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Made in ie
Longtime Dakkanaut







"Oh Shrikey.. you came and you gave me a turkey.."

I have sitting on my lovely shelf A captain Shrike ( has not been stolen yet ) and a forgeworld Raven commander in the middle of being painted up

As they are pretty much the first serious 40k I have touched,look I love dragons shutup my god I have decided to blog them as they go from angry black primed men to angry black primed men with white bits.


Stage one: Blacks


The request for Shrike was that he be as close to the heavy metal version as possible, except with blue tints to match him with the rest of the owners army.
After some thought, I decided his black armor would be chaos mixed with a small amount of space wolf grey, and a even tinier amount of boltfun metal.

In general I don't actually like to use pure black to add highlights to, it never looks right.

To enforce his slight blue scheme, I carefully paint his metallic joints/grill with bolgun up to chainmail with repeated blue ink washes. Whites are on about layer 5 in this pic, but you can see the hint of metal in the black armor.


ALL THESE PICS ARE BROOOOOKEN, SO SAD



Stage two: Whites


One thing I do love painting is white, and he has some pretty stark examples. All his white armor areas were basecoated in foundation grey, and given a very heavy asurman/badab wash to blue up the recess's for me.

His whites took around 15 layers of foundation, to spacewolf, to skull white mixes in very very watery layers, one by one making sure to let them dry in between.

These were then given light washes repeatedly with the same mixture.

ALL THESE PICS ARE BROOOOOKEN, SO SAD

All in all, the whites took about 3 hours of solid work.



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Stage 3 : Metals and Armor highlights


Metals were simple enough, wanted them to be slightly worn but still well kept.

Started off with a base layer of boltgun. Repeated sepia washes were added around the grimy areas, and all over the internal workings of his backpack as I wanted the pipes a little more golden/bronze.
Highlights added on in chainmail leading up to mithril with more sepia+ devlin mixes added around bases.


Armor was highlighted with shadow grey darkened down to near black. About 4 layers of thin line highlights added going from shadowgrey/chaos up to shadow grey/white. The armor was finished with a light gloss.

ALL THESE PICS ARE BROOOOOKEN, SO SAD

Sadly the quality of light I had to use has butchered the subtlety of the highlights, but further pics during my weekend days off should sort that out

Added bonus for tonight :

ALL THESE PICS ARE BROOOOOKEN, SO SAD

Ba da ba baaaaaaa - khorne mounts completed, riders on the way.








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Denial

Excellent job so far. Really nothing I can add for C & C.

You have a soft white color that isn't caked nor overpowering intensity. Just marveling at your work. Keep it up.

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Cheers dude, thats appreciated

More update pics will be up Wednesday as I am hoping to finish off Shrikes bits and bobs and move onto Korvydae.

   
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Wow thats a nice shrike if ive ever seen one! Can't wait to see more!

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Fareham

Looking good so far

Didnt realise you do commission work.
Any chance of a PM of what work you will take? (if its not a 1 off thing)

   
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Sure thing, Jack.

   
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Fareham

Im a nob -_-
Didnt realise you had a site.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Really nice Ifalna... I've always steered clear of both blacks and whites as I wasn't sure how to handle them. You've done both masterfully... looking forward to seeing the bits and bobs & how they relate to the overall look of the figure.

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I think I need a nice banner for it to be honest, but I am allergic to photoshop.

Edit: Gitsplitta I am looking forward to it myself The commissioner has requested he be close to the heavy metal version, so he will have red trim guards and mini cape, but I will be adding blues to his accessories to tie him in with the owners raven guard.

I am really excited about the Korvydae though, so this weekend will certainly be fun.

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Fareham

then go old school and use paint for it lol.

Failing that, paint something up on paper or cavas, pic it and use that instead as a banner.

   
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Good ideas, Jack.

I think it might help draw attention to my site a little more than the text sig

   
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Fareham

Didnt even see that in your sig either
Only 20 and going blind, ive had a good run

   
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Nice work!

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My attempts to get more work done today have so far failed, as it is so hot today in Cork that the paint is literally drying on the brush before it reaches the model.

I have no idea how, its windy out and there is no sun, but the heat is insane and this country does not believe in Aircon in apartments.

Hopefully by tonight I can get his holsters and purity seals done, but for now I have to go lie on the floor and try not to shrivel up.

   
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Live Inoculations for Kenya have decimated my right arm and left me not at work for the last few days, but to make up for intense lack of updates on Shrike ( his dark metallics eg: piping, belts, tubes etc are now finished due to not being able to paint detail with a bad arm ) I have some pics of a Carnifex my Dad asked for for his birthday a while back which I can get up for tonight.

Sorry for the boring thread folks, will be on to his purity seals and cape once I no longer have shaky paint arm.

   
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Madison, WI

The quality of your work is worth the wait. Take care of that arm!

   
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I can tell you have alot of patience and skill with washes and detail.

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London

Wow, it's fantastic already! Just don't leave it lying about
   
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As promised - a gift Ive only gotten the pics of recently

Colours were chosen by my dad, to character standard so nothing amazing, but damn I love reds.







More pics in my bits n bobs gallery, I dont like uploading a million shots of the same model here ><

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oooh, we likes the shiny red.
And the black and white on the shrike are really nice, hope the arm's better soon so you can finish him off.

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In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

What a lovely carnifex! I love the grey skin.

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Quick update while I take a break on him





Reds done, heavy wash to be added to the seals, then on to blue and green piping + scrolling.
Kilt (?) to be done blue to tie in with rest of army, and lord do I love blue.

   
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Madison, WI

Really nice work Ifalna, red lines look great counterbalancing the black and white. How you get the white to look that clean is astounding.

   
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Very very watery paint and a lot of layering. I have been thinking of trying out with a white prime at some point to test out whats its like to use in general, but I think I will keep that for a random spare model and not one of these

   
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Ireland

Ifaina your work on Shrike is sublime! My friend is working on a ravenguard army and i shall point him in the direction of your work to see if it inspires him to paint quicker!!!


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I'm not gay, but I would make sweet, sweet love to Shrike.

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Svalarheima, MA

Shrike turned out VERY nicely indeed!

I'm not a huge fan of the 'official' model - but you've made it look ace!

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It's ok, everyone is gay for Shrike.

   
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Very tidy work on Shrike and that 'Nid rocks too.

   
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Last update before bed.

Greens to be highlighted once more, and parchment to be done, then there is just some cleanup like the black bars over his ammo strip things attached to his fists. This chap will be finished by tomorow and I will be starting on Korvydae.

I think I went a bit too "Ifalna" with the colouring, but I will tone it down the the owner is not happy.



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