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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

I Finally joined Dakka last week and was excited to get back at painting minis. I've been on about a 3 year break since the last time I painted. To get used to the good 'ole "Brush-in-hand" feeling, I first got at an old OOP Tau Ethereal which quickly bored me, so I moved on to a freebie AoBR ork Nob that game with a plastic termie accompanying an issue of White Dwarf. Unfortunately my cams been on the fritz, so I haven't taken as many photos as I would have liked to. So here is a teaser, until I get my camera back working. This was taken on my cell phone, so I apologize in advance for the poor pic quallity.



In trying to stay with a color pallete, I have blended up my layers on every color across the mini with GW's Kommando Khaki. The checkers, breastplate designs, and crossbones on the eye patch are all free hand. The red sash on his grenade is clearly there to let him throw it faster. I'm still in the process of building up/balancing his base (rock) and I still have to do his shoota and choppa as well as final touches and probably a few washes here and there.

More (and better) pics will be up soon!

C & C's are Always welcome!

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Made in us
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets







Love the paint job so far. The picture is a little grainy but from what I see it looks great. Cant wait to see more of your work.

   
Made in ca
[DCM]
Acolyte of Goodwin






The Burbs of the Great White North

Very cool, that is the mini that got me back into the hobby when it came free with WD... Only suggestion would be to mix in some non-green colors for your ork skin paints mixes, right now it looks very green, as it's meant to I know, but I find mixing in some tans with the green for highlights and some reds for the darks really gives the skin a luster and more lifelike quality. Just taste though, overall, great mini!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Schank!
I'm hoping to get him totally finished by the end of the day (wishful thinking) and I have to get my cam fixed for this weekend. I'm going out of town for a wedding. Hopefully by Monday, if not sooner, I'll have finished pics of my ork and pics of my next project up.

Major Tom,
Definatly appreciate the advice. I do like my Orks to be mean and green, however I do believe in that "pseudo realism." I'd rather he look green pigmented than green like plastic. I had used a mix of DA green and Goblin green then built that up to just Goblin green and further highlighted him up from Goblin Green to Kommando khaki. He was shaded with a thinned down wash of DA green and some washes of dark brown. I've thought about red, this pic doesn't show it very well, but when I use a wash of red on his lower lip I keep feeling like it's too pink, and thats not what I want. I've thought about washing the skin down with a thinned down old GW Chestnut ink, but have reached the point of no return and don't want to shod it up now. Regardless, I truly like the feedback and advice.

Cheers!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

So after an awesome weekend in the mountains, I'm back home and back to painting. Still don't have my camera up, so I've used the wife's. Finished my Nob so here are the finished pics.









Please, C & C's are always welcome!!

Here are two of my current WIPs. The first is a Reaper Miniatures "WAR" and the second is a old GW SM Scout.





and the scout...



-Happy Painting!





   
Made in gb
Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





anticipating an impressive paintjob after that ork!
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Sorry for the delay...

Neil, I hope I won't let you down.

I would hoped to have had more painting done over the past week, but between being slammed at work and having Medal of Honor come out on my playstation, I've been preoccupied.

Another apology...my camera is still down, but have ordered what I need to get it operational again. This pic was from my cell phone and actually came out better than I would've thought, but still not great.

Here is the near-finished metallics on both the Reaper "WAR" mini and the SM scout. Just have one final highlight to do on the scouts blade.



I know the pic's not that great and you can't see the detail on the Reaper Mini's axe or the scout's bolt pistol, but I'll have more/better pics up soon.

C & C's are always welcome

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

So, I managed to get a couple things done, like fix my camera, however I haven't had nearly the amount of time to paint that I wish I did. So here is an update on my two current projects.

The first mini I've been at is this Space Marine Scout. Managed to finally finish the metallics, his face and his pants. Still have plenty left to do. All black parts are just primer, not black paint. I plan to do the scout in Space Wolf power armor and have begun work on his base.

Front View:


Head On View:


And Side View:


C & C's Welcome

The second mini I've been working on is this "WAR" mini from Reaper miniatures. He's larger sized, still 28mm scale, but a big model. I've got his flesh, and metallics all done. Still have a lot of work left to do on him. All black parts are just primer, not black paint. I've also got him assembled as you can plainly see.

Head On View:


Side, Axe View:


Side, Shield View:


Back View:


C & C's Welcome

   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

I am so pleased you posted that mini...I have been looking for something like him for a long time.


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Ps. The eyes on your SM scout are top notch.


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Sorry any chance you could PM or post the link for the mini...Reaper have so many....

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Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

I appreciate the compliment, manoknok. I'm out of town this weekend but when I get back I think I still have the blister pack that mini came in. I should be able to get you the item number and/or a link for him.

   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

That would be immense thanks!

Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Manoknok,

His item # is 2813 "Reaper -WAr"

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/2813%20Reaper

   
Made in us
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

nice work, the ork turned out great!

4250 points of Blood Angels goodness, sweet and silky W12-L6-D4
1000 points of Teil-Shan (my own scheme) Eldar Craftworld in progress
800 points of unassembled Urban themed Imperial Guard
650 points of my do-it-yourself Tempest Guard
675 points of Commoraghs finest!

The Dude - "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

Lord Helmet - "I bet she gives great helmet."

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Element. I appreciate the compliment.

   
Made in us
Crafty Bray Shaman





Those eyes are splendid.

Do you mind doing a tutorial?

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Black Ram, I would be happy to tell you the step by step process of how I did the SM Scout's Face. However, as per above, my camera was broken, so I was not able to take photos throughout the process.
It is also important to know that most of my paints are fairly old and the GW paints I often use sometimes go by different names now.

Step One: The face was painted with a 1:1 mix of Dwarf Flesh and Tanned Flesh (now called Tallarn Flesh, I believe)

Step Two: A wash of Flesh Wash was applied fairly liberally to the whole facial area. I believe you can get a GW paint/wash called Dark Flesh, which is similiar.

Step Three: A 1:1 mix of Chaos Black and Scorched Brown was thinned down with water to obtain the consistency of a wash and was applied around the eyes and nose of the SM Scout.

Step Four: The 1:1 mix of Dwarf Flesh and Tanned Flesh was then reapplied to the raised areas of his face.

Step Five: I then slowly began highlighting the raised areas by adding small amounts of Elf Flesh to the previous 1:1 ratio of Dwarf Flesh and Tanned Flesh. The more Elf Flesh that went into the mix, less areas on the face would get painted. Essentially, I'm just building smaller and smaller layers of paint working up to the brightest highlight. Which, at this point, would just be pure Elf Flesh.

Step Six: I then made two seperate glazes. Glazes are like a wash, but thinned down with water even further. One glaze was made from Regal Blue and the other from Scab Red. The blue was applied around the Scout's eyes and the red on his lips.

Step Seven: For the final highlights, I added Skull White to the Elf Flesh a little at a time to just get about only one or two layers out of the Skull White mix.

Despite the fact that the scout's base will be covered with snow, and I want the color palette to remain somewhat cool in tone, I didn't want to use too much white on his skin. If you use a pure white highlight on skin, one of two things can happen. Either the face can become too white and look gaunt, like a ghost. Or you get this super pale look which, imho, is better for Elves/Eldar.

Step Eight: Pure Skull white was used to fill in the eyeballs and his teeth.

Step Nine: Using a very steady hand (I actually use both hands at this point to steady my brush) I used Chaos Black to dot the eyes. It is IMPORTANT that after getting the black on my brush I dab it on a paper towel to remove excess paint off the brush. You don't want to mess the eyes up at this point as it is the last step in the process.

For future projects I plan to take many more shots with my camera so that tutorials like this can have images that go along with them. I know that helps tremendously.

   
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[DCM]
Freedom Fighter standing against Imperial tyranny





South Vinland (a.k.a Vermont USA)

I know I'm a couple months late in saying "welcome back to modeling!" but I'll say it anyway. I've been noticing a few posts from people that were gone from the hobby for a number of years, all coming back in 2010. Perhaps a stirring in the Warp has called us back, unknowingly creating and painting the participants for the final battle of the end times.

In any case, welcome back, I like your work, and I'm looking forward to seeing more as it comes.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Definately appreciate the morale boost, Skalk. Thanks!

As for the so-called painter's "Call to Arms" this year, I noticed it too. Not sure what inspired me to actually up and do it, if there was just one thing. I know GW has stepped their game up and really started making more dynamic and inspiring mini's with lots more options that previous years. And other companies like Reaper, Rackham, Soda-Pop, etc. have all really been breaking the mold (No pun intended ) when it comes to what we expect. I feel like the forum sites (ie. Dakka, obviously, Warseer and B&C) have all grown quite a bit in both users and content over the last year and a half too. So I'm sure any number of reasons could be attributed to the reform to get back into painting. All I know for sure is, it feels great to be back at it again.

...Now if I could just find some real time to get back to actually painting something...

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Freedom Fighter standing against Imperial tyranny





South Vinland (a.k.a Vermont USA)

Moltar wrote: All I know for sure is, it feels great to be back at it again.

...Now if I could just find some real time to get back to actually painting something...



Right there with you. I do what I can when I can. I've traded the time I used to use playing video games, watching TV / DVD, computer games, etc and have rolled it into my "hobby".

Hmm. That made me think of something. Be right back.

*times passes*

Hobby- noun, plural -bies.
1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation.

Obsession- –noun
1. the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.




Uhm.... so anyway, welcome back.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Finally got around to getting some work done on my SM Scout.

Next up, was to paint the scout's power armor.

A 1:1:1 mix of Shadow Grey, Kommando Khaki, and Space Wolves Grey was applied as a base coat to all the power armor on the model.



A little bit of Space Wolves Grey was added to the previous mix and used on the edges of the power armor.



Transfer was applied to left shoulder pad.



Further Highlight applied, more SW grey was added to previous mix.



A mix of Shadow Grey and Scorched Brown was carefully placed in the recesses of the power armor, even though there were not many recesses.



A Wash of Brown Ink was applied.



To achieve the battle damage, I reapplied the original 1:1:1 mix of Shadow Grey, Kommando Khaki, and Space Wolves Grey in small spots across the armor



For the shoulder marking a stripe of Kommando Khaki was painted on the shoulder pad.



This was followed by a mix of Kommando Khaki with Skull white added to highlight.



More white was added to this mix and further applied to the stripe.



Then the original base coat 1:1:1 mix was added to represent battle damage across the stripe.



Underneath the battle damage, over the blue armor, Space wolves grey is applied directly underneath the damage, under the stripe, pure skull white is applied under the damage



Pure skull white is then used to highlight the blue armors battle damage



Next I began work on the bolt pistol. A base coat of Bubonic Brown was applied around the bolter.



I began to highlight the bolter using a mix of 1:1 Bubonic Brown and Bleached Bone working the color up to pure Bleached Bone:











The black areas were done two different ways, the pouches were given a Chaos Black built up to Kommando Khaki and washed with Brown Ink. The grenade, scope and other metal parts that are black were painted with Chaos Black built up to grey with Skull white and washed with Black Ink.




Final pics will be posted later today with the base finished and pics taken in a light box. Hope you all enjoy. C & C's always welcome

   
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Legendary Dogfighter




Munich, Germany

Amazing miniature!

Join the Imperial Guard. The pay's lousy, the battles fierce and you probably won't ever come back again. BUT you get a lasgun.
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Necanor, I appreciate it!

Here is the final images of my completed SM Space Wolf Scout. I wanted to capture the idea that this Scout has been out on his own for quite some time, tracking or doing recon. Unlike other chapters, Space Wolf Scouts, more often than not, work alone and run solo missions. Because of this, I didn't want to give him a generic number or Scout symbol but rather something that could just be his own symbol. Not that it's fancy or anything. It's not supposed to be, imho. It's just a simple stripe.

Overall I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out. I am thoroughly pleased with the way his face came out in the end. I do believe the battle damage could be done to a better degree than what the final product came out as. Particularly at points like his abdomen/stomach guard. I think having the highlights smaller than what they are would help a lot with this. I've heard bigger highlights make the marks look more fresh, but I think it comes off a little sloppy. This is actually my first real attempt at aged battle damage across a mini other than the ork I did at the start of this post, but the orks are fairly minimal.

As always, C & C's are welcome and encouraged!

Front View:




Side View:




And Rear view:




   
Made in us
[DCM]
Freedom Fighter standing against Imperial tyranny





South Vinland (a.k.a Vermont USA)

That is very well done. I really like the "battle damage" effect on the shoulder pads w/o actually hacking and cutting them up. I also like the highlight techniques you used.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Skalk! As tedious as the battle damage was, it wasn't that tough to achieve, just time consuming. Definately tried my patience though.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get some work done this weekend and finish another mini or start on another.

   
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Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say





Portland

excellent work on the scout, I'm especially fond of the face and eyes, well done!

actiondan wrote:According to popular belief I cannot use drop pods because only the Imperium can organize itself enough to put 10 men in a container and fire it at a planet.
 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Very nice! I'm returning myself after a 7 year absence to the hobby. Just dropped $40 on paint and glue for some basics to get started. Next pay will be the first models. Going to start a vanilla marine force (Possibly Iron Hands sucessor, with lots of Bionics), to get my painting up, hopefully to the level that I was at when I finished. Then i hope to use some of the tips and tricks to get my army to a 'high tabletop' level.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@Brother Heinrich: Thanks! I also believe the face and eyes turned out to be the best part of this model.

@Wolfshadow: Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad to hear you've gotten back into painting. Good luck on your marines, I've often thought of having a small marine force built up heavily with bionics, just haven't gotten around to it. Just a tip, you may want to scoop up a couple other mini's to mix into your paint schedule. After a 7 year absence you may get bored of painting 10+ marines all in the same color scheme. It may be nice to mix in a couple random mini's to change it up and let you work with different colors. Just a thought. I'm sure if you're totally pumped about your marine force you could power through it. -Happy Painting!

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I want to do an Inquisitor for my upcoming DH/GK force... may convert one up. I have some parts.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Never Forget Isstvan!






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Great weathering! Love the scout.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@ WolfShadow: Nice. Mixing it up and breaking up the monotony can be a really good thing.

@ Commander Cain: Thanks for the compliment on the weathering. It's not that hard to achieve once put to practice. Follow my tutorial above and you can easily achieve the same results with some patience.

   
 
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