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t.dot

Got a quick color scheme and basing (no tufts) test. I was originally planning to do black bone (you can see the color test on the wings), but there were far too many steps (4 different colors!) and far too much work for something that doesn't really stand out at all. I may use the black-bone colors as detail elements on things like swords, spears, and lances though, for a bit of variety.




And then diving right into it. Got most of the basic tones on the horses and halfway on the catapult. I will probably revisit certain parts to brighten up some of the tones to create some variety in the bone, but progressing along.

I want most of the focus and effort to be on the armor and banners (going to be so much freehand I think), so I want the bone to be simpler to contrast.

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Albany, NY

Very nice bone base, should indeed be a great contrast to that green (teal?!) armor

Also! Cool tiny Custodes force - I've been tempted to do a 1k superhuman force too, with lots of headswaps and a couple Pallas grav attaks scooting around.

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After some tests, it's going to end up looking more green than teal. It took a lot of tests and re-dos, but I think I finally have a color scheme/palette that I'm happy with, and I've nailed the process of the army, so I'm looking forward to start cranking these guys out at a (hopefully) fast speed.

The majority of the bone (body and weapons) will be drybrushed with a pale tone, and I'm okay with a little roughness to help simulate the fossilization of the Petrifix Legion. Armor trim will be done in a darker brown ALMOST NMM old gold color tone.

The base will actually end up being changed for a red desert tone (similar to my Lamenters), because I found the yellow too overpowering and didn't balance well with the rest of the model.

Wrappings and tabards will be done in a grungy orange-red, banners will probably be a mix of pale green-white with green icons, and red with the pale green-white icons for Hekatos and heroes (hoping to get my Mortek done by week's end to help illustrate this). Weapons will be a "dirty" NMM silver.

Here's a teaser of some of my "test" models (my Mortek Crawler was really the dirty test-bed for all these different tones and colors).




   
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Green and bone look great together. Glad you didn’t go for the black bone, while well executed, it just isn’t nearly as attractive.

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 Theophony wrote:
Green and bone look great together. Glad you didn’t go for the black bone, while well executed, it just isn’t nearly as attractive.


I agree, and even monotone bone on the body and armor doesn't work well because it makes like 85% of most of your models the same color. It's a surprisingly difficult balancing act, IMO, made harder by the fact that I'm trying to drybrush as much as possible of the bone to reduce the amount of hand-highlighting I have to do.

   
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Progressing on some Mortek (those helmets take forever, just saying!)



I've also built Katakros + his Posse, minus the back banners.


   
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Finished my first set of Mortek Guard and the Crawler! The colors really came together in the end, and I think the basing pops them very well!





Now to grind through the rest of the army!

   
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How difficult are the back-banners to construct? What parts did you use to get them so consistent? On first glance they look like they're made out of the spears?

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Albany, NY

Wow man, that crawler O_O Many great textures, in particular the NMM metal against the bone. Speaking of bone, is that airbrushed, at least in part?

Green armor does indeed look a treat.

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Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:How difficult are the back-banners to construct? What parts did you use to get them so consistent? On first glance they look like they're made out of the spears?


The back banners are indeed the spears from the Mortek Guard kit. My Kavalos have back banners made from their own spears as well.

It's actually pretty straightforward. I have a pair of god-hand clippers, and with a really sharp exacto blade, you get very sharp clean cuts. I build one to size for the model, and assembly lining the rest to the same size is very easy (obviously build them all before attaching).

The banners themselves are just super sculpey. There is a slight porous texture to it because the sculpey was medium, and not super fine (and so the air pockets appear when baking), but it doesn't bother me that much. I just rolled a thin sheet, introduced some subtle waves, baked, and then cut strips down to size for the different banners.

Boss Salvage wrote:Wow man, that crawler O_O Many great textures, in particular the NMM metal against the bone. Speaking of bone, is that airbrushed, at least in part?

Green armor does indeed look a treat.


Thanks! The bone is predominantly drybrushed. I only airbrushed some filters with VMC Smoke and Hexed Lichen to introduce a bit of extra oomph to the shadows, but that's about it!

   
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I'm not the biggest fan of these models. But damn, your painting and palette choice is really showing these in a different light.

I Think you made the right choice with green. Look forward to seeing more to come.

   
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Thanks howie! The color palette definitely took a few tries to nail down, but now that I have my process, painting these guys up is getting faster and faster!

Finished my Necropolis Stalkers. I will need to take a better photo sometime this week to submit for this month's Dakka challenge.

These guys have red banners as opposed to yellow to help me differentiate Hekatos from the regular goombas.



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Wow! Those sword blades are looking awesome!

   
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Yea man, very impressive blades, times twelve! I also appreciate those models a lot more now, seeing their weird backs and having a better idea of how I'd fix some of GW's odd flourishes.

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Cheers! Yea the blades were a lot of fun of fun to do, despite some of the awkward angles as a result of how the models were posed! I'm looking forward to doing more of these guys (I have 3 more Stalkers and 3 Immortis with the big swords instead of halberds); quick and simple especially compared to Mortek Guard.

So I find that the Stalker 4-aspect heads sit too high compared to the Immortis heads, and it makes them look like they have super long necks. And it might just be me, but I feel that they're much more balanced with the back banners. Maybe it's just a bias I have from staring at my own models too long; they look weird without them.

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Finished 5 more Mortek Guard, which is basically all I ever want to paint.



And a little snapshot of my army progress so far. The colors really pop out when they're all together!


   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

They look just great DV8.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB

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Thanks Captain Brown!

Haven't had much time to work on my OBR lately. I've had to divide my time between school and Adepticon prep so probably won't be back onto the bonebois until end of March/early April.

Cranking out some Custodes; keeping it quick and dirty. Took the opportunity to experiment with oil washes on these guys, consequence free. And oh boy, have I been missing out! Why did nobody tell me about this stuff sooner?!?




The infantry are basically done. Need to do a few more filters and washes to smooth out some parts (like their blades) and throw in some weathering powder on the bases, and they're gucci.

I also did the silvers on the Calladius too (after I took this photo), so a few more touch ups, some oil washes, and some weathering powder and that guy will be done too. Maybe one more night's work on all the above? Then it's just the 2 Shield Captains (bike and foot), and I'm waiting on some of the new Sisters terrain that GW's teased to make a quick display board. My partner will be doing an IF/Black Templars force, so I think the colors will pair beautifully.

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And they're done! Now to begin my Creature Caster Resin Beast entry!


   
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Thanks @youwashock!

Started working on my entry for Creature Caster's Resin Beast. Did some quick color block-ins with the airbrush and started to refine the colors on the head and chest. There are a couple scenic elements (banners and shields) that will be on the final base, but I've kept separate for ease of painting.


   
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Those are some lovely looking boneymen. Nice bone tone for the actual guys, and the armour is top notch.

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Thanks Fifty! I'm liking how they're turning out, just need to stick to the grind and slowly churn them out (hopefully getting the army done by the end of this year!)

We have a figure show (teaser at LGS in April, and then the full show in September) so I started putting together some of the pieces that I'm looking to get done for that (and pieces I can bounce between right now because I know working only on the Lady of Depravity will probably drive me insane).



And speaking of, more progress on the Lady of Depravity. Started blocking in some colors on the bottom of the tail, I'm liking where it's going so I'll keep working up the rest of the piece before I start playing around with color tweaks and nuances. I really want to play around with a mix of warm (front) and cool (back) colors in both the highlights and shadows.



And of course (esp for showpieces), it's worthwhile to periodically check your values so you know how your colors are sitting.

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Albany, NY

Lovely Custodes, good looking batch of busts and statuettes upcoming (and I love them toon tanks). But really I'm here to flail about and be excited about your Lady! I didn't expect that basecoat to end up so red, and that isn't a complaint

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Thanks Boss! Yea honestly neither did I! I knew I wanted a reddish tone, but I wasn't quite sure how saturated I wanted it. But as I was laying down some colors and playing around, it just sort of happened and I really loved how saturated it came out!

   
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Continuing to work on this piece. Got work done on the arms and I'm really trying to push myself on the cool shadow colors (still lots of work to be done, especially on the back view). I also tweaked and pushed the colors and highlights on the front to brighten and warm things up.

It's probably not going to be perfect lighting, but still a good learning experience and I think the experimentation will give the piece a great extra flavor beyond the normal bright light and dark shadow.

I think I'm going to take a break from the red and start working up the blades and base before I revisit more of the upper body to start pulling everything together.



And value checking, as always.

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Slow and steady progress.






   
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Albany, NY

... finally a gods damn booty shot ...

Hot sex dude, lots to like Interested to see the skin develop, really like what's happening on her crest so far.

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Hahahaha right right, her "crest" lol.

Yea I think a couple more evenings on the swords and wings (and once I paint up the initial colors on some extra base pieces I have set aside), I can start working up some freehand detailing too for that extra oomph.

And then the color filtering process starts. Plus I think I still need to warm up a bit of her front and cool more of the back (especially around the butt, still too warm compared to the arms)

   
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Albany, NY

 DV8 wrote:
Hahahaha right right, her "crest" lol.
Hey now! If I had meant 'hypnotic racks of voluptuous snake udders' I would have said it

In related news, man, I love the Resin Beast, so much beautifully painted demonic weird-sexiness <3

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