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Charging Dragon Prince






Looking great KT, the Nmm and armour highlights are the winners in terms of painting. The beakie helmet and of course the book are the sculpting wins imho! What next?

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






Fantastic work as always, my dude. Those brights are popping off of the armor. I really like how the glowing bits on the sword, shoulderpad, and psychic manifestation tie together.

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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Hello Everybody! Hoping everyone is going well and hobbying hard. Its been a few days between posting for me as work has been crazy, but I'm back in the painting saddle and elbow deep in Agrax Earthshade (which propbably explains why no one sits next to me on the bus)



Vejut wrote:Ended up coming together nicely!

Cheers Vejut - appreciate the support and glad you liked it

IGtR= wrote: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


Thanks IGtR, I'm very happy with the NMM, lots more to learn but I felt good watching it come together . Painting the base rim black though... hmmm... I tend to keep the bases rimmed in grey, but maybe its time to try something new. I'm going to leave this as is, but I might try it on my next few models and see how it goes.


gobert wrote:Looking great KT, the Nmm and armour highlights are the winners in terms of painting. The beakie helmet and of course the book are the sculpting wins imho! What next?

Thanks Gobert - as always, I appreciate the kind words I do like the opportunity to try new things with the sculpting as well as the painting, and trying to get the book guy to look 'kinda ghostly' (instead of nurgly) was a challenge.

What next?... well I'll show some stuff i'm working on below, but as a quick one I punched out the April Model of the Month over two short nights recently - I present the Pink Horror!




Now, there's nothing too exciting with this guy - although I think its perfectly serviceable and tabletop ready - but it was my first attempt to paint a miniature almost entirely in contrast paint. That stuff's got a learning curve for sure, but I can see the benefits of it re very vivid colours and quick yet solid results.


Don Qui Hotep wrote:Fantastic work as always, my dude. Those brights are popping off of the armor. I really like how the glowing bits on the sword, shoulderpad, and psychic manifestation tie together.


Thank you DQH I'm glad you noticed these 3 glowing bits as the placement of these 'points of focus' was intentional! Late last year I showed my Death Guard model of the month to the dude at my FLGS and he pointed out that I'd managed to accidentally hit some painting rule about spot or focus colours (my term). From what I recall about the 10 second discussion he was saying that having 3 points of a colour that will attract focus on a model will help tie that colour into the model as a whole instead of (possibly) distracting from the model.

In the death guard model I'd gotten the three points of Tesseract Glow (although one of those is well hidden from most angles lol), whilst in the DP it was the aethermatic blue with white highlights



He didnt mention using it on the base as well, but I wanted that mystical circle to glow and having a different glow colour would have been distracting imo.

Ok - so what now? well I'm between challenges (again) so I've attempted to point my ADHD addled mind to finishing some of my older half painted projects. recently Ive spent some time on my old metal Raptors - finally getting some hazard stripes on them and moving them towards finished.

Not a great shot but here is how I had left them for the last decade:


It's worth remembering that I had actually considered these finished back in 2009 -


but now... not so much. I still like the red and the bronze or brass colour, but I think they are almost done - not genuinely finished. Time to fix that!

Stage one - the yellowing:


Stage two - time for stripes:






Stage 3 - all the other little bits that need to happen to call it done - highlighting, glowing, adding some super subtle patina around the rivets (maybe too subtle) etc
This lad is actually *FINISHED* and so far he's the only one.




The rest are a lot closer than they were though

So let me know what you think! I'm expecting the next challenge to drop pretty soon, so I may put these guys down again soon, still - feeling pretty good about having finally gotten them moving.
Cheers
KT

   
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Speed Drybrushing





I would have considered the old state pretty finished, but the new one is definitely an improvement.
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






A worthy upgrade!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Crypothralls 
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Raptor is looking snazzy!

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 gb
Charging Dragon Prince






The stripes certainly tie these guys in to the IW. The Pink Horror is looking snazzy too with its bling jewellery

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Hey all - time for a quick update:

Firstly - two more finished raptors:







And my kids (9 & 7) have (almost) finished their own model of the month Pink horrors. My son decided he wanted tattoos on his, so both me and my daughter decided to follow his approach so they looked consistent

Mr 9 (left), Me (centre), Ms 7 (right)




We also went and picked up this month's model - the Gravelords


And I have a new competition - another two month challenge this one is either Slaanesh or Nurgle, Perfect opportunity to finish off another Daemon Prince!:



And that's it for now, back to work for me!
Cheers
KT









   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






The extra stripey raptor look good kt. Did you redo the face on the helmet-less one? As for the Pink Horrors the kids did a great job, it’s hard to spot which one is yours!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Good on you for working to wrap up an old project. Raptors look great. Awesome work from the kids, as well.

Edit: looking back a page, Daemon Prince turned out phenomenal. The book is a work of frikkin' art.

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rAdelaide

gobert wrote:The extra stripey raptor look good kt. Did you redo the face on the helmet-less one? As for the Pink Horrors the kids did a great job, it’s hard to spot which one is yours!


Hi Gobert - thanks

yes I did redo the face although I ummed and ahhhed about it first. The old 'face' kind of had a smooth and shiny tanned leather look that I didnt hate... in the end though, I think it was a good move. more importantly I redid the eyes - he is now looking where he is reaching and his pupils arent a stretched out line going from the top eyelid to the bottom one



youwashock wrote:Good on you for working to wrap up an old project. Raptors look great. Awesome work from the kids, as well.

Edit: looking back a page, Daemon Prince turned out phenomenal. The book is a work of frikkin' art.


Cheers youwashock - the kids are pretty pleased with the kind words (as am I of course)

I've got a quick Nurgle Daemon prince update... with little to nothing done on the DP himself. This is because im not sure if I want to keep that much of the work Ive already done (as little as it is), or if i really want to strip all the gs off it and 'start again'.

although these tiny wings (from the chaos spawn sprue) are definitely going


A cork and a mysterious coathanger have entered the chat...


My wife asked me to put this coat hanger in the recycling, but when I checked it I saw (you guessed it) its's PolyStyrene! yeah baybee!

So coathanger went in the "I can do something with that" pile and I came up with this:

...the least impressive axe or scythe ever:


after some refinement


and after breaking it and having to do some minor repairs:


lots more to do, but I think its heading in the right direction

I used the cork on the base






I think I'm going to try and fake some dripping ooze from the pipe, and possibly do a glossy layer across the bottom (like the the rocks are jutting from a swamp or pool).

Catch you all soon!
Cheers
KT
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Great start, the base is full of interesting little details already. The dripping pipe and oozy swamp sound really cool additions too

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Another triumph of found-object modeling on the way. That base is going to rock, too.
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

ok, back for another update!

We have some progress in a few areas, lets start with... the Scythe.

Sigh.

The damn scythe was - is - a pain. I had no clear idea what I was going to do with it for ages - I glued bits on and then cut them off, I slapped down greenstuff and removed it afterwards... two or three times. Just directionless.
Anyway, I finally decied that I'd just hack into it and see what happened. I attacked the blade with a round file and was suprised that I was pretty happy with the result - and last night I laid down some greenstuff again and I dont hate it. I think its working....



Ive still got the other side and the handle to do, but I'm feeling this is probably the direction I want to go in, and that at least gives me some confidence.

I've also progressed the base a bit. I liked it but felt the mildly textured black bottom of the base itself was a bit dull, so I tried the 'wet PVA glue + Superglue' trick to get a super-quick gross-rippled texture going.


(Nurgling was briefly added for gaks and giggles)





I figure I paint the base completely, then figure out a way of adding the clear epoxy I've decided on and then see how it looks. hoping for a 'gross slime' effect. Of course if I stuff up the base with the epoxy glue I'll need to completely start it again, but fate favours the bold...

I've decided on the wings - although Ive done little work on them:


And I did some work on the chest 'armour', moving from this:


to this


FYI - the white bits of plastic are cut and shaped from a shampoo pump dispenser.






All mostly smooth and neat at the moment - I figure I lay down the basics and then nurgle it up. I find that if I go fully nurgle on the greenstuff from the outset then it can look a bit 'sloppy' or 'lazy' - like Im covering up errors rather than intentionally sculpting something.

So, let me know what you think!
   
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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Just backlogged your entire blog, this is full of awesomeness, congrats for this twisted band of heretics !

Keep it up !

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Indescriminate Explicator





Northern Ireland

Raptors and Pink Horrors are looking great! Can't wait to see how the sculpting goes - I suspect it will look epic with the wings!
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain





Colorado, USA

Congrats to the young painters. Really nice work.
That base you’re making is really cool. Can’t wait for the finished piece.

   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

The previous daemon Prince is absolute hobby gold -?every aspect is really nicely done!! Some excellent stuff in progress too - the refurbed raptors are looking spiffy.

   
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rAdelaide

KernelTerror wrote:Just backlogged your entire blog, this is full of awesomeness, congrats for this twisted band of heretics !

Keep it up !


Wow! Thanks for taking the time and welcome aboard

RobertsMinis wrote:Raptors and Pink Horrors are looking great! Can't wait to see how the sculpting goes - I suspect it will look epic with the wings!


Thanks RobertsMinis I've shied away from the wings this week and focused on other things. I want to think a little more about the way I do this.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Congrats to the young painters. Really nice work.
That base you’re making is really cool. Can’t wait for the finished piece.


Cheers DJJJeff I did do some progress on the base - pics below (spoiler - Im very happy so far)

Ragsta wrote:The previous daemon Prince is absolute hobby gold -?every aspect is really nicely done!! Some excellent stuff in progress too - the refurbed raptors are looking spiffy.


Thanks Ragsta, I enjoyed the NMM process on the Tzeentch DP so much I decided I'll try it again on this one!

But firstly... I finished my Model of the Month Grave Guard banner bearer!









Pretty happy with this little fella - a bit like the horrors, I wanted to try another 'quick' scheme, a paint job that I figure could be slapped on without spending hours and hours per model, whilst still looking quality on the table top. Contrast paints were to the rescue again here. I didnt take photos of these steps, but:

1) Base coat with a light grey
2) Hit the main armour pieces with retributor gold.
(optional 2 - Drop a darker gold into the recesses and a brighter gold/silver on the highlights). I did this, but I’m not convinced this step is necessary.
3) Hit the trim and the outer skirt with black.
4) Highlight the highest black parts with mid tone grey and then pure white (I also did more steps in here, again, not convinced it is noticeable enough)
5) Paint over all the gold and all the black and the pale grey under-skirt with contrast blood angel red (undiluted as I don’t have any contrast medium)
6) Boom. Red stuff is done. Then hit the bones with a bone/cream and the other steel parts (blade & chainmail with ledbelcher).
7) And then its all over the whole model (red bits and all) with the athonian camoshade wash (it’s a lighter effect than the agrax and adds a mouldy green tinge to the bones).
8) Bone and steel highlights and boom you are done!
Surprisingly quick for a reasonable effect imo. I’d probably make the highlights in step 4 more prominent than I did, but I think it works
   
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rAdelaide

uhhh... not sure where the rest of my post went, but it well here it is now!

The start of the banner was similar:


1) black base then progressive grey to white highlighting - you will note this not neat at all:

rough and ready.

2) then the contrast red


Then I did the moon (I used a round sticker as the template) in cream/bone and then did a super light drybrush in a glow around the moon. (I did a thin link of contrast paint carefully around the moon creating a 'halo'). I stenciled out the silhouette really roughly in light grey, corrected where necessary and then blacked the whole thing in and boom you are done!



Pretty confident I could belt out a bunch of these guys in no time at all. I dont actually plan to do any such thing of course - I'm still not allowed to buy new models XD

Back to the DP, Ive been continuing my progress (a little) - here is the other side of the scythe



And I hit the base with some washes and tried a rusty nmm on the pipe - let me know what you think!

1) base coat


2) camoshade wash again - heavy all over!


3) Then the rusty iron NMM pipe attempt started with a grey


4) then progressive and agressive stippling of brown, brown orange, orange, and a light spanking of a 'tan' colour i made out of camoshade and wraithbone - all tied together with an agrax earthshade wash


5) Then in spots where i decided there had been some rust worn off, I placed a stripe of dark grey, a highlight of brigher grey, and then just a touch of white:




only three steps of NMM here and nothing that was very hard to do - i figured its not worth really working the highlights on an ancient pipe in a swamp. If anything is going to be grimy & rusty, its going to be that!


I'm so pleased with how the PVA+Superglue texture on the base worked out - its far better than I hoped (and my expectations were pretty high already)! basecoating and adding the wash really bring it out.

Let me know what you think
Cheers
KT
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Base texture looks interesting, rusty pipe looks smashing... here's hoping the epoxy goes well and really takes it into the stratosphere!

Love a good simple contrast scheme for the grunts. It really is the advantage of the system - pumping out a decent 'opposition' to your main army, or 'chaff' for the list.

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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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

 IGtR= wrote:
Base texture looks interesting, rusty pipe looks smashing... here's hoping the epoxy goes well and really takes it into the stratosphere!


Hi IGtR, thanks I'm actually of two minds about the glue epoxy now - it wasnt easy to manage and once its on you're pretty much stuck with it. I've decided to try a layer or two of ardcoat gloss varnish to give the base and the creatures a 'glossy wet look'. My thought are that it will either work perfectly and it will look excellent, or it will just look shiny - in which case I can just drop the epoxy over the top.

In any case, apart from adding the wetness I think the base is now finished, with the critters coloured like a nasty bruised looking flesh.



Pleased so far, so fingers crossed applying the ardcoat tonight works out
Cheers
KT
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Bruised flesh looking suitably grim. Good luck with the 'Ardcoat!



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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Albany, NY

Yowza, paint really pulled that base together! And props on that banner, great result that doesn't seem to have cost your sanity / hours upon hours of work.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






That banner is really sweet. The work on the base is really turning out well. And I can't wait to see how you paint the scythe.
   
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Morphing Obliterator





rAdelaide

Cheers folks

Ok - last pics of the base as Im sure you're all sick of it - ardcoat applied:




Quite happy with how slick and slimy it looks now, feeling that I dont need to add more epoxy on top as its pretty much where I think it needs to be.

A little detail I added is the 'ripples' around the fat tentacle - hoping that this adds an impression of depth to the swamp although it might be too well hidden.


Anyway, back to the Daemon Prince, his scythe and some green stuff practice now.
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






The ripples are subtle, but now I notice them it does make the water look deeper!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Crypothralls 
   
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Charging Dragon Prince






I’m constantly impressed by your attention to detail darkkt! The swampy nurgley base is full of win, then you throw some great but simple nmm too. Great stuff!

The Skelleybob is fantastic too, a really atmospheric scheme that sounds relatively simple too. The freehand on the banner is spot on too

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

G'day all, sneaking in a quick update while at work as I wait for a software update to download

First up - after doing the base I was still in the painting mood and so I decided to paint up the head. Took a few attempts, but finally settled on an approach I think works:









I took a few photos of an earlier version - I dont hate it, but it isnt of the quality I want to put out on a challenge or competition piece.
First off some white dots over black:


Then a wash of red contrast.


Far too pink (I'd need to hit it with another burst of red contrast) but I decided to go down the yellow-to-red option above- do you think I made the right choice?

Otherwise things are moving slowly - the scythe continues to slowly progress




I hope to finish this soon so I can paint it.

and I've put the arms back on the model with some shoulder pads




I've wasted a lot of time (and a non-zero amount of greenstuff) on the wings, and struggling to get anything of quality out of them... If I can't pull off the insect wings (pun intended) soon, I'll switch to the metal bat wings that I took off the Tzeentch DP and replaced with feathered wings.
(the ones at the top here)


They are reasonably 'worn' and ratty looking to be a nurgle conversion, so I wont be horribly upset if this is where I end up

On a different note, I thought I'd do a quick post on my hobby set up. I do not have space for a full desk or room where I can put gorgeous painting racks, so I need something I can pick up and put away conveniently. Enter the SnapBox:



I bought two of these from Spotlight (Australian sewing and hobby store) and each came with 3 trays



I've started the process of magnetising one for my son, and I'll magnetise another for myself sooner or later


The rest holds bits

and paints


It's good enough for moving stuff around my house, and is modular so I can take some but not all of it with me (so I took 3 on holidays with me last year - paints in the top 2 rows and unpainted models on the bottom row). If I was taking it to a game store or comp I'd probably need to strap it with something - the clips on the side a good, but my faith only goes so far...

Anyway, software installation has finished and I need to reboot!
Cheers
KT






   
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Charging Dragon Prince






Nice work on the Nurgloid, the big eyes and head look really good. FWIW I think the colours you chose work well, the spots seem a bit twee for Nurgle.

The mobile hobby set up works well, I’m amazed you could take it on holiday with you. I’d be looking for a new Mrs gobert if I were to suggest such a thing!

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