.

Your one sick you know that Right?

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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