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Regular Dakkanaut





Northern VA

Greetings all!

Hello all.

I'm painting this amazing model for the upcoming Tomb King line. GW has really outdone itself with this kit. I may have to get a few of these for myself.

Anyway here are the pre-primed pics so you can see the scale of this glorious kit.

Paint concept can colors to follow.

~Note~ I started this project a few days ago but forgot to post it on this community. Sorry 'bout that...



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My original concept was to follow the style GW’s heavy metal team provided except to paint the body as if it was carved from onyx instead. The blue while completely beautiful seems a little out of place to me. So I opted to change direction for this kit and challenge myself at the same time.

Here’s my concept:

Base

* 60x100mm resin base from Dragon Forge’s Temple line.
* Onyx paint scheme with directional highlighting.
* Gloss varnish


Body

* Sandstone scheme for contrast against the gloss/black of the base.
* Claws in gold


Armor/Wings

* Antiqued gold with multiple highlights.
* Blue/Red gem detailing
* Wing ‘feathers’ and body surrounding the abdomen cartouche will be in onyx to tie the model to the base.


Hood/Face

* Death mask will be gold matching the body. Someone knocked of the false beard at the store so that’s out.
* Hood will be in onyx with gold detailing


I’ll be trying to knock this out in phases:

1. Sandstone body and base
2. Body armor, tail, & wings
3. Torso, hood, & face


This concept will focus on contrast, color control, and balance. I have not challenged myself in a long time so this will be fun.

Shawn G. (SoI)
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Size Comparison

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Northern VA

Phase I down.
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I can't decide whether i like the model or not.
Regardless i look forward to seeing how you paint it.

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One huge beast! I'm a TK player (amongst many things), so I'll be following this one with interest

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Northern VA

Phase II underway and I’m having a blast painting this thing. My initial goal was to get this beauty painted by Sunday but that’s not going to happen. lol

I grossly underestimated the scope of this phase. I’ve burned quite a few hours and I’m barely scratching 50% completion and that’s not even including the wings & tail. There is a tremendous amount of metal detail to cover so to keep the updates for this project rolling I’ll be moving the wings/tail to their own section.

New Phase Schedule:
1. Sandstone body and base
2. Body armor
3. Tail, & wings
4. Torso, hood, & face

I’ll be away from the house for a long while today so I’m unsure if I can get this phase done today so here’s where I am at the moment.

I stuck him to the base with some blue tack so you guys can see the contrast I was referring to in the concept.

Shawn G. (SoI)
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Copenhagen

Excellent stuff, the off-white stone effect really works for the model. the turquoise and blue gems of the TK line should look excellent on the model.

Also, that thing is huge!

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That is gonna be a work of art once you're done with it...
I like that Fantasy is starting to get bigger and bigger models, they have so much promise...

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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Wow. That's a really great paintjob you've done so far. I REALLY like the colour/effect on the uhhh... 'skin'(?), I think that looks excellent. The gold looks really impressive also, very realistic and goes well with the body.

Honestly, however I'm not too sure about the gold claws (but then again, I'm also unsure as to how they'd be done otherwise) and I'm not sure about a black/onyx base either; I think it would contrast really well to the model itself, but when you put it among an army I wouldn't be so sure...

Nonetheless, I think you've done an outstanding job so far, keep it up!

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Northern VA

Thanks for the interest people!

@ Just Dave - I designed this scheme to be stand alone. I agree that the onyx base design would break down quickly if you had to do this in large scale unless you had a diorama/display to set them in.

Shawn G. (SoI)

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Lincolnshire, UK

That makes a lot more sense then, especially as it's a display piece.

As I said though, it looks absolutely wonderful; keep up the good work!

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Northern VA

~Quick update~

I finished the turquoise sections on the back claws yesterday morning but I've been unable to put more work on it as I've a paper due tomorrow and I need to get it polished.

I'll be free to continue/finish this phase after class tomorrow.

Shawn G (SoI)

   
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Looking good so far! That's a beast of a model, can't wait to see it finished.

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You're off to an amazing start - and I'm looking forward to more...

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Northern VA

Phase II continues!

I’ve been busy as hell for the last 4 days. I had a paper due Tuesday and had little time for painting. Things are coming back down to earth so I can continue with this awesome piece.

My wife recommended that I take more pictures as I go so here are some more from Phase II.

I have not done complex gems in a long time. I like the way the turquoise sections are coming out but I’m not quite satisfied.

Let me know what you think so far.

Shawn G. (SoI)
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This is coming out really, really nicely - dare I say, it will be awesome?

Yes - I think it will!

How long have you been painting miniatures?

   
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Texas

Wow that beast is big. Looking pretty cool!

 
   
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Northern VA

Thanks dude! I'm not sold on the gems. I think I'll need to see how the whole thing will look on the base when all is said and done.

I started back in '97 when I was in the Army. Didn't know I'd develop a talent for painting but I did. I went to school in '04 for web design and took some art classes and they drove me to paint more. I've just started school again to get a degree in Fine Arts.

I may try to compete soon. Don't know if I have the 'chops' yet.

Shawn G. (SoI)

   
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london (all of it)

subbed looks great

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Really really nice, I prefer the colour scheme to the eavy metal scheme tbh, ties in better with the rest of the TK stuff IMO

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Wow! Great colour scheme I love it!

   
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Satellite of Love

That is a thing of beauty. Great job!

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Pretty amazing model, and your painting is lovely. How did you get the colour of the body?

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Wow! That blue on the lion-part's chest looks really good. It brings out a lot of the detail that was missing because of the sandstone colours. But with the blue, the sandstone looks fantastic.

   
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Kent

beautiful work : )
liking the bone colour scheme much more than the obsidion GW version... obsidion sounds like a cool idea, but bone works so much better!
keep it up!


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I may try to compete soon. Don't know if I have the 'chops' yet.



Oh, you certainly do!

And your selection of colors, the palette you're using?

Brilliant!

   
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Edmonton

Subbed, like the sandstone look
   
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Malta

Metallics and stone are pure awesome, can't wait to see it finished mate


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Northern VA

@Foxtale – I ‘primed’ the model in a Krylon spray paint ‘Satin – Almond’. I sprayed it right over the grey plastic. With practice this stuff goes on fine like a power coat. I’ve grown quite fond of that stuff. After it dried, I drybrushed the body in skull white then washed it in GW Sepia. The drybrushing phase allows me to see the high points after the sepia dries. The white comes from using Vallejo MC Ivory (918) watered down to a milk-like consistency applied with a GW Large Brush. In fact I don’t paint with anything smaller then that size anymore.

@Alpharius – Thanks bro!
Here’s my color palette:
  • Body – Almond spray, white DB, VMC Ivory (918)

  • Armor – VGC Bright Bronze, Tamiya Clear Orange (X-26), GW Sepia, Vallejo Air Gold (71066)

  • Turquoise – GW Hawk Turquoise, GW Asurmen Blue, GW Skull White

  • Base – Black Prime, VMC German Grey (70995), VMC Sea Grey (70870), GW Skull White


  • The armor takes time because I have to wait till the 1st wash (Tamiya) is dried before I can move onto the 2nd. I highlight the edges with VA Gold mixed with Bronze then pure VA Gold.
    I don’t know if you’ve ever used the Air series from Vallejo line but they are simply amazing. Best metallics on the market. The orange metals are a too ‘sliver’ for my liking, but that can be worked around.

       
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    Dude, that paint job on the Sphinx is just great. I also use Krylon spray paints for a lot of my base coating. I used Ivory for my Deathwing vehicles, Burgundy for my Spears of Ares Space Marines, Red Pepper for my Khorne Berserkers and Khaki for my Imperial Guard; some of that stuff is visible in my Gallery here on Dakka. It's a great way to speed up the painting process and save some money at the same time as it is not only fast, but very cost effective.

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    I want one-but I don't do Tomb Kings and don't want to start a new army. :(

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