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Australia

Those poxwalkers look ace! Thanks for the heads about Darren's channel closing down, I've been following him since he started it but missed that last video! Such a bummer, he's a wealth of knowledge.

 
   
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gobert wrote:Cracking job on the pox walkers mcmatilla, they look suitably nurgle! Their pustules are particularly disgusting!

Cheers! I'm happy with the pustules as well (I mean.. ), though there was a point when a big one on a walker's very closely resembled a tennis ball! That kinda gave me an idea for a future walker..
Viterbi wrote:Nice first foray in using contrast paints. I love them and mostly use them for leather, skin and over metals. Atm I‘m painting models only using contrast and no other paints. Really helps with learning more brush control, that stuff is flowy

Thanks! I'd almost forgotten about applying Contrast over metals! I have to try that with some model, mayhaps a marine?
Pomander Cask wrote:The pox walkers look great! I'm thinking of testing contrast paints too and it's good to hear you like them.

Thank you! I'll keep on testing them out, and I'm looking forward to what you'll come up with!
zahnib wrote:Those poxwalkers look ace! Thanks for the heads about Darren's channel closing down, I've been following him since he started it but missed that last video! Such a bummer, he's a wealth of knowledge.

Much obliged! Darren's channel really was brilliant, such a shame that it'll get canned. Though I may or may not have already downloaded all the videos for personal offline viewing.. Maybe I'll eventually get to trying out the Lord of Blights masterclass!

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On the hobby front, I've started painting the three ork boyz. I've almost got them basecoated now, and hopefully get to post a WIP photo soon. Work has kept me quite busy during this social distancing period, but I do try to paint a bit every day.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
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Australia

 mcmattila wrote:
Much obliged! Darren's channel really was brilliant, such a shame that it'll get canned. Though I may or may not have already downloaded all the videos for personal offline viewing.. Maybe I'll eventually get to trying out the Lord of Blights masterclass!

I shall keep this in mind

 
   
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Finland, Espoo

Ah, pox walkers! Nasty fellers.

For an hour and a half paint job you did a really good job! They are close to studio quality.

   
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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

You did those poxwalkers proud, their boils look excellent.

(which is a fun thing to write out)

realism is a lie
 
   
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You've painted some great models since I was last here. Pox walkers look good, particularly for a relatively quick method. Love those old priest models too, so much character and the painting really does them justice. My favourites though were those Farstriders, great work on the cloaks and the dirty scheme on the armour works really well.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with those orks, and more rats
   
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Uriah looks great. The red is especially good, but the whole thing hangs together really well.

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Ezki wrote:Ah, pox walkers! Nasty fellers.
For an hour and a half paint job you did a really good job! They are close to studio quality.

That's high praise indeed!
amazingturtles wrote:You did those poxwalkers proud, their boils look excellent.
(which is a fun thing to write out)

Heh! Thanks a lot!
Maharg wrote:You've painted some great models since I was last here. Pox walkers look good, particularly for a relatively quick method. Love those old priest models too, so much character and the painting really does them justice. My favourites though were those Farstriders, great work on the cloaks and the dirty scheme on the armour works really well.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with those orks, and more rats

Thanks for all the kind comments Maharg! Painting the Farstriders was a lot of fun, now I'm just waiting to get a game in with them. Might be a while though..
Fifty wrote:Uriah looks great. The red is especially good, but the whole thing hangs together really well.

Much obliged Fifty, and welcome to the blog! I have similar feelings about the model: the red is probably a bit more interesting than the rest of the colors, but I think the model works pretty well as a whole nevertheless.

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Okay, so in my last post I said I'd post some WIP pics of the orks, but it turned out that I just went and finished the things. More time spent painting, less documenting and all that.. Anyway, here they are:



As I've already said some words about the building, this post is about the painting. The general process was largely the same as with the last two. I think I spent a bit more time on the weathering and especially on the freehand this time around, but hopefully the rest of it went a tad quicker than the first time around as I was more aware of what I should be doing. I was again a bit intimidated about the orange before I started painting it, but in the end it turned out nicely and pretty quickly. I did have to be careful when working on the clothes and other bits so as not to accidentally get paint on the finished orange, but happily I managed without mishaps. And then of course I proceeded to paint on some freehand and chipping! The latter especially is good to fix any mistakes that might've happened.



Speaking of freehand, I tried to come up with some other designs besides the classic checkers to mix things up a bit. There's some triangles, or "dags" I believe, on one of the shoulder pads, and a sort of racing stripe design on one of the helmets. But of course I'm the most proud of the little "evil sun" on the back of one of the shoulder pads! I was actually going to use a decal first, but noticed that the decal would be too big for the pad. I thought: "what the heck, these are orks, doesn't matter if it's a bit wonky", and ended up practicing some more freehanding. Again, it was a bit scary as I wouldn't be able to get the same orange back, but I knew that I could hide any mistakes with battle damage. Turned out all right I think! And why the Evil Sunz emblem, you might ask? Well, as I'm doing my own color scheme I get to pick and choose! The evil sun might be my favorite, but possible future models might have a bad moon or any other clan logo on them as well, as the designs are pretty cool. Also, being orange, my orks obviously feel the call of speed at least a bit (as well as dakka and bling!).



And that's it for my boyz, for now! With these lads done, I've finished all of the ork boyz from my teenage years. Well, actually I've still got one half-finished conversion with which I might do something.. However, while painting these orks I've started to seriously consider getting a new box of boyz, or lootas/burnas, just to paint a couple every now and then. Also, some time ago I got myself another bucket list model, the AoBR Warboss, from eBay! So he'll eventually get painted as well. Just got to build him first, and come up with an appropriate base as well.

Finally, I'm entering these guys to Ann's April hobby challenge, splendidly titled "Paint the Crap You Already Own". While I still have the opportunity to go to an FLGS and buy new models (stocks might be low though..), I very much agree with the idea that we should all try to make our backlogs of unpainted models as nonexistent as possible. Keeping that in mind, I'll try to get a couple more (old) minis finished before April's through!

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Lovely work (as always).

   
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Australia

Your orks look awesome!! The paler shade of skin and the orange go so well together and the chipping is really nicely done. I'd also love to know your painting recipe for the bases?

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Your orange boyz look fantastic. I love your fabric highlighting technique, it always looks good on your minis. The pale skin and pinkish face look great too. The AoBR model will look great leading the mob too, hopefully he gets to the front of the painting queue at some point

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Finland, Espoo

Great work yet again!
I like the vibrant orange, it turned out well. I also always love your weathering work. It works really well with the awesome freehand patterns.

Really looking forward to that AOBR Warboss! I also got the model, but it has been painted some 10 years ago. He's an awesome guy.

   
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The orange orks are lovely! You’ve done a great job with all the patterning and weathering. I enjoyed reading about the process too, it’s always interesting the way you approach things.

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Marvelous work on those orcs! The skin color is amazing and the chipping looks so great.
   
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Wow, thanks again for the kind comments everyone!
Arakasi wrote:Lovely work (as always).

Thank you Arakasi!
zahnib wrote:Your orks look awesome!! The paler shade of skin and the orange go so well together and the chipping is really nicely done. I'd also love to know your painting recipe for the bases?

Cheers! Can't take credit for coming up with the scheme/recipes (that's Amy from Tale of Painters), but they are a really effective combination! The bases are easy, it's the "default" bone recipe from GW: basecoat Zandri Dust, wash Agrax Earthshade, drybrush with Ushabti Bone and Screaming Skull. If I have bigger stones/tiles/etc. I usually basecoat those with Zamesi Desert, and then continue as described, but I didn't do that with these bases. The skulls are painted with the same paints, but after drybrushing I glaze/highlight the skulls with the same paint (UB/SS). This makes the surface smoother and the color stronger than on the drybrushed sand, which makes the skulls stand out a bit more.
gobert wrote:Your orange boyz look fantastic. I love your fabric highlighting technique, it always looks good on your minis. The pale skin and pinkish face look great too. The AoBR model will look great leading the mob too, hopefully he gets to the front of the painting queue at some point

Much obliged gobert! The best thing about using hash-highlighting is that it's super fast and low pressure! The Warboss will definitely jump the queue at some point, but I'll paint a project or two before that..
Ezki wrote:Great work yet again!
I like the vibrant orange, it turned out well. I also always love your weathering work. It works really well with the awesome freehand patterns.
Really looking forward to that AOBR Warboss! I also got the model, but it has been painted some 10 years ago. He's an awesome guy.

Thanks a lot Ezki! With these orks I've practiced weathering with a brush. It's definitely not as nice/random as it would be with a sponge, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. And as the models are relatively small, it doesn't take a huge amount of time.
I'm also looking forward to the Warboss, he's a beast!
Pomander Cask wrote:The orange orks are lovely! You’ve done a great job with all the patterning and weathering. I enjoyed reading about the process too, it’s always interesting the way you approach things.

Much appreciated Pomander! I'm glad you enjoy my writings, I also like to read about other people's approaches and thoughts on their models.
Viterbi wrote:Marvelous work on those orcs! The skin color is amazing and the chipping looks so great.

Thank you very much Viterbi!

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Alright, let's do another WIP shot for a change. I've gone back to my Revelators and finally started painting the Scouts. I made pretty good progress during the Easter break: the gray armor is now layered, missing only the highlights. The clothes are basecoated and shaded. After I took the photo I basecoated the gold as well. There's still quite a lot to do, obviously, but I think most of the boring stuff is now done. Should definitely be able to finish these in the next couple of weeks.


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Australia

Thank you for the detailed reply! Awesome, I might give it a crack on my Sisters of Battle, balance out all that black! Scouts are looking great! I especially like the sergeant.

 
   
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Those (scion?) heads look perfect for the scouts who already look great before the highlights start. Their armour is just so fantastically smooth it’s unreal. I cant even manage that with 3 thin coats!

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zahnib wrote:Thank you for the detailed reply! Awesome, I might give it a crack on my Sisters of Battle, balance out all that black! Scouts are looking great! I especially like the sergeant.

No problem zahnib! I think the sand will complement the Sisters well!
gobert wrote:Those (scion?) heads look perfect for the scouts who already look great before the highlights start. Their armour is just so fantastically smooth it’s unreal. I cant even manage that with 3 thin coats!

Thanks gobert! Yup, those are Scion helmets (and a bare Marine head). Layering Dawnstone took 2-3 thin(-ish) coats, and was a bit of a chore, but nowhere near as bad as painting mk7 armor.. It does look nice when it's done though! And like my earlier power-armored Marines, the Scouts will be left clean.

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The Scouts are getting closer and closer to the finish line.. I'm hoping they'll be done during the weekend, or early next week. The armor, clothes and the metallics are now done, just have to highlight the black, do the camo cloaks, some details, decals and the bases. I'm a bit on the fence about whether to add some gray on the boots (the pads), or to keep them black. I think I'll paint the base first and see how it looks..


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Scouts are looking awesome mcmattila! Its a really nice conversion. I vote yes for grey on the boots though I think waiting until the base is painted is a good idea.

 
   
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Your scout is looking good so far. I do think a bit more grey would help tie him to the rest of the army. Either his shins or the casing of his shotgun maybe?

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zahnib wrote:Scouts are looking awesome mcmattila! Its a really nice conversion. I vote yes for grey on the boots though I think waiting until the base is painted is a good idea.

gobert wrote:Your scout is looking good so far. I do think a bit more grey would help tie him to the rest of the army. Either his shins or the casing of his shotgun maybe?

Thanks guys! Good suggestions. I decided to add gray to the boots, like gobert said, to better tie them to the rest of the army.

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And the Scouts are done!



So yeah, they've been a relatively long time coming, and I've shown them unpainted a couple of times already. As the construction has already been discussed, I'll focus on the painting in this post. I'm glad to say that painting the Scouts was for the most part an enjoyable process. It was also a bit different from my other recent projects: I tried to keep them consistent with my other Revelator models, which meant no weathering and less highlights than with, for example, my Astra Rodentia or Inquisition models.



This is not to say that I don't like the look! I'd describe the look as vanilla-GW-tabletop, and the slightly cartoony look is neat if a bit uneventful. I did however try something new with these guys, as I try to do with every project: I did their cloaks in six-color desert camo, which is about my favorite camo design. Well, to be frank, it's more of a four-color desert, as I simplified it for the miniature form, but I think it reads well for what it should be. Might try all six colours for the sniper Scouts when I eventually get there, as there's more room in their cloaks..



A note on the color scheme as a whole: I'm really liking that my chosen armor color of gray and the desert basing scheme allowed me to create a somewhat sensible scheme for scouts. I was a bit worried about my standard accent colour yellow, but then I realised that as Scouts don't use company colors, I had no issues! Yeah, there's some gold, but there always has to be some bling in Warhammer.. All in all, I think they look like an effective bunch of commandos ready for some close-quarters action.

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Albany, Australia

Stunning. The grey on the boots was a good call.

   
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Wow! They turned out really well, congratulations. The camo looks good, it's a nice and scouty theme.

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Looking great mcmatilla! The camo really does look cool, those black and white dots must’ve been fiddly. The extra grey helps too, particularly from the side and rear.

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Australia

Those scouts turned out great! Where did the sergeant's powerfist come from? Again those bases are looking ace

 
   
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Scouts look great. Nice job on the camo scheme, looking forward to seeing it in its full glory on the sniper scouts
   
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Arakasi wrote:Stunning. The grey on the boots was a good call.

Much appreciated Arakasi!
amazingturtles wrote:Wow! They turned out really well, congratulations. The camo looks good, it's a nice and scouty theme.

I'm glad to hear that amazingturtles!
gobert wrote:Looking great mcmatilla! The camo really does look cool, those black and white dots must’ve been fiddly. The extra grey helps too, particularly from the side and rear.

Cheers gobert! The dots required a steady hand, but weren't actually too bad to do. They were all "one-and-done", didn't have to fix any mistakes or do multiple layers.
zahnib wrote:Those scouts turned out great! Where did the sergeant's powerfist come from? Again those bases are looking ace

Many thanks zahnib! The power fist comes from the Scions kit, same as the helmets, backpacks and the bolt pistol arm. That kit turned out to be great for Scouts! Now I just have to come up with a use for the rest of the bits.. Maybe some rat Scions?
Maharg wrote:Scouts look great. Nice job on the camo scheme, looking forward to seeing it in its full glory on the sniper scouts

Thanks a lot Maharg! Heh, the snipers might take quite a while to do, as I still remember how annoying these shotgun Scouts were to assemble.. Hopefully the snipers are a bit easier!

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Australia

mcmattila wrote:
zahnib wrote:Those scouts turned out great! Where did the sergeant's powerfist come from? Again those bases are looking ace

Many thanks zahnib! The power fist comes from the Scions kit, same as the helmets, backpacks and the bolt pistol arm. That kit turned out to be great for Scouts! Now I just have to come up with a use for the rest of the bits.. Maybe some rat Scions?

Ah that makes sense! The scale works perfectly with the scout models. Haha, yes! Some elite raties

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Great work on the scouts, amazing how you managed to do such a clean camo effect on the rolls on their backpacks
   
 
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