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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Sorry for such a delay on this thread. I've been super busy, since it's holiday season and all. Regardless, I thought I'd show you that I have been up to a few things.

I have an old set of CSM's and thought I could get a chance to mess around with one of them and not feel like it would be a loss if I ended up just scrapping it. I intend to make him typical in Nurgle fashion and this is my first attempt to mold or create any kind of effect with GS, outside of filling gaps. I also had a go at him with my exacto knife to make the holes drilled into his armor.

Let me know what you guys think. C & C's are always appreciated.




   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Nurgley, To me. Looks very nice. Good GS work.

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My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, wolfshadow! It wasn't as much of a pain to get the desired look I wanted as I thought it would be. Just a lot of poking it with various sharp instruments. I think with some color I can make the GS look nice and gross.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

The holiday season has died down and once again, balance is restored. Thankfully, I've gotten a chance to start painting again and have gotten some work done on this Nurgle Marine. Obviously, it's still a WIP, but there should be enough done to get a better idea of the model as a whole. I've actually further painted him past the progress shown in the pics. He now has his guns and his back pack painted. I'm thinking of redoing his horns to be a different color. Once I get pics of his current status, I'll be asking for some feedback on him. Enjoy!

C & C's appreciated

Front View:


Side View:



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Alright got some up to date pics on my lunch break.

Front:


Right Side:


Left Side:


Back:


I know the images are a little blurry, they'll be better quality for the final photos.
My question to you all on Dakka really is about the horns? How do they look? I think they may not stand out enough due to lack of difference in the colors used to layer up the horns. Should I paint them another color all together? I don't think I really want them to be a focal point of this mini.

What do you think?

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Got some minor things done today. I went back to work on his helmet and added some striping down the horns from the tip, but they didn't show up that well in these photos. A couple washes of Brown Ink were also applied. I also worked on his eye. The glowing effect was done with a wash from the colors used to paint his eye. (Red Gore, Blood Red and Blazing Orange) I think I may go back and soften some of the light toward the bottom of his face mask - towards the piping - to dull down the osl a bit.
-The only difference with the last image is the white background.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how I'm going to base him. I am open to suggestions, but have other projects I can work on in the meantime after I finish this guy up completely.

All C & C's encouraged







   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Finished my Plague Marine last night, with a little inspiration from Skalk. Have to say that he really looks better in person. Not sure why but my camera didn't want to capture a lot of the darker tones used in this paint scheme and just seems to have saturated the photo all together. I tried it with a blue backdrop and it made everything orange, so I went with a black one. All in all, I'm pleased with how he came out. This was my first attempt at OSL, used around the solitary eye, and although, I think it looks okay, in retrospect I should've chosen a different color as it is too close to the orange used on the rusty power armor. Anyway, here are the photos.









Eye


Knee Pad


Bolt Pistol


C & C's Welcome and Appreciated

   
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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






nice work !


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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks Skotter! Always appreciate a compliment!

Here is my next WIP. Another CSM. This guy will be following (at this point in time, although subject to change) a color scheme similar to the Mortifactors. Lots of Bone and Black. He's got a custom bolter I scrapped together from an old chainsword hilt.

More Pics will come with progress





Please, let me know what you guys think!

   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






San Diego, California

Excellent work. That Scout particularly is fantastic.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Reecius! I'm overall quite proud of that scout. I really like how his face and sword came out. Glad you like it.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

So, moving right along. I'm slowly making forward progress piecing this guy together. I've used the head that comes with a CSM Lord, from some old blister pack I had. The head has not received a base coat yet and is still the original pewter.



For his base, I've been following a tutorial written by Lemmingspawn over at CMoN. Here is the link to his tutorial: http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1750 which is a very big help. If you haven't seen his works, just search his name in the DakkaDakka forums, but here is a link to his ridiculous Iron Warriors blog that implements the lava bases referenced in the CMoN article: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/189538.page It's a HUGE thread of Awesome-sauce.



The "rock" is made from a cork trivet (hot pad) that I just ripped up buy hand and then hacked at with a hobby knife. The bubble is cut away from an old CSM bolt pistol handle.



For some reason the "bubble" looks to be a little oblong, but is actually circular. The base was coated on the flat part with regular PVA glue, that is why it looks warped, and the rock had a coat of super glue applied to it to toughen it up and make it more durable.

The PVA glue was dripped over the "bubble" to smooth it out and make it look more like it's rising from the lava.



Wish I had more to show you at this point, but I'll keep updating as I keep working.

Thanks for looking

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Wow got a whole lot done today. Here are pics of my current work up to this point. I still have a lot of work to do on him, but he's coming along. I ended up removing his chainsword prior to painting as I could tell it would just get in the way.

So, as stated, he will be standing over lava. So, I got the idea to make his face kind of melt-y? Not a word, but whatever....Showing that his armor can withstand almost anything and even though the CSM can't, he won't let something like his face melting off stop him from getting his kill. I'll keep posting as I get more work done.

Anyway, here are the pics. The one's taken in the light box (blue background) came out a little bit orange:

Here's a close up of his face


Front View



Right Side


Left Side RAAAWWWRRR!


As always, C & C's appreciated!!!
Until my next post, fear his brass knuckle of doom

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Managed to get a little more work done last night. As you can see, many of this mini (colors wise) was inspired by the last two CSMs done by Yggdrasil. You can follow his awesome plog here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/249588.page

So here is where my CSM stands as of now. I still have to do his metallics, his base, and his small, little details.

Front


Right Side


Left Side



C & C's appreciated

   
Made in ca
Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Your work is really something. My favorite would have to be that Nurgle marine though. Great job on everything!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Hey, thanks bunnygurl! I always appreciate the feedback. I had a lot of fun painting that nurgle dude. Something comforting about knowing that in no way should he look clean or pristine.

   
Made in ca
Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Painting something dirty and gross (in a good way) isn't something I'm very good at, so kudos. And the converting you did with the GS definitely gave it some awesome Nuglyness.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@Bunnygurl: Thanks, again! The GS def helped the overall look and was pretty easy to achieve, since it was my first attempt using GS for anything other than filling gaps. The marks and indents are all made with a simple sculpting tool. I just poked and prodded it how I wanted and for the intestine-looking things I just tried to remember to work small and keep the GS amount used to a minimum. If you have to sculpt a lot, it's best to use vaseline or petroleum jelly on your sculpting tools so the GS doesn't stick to it. Thanks for the kudos!

So here is my next update...
I have finished this CSM up for the most part, aside from his base. There were a couple things I noticed in these pics that I have gone back and fixed (ie: the red on the shoulder trim). These pics should certainly show the inspiration from Yggdrasil, including the OSL.

Front View:


Right Side:


Left Side:


Back:


Shoulder Pad Detail:


OSL on Chainsword Detail:


As always, I appreciate any feedback!

Thanks for looking!

   
Made in ca
Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

That shoulder pad and the OSL is pretty sweet. I, however, haven't seen that backpack before. If you don't mind me asking, where'd it come from? I really like it.

   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Great work! The skin looks really good and the freehand pad is excellent.

Cain

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Haha I have a really old boxed set of a 5 man CSM squad that probably came out around '92 or '93 and that's where that backpack came from. It's also where that old school Nurgley Dude we were talking about in the last few posts came from. I thought it looked awesome with the 3 fans on it. Actually, I like the look of most of the old CSM backpacks.


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Oops didn't see you, Cain. Thanks for the comments! Glad you like it.

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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





Hey great start Moltar , and thanks for linking that Amazing thread, i doubt i would of found otherwise ;-) think i will invest in some nice cork after that tutorial.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@Neil101: Thanks, Neil! Those cork hot pads should come pretty cheap. I lucked out and randomly found one in my garage I figured it was better not to ask my wife where it came from and just ripped it up. It's actually easy to work with and rip up.

UPDATE:
Last night I got around to finishing off the lava base for this CSM. Although, I'm "happy" with it, I think there are several aspects that I could've pulled off better. I think it could stand to have more yellow, imo. Next, I'll be applying the OSL from the lava to the CSM. Hopefully, I'll pull it off and not destroy the work I've done on this mini.
Well, here it is. As always, I'm open to comments and criticism.




   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC



Finally finished this CSM. As said before the overall concept for colors was inspired by Dakka's Yggdrasil and the Lava base was done following Lemmingspawn's tutorial over at CMoN. The OSL turned out maybe a little to faded and not bright enough, but I did not want to over do it. I also didn't want it to appear that my CSM was standing in a volcano but rather next to a lava flow.

Here are the pics:



Shoulder Detail

Right Grieve

Left Grieve

OSL From Below

His beautiful face... give him kisses before it melts off...


As always, I love feedback, so feel free to drop your C & C's
BIG Thanks to Yggdrasil and Lemmingspawn for the inspiration!!! Thanks guys!

   
Made in ca
Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Wow. GREAT work. OSL kicks posterior, so does the lava base and his skin color is awesome. I just can't seem to get the skin color right on my Berzerker champion. It just never looks right. Oh well, guess I'll just have to live osmosisly (I have no idea if I spelt that right) through you, but I think I'll refrain from giving him a kiss if that's all well and good with you. ;P

   
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Alluring Sorcerer of Slaanesh





Union, Kentucky United States

It looks like you may have some good stuff there, but I think you need some better pictures as the ones there are not capturing the model all that well.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@Bunnygurl:Thanks! On the first page of my blog there is a written (no pics) tutorial on how i did the skin on my SM scout's face. For this CSM, I did the exact same thing but used a purple wash instead of brown and turquoise instead of blue. Hopefully, it will help. Thanks for the kind words!

@Empchild. Thanks for your input. I agree. My camera is pretty new and I don't think I spent enough time with it to find out how to get the Best pics out of it. I've actually been planning to play around with it this week to try and figure out if and what settings need to be changed. Thanks for looking and commenting. Hopefully, I can work out those kinks.

   
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Powerful Spawning Champion





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Whoops. Must've missed that. Thanks for letting me know.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

A long overdue update is here! I've been very busy with work and happy to say that my routines are finally starting to get back into balance. I've been working on several projects here and there. I'm still trying to paint this boring Reaper Mini that I started back in like November. I'm slowly gathering pieces and modelling for a diorama I'll be starting relatively soon. I've got at least two more kitbashed mini's I'm eager to paint. I have also been working on my Lord of Change Conversion which has its own thread (link in my sig).
So here are some updated pics with shiny things for you to look at:
WAR from Reaper Miniatures



Here's a brief shot of the Lord of Change I'm converting. If you're interested in seeing more of this little project the link to it is below, in my sig.

Thanks for looking! More updates to come...

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Well, I have pretty much just grown tired and frustrated with that Reaper Miniature above. I managed to paint him up a little bit further and am just over it. So, I've decided to move on to some other things. Sticking with my CSMs, as I seem to paint them better and enjoy them much more, here are some quick glances at my new projects going on.

First up is a Nurgle Terminator. I've been fiddling with this guy for quite some time. He has parts from all sorts of different kits.


Next is a Word Bearers standard bearer that I'm working on. He is also somewhat kitbashed together. Here he is seen without his backpack or banner top.


Let me know what you think!
Thanks for looking.

   
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Maniacal Gibbering Madboy






Santa Clara, CA

Your lava looks so amazing! I also love the source lighting on that model! Great work. I like that you show so many angels on your models. Looking forward to more.

Check out my Project (B)log! I would love any suggestion or comments you may have.

Orkz  
   
 
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