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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

I've been lurking for a while, but I want to use you all to help keep me motivated to finish a few projects. I haven't actually gamed in way, way too long, but I've been painting all along anyway - I guess I've always kept up on things "just in case". Now it looks like that might come in handy, as I'm considering finally connecting with a local gaming group. So, my plan is to finish a couple projects that have been percolating slowly so I can partake in the festivities.

First up is a Chaos Blood Bowl team.

I originally started converting these guys back about five years ago, but didn't know anyone who played BB anymore so I slacked on them (thank God I found FUMBBL.com so I could play online).



The guy on the left is an old Old School Nurgle champion, the big guy was part of the first line of Ogres GW ever produced (was going to be an Ogre, since re-based and will be a CW), the jester is from Mordheim, and the beastmen are from the original Chaos team set (some of my favorite GW sculpts ever, BTW) - the one on the far right is supposed to look like his face melted.

Next up: Minotaur, almost finished.

Comments, questions, and critique are all appreciated.


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Da Big Mek






London, UK

They look great! What are you using for basing material? I cant tell from the picture. Consider yourself pushed to do more... new blood bowl pics are always wanted

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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

legoburner wrote:They look great! What are you using for basing material? I cant tell from the picture. Consider yourself pushed to do more... new blood bowl pics are always wanted


Just fine sand, painted green. I thought about using static grass, but decided to keep it retro instead.


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Mighty Chosen Warrior of Chaos





Nottingham

Beautifully done. I love seeing other peoples BB minis

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Nimble Mounted Yeoman





California

Wow, look great. I like the use of classic models. An out of the box idea, but it would be interesting to see someone astro-turf their BB team.
   
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Great work on some classics mate. Any chance on some close up shots?

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Wanting to have something ready to post tonight has already gotten me motivated. Much thanks.

Now, an update: Minotaur 98% done (a few touch ups and a little base work still needed).











Plus, I started this guy...



mousekiller wrote:Great work on some classics mate. Any chance on some close up shots?


Sure thing...











Again, comments, questions, critique are awesome. Enjoy.


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Da Big Mek






London, UK

That minotaur is fantastic, easily the best I've ever seen for a Chaos BB team. Thanks for sharing

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Junior Officer with Laspistol





South Africa

Really nice BB team.I like the retro bases and really like the overall look of the team. The minotaur is well done, I like the bloodshot look of his one eye. Keep up the good work!

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Battleship Captain





Perth

Very nice! Just this weekend I was thinking about how cool a Nurgle team using WHFB models would look - and here you go proving my point. These guys are great. I particularly like the Old Skool Nurgle Champ - it's one of my favorite models anyway, and using him for BB is great.

BTW - what do you go by on fumbbl? You can usually find me there as Death_By_Monkeys (similar to here).

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Long Island, New York

That Minotaur's eye is extra creepy. Gross, in a very good way.
   
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Very cool stuff! These older models really take me back. They have a lot of character. Keep up the great work!

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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Update: last Chaos Warrior and some Beastmen...


I tried using a lot more washes on this guy's skin than I normally do - mostly purples, but one wash of a medium green also.


These are obviously just started. I used Kommando Khaki and Bronze Flesh mixed equally with just a touch of a medium brownish green.

Death By Monkeys - I'm Gomez35 over at FUMBBL. Bug me for a game if you ever see me over there.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone...


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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Long delay since my last update (for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to H1N1, school, work, and offspring).

You'll notice I changed the title of this thread, mainly because I keep getting sidetracked by things other than my Chaos team, which causes me to not post updates... So, I'll be posting all sorts of stuff I've been working on in here from this point forward.

So, that said, here we go...

Blood Bowl - Chaos Team:

Finished the last Chaos Warrior.




I've now deemed it official - I suck at photographing my miniatures. These pics make his skin seem so much flatter and less highlighted than in real life, and I realized I have no idea how to really fix it. Any suggestions?

Here's the team thus far...


I've also got these guys in various stages of work...








Flesh Tearers
I've been working on these guys off and on for years, but haven't made much overall progress. I'll work on them in spurts - I finished an assault squad in a single week around four years ago, finished the rhino in about a week two years ago - and then do absolutely nothing to them for ages. I know, a terrible completion rate, but with teaching, coaching, taking classes, and raising three kids, my painting time sometimes suffers.

Anyway, I'm adding these guys to this WIP blog because I'd like to get around 1500 points done by the end of Christmas break. We'll see how close I actually get...

Here's what I have finished...




First up in the WIP queue, this assault marine is close to being done. Just need to finish his hatchet-blade-thing and do some touch-ups. You'll notice the black is pretty rough - I hadn't painted it in a long while, and had to really work my way through it to figure it out again. This is the third version of the black highlights, and while I don't really much like it, it's passable and much, much better than the previous incarnations.




Again, my camera skills are pathetic - the red looks drab and washed out here compared to the three-dimensional figure. Maybe the solution is a new camera.

A few tactical marines...

(red is essentially finished on this guy)



And a landspeeder I've been tinkering with...






That's it for now - thanks for checking out my stuff. Comments, critique, and questions are all appreciated!


G
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Whoa, didn't realize how long it'd been since I updated... I've had an excrutiatingly bad case of painting ADD, so maybe that explains why I haven't been paying attention. Regardless, I'm back with some new stuff - this post will be all the things that kept me from continuing on my Flesh Tearers and Chaos BB team.

First, I finished up these guys to go along with my Mordheim Possessed warband. They languished for quite some time, and I they're not my best work, but they're done and they complete the group pretty well.


Next up is are a few test minis...

Ever since GW rebooted their Ork line, I've been in love with the greenskin aesthetics - big, mean, choppy, etc. I haven't jumped into collecting/modelling them because I've been afraid of how many models it might take to field a decent force (too damn many - especially considering my tedious painting pace). So, I decided to piece together some scrap Ork bits (I suppose he'd count as a 'Ard Boy) and do a speed trial, to see if I could do Orks in a more reasonable amount of time.

If I ever get some Orks to work on, I don't think I'd go for this shade of yellow/tan, but I spent no more than two hours from start to finish on this guy, so they're still a possibility.

A white Space Marine - because I wanted to see if I could do a nice looking white. Not sure I'll get around to finishing him, but I'm reasonably happy with how the white turned out.


Also finally slapped some paint on a few Warmachine minis I've had for a while. Here's my alternate schemed Manhunter (WIP).


Finally, a building I started for Mordheim. Surprisingly quick build, once I got going.




Comments, questions, critique, etc. are all appreciated. Thanks for looking!


G
   
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San Francisco, CA

You've got a lot of skill, G. Both your painting and modeling are wonderful. The conversions are a lot of fun too. Great blood bowl team!

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Troutdale, Oregon

Ha, those bases are so 90's. Looks good. That missile launcher on the speeder is something I've never seen.

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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

jabbakahut wrote:Ha, those bases are so 90's. Looks good. That missile launcher on the speeder is something I've never seen.


Yeah, I wanted a retro look to the bases - I also tried to match their color as closely as possible to the actual Blood Bowl pitch. It's close, but not perfect.

And the missile launcher was just a sort of "throw-in" on the landspeeder. I've never liked the pitchfork/divining-rod/whatever that thing is that sticks out from there, so I hacked it off. I originally had a spear there, but I like the compact look of the missile launcher.

Got some updates too...

Beastman #3 - skin is mostly done (still needs some washes to get that extra sickly look).




Also put together some thunderhammer terminators for my Flesh Tearers. I didn't like the idea of blunt weapons for these guys, and I felt like the storm shields out of the box were too ornamental for the aesthetic I'm shooting for. This is the result...













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Salem, OR

Very impressed with your work. I'm especially liking the Thunder Hammer conversions on your assault terminators. From the looks of it I'm guessing Ork chainswords? Am also curious as to what paints/colors you used for the deep red on your marines. Have tried getting that color consistency myself but can never seem to get the mix right.
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

lowkey48 wrote:Very impressed with your work. I'm especially liking the Thunder Hammer conversions on your assault terminators. From the looks of it I'm guessing Ork chainswords? Am also curious as to what paints/colors you used for the deep red on your marines. Have tried getting that color consistency myself but can never seem to get the mix right.


Thanks for the feedback, lowkey. You're right about the "hammers" - they're Ork chain choppas... The minute I decided the actual hammers weren't going to look right, I knew those things would be perfect replacements.

As for my red, I just posted about it elsewhere...

"When it comes to painting the red, I must admit that I'm a cheap son of a gun and just use Delta Ceramcoat paints (have ever since I started at age 12 - old habits die hard), so my colors aren't true Citadel colors. With that said, here goes...

* basecoat: black
* paint: barn red (similar to mechrite red, I think)
* wash: chocolate cherry (a dark brown-red)
* paint: mendocino cherry (similar to scab red, I think)
* wash: purple (super thin)
* wash: black ink (super-duper thin)
* highlight: cardinal red (similar to blood red)
* highlight: bright red (like blood red, but with a touch of orange to it)
* highlight: bright red + flesh (very, very thinned, just a tiny amount, and just the highest of highlights)

Each layer has FFF/water mix (approximately 1:3) added to thin it way down. This lets me build color gradually in thin layers and get some of that depth in there. I could probably find a faster way to do it, what with GW's new washes, but at this point I think I'll opt for uniformity instead.

That's it. Takes forever (hence, why I well under 1000 points of the army painted thus far), but I like how it looks."

Hope that helps!



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Salem, OR

It most certainly does. Thank you for taking the time to explain your technique for the deep red. Have been wanting to paint some heresy age Thousand Sons and your red is exactly what I've been hoping to get instructions on. Thanks again and can't wait to see more of your progress. Is great stuff to be sure (and inspiring too! lol).
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATES

OK, finished a sergeant with power sword for my Flesh Tearers...





I really like the dramatic pause in this guy's pose, and I think the red turned out especially nice (though I debated adding a touch more of a final edge highlight).

And I made more progress on my three-armed Blood Bowl beastman...





Got the skin and blisters done, the hair's finished, tongue's done... Still need to do his loincloth, the gold detailing, and horns/hooves. Probably not by tomorrow (need to finish a paper for my Research class) but likely Monday evening.

As always, comments, questions, critiques are appreciated.


G

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE

Finished the third Beastman for my Chaos team...



I messed around in Photoshop trying to combine some of the photos, and this is the result - a little more professional look, maybe. I really like the skin tone on this guy, too. I think it's the most realistic of all the players for this team. Next up is a big handed Beastman, and I want to try and replicate this tone as much as I can.

And because I can't focus on a project very well (Termies, I'm looking at you), I converted this guy to count as Dante for my Flesh Tearers...



I absolutely LOVE this Chaplain model, but I got to thinking and realized that there will likely be a new and improved Lemartes sculpt coming soon - I would hate for such a cool figure to be reduced to redundancy, so I added the old Dante's Inferno pistol and an old Chaos Lord's axe (jump-pack is under construction at the moment as I add an iron halo).

I'm undecided on how to paint the head. Like a skull? Red to match the rest of my army? Keep it gold? I'm also just messing around with how I want the gold to look, so this is really the very beginnings of it - highlighting will begin soon.

I'd love to get some feedback. Gracias!


G

   
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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions




Arlington, VA, USA

The Dante conversion's good; with the weapons, gold and pose it should be easy for people to remember he's a Dante counts-as, but he's got his own thing going on too.

I'd keep the helmet gold, otherwise it might stick out a bit much--but red or bone would work well, too.
   
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Salem, OR

I agree with how good that Chaplain model is. Used it as the basis for my counts as Shrike model. Couldn't stand the ballerina pose of the original Shrike model lol.
   
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Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor





Utah

Wow that's awesome Chaplin

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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE

It's been slow going, but I got some more work done on my counts-as-Dante...



The gold is 99% finished (all I need to do a few touch-ups here and there), and I need to deepen and highlight the red a touch more, but those two areas are essentially done. I also obviously went for red lenses and green gems, but I debated going with green lenses and blue gems... What does anyone else think? Keep them as is, or go green-blue?

Other than that, comments, etc. are appreciated. Thanks for looking!



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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE

Whew, another looooooong break. This time I just haven't even picked up a brush in months (that's what having a job, family, and sundry other interests will do to me sometimes, unfortunately), which sort of defeats the purpose of a Painting and Modeling blog. That said, I've been on a little flurry, and trying some new things...

First off, counts-as-Dante is close to being finished. So close I don't want to do anymore WIP pics - I'll be able to show him off soon.

Second, some Warmachine/Hordes stuff that has been hogging my attention.

As soon as I saw some pics of Snapjaw and Wrongeye I knew I had to paint them. It didn't matter that I had never played Hordes, it didn't matter that I had no idea what group they were associated with... I just knew I had to do it. Seriously, Wrongeye is a humanoid crocodile with a bottle of booze and a top hat (and a little birdie on his shoulder). Are you kidding me? Fantastic! And the hulking menace of Snapjaw - the teeth and scales and croc-man pose are cool, but there's a promise of oncoming violence in thiis mini that I absolutely fell in love with. Anyway, I broke out the brushes over the Thanksgiving holiday and had a go at them.

Here's my progress so far...











With these two, I also tried doing a white undercoat and then washing/glazing to try to capture the cool color variations in crocodile skin. I'd never done something like that, so it was all just experimenting and playing around. Lots of different greens and browns and yellows went on these guys first, and then I started going back in and building some highlights. I still have to finish the underbellies with some more highlighting then a few washes to even the color, and I need to highlight their spines and add some more color variation among their scales. Probably about 50-60% finished with these two. Wrongeye's a little further, I suppose - you can see I've got the red inside his jacket almost 100% done, and one little patch on the back of his coat where I wanted to test some highlighting is totally done.

I've also started a Butcher in an alternate color scheme. What you see below is the building blocks of his white armor. The plan is to do him completely in black-white-gray tones, so the blood I add to the axe really screams.



Another great mini that I'm excited to paint. PP's stuff is totally hot/cold with me. So much is just stupid and ridiculous and over-done, but when they get it right I think they've got some of the best sculpts around.

I'd love to get some feedback (positive, negative, or otherwise). Thanks for looking!


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Axis & Allies Player




netherlands

Are you having trouble with chipping on the PP minis when you dont spray undercoat them?
   
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Colorado, USA

Bossasaurus wrote:Are you having trouble with chipping on the PP minis when you dont spray undercoat them?


I've painted metal miniatures for about 20 years and have never once used a spray primer (something about old dogs and new tricks applies, I think). Always just a decent undercoat of black, let it dry, then slap on paint. I like the results from this white + washing technique, but as you can see, there's lots of "wear-off" on the places where I hold or rest the mini on the desk while painting... When I do it again, I'll have to figure out a good white spray primer to prevent that.

When I paint more "traditionally" (i.e. undercoat black, then layer up the paint) I've never had issues with painting chipping or wearing away, so I think it's more due to the thinness of the paint than anything about the minis themselves.


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