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Mad Gyrocopter Pilot




Scotland

Simply awesome. Keep up the good work.
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




LOVE this stuff.. I especially like the Sawrus. You'll find puns aplenty in all sorts of things as your Japanese knowledge expands.

There are so many neat bits and pieces in hobby stores over there. I was lucky enough to be in Shizuoka when I was there a few years back. Tamiya is based there and Bandai have a massive facility too. I think the massive 50' gundam now lives there if you're interested and not too far away.

I recommend taking what you've made and showing it to the people at your local shop.. perhaps they can introduce you to like-minded souls.

Gambatte, na!
   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

ing awesome.

Now those legs look great, much better than previous.

Peter
   
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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva





Chiba, Japan

がんばる!
Ok so Gonk is more or less done (sort of). Will probably add pouches and stuff and maybe some spare magazines for his shooters but yeah provisionally he's complete. Also need some tips on how to do fine strings, namely the stitches on his left arm and the laces on his boots. Have plans for future scavvies but I'm not sure whether to paint these guys now as a batch or sculpt them all at the same time and then paint them all (probably the former).
Used this genius tutorial courtesy of doubleT to make the barbed wire:


For something a little different, here are a couple of pictures of some paintings I've done, which I might try to take inspiration from:


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My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
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Auspicious Skink Shaman




Kent, U.K

Coral head is pretty awesome and im really liking the direction your greens are taking too.
Keep it up!

and  
   
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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

tip top Tipparrary Mary old thing!

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Gonk looks pretty damn good Excellent work

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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Gonk is looking good. Coral head should be turned into a model armed with a shotgun!

Sculpting.... I have always had a hard time with fine detail thin bits like that (with it wanting to stick more to everywhere but the place I want it). Never tried shoe laces but I would try a small thin rectangle of green stuff where the laces will be. Let is cure for a bit then getting a wet scalpel push horizontal lines into the rectangle to make a semblance of laces. Alternatively roll out some green stuff in to a very thin tube, make it as lace thin as you can. Cut it so that it is longer than the lace would be and place it on the boot. Then press the ends down into the boot leaving the middle part lace like. (I fine grease proof paper excellent for rolling GS on).

For arm stitching... I used this technique for raised scar tissue once. Thin rectangle of green stuff, wider than the the scar. Put it in place then push the sides down onto the model leaving a raised area in the middle of the rectangle (like an inverted T). Then carefully try and blend the areas you have pushed down into the model without damaging the raised area.

Anyway buddy hope that helps. Oh and you should definitely alternate painting and sculpting. I find that if I model a whole project in one go by the time I come to painting I want to move onto something else eg my Eldar, Death Guard, World Eaters. Also from a selfish perspective I really want to see Gonk painted up .

Thanks

Peter
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Gonk looks fantastic! Can't wait to see him painted. Have you got a scheme in mind? I definitely agree that sculpt / paint / sculpt / paint is the way to go - much easier to keep yourself interested! Looking forward to your next update

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Melbourne, Australia

Love the guys - really nice work.

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Cool loving the dynamic look of the Cold One head.

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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva





Chiba, Japan

Thanks for all the compliments peeps!
Scarper wrote:Gonk looks fantastic! Can't wait to see him painted. Have you got a scheme in mind?

I tend to try to keep colour schemes pretty muted (browns, greys, dark, rusty metals) but I'm going to try to do a lot of OSL coming from the bright green toxic tanks as well.
Peter those sculpting tips worked a charm! As a result Gonk, Inflatus and Mr. Hitchkin (playing around with names for the scaly) are currently on the painting desk.
Epic find in the FLGS today has left Gonk wondering where the top half of his boss has gone (just popped it on a base for scale):

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In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
Made in jp
Krazy Grot Kutta Driva





Chiba, Japan

Bit hard to see these as I took the photos on my iPhone (my decent camera's a bit messed up at the moment).
I've finally finished painting on Gonk and Inflatus. Been really busy, which is why it's taken so long! I'm going to add spray lacquer to these so these might be the only photos of them before they get ruined!!!
Not too happy with the paintjob on Gonk but pretty please with how Inflatus came out:






Also finished painting up my DnD character, an elven cleric of Lathander (Forgotten Realms setting) called Bannon. Really pleased with how her shield came out:


In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon







Those sculpts are great. I love your style. Doesnt really look like anything out there I have seen before. Keep it up can t wait to see more.

   
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Colorado Springs, Co.

DAMN! That's a whole hell of a lot of detail but into each of those men, bravo!

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Preston/England/United Kingdom

They look great. Gonk's paint job looks fine. As for Inflatus you've nailed it. The lumberjack shirt looks brilliant. He reminds me of the way John Blanche paints miniatures not necessarily the techniques but the feel. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of the gang .

The bases on the chaps look excellent too. They look realistic.

Thanks for showing us your cool stuff. I like the effect you have got on the Elf's cloak (My internet is playing up so he didn't load before I posted the above, so it was a nice surprise going back and seeing him).

Peter

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wow, great work with the green stuff sculpting and great imagination on the creations

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Chiba, Japan

Cheers lads! Really appreciated the feedback. PDH you've got it dead on. When I paint, while I do use many of the techniques I've read about on here and other places I tend to get carried away and just do what my fingers tell me to haha!
The lacquer didn't ruin them either, which I was amazed by!
It was the Tamiya Colour flat clear stuff that I used, just a couple of light coats over them all.
They've since received static grass and dry basil to the bases. I know Necromunda's probably supposed to be devoid of plant-life but I really like the imagery associated with plant-life growing on post-apocalyptic terrain.

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Finished mini's looking superb jack Excellent sculpting and painting in effect there on both models.

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Phew I'm glad you understood what I meant about the "feel" of them.

As for Necromunda and it being devoid of plant life...its not true. We have rubber moss (its comedy watching gangers run and fall on it), wire weed (think living barded wire that hurts you at strength 6) and my personal favourite the brain leaf (that actually grows inside your gangers and turns them into mindless tool for it to use as protection). So while plant life not be abundant or particularly friendly on Nercomunda its definitely there.

Peter
   
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Sacrifice to the Dark Gods




Gothemburg

Wow those models look really great! Where did you get that dinosaur head?

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Sneaky Striking Scorpion






This is great work... brilliantly fresh too.

I also like your paint style.. it reminds me of john blanche. Esp on the 'wierdo' guy the blues and pinks on his head are beautiful.

Are you mostley drybrushing though? The reason i ask is you style really looks great but where it falls down is on things like shoes, gear and other such accsesory type things. I have a feeling that if you perhaps defined these things with a little more layering type highlights/shading, your minis would really pop.

Just my 2 cents worth. Keep it up as i'm really enjoying the updates.

FTL


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Aliaricthenerd wrote:Wow those models look really great! Where did you get that dinosaur head?


DE cold ones.

FTL

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Chiba, Japan

Cool thank you for more feedback once again!
And Peter thank you for the plant info (I'll have to get people together to actually play Necromunda some time).
ATN looks like your question's been answered, that is, indeed, a dark elf cold one head (love those models).
With regards to the techniques I use FTL I tend to use drybrushing only for the final stage when I try to muddy up things like their boots, which is maybe why they get lost a bit. I also tend to leave those sorts of things 'til last and by then I've generally lost interest and put less time into them (shameful I know).
But my general technique is to just use watered down paints and slap them down wherever I see fit. With Inflatus I started out by putting the blue on his skin down and then filled in the rest, trying to work up layers of graveyard earth and bleached bone and then threw some blood red into the mix to get the pinkish shades that you see as I wanted his skin to look almost transparent, like a foetus. I don't think I fully grasp the "layering" technique as I haven't really taken time to fully read up on it/watch videos about it. I tend to find it difficult to get up to those final highlights, which I think are what really make models "pop".
I've started painting the scaly but maybe I'll try watching a couple of vids first to see if I can take him to that next level...

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion






Well, don't take my comments the wrong way... i think your style is brilliant.

I think the key with layered highlights is patience... drybrushing is quick.

FTL

   
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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





I thought i had already posted how much i like your work , but looking through again , i see i didnt , so here goes , i really like your work, very " contemporary" and almost animated, i feel like you charceters are very well rounded in their design. i would love to see a animation , or comic about them. they dont sceam 40k , which is a good thing imo , creativity is not bound by gw alone , but it helps lol

would like to see more of you stylised minis. regards
neil101

oh and qoute"As for Necromunda and it being devoid of plant life...its not true. We have rubber moss (its comedy watching gangers run and fall on it), wire weed (think living barded wire that hurts you at strength 6) and my personal favourite the brain leaf (that actually grows inside your gangers and turns them into mindless tool for it to use as protection). So while plant life not be abundant or particularly friendly on Nercomunda its definitely there. "

sounds like you need some weedkiller. very entertaining!
   
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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva





Chiba, Japan

fasterthanlight wrote:Well, don't take my comments the wrong way... i think your style is brilliant.

Not at all! I appreciate all feedback as it helps me become a better painter!
Neil thank you very much, I'm glad you like my style, I tend to go for quite a weird surreal vibe and while 40k's grimdark nature definitely supports that I also like to deviate and give itmy own spin. Thank you!

Unrelated. I hope you don't mind me posting my DnD stuff but there was quite a cool moment in our gaming session yesterday when I noticed that my character was face-to-face with an enemy model that was really similarly equipped. Looked like they were just about to clash.

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
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Horrific Howling Banshee






?????

Absolutely fantastic, ... completely original and unique. I LOVE every bit of it.

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Chiba, Japan

Back by popular demand! (Well one PM at least).
Update to my blog with my scaly, Mr. Fortescue:

If you've been in the P&M showcase you might recognise him from the Necro/=][=munda thread but it's best to keep him here in his home as well.

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only Devlan Mud Agrax Earthshade.
My Scientific Scavvies (WIP)
The Free Mechanised Goblin Republick
Malifaux (so far just Hamelin the Plagued) 
   
Made in be
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM






In the Wasteland

oooh. I like it. Well done. well executed.



 
   
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Preston/England/United Kingdom

Jack - As you know.... I really like your painting style Mr. Fortescue is just gorgeous. I like the random power plants coming out of his skin and the glow from them you've got on the cog .

The chipped metal off cut at the front of his base looks real. Have you used metallic paint or a NMM technique?

Thanks for sharing him in here too...It seemed a shame not to carry on with one of my favourite blogs.

Peter

PS if you're still coming back to England for Christmas bring a good few layers. Oh and gloves so the grots don't stick to your hands. cold.

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