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Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Very impressive! That's a serious miniature, if it can even be called that

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

That is a a pretty large project you have going Bellerophon.

Cheers,

CB

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Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks both - yeah it's a huge project. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the 28mm Warlord now, although I'm sure I've got loads of work left to do. Not least the heraldry - I want to put some Metalica heraldry on the shields and in a few other places. I'm at least going to try to put heraldry everywhere I put it on the AT version, and will be tempted to do more than that given the great blank canvas of a full size warlord. At the minute I'm expecting I'll be trying to freehand to match the heraldry from the AT transfer sheets, just at a much larger size. I expect that will take ages. But I don't mind, because the model calls for it.

On the AT front, I've now pre-ordered the Loyalist Legios book, a Warmaster and the new battleforce set. I couldn't resist the battleforce given the relative savings, coupled with pre-order discount from my favourite indie store. My Metalica collection is pretty big already, so I'm not quite sure what to do with the titans. The Warmaster will obviously add to the Metalica since it doesn't have one yet. As for the battleforce, well, I've only got one Warbringer already, but 4 each of hounds, reavers and warlords. So I guess adding the titans to the Metalica collection would allow for a full 5 titan maniple entirely consisting of one type of titan. A bit of a shame that it's another volcano/apocalypse warlord though. I like that it's the one in the battleforce because it's ordinarily direct only and you can get the sunfury version from indie stores at a discount, but for my own collection 3 out of my 4 warlords are already volcano/apocalypse. This is perhaps a hint that I should get around to buying some of the Forgeworld guns!
   
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DARN!, that's extremely big and bad ass, excellent paint job. Also epic collection you have there behind him, amazing.

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Made in ca
Frightnening Fiend of Slaanesh



United States

Amazing work, This thread is completely incredible.

May I ask, what are the yellows/off whites you are using?
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Wow dude! That titan is dope as hell!

Cant wait to see it finished it already looks gorgeous!

Are you planning on doing an Eldar one for your biel tan in the far future?

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I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


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Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks guys! Apologies for not replying to your questions, I'd only just seen the latest couple of posts when I came back to the thread just now to post an update.

Nightbringer4213 wrote:May I ask, what are the yellows/off whites you are using?

Happy to share. They're all airbrushed -

The yellow is primarily VMC Yellow Ochre. A bit of VMC Golden Yellow sprayed lightly into the centre of panels to brighten them up a bit, then a touch of VMC Light Orange around the edges to add a bit of richness, and then a careful light coat of VMA Burnt Umber around the edges to darken and shade.
The white is VMA Off-white, with VMA middlestone sprayed lightly around the edges to shade and 'age' it.
And you didn't ask, but to complete the set:
The black stripes are primarily VMC German Grey, with some Army Painter Matt Black sprayed on the edges
The red is primarily VMC Burnt Cadmium Red, with a bit of VMC Pure Red to brighten the middle of panels and VMC Hull Red to shade around the edges.

Argive wrote:Are you planning on doing an Eldar one for your biel tan in the far future?

I'd love to! Right now I'm being fairly strict with myself about not buying any more forgeworld toys until I finish the Warlord, but I have been contemplating what to go for once I'm done. A pair of Revenants and a Phantom seems like something to aim for, but I'd also like to pick up some of the other Warlord Weapon options, other Imperial titans, Cerastus knights etc. It'll be a tough choice what to do next!


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Today's update is a start on the heraldry. I'd been quite nervous about this since I was planning to do it freehand and I've never been a very good 'artist' in terms of drawing, 2d painting etc. I can draw non-organic stuff fairly well, but organic shapes, people etc... utterly hopeless. I guess that's the engineer in me showing! Anyway, what I wanted to do for this Warlord is basically recreating a bunch of the heraldry from the AT Metalica transfer sheet, but in a much larger size. I'm particularly apprehensive about tackling the Iron Skull itself, so I decided to start off with what I thought would be the easier choice - the stylised gothic 'M' and laurel wreath. This is on one of the heraldry shields that goes on the shoulder.

The stripes and the basic diamond shape are airbrushed with masking. For the circle of the wreath I basically traced my paintbrush around a round object in order to make sure I had a fairly accurate circle, and then the leaves and the 'M' itself are fully freehand. I'm quite pleased with how it's come out, the only change I'm contemplating is possibly making the mid-tones and the highlights of the 'M' a shade or so lighter just so it's a touch more prominent.


   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice freehand on the leaves Bellerophon.

Cheers,

CB

44 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 gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks captain!

I've been continuing with the freehand heraldry. Now it was time to finally get myself pumped up to try the Iron Skull itself. On the AT scale version I'd got two Iron Skulls on the titan - on one of the heraldry shields, and also on the right arm armour panel. I decided the arm one was a bit less prominent and would be the better choice for my first attempt, on the basis that I'd rather mess this one up than the one that goes on the shield. A couple of hours painting today, trying my best to copy the AT decal, and this is the result:




I'm rather pleased with that! I think I'll try to get the one on the shield done fairly soon, while I remember the paints I used. That will be the last heraldry I need to freehand to match the AT version, but I'll need to have a think whether I want to add extra for this full size titan. I'm certainly tempted to put the certificate number on it somewhere.

I've also painted the axe and Opus Titanicus on the knee. A much simpler one, only one colour of paint, but it was still an excercise in slow and steady brushstrokes with plenty of flow improver to try to get the crisp lines.

   
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Charging Dragon Prince






Great free handing Bellerophon! The crispness of the lines is fantastic!

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Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






I concur, that is some amazing freehand. It looks great on that really smooth yellow-to-orange.

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