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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Gitsplitta: Glad you still approve .

@gobert: Thank you. However, it's not meant to be non-metallic - as you will soon see...

@endtransmission: Thank you.

@Viterbi: Indeed they have.

@Captain Brown: I find painting can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride sometimes. I'll do one layer, and be happy. Then the next will look screwed up. Then the next will look like it was meant to all along. I record the steps mainly as a reference. Yes, this did look dodgy at this step - but the final result was fine - so don't get disheartened. (That way leads to unpainted miniatures in my experience...). It is helpful for me. Bonus if anyone else gets anything out of it .

Why did I think skeletons would be easy? I'm running out of month...


The test Agrax Earthshade washes from before, now dried.


Everyone Agrax Earthshade washed. Photos with the blinds open just never look as good...


Test Leadbelcher dry brush.


Everyone Leadbelcher dry brushed.


Test Retributor Armour base coat.


Everyone Retributor Armour base coated.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's really nice. They just push all the right buttons for me.

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Gitsplitta: I have less fear of veering away from that now, given the main colours are now in place .

Quick update while I wait for a wash to dry... The layers are getting pretty small now, so the progress is faster - which is good - the deadline is approaching! It also means that if you are actually interested in seeing the differences, you'll probably need to click through to the DakkaDakka gallery to inspect the full size image.


Reiksland Fleshshade wash over the Retributor Armour.


Liberator Gold layer.


Stormhost Silver layer.


Stippled Trollslayer Orange. This was meant to be a Ryza Rust dry brush, but I don't have any Ryza Rust and thought Trollslayer Orange would be close enough. I also stippled rather than drybrushed, mainly to keep the areas touched nice and tight.


1:2 Firedragon Bright / Medium wash in some crevices.


1:1 Nihilakh Oxide / Medium wash on and around the gold.


Base coat the bases Mechanicus Standard Grey.


Agrax Earthshade wash.

I'm feeling I didn't drybrush the Leadbelcher heavy enough at the appropriate stage, as I wanted more of the silver of the armour to come through. I may have been a bit heavy handed with the Nihilakh Oxide as well. Live and learn I guess.

Catchya,
Arakasi


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Maybe final pic - I need to see if I can get better photos tomorrow morning. The metallics don't come up very well under direct light...

Ossilyte Guard


Also, progress pictures still to come - although I think I am missing some due to the rush...

Catchya,
Arakasi

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2020/10/01 02:13:03


   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

The missing progress...


Dry brush the base heavily with Mechanicus Standard Grey.


Dry brush the base moderately with Dawnstone.


Dry brush the base lightly with Adminstratum Grey.


Work Coelia Greenshade wash into the cracks and over some bits of the brickwork, attempting to replicate moss.


I ended up having to do the Coelia Greenshade wash several times to get the colouring I was after. I managed to stain some less than irregular areas, so went back over with Dawnstone and Adminstratum Grey dry brushes to bring it together better.


Ten finished Ossilyte Guard!

The Dakka Painting Comp entry has been updated above, but here are two other pics I took that weren't used:


Now for a brief break before getting back to it!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I really like those guys. You made the metal look realistically old and corroded, something I struggle with.

Now showing the Iwachiku BlackPinks for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 3/1/2021: 15 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Good work on the metal parts!
And good work on getting them done before the deadline

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Oooooh that last minute rush to the finish line! They all look fantastic, well worth the effort put into them

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice! Good luck!

   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Great effort getting them finished. I’ll echo JoshinJapan, the metal looks realistically corroded. Good luck in the comp!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in us
Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Great job on the final unit! I particularly like the blue robe effects. Also the flagstone bases are super naturalistically done - excellent work there.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






They look so cool! The swords aren't probably sharp enough anymore to cut the enemy, but he will die of infection by all that rust and other stuff on them
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Back again. I haven't been too idle - well apart from updates!

@JoshInJapan: Thanks. Just finding and following tutorials - and learning along the way. I think I mentioned I'd do a heavier Leadbelcer drybrush in future - they weren't suposed to be quite that corroded.

@Ezki: Thanks. Yeah - it was a struggle, and again, took some wind out of this month's efforts - but ten done.

@endtransmission, @Gitsplitta, @gobert: Thanks.

@Don Qui Hotep: Thanks. There wasn't too much to the robes in the end. The flagstones came out pretty much how I wanted them too - which is always nice for a first attempt at something without a tutorial.

@Viterbi: Cool cool or damp earth cool? Bludgeoning weapons also work

So, for my "break", I received my paint and tool racks from Back 2 Base-ix and put them together. Decided on an Orky green base and walls with transparent shelves.


The Rack: Straight Section


Filled.


Plus internal corner and in its final place.


Plus tool rack.


Overflow

Took some time to assemble, but so far I'm very pleased with it.

More to come!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Ah, a sorted painting area. May it stay that way as long as possible
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

That's a LOT neater than my painting area . Nicely done.

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' 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Viterbi: Therein lies the rub. However, I find it easier for everything to be in its place when there is a place for everything .

@CommissarKhaine: Don't feel bad - the bit out of shot to the right is much messier! As mentioned above, the challenge is keeping it that neat...

Continuing my break from paint, I did a little more work on the Klinik.


Here I line up the base of the side wall. The plan is for the sides to be removable - for painting and photography - so the paper clips respresent the "slot in" pinning points.


Attempting to glue the side frame square with what I have available.


Two front walls pinned in place and a third being glued square.


Three front walls pinned in place and the fourth being glued square.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Those skeletons are wonderful, your use of washes and dry brushing techniques really made them look like they just climbed out of the grave. Good luck in the monthly comp.
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Thank you Yorkright. Speaking about the monthly competition...

After the diversion above, and then my regular week a month away from home, it was time to get back to the monthly painting competition.


It took me a week to straighten, clean up, re-straighten and gap fill this monstrosity. The mold lines are very fine - but they are there - and I know the mostly drybrushing technique I will be using will catch every... single... one... of them - that I leave / miss. Again, I don't like working with this plastic. GW plastic feels, softer? Like it wants to be smoothed out. This stuff just seems to fight me at every turn. Anyway I'm running out of month and need to move on...


Mechanicus Standard Grey under coat - because that is all I have readily available . Oh, and trying out my Citadel Painting Handle XL for the first time.


Khorne Red base coat.


Second coat of Khorne Red, plus first base coat of Rhinox Hide.


Carroburg Crimson and Agrax Earthshade washes (wet).


Ceramite White base coat.


Second coat of Ceramite White.


Same progress, but first time picture of the back.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice start, hope you can finish in time! And WTF is going on with his weapon. I thought it was a normal bone axe, but am lightly weirded out, where it is attached to At least he won't lose it
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Best I can tell it is a tail weapon. It seems impractical as a hand weapon though, as the tail does not seem long enough to allow any real swing reach in front of him. Perhaps he is simply keeping it from dragging in the dirt behind him...

   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Oooh, excited to see what you do with this guy. The bloodiness of the main bit seems like a cool and disgusting idea

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good luck for the Monthly Painting Challenge Arakasi.

Cheers,

CB

39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@gobert: I'm not sure it is turning out quite as I hoped (my posts are behind my progress), but it was the plan...

@Captain Brown: Thanks - not sure if I'll need it yet (for finishing anyway...)

The problem with running to a deadline is that you get less time to post updates, which is then less time for helpful advice to appear at a time when you can use it, but I digress... Full size images are in the gallery as always.


Agrax Earthshade wash over the Ceramite White.


Steel Legion Drab dry brush over everything else. This may have been a mistake - I'll come back to this.


Steel Legion Drab applied to all of the flat bone areas from above.


Rakarth Flesh dry brush applied to above.


Ushatabi Bone dry brush applied to the Ceramite White areas.


Pallid Wych Flesh dry brush to the other areas.


Screaming Skull dry brush applied to the Ceramite White areas.


Carroburg Crimson and Agrax Earthshade washes.

It doesn't look it so much here - I think because the wash is still wet - but later you will see the red has more of a purply tinge to it - which I think was the Carroburg Crimson over Steel Legion Drab...

Anyway - until the next update!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I think that's very impressive!

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Arakasi wrote:
@Captain Brown: Thanks - not sure if I'll need it yet (for finishing anyway...)


Keep at it, you still have time...and usually there is a day or two of grace.

CB

39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Whoa, that's a gross scary model you have going there. Are you going to paint bone over all that red or will you leave it meaty?

Now showing the Iwachiku BlackPinks for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 3/1/2021: 15 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

He's looking good. Some purple washes into the darkest parts of the red and some very slight white highlights would really make him pop. The purple will add more depth, while the white will make it look wet and sticky for extra gruesomeness

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Gitsplitta: But wait, there's more!

@Captain Brown: Will do!

@JoshInJapan: I'm leaning towards leaving it meaty. He has a lot of detail, and painting bone over the top - well - check out the previous picture before the second red wash - I think it just makes it too hard to choose where to look...

@endtransmission: Great minds and all that. In my next set of pictures (not this post) I've played with adding a bit of purple and blue washes. It's not making a lot of difference, but then I'm wary of over doing it. I'm also considering gloss varnish over the red for the same effect.

More progress...


Phoenician Purple base coat.


Leviathan Purple wash, Mechanicus Standard Grey base coat. (Also Steel Legion Drabbed the skull.)


Retributor Armour, Leadbelcher, Kantor Blue and Ceramite White base coats, Reikland Fleshshade, Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade washes.


Phoenician Purple mixed with Genestealer Purple then Emperor's Children layers.


Leviathan Purple, Coelia Greenshade and Asurman Blue washes.


Leadbelcher shield rims, Mechanicus Standard Grey, Dawnstone and Administratum Grey dry brushes.

More to come...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

He's coming along nicely there; the bones are looking particularly nice. I look forward to seeing the purples next time around. Any plans for glowing eyes on him too?

   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






He really is a sight to behold! Good luck getting him done ahead of the deadline!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

That is looking gorgeous already!
Good luck getting the final touches in, not that it needs much

And that sorted out painting area
Jealous.


   
 
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