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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Hi Gobert - thanks and I agree - i think ponytail looks the most evil despite that (perhaps because) her face is arguably the least 'overtly monstrous'.

Anyway, the update I intended to post on the weekend - We've moved to Plague Marines, and I've shifted from just a basic dark green to 'cream with green highlights'. These are all in varying states of WiP at the moment, but attached for your consideration:

For reference, here is my original colour scheme (circa 2010):



I quite liked this at the time... but now I can sort of see it for what it was - a quick (but careful) job to get it table ready. Being more about the painting now, I've mixed it up.

My first change was to try out a few 'lighter elements' (basically adding a cream colour) and to try out the new Tesseract Glow technical paint (which is great and i'm sure I will heavily over-use from this point on). This guy was the test case:

front shot


shoulder pad showing the tesseract glow


a 'leggy' shot to show off the dirty green/cream work I've done that isnt really visible from the other shots of the model.

I liked how this looked so I stepped the brightening up a bit, adding more of a cream colour. These guys will all darken up substantially after they get a number of washes (camo green and agrax earthshade) but you can see the difference here. they are all very wip atm


(what is going on with that breathing tube entering his chest armour? is he smelling his deodorant? Lynx 'Barbarus Body-Spray'?)


This scuba-looking dude always makes me think of 'Underwater friends', and then I'm singing to myself lol (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOtD7OZ294)

and

''its all fun until someone loses an eye'.

I expect to have more updated photos before the weekend - hell, I might even get them finished! These guys have been a lot of fun to do, once ive dealt with the pile of shame, I might look to picking up some more modern death guard.

cheers
KT

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Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






The pale death guard look nice and nurgley. It gives them a nice other worldly feel

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






I always loved the pale creamy Death Guard. I find them much grosser than just the drab green. Great work!

   
Made in gb
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Cheers guys
The pale Death Guard turned out a lot darker after they had a wash in earthshade. Too dark? Maybe... still, all done now and here they are:

One:




Two:




Three:





Four:





Very happy with these. Next up are 3 Iron Warrior Bikers!


   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Very Nurgley, they’re more a mid tone now they’ve had a shade. My 4yo daughter says they look pretty... not sure what to make of that!

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





Australia

 gobert wrote:
Very Nurgley, they’re more a mid tone now they’ve had a shade. My 4yo daughter says they look pretty... not sure what to make of that!


Pretty?
*grandpa nurgle starts blushing*

haha - thanks (to you both)
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Time for an update - working on three iron warriors bikers. these guys had... issues with their guns - some had fallen off, others were misaligned... sigh - its why the fronts are a bit... rubbish I guess. They also all have spikes broken off and one of them even has some serious glue melt happening. I've got 9 or 10 bikes in total and almost all of them are damaged in some way.

Anyway, I'm painting the models *sans* guns first, then going to try and see what I can do to fix them up, the rest will be covered up and classified as 'battle damage'. Fingers crossed I can recover them enough to get by.



quite happy with this guys face



   
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Martial Arts Fiday






Nashville, TN

One thing I recommend doing to make your glowy marine eyes pop is a darker rim around the lenses seperating the glow reflection from the actual source (the lenses). This will give extreme contrast and make your highlight seem brighter. A magenta/black/brown wash touched to the lens edge should do the trick!

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IW biker's face did turn out well. I like the Death Guard, too. Very dirty. The day-glo green is a nice accent.
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






The melted bits on the bikes might work in your favour, add a bit of rust around them really lightly as though the corrosion has started inside the iron. Iron within and all that!

I like the sound of SlaveToDarkness’ suggestion, a magenta tinted shade should work really well with the green glow

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





Australia

 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
One thing I recommend doing to make your glowy marine eyes pop is a darker rim around the lenses seperating the glow reflection from the actual source (the lenses). This will give extreme contrast and make your highlight seem brighter. A magenta/black/brown wash touched to the lens edge should do the trick!


Thanks StD, I’ll give that a go


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 youwashock wrote:
IW biker's face did turn out well. I like the Death Guard, too. Very dirty. The day-glo green is a nice accent.


Cheers youwashock


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 gobert wrote:
The melted bits on the bikes might work in your favour, add a bit of rust around them really lightly as though the corrosion has started inside the iron. Iron within and all that!

I like the sound of SlaveToDarkness’ suggestion, a magenta tinted shade should work really well with the green glow


Howdy Gobert - that’s exactly what I was thinking The best thing about weathering & battle damage is never having to say you made a mistake

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Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Time for a Biker Update

Getting towards the finish line now - got some freehand work still to do, then the bases and the weathering. Few nights work yet, I guess, but they have certainly started to come together.

Let me know what you think!

The 3 amigos


Some computer screen work


Is this my good side?






The glue/mess problem I was worried about doesnt seem to really be very obvious now that I've got the models further advanced. I might keep the rust and weathering light, otherwise I think I'll risk bringing focus to the problem instead of disguising it. this is the most obvious bit you can see (the foot and the engine behind) - and it just isnt noticeable enough to warrant special treatment.





   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Those hazard stripes are fantastic.
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Sweet work on the bikers, they look perfectly dark and dirty. Very grim dark!

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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Nice bikes. I know that kit is one of the oldest in our range but I still love it; the angry biker face is my favorite CSM head and has appeared on many non-biker models.

Well done on computer effects. The Iron Warriors scheme looks great; I really like how weathered the grey comes out.

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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

 youwashock wrote:
Those hazard stripes are fantastic.

Thanks mate


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 gobert wrote:
Sweet work on the bikers, they look perfectly dark and dirty. Very grim dark!

Cheers - I've added a little weathering powder since then just to finish them off, hopefully not too much though!

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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Nice bikes. I know that kit is one of the oldest in our range but I still love it; the angry biker face is my favorite CSM head and has appeared on many non-biker models.

Well done on computer effects. The Iron Warriors scheme looks great; I really like how weathered the grey comes out.


Thanks I'm pretty happy with the weathering now - enough to consider them finished - I'll post these pics shortly... or maybe now?

...

Now it is, I guess!

Squad goals:





mah stripey bois










Some more free-hand shoulder pad attempts:





I'm ready for my close up



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My 'focused improvement goals' for painting this squad was pretty simple - I wanted to properly free-hand the hazard stripes. Prior models have involved a frustrating process of taping incredibly thin strips of awkward to manage model masking tape in an attempt to get consistently spaced and neat looking stripes. this time I only used a little tape - on one model only - to put light markings down in white. Once i completed one model, I used that as a visual guide to do the others. this wasnt as hard as I feared, and really sped things up.

So - I'm moving onto 3 iron warriors with Bolters and one Aspiring champion with a power fist. Not entirely sure what I'm going to focus on for those ones... maybe I'll just try to practice/reinforce some techniques rather than trying anything new.

Cheers
KT


   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Great job on the freehand, both the hazard stripes and the shoulder pads. The chaos star is particularly impressive.

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Yup. Those shoulder pads are sweet.
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Thanks youwashock and Don Qui Hotep

A couple of quick pics on some of the WIP I hit over the weekend. Unsurprisingly I'm doing more Iron Warriors, and I'm finally finishing painting an old-skool Chaos dreadnaught (this bad boy is transitioning from Black legion to IW).



Had some fun trying some cheeky freehand on two of the helmets. Let me know your thoughts:









Very happy with the skull face dude - and I'm happy *enough* with the star eyed guy (Paul Stanley?)
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Nice work on these and yes the first thing I thought while scrolling down was KISS!
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Nice! Skull face guy looks really cool, the back of his head is a bit Darth Maul too. I want to see some KISS themed Noise Marines now!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Love that helmet. Starchild and Skullface are awesome! Much respect for the old metal Dread.
   
Made in ca
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






Great helmets, the freehand adds a lot of character!

   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

maxwin wrote:Nice work on these and yes the first thing I thought while scrolling down was KISS!


gobert wrote:Nice! Skull face guy looks really cool, the back of his head is a bit Darth Maul too. I want to see some KISS themed Noise Marines now!


I did a quick google for KISS themed noise marines and found this which is cool as hell! Not sure how cool a Peter Criss/cat whiskers model would be though...


youwashock wrote:Love that helmet. Starchild and Skullface are awesome! Much respect for the old metal Dread.


I really like the old boxy dread look - the helbrute is still pretty sweet, but metal dread is a classic.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Great helmets, the freehand adds a lot of character!


thanks - I've started experimenting with giving each model an 'individual' look - something that shows they are more than just clones... not sure if this is a good idea considering the quantity of models I've got in my backlog though!

Cheers folks, appreciate the kind words I've not done a lot over the last few nights, but I'll try to post an update tonight/tomorrow.


   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Must resist buying a Noise Marine... but it is a cool model and that scheme Rocks!

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






Incredible. Lots of fun there. Great job on the freehand helmets! Remind me of these schemes from the 4th edition chaos codex; you get the sense that the livery is moving on its own. Nice chaotic chaos marines.


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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

gobert wrote:Must resist buying a Noise Marine... but it is a cool model and that scheme Rocks!
it is pretty sweet ...Ive actually got a handful of noise marine models sitting in the pile of shame...

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Incredible. Lots of fun there. Great job on the freehand helmets! Remind me of these schemes from the 4th edition chaos codex; you get the sense that the livery is moving on its own. Nice chaotic chaos marines.



Cheers DQH
I always liked that 4th edition freehand scheme - its fantastic.

Ok, quick update and I've played around a bit with the squad a little more, trying to get the powerfist to look a little more 'power weapony':




thoughts?

Otherwise the stripening continues...



and boxy boy




Hope to have a few more updates after the weekend
Cheers all

   
Made in us
Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Oh hey! I missed this update. Glad to see that boxy boy is getting some stripey love. Once again, really good free-hand work, specifically on the powerfist - I see at least two tones painted neatly over very thin lines. Good brush control on display 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 au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Oh hey! I missed this update. Glad to see that boxy boy is getting some stripey love. Once again, really good free-hand work, specifically on the powerfist - I see at least two tones painted neatly over very thin lines. Good brush control on display there.


Cheers mate Its white paint applied as fine lines of lightning with tesseract glow tech painted slightly wider over the top. I added a few more touches here an there to give the more of the fist a green tone without specifically having a highlight to stand out.

Other work has been... slow going (tidying things up, hitting highlights etc). Got some shoulder pad work done so I'm dropping another update













hoping to finish them next week, and I'll need to move away from Iron Warriors for a while. Time to head back to the pile of shame and see what else is sitting around.
Cheers
KT
   
 
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