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Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Hi everyone, recently i've been informed that 100+ pages of Nerdness is getting to be quite a bit! and because of the weight of recent projects I've done a certain friend of mine has helped by collating my blog into links for those who wish to find previous models or things i've done, I appreciate the help and actually find the journey from when I started quite inspiring. You can now see my first Marines Exemplar with crappy highlights all the way to my attemts at conversion with the brutal Hel-Sak of Slaanesh

while my thanks goes to Whalemusic360 for doing the hard yards and actually going through everything, it's Whaley and all of you who've supported me and encouraged me to try new things and not give up that I want to thank sincerely, I do this not for any applause or any status but because I truly enjoy painting these mini's and i've never lost sight of what I said at the very start " I want to paint good looking mini's that use techniques anyone can use" and that's what I try and still try to do, if I can give someone inspiration or courage to have a go at something then i'm a happy Nerd


Finished Marines Exemplar (with bonus Salamander)
Finished Dark Eldar, Salamanders, Flesh Eaters, and Ork Warboss
Flesh Eaters Death Company
Nerdfesh Flashback! First model showcase
Contemptor Dreadnought, start to finish
Necron Lord
Flesh Eaters Assault Squad
Death Company Dread
Sanguinary Guard

Baal Preditor
Land Speedering Time!
Blast Template Tutorial, Mantis Warrior, and much more.
Finished Celestial Lion HQ
A Barrel of Fun
Nerdcave Rising
Guard Russ and Infantry Done
The Sly-ist of Marbos
Chimeras Done
Mantis Maker 2013
Marbo 2, now with more barely understandable grumbles
A Pink Daemon Prince?
Finished Maulerfiend: Or "I've seen to many animes"
Terminator Lord of Slaanesh
Damo Draws: A Mantis Warrior
Damo Draws: A Bearded Ork
Bruce Willis in a Tank!
Obliterators ready to Obliterate
Hellsak Done
Finished Deff Dread and Daemonettes
Angron SMASH!!!!!
Counts as Seth and Mephiston
Finishing Things! Celestial Lions, Sons of Orar Standard Bearer and Flesh Eaters Reborn
Badrukk and Snikrot Done
Some blown up junk
Finished Techmarine and Telion
Grot Squad
Bebop's Guardsman Challenge
Ork Skin Tutorial
I'm so pretty, oh so pretty! Fulgrim Complete
Killa Kans Komplete
Counts as Dante in all his Golden Glory
Warbringers Captain
Damo Draws: Lictor and Necrons
Totally Jawsome! Space Sharks Infantry Done
Sharks Razorback and Eaters Rhinos
Sharks Stormtalon and Centurions
Damo Giving Heads
Big Red: The Stormraven Story
Howling Griffins Captain
Flesh Eaters Jump Librarian and Shattered Aquila
Primarch in a Day: Ferrus Manus
Howling Griffins Chapter Master
Head Tutorial
Howling Griffins Terminator Librarian
Howling Griffins Terminator Squad
An Imperial Knight named Kiera
Have you Heard the Word? Lorgar Done
Reap the Whirlwind. Mortarion Done
"You were the chosen one!" Horus Done

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Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User




Tasmania, Australia

A few of the pics aren't working, fyi

I see where your going with this little, "experiment", I guess you could say.

Very god and all the best with it.

*Pats Nerdfest09 on the head*


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Damn it. I meant good.

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Drink triple,
See double,
Act single. 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Really liking the simple black with white highlights, this should look quite imposing as the force nears its full size.

Nicely done, please keep it up

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine





Deep in the Woods

Looking good so far. Please tell me more about this "'zenithal' style highlight". Is it just a quick spray directly downward? then do you do your wash then highlight or highlight then wash?

"I have traveled trough the Realm of Death and brought back novelty pencils"
 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
the band is playing somewhere and somewhere hearts are light,and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






thanks guys, it's good to get some feedback to start me off, the more the merrier I say! :-)

@ Rhydin: cheers....god...haha

@Knightly: thanks, hopefully as it grows it'll turn into something quite good to see!

@Nicorex: I sent you a PM to go into more depth :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
Esteemed Veteran Space Marine





Australia

I really like it

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Chosen Baal Sec Youngblood





Australia

Love it dude, can't wait to see more pics

I really like the way you did the Sgt's face too.

Bits for the Bits god!!!!

 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Well, it's update time! today I put aside a couple of hours and worked on the eye lenses of my marines and terminators, at first I re-read some online articles to see if I could glean an easier way to do them, and decided that the way I do them is already pretty simple.
starting off I used a size '0' brush and painted every one of the 18 helmeted marines with blood red, by the time i'd finished them all I started on the next lighter color, at first I was mixing golden yellow into blood red to make my shade but decided rather early on that it turned out the color I was making was blazing orange! soooo saving more time I started using blazing orange slightly watered down to highlight towards the front of the lenses, to do this I used a 10/0 brush before a final shade with quite watered down pure golden yellow at the front and bottom of the lenses, lastly to finish them off a small dot of skull white in the corners, I know this is the way it's seen done all over the web but it is easy and does look good, when I had done all my lenses i just re checked them and tidied up any edges with chaos black.
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Next I decided to have another look at the free airbrush I got the other day, I really like it so far, very easy to use and clean and is perfect for the simple things I intend to do with it, eventually I will probably try detailing and base coating armies and tanks but until I get some more skills with it I shall just be shading and laying down some color.
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Now i've lined them all up and had a look at the group together and i'm pleased to say that as a whole they are starting to come together, the lenses give them some character and a little 'pop' for an otherwise basic scheme, not bad for two hours work, I also managed to undercoat the purity seals deneb stone and blood red to get them ready for when I work on them next, I apologise for the less than crisp photographs but hopefully they are good enough to show what i've done and keep you checking back in?
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Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine




Minnesota, USA

more please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxXS0vLSlU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u-byDwqVS8
 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






More! I may just oblige! next step will be purity seals and the 'scrollwork' and skulls on the armor, I usually use a grey or black tone on them but I am going to try and do a warmer bone color this time, i think it will suit the black armor and red arms they will have, hopefully i'll have them done tomorrow for more pics! I like planning my sessions of painting so i don't get all bogged down with finishing the entire thing and I can focus on detailing certain parts, although looking at the terminators eyes I have tidied them up more since this morning.

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Love these! Great way to do Black without doing the hard-edge highlight that can look very off.

   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks em_en_oh_pee, I know what you mean about the hard edge highlights, sometimes they can be just a bit too harsh if not done correctly, I will still add small highlights to the armor but only sparingly, I don't want to go crazy with them and I don't want to complicate them with heaps of steps, I think they look o.k so far for what will be essentially good table top quality, lets hope they still look kinda impressive! :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Moustache-twirling Princeps





WA

Well, I think they are better than tabletop. The stuff you painted is really nice! Don't sell yourself short. The hard-edge highlighting is a pain and I think you got that black armor spot on.

Keep on it! I am excited to see more!

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Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Small update, no photo's yet though, i've started working on the purity seals and scrolls and skulls on the armor, the skulls and scrolls have been coated with watered down dheneb stone and the purity seals have had the parchment parts based in dheneb stone and washed with flesh wash while the wax has been done blood red and washed with the flesh wash as well, and i've just started layering dheneb stone back over the parchment.
hopefuly i'll finish them thursday or friday and post up some pics for you! :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in se
Longtime Dakkanaut





Gothenburg

Hotdamn, those eyes look awesome!

Salamanders W-78 D-55 L-22
Pure Grey Knights W-18 D-10 L-5
Orks W-9 D-6 L-14
 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Now, Everybody loves a little head, right?.....and that's just what i've been working on! I loved the look of the screaming face of captain Korvydea and had to have one in my army, i chose to put him in Terminator armor as the face will suit the twin lightning claws well, screaming into the midst of battle his powerfully charged blades cutting down foe after foe, the ichor smoking and steaming as he eviscerates fouls spawn and traitor alike! hmmm nice right? well, I thought so.

Starting off I didn't realise how small, fiddly, and difficult this was going to be to paint! I've never had to paint individual teeth before! but I took a deep breath sucked it up and started painting, first laying down a chaos black undercoat followed by a thinned layer of tallarn flesh and a wash of ogryn flesh when that dried, next up it was another wash,this time with an old GW flesh wash just in the centre of his face where the creases are strongest, once this dried I started layering up the highlights with tallarn flesh and adding bleached bone to the mix in progressively lighter shades until I was happy with the results, looking him over I then decided to darken i around his eyes (or eye) and give him a shaved head, this I did by adding some fortress grey to tallarn flesh and painting it on the hairline, then I added a little bit of Codex grey to darken up some parts until I thought it looked shaved
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that was the first shot yesterday when i was working on him, i've got a bit more to do tomorrow but the fiddly close work was making my eyes go cross eyed! so I did some work on the lenses, pretty much following the same scheme as my helmet lenses, i was going to go with green to add some contrast but decided it may make them look like christmas trees! so i'll keep the palette limited as i'm trying to make them easy to do, heres a couple of shots of where i'm at with him now, still got some touch ups to do on the face but otherwise done.
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I think he looks quite mean!

what else did I do today?......oh yeah, I glued the shoulder pauldrons onto my arms that were all stuck onto the pin strip I made so they'd be easier to undercoat and airbrush the shading onto later, I never had a photo before but I took one yesterday before I stuck the pads on so I could show you what I meant (should have done it after but oh well)
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Well that's about all for me at the moment, all I need to do is touch up the face tomorrow and any other marine parts I feel need it, then wait until I get some vinyl chapter badges for the arms and then undercoat with army painter spray, and I can't really do anything else until then, the bodies are all done and waiting, although there is one headless guy so looks like another bare head for him

Hope you like where i'm at with it, as usual any comments are really welcome and constructive critique as well, now i'll let you check out my work while I check out a big 'ol cup of black coffee and watch 'Machete' and 'R.E.D' should be fun movies!

catch you soon.
Nerdfest09


Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Looking good
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thank you Rex-nine I should have more done next week to post up, probably will work on my Venerable dreadnought which i forgot I still need to finish! :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User




Melbourne, AU

Lovely work on the face there buddy

The lenses are also really well done, far better than any I can manage!

The WIPs are looking good, looking forward to seeing some more of that red...

   
Made in us
Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine




Minnesota, USA

Awesome work on the skin and eyes. This army is very nice. Keep it up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxXS0vLSlU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u-byDwqVS8
 
   
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot





Cupertino, California USA

nerdfest09 your work is looking great! I am loving your lens work and flesh tone, I cant wait to see more of your work! Subbed!




 
   
Made in ca
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Vancouver BC

Some great looking work you got there nerd. Like many have said, you've done a fantastic job on the lenses. Keep it up and hope to see more pics soon.

   
Made in nz
Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker






Auckland, New Zealand

Really nice, the lenses draw the eye so perfectly. Excellent stuff.
   
Made in us
Sinister Chaos Marine





St. Louis, MO

Wow they look excellent! Love your captain Korvydea, with the white eyes it reminds me of sagat from street fighter, which of course makes him even more awesome haha

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Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Thanks everyone, your positive comments are very inspirational for me! I appreciate every one of them :-) I'm working on the Dreadnought today and tomorrow so I plan to have him done within 2 weeks, I'll put some w.i.p pics up next thursday so this will make me do some work if i've told you when i'll put pics up! :-)

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
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Robot Cat






T-county

Wasn't sure on them until I saw the lenses and faces. The look just great!
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Oh ye of little faith Whalemusic! :-) lol

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Frightening Flamer of Tzeentch






New York

Oh my...... I am really in awe of this technique for black armour. These look amazing! I may have to barrow this idea for a Black Templars army if you wouldn't mind good sir. I always hated doing the hard edge black highlighting and this seems to make it more realistic and would allow for more battle damage and such (like the cover to Helreach). If I may ask (you can PM if you have the time) can you explain the steps you've taken for the armour? Again these look amazing and you've defintely just lit the fire under my butt to get my Black Templars back into production.

Mr.Malevolent

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Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






Well, I was going to wait, but I underestimated how inspirational doing my own blog would be and I jumped into my brushes again today and took a couple of shots to show you all and see what you think? any hints or direction you think I should take with him? I like the 'arches' on the sarcophagus, I was unsure at first what to do with it as I don't like anything too 'busy' with most of my stuff, but I think it looks just about right, only thing I am not really happy with is his helmet, I started painting this guy last year and put him away for ages only partially done and now I've gotten more patience and a few more tricks up my sleeve it's not as good as i can do, but I can't pull it apart to change either, so i'll work with what i've done and see how i go!

on with the pics then [/img]http://s1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff505/nerdfest09/?action=view&current=064-1.jpg" target="_blank">

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Woo Hoo there we go! hope you like? more work on him tomorrow, sorry about the quality of the pics at the moment but when they're all done I'll get my cousin to take some professional shots to show you!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
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