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Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Over the last while I have been painting on and off. I haven't been really posting but I have been lurking everyday (mostly at work). I watch my thread subscriptions and check out new threads. I get excited with others results and I will myself to paint. But as soon as I get home, it normally doesn't happen. I cook dinner, have a beer and the light is gone as so is the urge to paint.

When I do get some painting done, I love every minute of it. Yesterday I took pictures of what I've been working on.. its not much mind you and I'll spread out the pictures to make it easier to comment on

My first of three marines:

I dont think I have ever posted pictures of this guy. I liked the way he turned out. Unfortunatly I clear coated hime with a satin coat but he came out really shiny... I'll fix him eventually




I'll post another tomorrow. Please comment and C&C are welcome

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Face is good! gold is good, shame about the shiny though! :-) what are your plans for basing?

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





44.328850 / -73.110190

I am right there w/ you regarding motivation. So many ideas, so many plans, so little actual time to spend. I'm actually starting to get annoyed at the responsibilities I have because they are cutting into my hobby time. I'm thinking about dumping my job, family, and friends. Then I'll have the hobby time I need.

More on topic- I really like the look you have going here, and especially like how you are keeping a distinctly Imperial look to them even when they are obviously no longer concerned w/ Codex Astartes. I've seen way too may RC projects that seem to miss the point that they are fairly recent Imperial renegades with , not a ancient Chaos Traitor Legion. I've seen too many cases where it's "one size fits all" BLLAARRGHH... Kay-0$s SPIKYblood GUTS tentacle thingies GRRAAAGGHH.... which is totally cool mind you, but it's not the Red Corsairs.

Well done and worth waiting for.

 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

@Skalk Bloodaxe
I know what you mean, I think the same thing all the time.."How do I create more time" Its too bad things cost money or my job would be first to go. lol

As For the Red Corsairs..Exactly!
Anything they want they take. It makes it fun to Mix up Bits. I'm even thinking of adding a few GK Helms in there somewhere.

I really like the Allies Idea and it works perfectly with my fluff. New converts to the Lord of the Maelstrom.

@Nerfest
Thanks, thanks, I can fix it with a flat clear coat.

As for the Base Im going for some more cracked desert. maybe a tuff of dead grass.

I'm dying to try new base schemes but I got to keep it consistant

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good to see you back in the saddle Styro. Marine looks quite good. Face is well done as nerdy mentioned. I struggle on and off with motivation. I try to take breaks... some of them highly publicized. Mostly those fail miserably & I just end up painting because I'm in the habit. It's supposed to be a fun activity... do it when you feel like it. No one's keeping score.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks Gits, i like that "no one keeping score" I think I'll sig that for a while

Next up Marine two of three. His arms are magentized. He can be a regular marine or he can be equiped with a power sword, power claws, or anthing else.... as soon as I paint those too





I really Like this one. I like how his head turned out. I tried to add a hint of blue to his eye and I made the other one blind.



mind you looking at it now ... How is he supposed to look down the sight?

C&C are welcome

Thanks

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

*chuckle* Good observation Styro. Excellent job on this head... wow. Really sweet.

Magnetizing the arms at the pads is a great idea! Should have thought of that for my sternguard. Hmmm.... maybe I'll do that for my Devastators.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Great job on his face! looks good and well done on having the patience to magnetize his arms, that taks some dedication :-) I really like the scheme you have going for them the gold accents are just enough to give you some impact but i feel the reds may need a little bit of encouragement? mind you, saying that I always have trouble when i photograph my red marines with the camera washing the colour out a lot! so I'm guessing it's actually fine? :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

I paint the red with the Air Bursh using Zenithal Lighting:

Basecoat: Red gore
45 deg Highlight: 1:1 red gore to Blood red
15 deg Highlight: Blood Red
Wash: Orgyn Flesh

The blend is subtle and you cant see it in the photos. I think the problem is there is no contrast. Maybe I should use a darker base coat? maybe 2:1 red gore to Black?

As for magnetizing the arms. It is easy enough to do. the hard part is not losing the arms!!

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





44.328850 / -73.110190

The blind eye was almost creepy, really gives him a battle-worn look.

 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks i wish I had Mad skills then I'd paint a happy face on his eye

Marine three of three
You've seen him berfore but now he is based.




I have bought a bunch of wolf capes from Anvil Industry. I was thinking of adding them to all my Wolf Guard. i have pulled of his backpack to soo what it looks like on him. What do you think? If its a keeper then how should I paint it?


"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





44.328850 / -73.110190

Yes! Keep the pelt cape and make it a more gray color.

You have so excellent skills and I like the vision you have for this project overall. A lot.

 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks Skalk, That means alot coming from you.
You think I should use a grey cloak?

I was thinking Black with red border like the top hatches of my tanks and avatar. But Im afraid that might be over doing it




Or i was thinking of making it leathery brown

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





44.328850 / -73.110190

Maybe a darker slate color w/ light fringes, like the black top hatch w/ the gray design around the edges?

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice work. Really like the free-hand pattern around the edges of the doors. Really accentuates the design.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

@ gitsplitta, Thanks

@Skalk Bloodaxe, I think I have an Idea now thanks, I'll give it a try and I'll let you know.

In the meant time I started two other marines:

WIP The red already sprayed and a gloss coat applied and a wash. I then blacked out most of the non red parts. Im using vallejo game color Black. It looks blacker then chaos Black and I like it better.




and



Hope I can get some time in for more

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Looking good perhaps you could do one marine up with a darker base coat and show us a comparison? I like the blacker black on the new guys, who would have thought you could actually tell that it's blacker! heck you learn something new every day eh!

and as far as the wolf skin pelts goes, yeah man, keep 'em they look good! if you can get the fur parts to look like the tails you did earlier you're onto a winner they look brilliant! and the flat smooth main body of them would look cool if you made it appear like freshly skinned hide! I tried it on a small area of a wolf guard I did and it looked o.k i'll hunt a pic up for you..... found it!


Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks, How did you paint yours? I just worried that it might diconnect from the Red Corsairs

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






These minis are wonderful, your painting has a really crisp look.

D
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks Evildrcheese
I'm still learning as I go. I know I have improved alot since I started. mostly do to Dakka Members. I stil have alot to learn.

Speaking of which.. I'm testing colour Primers

Here is Army Painter's Dragon Red Primer:



I hope its dark enough to add contrast to my Blood red. otherwise i might need another step to darken it

For Army Painter's Plate Metal Primer see my Grey Knight Blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/449955.page#4651318


"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in au
Violent Space Marine Dedicated to Khorne





Australia

Have you ever had the problem with your red undercoat when you paint black over it and no matter how many coats you put on the red still shows? I am always getting it and it is really bugging me. How do you paint on your blackover red?
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

I never really have that problem. i black out all areas taht are not red then i give it a satin glaze to prevent scratches (thats my major problem) then I paint black on the black parts and the highlight 2-3 coats up to 2:1 Hawk Terquoise and Black. then a wash of badab black. to dull it. after that no red goes thru.

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I've used the Army Painter primers for several years now. They've always been good but the new formulations are better. Color selection is really nice too.

All you can do is try it Styro... see if it works with your scheme.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Ya I really like them. The model above was painted in Army Painter Dragon Red. Right noy I'm Playing with my Grey Knights with Army Pinter Plate Metal. I LOVE it! It saved alot of time and reduced the spackle and fuzzy problems i was getting

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/449955.page#4651318

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Oh yeah.... very nice!

I've started going to Vallejo air brush primers... but while they have some colors... they aren't as fantasy/SciFi gaming friendly as the Army Painter colors are... so I still use them quite often.

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

I was looking at them too, I heard very good review about them. but the limited range in colours sent me to army painter

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

No question, the Vallejo air primers are the best I've ever used... black, grey, white, dark red and dark green are all very good. If you need something more vibrant though, you need to go to Army Painter. I use their bone for my son's Nids and their yellow for my orks and sternguard.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

So I love the Army painter primers! I went over all my magnetized marines with it. Then I went over it with the air brush and a wash I even had some time to black out some areas. But then I got bored and did some OSL work on my Grey Knights. Anywho here are some pics:







I dont think i posted the swords before? this was my frist attempts at doing the crystal power swords. I found the black too much so for my Grey Knights I decided not to use black. Oh well Trial and error right?!



I picked up these guys not too long ago and decided to add them to the Red Corsairs. You can never have enough HQs





Friends of mine always make fun of my headless army! my Ghost army lol

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Love the army painter primers too. Used to use them all the time until I got my airbrush. They're still easier for some things so I keep some on hand.

AMAZING work on those swords Styro... wow! Those are really exceptional.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks Gits, they were my first try now the new ones look like this:


My Grey Knight Dreadknight

I haven't decided what to do with the runes on the SW blades

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
 
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