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Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller






The classic blue would look great for the power sword. If not, what do you think about a dark blade, black or dark grey, with like a white or light yellow haze to it.

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

blue could be ok but I think i'd prefer soemthing a little different. Not too keen on a dark blade. Any thought's on stone or a bone colour? anyone have any good examples they could post?

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He looks rather awsome

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Bot the bullet and went with a purple design. It's very bold so will hopefully help the model to stand out, although I will try to soften it slightly. I'm waiting to see how a finish comes out and hopefully will then apply this over the sword blade to make it look like it's made of a different material. Any suggestions on how to soften it a bit would be welcome. at the moment it's a differetn style to the realistic look I've gone with for the rest of the model and while I want it to be notably different I think the style may be a bit too strange. Sorry no photos just yet, dead battery issue at the weekend!

Thanks!

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Possessed Khorne Marine Covered in Spikes






Australia-QLD-Brisbane

Nice!






 
   
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Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores





Philadelphia PA

Wow, I am very impressed with your attention to detail. I would love to see some more pics! Keep it up!

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

sword teaser.....


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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'






Wow! That sword looks great. Excellent work all around!

   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Hi all. I have GOOD News. This was my first ever entry to golden demon and this won SILVER at UK Games Day! Thanks for all the input you've had and the advice given. There's a photo on GW's website (link below), I will add some more photos and WIP painting shots in the near future now all's done. Still can't believe it, I was hoping for a finalist badge not a fething trophy. Makes the last three months feel so worthwhile. For anyone thinking about entering - DO IT! even if you think you can't win, the proud feeling of seeing your model in the cabinets with the others is worth it.
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&pageMode=multi&categoryId=§ion=&pIndex=9&aId=12900016a&start=10

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Nottingham, UK

I saw this, and it was my favorite of the large scale category...

 
   
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Have to say I thought I recognised that entry

Nicely done. Now all you need to do is start next year's entry... perhaps a full squad of these guys?

   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Thanks guys.

A whole squad.. my wallet won't stretch that far and I doubt I could get my hands on them either... although it is an interesting thought...

I do have an idea for next year (was going to do it this year but time and money didn't allow). Will have to see in a few months time.

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Phones working again, phew my life is organised again. Here's a few more wip photos as priomised. for a few extra please see http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj216/covenant84/Dark%20Angel/, won't put every step on here! completed photos still to come.

painting begins:


Base colour:

salt mask - I sprayed the armour with a fine mist of water using an airbrush, then sprinkled on salt - no varnish was used and it came off very easily later on:

Basic armour colour applied - this was a mix of DA green, black, casrandite granite, knarloc green and scorched brown:

The salt was then removed by gently brushing it with a dray brush. I then reapplied a 2nd salt mask and painted a second coat, working it more in the open areas to add a bit of subtle highlight and variation to the armour. The 2nd coat was the first with extra knarloc green and a touch more brown added:

salt removed:

all the armour recieved the same treatment:


Cloth:
starting from a basecoat of scorched brown/chaos black all the cloth was built up with numerous coats with an airbrush adding more lighter colours to the mix (tallern flesh, snakebite leather, bleached bone and white:



Selection of half painted parts:


95% complete:

Base was a rush job to make on the Friday night. Reason for stones/snow? - t was quick and required only 10minutes to paint! I had planned for either an urban or muddy base with barbbed wire/steel beams etc.

Will add more pjotos of the finished model later and explain any other deatils.

Please feel free to comment/ask questions and I shall do my best to answer.

I must say a massive thanks to Giganticdark for his superb WIP thread - it's what inspired me to make this and helped with a lot of techniques. I believe he also won a golden demon, either silver or gold for his model.
WIP pt 1 - http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?29899-Space-Marine-WIP-Part-1.
WIP pt 2 - http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?31535-Space-Marine-WIP-Part-2.

enjoy! I'll be back later





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Reedsburg, WI

I got to say, I really like you paint booth . Not a bad idea. Also congratts on the taking Silver at the Golden Demons award.

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Krazed Killa Kan







Superb work! And congratulations on the result!


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Amusingly, your work shows how bad a sculpt the golden demon is!

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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Just a question on how you are mixing your paints for airbrushing - what kind of consistency do you get them to for best results?

My paints tend to come out quite spackled (though I hope some of that will be fixed with my new compressor rather than compressed air cans ).

   
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Excellent work! very inspirational, can't wait to try this myself....and fail miserably!....but enjoy it none the less!

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Never seen this model before , nice details

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Thanks all.

@silverMK2 - i go for a milky mix. I'm tending to use the foundation paints where possible due to the high pigment and the 'normal' paints to add the right tone. Also thining them with acrylic thinner and a touch of water rather than pure water. It seems to help keep a smother consistency slightly thicker than I manage with water. As for the compressor - could be good. After looking at reviews I avoided the gas sprays. Haven't found a single good review by anyone more serious than undercoating with them. I went for a 'cheao' airbrush as it's my first one incase I ruined it. Was £75 form ebay including two guns, compressor, hose and a couple of pots. Internal mix, double action. I did have a few problems with 'splats' of very watery paint coming out. Don't know if I was using it wrong, if it was condensation or what. Manged to 'blow them out. You have to look really closly for them on the finished model to find any evidence. Also many thin coats helped as they were easier to blend away as I went. Instructions I seen (very few) have advised to keep it as clean as posisble. I haven't worked out how to remove my needle yet, but did manage to get the guard of to gently scrap away residual dry paint. Helps to prevents some of the 'blotchy'. The sword was the last thing I did. You can see it started to speckly by that point rather than give a smooth transition. You canporbably tell from this I know very little about them, but with a few minutes practise to get the hang of releasing the paint into the airstream you can get some wonderful effects!

@Inyokamadoda - Yeah they're not the best, and the standard of the painting on it is rough - even more ironic! I can't quite work out if it's a poor attempt at drybrushing, over brushing, spray or a wash or a mix of the above!!!! It also has mould lines!!!!! Can tell the different parts it's cast in.

anyway...

apologies for poor photos, they're with my phone in a poorly lit office. Fingers crossed GW post some better ones...

finished views:








enjoy

any questions please ask

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Thanks for the tips - I've just been thinning them with water, which I know means I will have a higher surface tension so will be more likely to blob up rather than spray properly.

My airbrush is really, really cheap and I don't think I can even take it apart without breaking it. I clean it well after use though.

Anyway, congratulations and commiserations on the GD - some excellent work from yourself. Only one way to go for next year

   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Thanks.

Have a few ideas for next year. Doubt I'll get them done. Would like to enter 5 categories at the moemnt, but that's going to cause serious serious hurt to a social life, not to mention my wallet :(

Think I've just realised what you mean by blobs, like rain on a window but smaller? I found the less water helped with this. Other than that try much thiner coats one at a time, I found that worked. Especially when I was spraying pure water, I needed to build up the 'wet' layer in several thing coats to get a ballance btween coverage and forming droplets before sprinkling on the salt. I'd suggest giving acrylic thinner a go. It cost me about the same as the paint from an art shop.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Really impressive work c84. I've really enjoyed watching him come into being! Your GD is well deserved!

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covenant84 wrote:Think I've just realised what you mean by blobs, like rain on a window but smaller? I found the less water helped with this. Other than that try much thiner coats one at a time, I found that worked. Especially when I was spraying pure water, I needed to build up the 'wet' layer in several thing coats to get a ballance btween coverage and forming droplets before sprinkling on the salt. I'd suggest giving acrylic thinner a go. It cost me about the same as the paint from an art shop.


What I mean is that if you spray the airbrush onto a sheet of paper (just a single quick 1/2 a second spray for example), the paint is not well distributed and seems to spray in clumps, rather than as a fine mist over the entire piece of paper. I think that is because the surface tension of the water/paint mix is still quite high. Something like alcohol or thinner would probably help me here

And you don't have to go expensive to win at GD from what I've seen. And just pace yourself on your entries and you should have plenty of time for other things... just don't pace yourself as slowly as I do or you will never get anything done

   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

ok, sounds like the needle may be bent/off centre or have a fine layer of paint on it.

yeah, GD doesn't have to be expensive... but my ideas will require a long list of parts, and the one may need several building kits. Will start a cheaper entry first and see if I can find alternaive bits or scrounge them.

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Nottingham, UK

I had this pegged for gold mate. You wuz robbed. ;-)

Superbly nice work - only thing I didn't really get was the cracking on the sword being a different colour to the crystal? it's made from...

 
   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

By the time I got around to doing it there wasn't enough time to use oil and for it to dry so had to use the black gooey stuff that came with the crackle varnish stuff. Word of warning - IT'S EVIL - don't spill it

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Nottingham, UK

That black gooey stuff looks a lot like payne's grey acrylic to me - same sort of bluish tint to it when it dries. Interesting though, the only crackle effect stuff I've found is a vallejo one that came in the default dropper bottle... must try it at some point, lol.

 
   
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Reading, England

Well done, you deserve that silver demon

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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

This is now on display for the next couple of weeks at GW Birminham for anyone local who wishes to have a look

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