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Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Amazing work! I don't think it needs a wash and redone blending, I think bringing out highlights shoudl be enough to give it depth personally!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

Prime pulled it together nicely, and those wings are looking great!

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Speed Drybrushing





Priming always helps pull conversions together doesn't it? Blend on the wings is nice as well, may have to try that one.
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Great work on the wings, the blending worked well. Hopefully the washes and highlights come together nicely. Now the body has been primed he could almost be a bought model

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer





Wisconsin

That's one hell of a pop-up book.

   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Reeally interested to see how the paintwork on this develops further. Greenstuff work was great, and painting thus far looks like it is going in the right direction!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Hello and Thanks to everyone for checking it out and commenting

I spent most of my holiday long weekend trapped with enjoying time with family and friends, but I did get a little time to paint and greenstuff the TzDP.

Painting:
I spent an evening on the wings -I decided to follow through and it hit with a wash:
(wet)

(dry)


It knocked back the colour, but really did bring out the depth a lot better.
I then hit it with a gentle dryrbush for highlights.


Hmmm....

Current feeling - I sucessfully added depth, and the drybrushing added some highlights, but it lost some vibrancy - particularly around the dark purple and brighter peach wingtips. Im debating whether to go back and address this or whether I should be happy how it is. I left the wings as is for now anyway, and moved on. No pictures of the rest of the model at this stage as I'm just laying down some base coats and it looks pretty dull to be honest.

More interesting (I hope) is the pop up (as ShadowsandDust described it) spell book.

Firstly, I felt that the bottom of the book was a bit plain. Yes - this is the bottom of the book that will almost be entirely obscured by the hand holding the model. Yes, I am a fool.
As its on the bottom, and details wont really show up I thought might try to do some decorative stuff and practice my greenstuff neatness. The results:







Thinking I was done, I decided to hit it with primer - and immediately reconsidered and got back to work:




The odd 'texture' has only been done on one side - I dont know if this is a good decision or not. as no-one will see it, I'm sure it'll be fine
fingers crossed

I also revisited the face and the body of the spectre. You might recall the face looked like this


I got progressively less happy with this every time I saw it, and decided I needed to make a change. Firstly I worked on a sideways mouth with sharp and irregular teeth (multiple rows), but it just looked... weird. Weird but not chaosy weird.

So I carved it back, leaving in one back row of sideways teeth:


And constructed something different - attempting a 'longer face' or extending jaw:


I feel this works better and I'm pretty happy with how it looks now (even though the nostrils look a bit orky).

You can see on this pic I also added more tattered robes - mostly to tie in some of the rough edges on my greenstuff work.



And finally I thought I would how it looks when I pose it. to be perfectly honest I think its way overbalanced (visually at least) But I'm still pretty happy with it





Let me know what you think! is the more substantial spectral face a good move or a mistake? Happy to hear criticism too
Cheers
KT
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






More face is good! The proportions are very weird, make it very clear that this is a spell and not an actual creature.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
   
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought






Oh my god lol, that's sick. How did you even get greenstuff that small to stick while moulding those squigglies Oo ( also dat star....I'm envious)
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Great job on the GS, really impressive getting such fine details. The revised Daemon looks great. I see what you mean about the balance, if it’d have come out more vertically it might look more evenly balanced. Then again it wouldn’t be as threatening. Great sculpting either way!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Lovely work on the feathers, I think that last drybrush really helped sell the blend of the colors. I'm curious to see how they look next to the rest of the model, depending on how saturated the armor the wings might be fine as they are.

The book and demon both look good, the detail on the cover looks right out of Evil Dead.

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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

I agree - the final drybrush has made it all come together nicely, and whilst less vibrant, it looks far more natural in its cohesiveness

Sculpting is looking great as well

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:More face is good! The proportions are very weird, make it very clear that this is a spell and not an actual creature.


Cheers that was kinda my original goal for the long extended face. I’m much happier with the new face, I reckon it’s got a ‘ghost librarian’ vibe now lol

Who you gunna call?





Roknar wrote:Oh my god lol, that's sick. How did you even get greenstuff that small to stick while moulding those squigglies Oo ( also dat star....I'm envious)


Thanks! I used very fresh GS so it would stick & The ‘squiggles’ were just tiny worms of gs squished into vaguely interesting shapes with a pointy thing. The star & the Tzeentch symbol were harder & needed a lot of trial, failure & redoing

gobert wrote:Great job on the GS, really impressive getting such fine details. The revised Daemon looks great. I see what you mean about the balance, if it’d have come out more vertically it might look more evenly balanced. Then again it wouldn’t be as threatening. Great sculpting either way!


Thanks mate hadn’t really thought about balance before this build - every new model is a learning experience!

As per the earlier pic I’ve Hit the spectre with the paint, I’m liking it so far I think?






Don Qui Hotep wrote:Lovely work on the feathers, I think that last drybrush really helped sell the blend of the colors. I'm curious to see how they look next to the rest of the model, depending on how saturated the armor the wings might be fine as they are.

The book and demon both look good, the detail on the cover looks right out of Evil Dead.


IGtR= wrote:I agree - the final drybrush has made it all come together nicely, and whilst less vibrant, it looks far more natural in its cohesiveness

Sculpting is looking great as well

Thanks for sharing


And thanks to you both as well I’m working the armour right now, hopefully I can brighten it to match the wings!

Here’s the current progress:





So slowly moving forward, trusting it all works out!

On completely separate point, thought I might share my 9 year olds sanguinary priest -





I think he did a good job

   
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Blue armor is looking nice, and liking that little bit of shoulder pad peeking at the edge there.

9 year old's model is excellent, I'd be pretty happy with that level of result myself.
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Really great shading on the armor, looks like the armors twisting a bit. Nice one on your son's Blood Angel!

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Thanks Guys

Quick update because Im at work and... probably should be working lol

Progress on the armour:



as a nod to this Tzeentch DP being currently aligned to my Iron Warriors, I figured he needed a few hazard stripes



And some work on the spellbook:




This model marks my first real attempt at NMM - the star on the book, the cables on the armour, and the chain around his leg. Lots of practice still required, and I'm not entirely sure it carries the desired 'metallic' effect across to be honest, but I still like it and I'm going to continue regardless

Cheers all!
KT

   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






The gold is pretty good. I haven't tried NMM myself, but I've always read that the key is to push the darks much darker than you're comfortable with, and push the lights much lighter than you're comfortable with.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
The gold is pretty good. I haven't tried NMM myself, but I've always read that the key is to push the darks much darker than you're comfortable with, and push the lights much lighter than you're comfortable with.


Thanks man - push the contrasts hey, sounds like good advice. I'll have to try it on the actual mini itself though because I'm done with the back of the book:





I've just started the trim on the DP himself, hitting the smallest bits first... ugh, my photo is blurry. Damn. I'll take another one tonight.


Cheers
KT
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Amazing transition on the back of the book!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
   
Made in us
Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Really impressed with your work on that book, my dude, especially on the Sigil. The Prince seems to have just the right amount of hazard stripes. I like how you're tying in both legions throughout the design process.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Amazing transition on the back of the book!


Thanks Gwn, I spent too long on that book cover considering that you cannot actually see the cover lol. Still, its proved a spot to practice techniques

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Really impressed with your work on that book, my dude, especially on the Sigil. The Prince seems to have just the right amount of hazard stripes. I like how you're tying in both legions throughout the design process.


And thank you Don - I'm very happy with the sigil, I think it turned out nicely . I wasnt sure about the hazard stripes when I put it down, but now I've added more yellow Im far more comfortable about how it fits in.

Today's update is for me
One of the benefits I've found from keeping this painting blog is the fact I have something to refer back to if I forget exactly how I have done something. As such, I figure I'll use it to outline my NMM steps for my own future reference:



Now, my current process has a lot of opportunity for improvement, but I'm happy with the current results as a first attempt and keeping this record will give me a base to work from.

Paints:




And just a couple of broader progress shots




I think its getting there now... let me know what you think!
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Wow! I’ve been away a minute and you’re smashing out NMM all over the place! Looks great, as does the volume highlighted armour plates. Nice nod to the IW with the striped knee

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Great work on the DP - I too love how you have tied in the IW's without it being a complete mish-mash.

NMM looking very good for a first proper outing!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Thanks folks, Gotta say I was getting discouraged at the start of this month - Converting these large metal minis is not an awesome experience tbh - but I'm loving how the paint is going down (and thus way more updates)

I think I'm done with my gold nmm now:

Here's a close up of various nmm parts:



Full body shot:

this shows off the front view and the helmet crest

wrist and Hand-bling (that I greenstuffed on to hide the crappy joins):




Sword hilt and spurs



And another full body and spellbook shot



I'm now onto the sword blade, the patch of human skin around his leg and other misc final details (the yellow cable under his arm). Hoping that I'll have the guy done in a week tops!

Cheers all
KT
   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





He's coming out very nice, loving the gold.
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Really great work, the beaky helmet came out fantastically.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Wow, and this was your first mini to try NMM? It looks great!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Idoneth Deepkin Namarti Thralls 
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Tzeench Daemon Prince is FINISHED!

Whew, at 1 1/2 month, its great to finally get this bad boy off the desk! Thanks to everyone who watched as I posted the process, the kind words always help me to stay enthused

And here are the pics:







The book:




Bookless:


NMM highlights:




The green-blue glow:



ahhhh... feels good to post these

Anyway - let me know what you think, C&C is always welcome!
Cheers
KT



   
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Ended up coming together nicely!
   
Made in gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Finished model looking the business! Creamy blends, lovely spooky blue-green, NMM looking mmmmm tasty!!

Just one bit missing - paint the base rim black!!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
 
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