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Made in fr
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Chaumont, France

Hello everyone,

As I'm now being in the middle of nowhere with a lot of sand, rocks and heat, I thought I might as well try out a new Plog.

For those of you who've been following my random WIP thread, don't you worry, it should be brought back online in November or December!!!

Anyway, as I have great expectations for these next few months, I am setting up a new thread nicknamed Radio Omid ("Hope" in pashto), which should unravel the following stages :

  • the building of a Space Marine Scout-based task force, from the Achlysian Reavers chapter ;

  • the awakening of their power-armoured counterparts as a separate battlegroup ;

  • some lunatic weirdness related to the Changer of Ways ;

  • a 1-mini project, started more than 2 years ago, that I hope I'll be able to complete eventually.


  • As for now, we'll start with some funny, little things... As I wanted to change things for a little, I had bought myself a Gretchins box... Funny lil'gits dey ar'!!!!

    Let me introduce...

    Zabed, Grot Snipa!!!!




    Reminds me of the song "All along the watchtower"... You don't know that one?

    Well, let Radio Omid make up for it!!!

    http://youtu.be/K-73nbC6cK4 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-73nbC6cK4

    Until next time!

    This message was edited 119 times. Last update was at 2016/05/10 14:13:39


    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
    "Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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    Madison, WI

    Love it yggs!!! Makes me smile! :-)

       
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    6 foot underwater

    Nice Yggs

    Glad you arrived safe and sound and have your modelling supplies sorted

    Now just make sure you get everything back in one piece.

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    including you

       
    Made in au
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    Brisbane, Australia

    Yes! (One of) Te best mix(es)! Yggs+Orks!!

    Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
     
       
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    Amiens -France-

    Great to have some news!

    Zabed looks great, can't wait to see his gang!

    BTW is the Achlysian Reavers chapter the chapter you've created for the Marine swap?

    Stay safe and keep providing us cool pics and music!

     
       
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    Posting this on both threads:

    Glad you're back on Dakka and as safe as you can be where you are right now. I think the idea of a separate plog is kind of cool. I can't exactly explain why really, I just do. A convincing argument I'm sure.

    In any case it doesn't matter where you post so long as you do.


     
       
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    Mostly, on my phone.

    Nutjob.
    ...
    But, yay, more Yggy madness!

    Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
    Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


    Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
     
       
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    He is charming Yggs, nice touch with the radio song too , i enjoyed it.
       
    Made in it
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    Chaumont, France

    Gitsplitta wrote:Love it yggs!!! Makes me smile! :-)


    U shood nut smilez, fer I's da best shoota uvva'ere, you git! (Sorry, I'm usually bad at Ork language... I gave up in high school)

    monkeytroll wrote:Nice Yggs

    Glad you arrived safe and sound and have your modelling supplies sorted

    Now just make sure you get everything back in one piece.

    prototype_X wrote:including you


    Will sure do!!!

    Matt.Kingsley wrote:Yes! (One of) Te best mix(es)! Yggs+Orks!!


    I'm not so sure, as I'm not used to Orks - I have ever painted one, and though I was pretty happy with myself, it didn't bring that much enthusiasm... Plus, I have no experience regarding chipping, weathering, and Orkyfying...
    But that's quite the aim!!

    Hyenajoe wrote:Great to have some news!

    Zabed looks great, can't wait to see his gang!

    BTW is the Achlysian Reavers chapter the chapter you've created for the Marine swap?

    Stay safe and keep providing us cool pics and music!


    Thx!! Actually I've had a project for Marine Armies ever since I joined the hobby, but couldn't find a colour scheme that I liked... I joined the Marine Swap partly because of that, so I would be compelled to get into it, and on their fluff!!!

    Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:Posting this on both threads:

    Glad you're back on Dakka and as safe as you can be where you are right now. I think the idea of a separate plog is kind of cool. I can't exactly explain why really, I just do. A convincing argument I'm sure.

    In any case it doesn't matter where you post so long as you do.



    Thx Skalk... Sometimes, irrational "feelings" & sensatsion are just what you need in life... I'll take it as a compliment then!

    inmygravenimage wrote:Nutjob.
    ...
    But, yay, more Yggy madness!


    Don't cheer up too fast, I'm not sure I'll have that much more time to spend uh...

    neil101 wrote:He is charming Yggs, nice touch with the radio song too , i enjoyed it.


    Here's another one, a bit "punchier" today... just like the weather...

    http://youtu.be/wCwEBz3ego8

    I had originally thought of displaying an amazing acapella medley of Lady Gaga's songs by a group of (male) students; though I don't really like Lady Gaga, their performance is worth more than a handful Throne Gelts!!! But the Dark Gods of Copyrights fell unto youtube, and they only display the video now, without sound... Too bad, it was a hell of a good job...

    And... That's all for today.

    What, you wanted some hobby-related news?

    Ok, no pics today, but I've finished basing the mini-diorama... And I'm off to undercoat it!!! Sadly I couldn't bring any paintspray in the luggage (plane restrictions), so I'll have to move back to brush undercoating...

    Cheers!

    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
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    Brisbane, Australia

    Yggs, that ork is great don't put your ork painting skill down
    They aren't that much different than plaguebearers just less slimy! (and more green!)

    Any way me (being an ork player) can say your weathering skills aren't bad at all from what I can see on your grot sniper if you need painting tips, I may be able to help

    Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
     
       
    Made in fr
    Longtime Dakkanaut





    Chaumont, France

    Thanks Matt!!!

    As for the weathering, I was mostly talking about the "painting" part rather than modelling...

    I've begun painting both the watchtower and Zabed, the Grot Snipa (though more advances on the tower).

    The aim with that mini is to try out several weathering techniques :

    - dusting minis with the FW pigments ;

    - chipping paint with the "sponge" or "blister foam" technique ;

    - chipping paint with ... just paint.

    Here's the result so far :


    Mix of modelled bullet holes and painted chips

    I tried one of the most-often-seen-lately technique, that is, once the paint is finished (here : Dheneb Stone, Devlan wash, Dheneb highlights), paint the chips in Charadon Granite, then underline them with a thin Bleached Bone line... Looks quite good to me, for a first trial... I think the shapes of the chips aren't that good, so if anyone has an advice to share, it'll be welcome!


    Applying Boltgun Metal with a blister foam

    Different technique, but I really like it! It's quite easy IMHO, the only risk is overdoing it (as I did on the large protruding part). It should look great on vehicles!


    Tried weathering the green paint with lighter, downwards brush strokes

    This green colour is one I got from Prince August paints, that I want to try for my future Plague Marines... It looks good too, I think, but the paint consistency is weird : despite shaking the pot for a long time, it still wasn't correctly mixed... I'm a bit skeptical...


    Base colours only

    Comments on the colour scheme?

    And, from an environment perspective, here's what will be my paint station for the next months :



    Quite small actually, and quite dark when the sun is set, but it could've been far worse!!!

    In the end, I think I might look ok... There's one thing I did wrong, is paint the "front" of the watchtower armour sides in green. It will probably lack contrast once the Grot is in place. I had intended to paint the front in Dheneb Stone, and back in green, but I didn't think about it when I begun. So it will look mostly like green on green...

    I might say this "iz fur da kammuflaj!"

    No song today, unless you want to type into youtube : "Incubus - Love Hurts" by yourself.

    Cheers!

    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
    "Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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    Madison, WI

    Very interesting and helpful post Yggs. Grey_death is an expert in the use of that chipping technique. You might seek him out if you're looking to refine your skills.

    I'll have to try the bolt gun metal/foam technique... looks very good.

    Any work space is a good work space. Better than trying to paint while lying in your bunk!

       
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    Charleston, SC

    That weathering looks great Yggs. I have to agree with Gits, this was quite helpful. I know this is all still WiP, but I was curious to know... Since, you have the base colors down on the grot and he's got orange and sniping from a nest, do you plan to add this red-neck effect?
    http://flihi.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/23104.jpg

       
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    Chaumont, France

    I think G_D's a bit busy at the moment... I'm sure if he steps by, he'll have some advice!

    TBH I was quite surprised with how easy the boltgun "blistering" is... Try it out Git, you'll do wonders!

    @ Moltar : I'm not sure which part was helpful, but still, I'm glad you feel that way!
    As for the bandana it might be a good idea, I was thinking it would be a bit dull if I left it out plain orange...

    I could try it!!!!

    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
    "Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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    Charleston, SC

    Sorry, I should've clarified. I found the weathering examples and techniques helpful. The little note about Prince August helped too.

       
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    Chaumont, France

    Hey Moltar, I tried to copy your scheme for the bandana, it could have been better but your idea was a great one, thanks! It adds a somewhat "grizzled" look to the grot, that's nice!!

    The mini is almost over (still have to resize & upload the pics), I should be able to post pics by the end of the day!


    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
    "Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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    Preston/England/United Kingdom

    Hey Yggs

    Glad I stumbled in. The colours look good, don't worry about the green...the grot is obviously a Blood Axe and camouflaging his whereabouts.

    The rust on the skull icon is the best bit imo, looks great. The Deneb stone areas look fine...I think its just a case that you're looking too hard.

    Looking forward to seeing more stages to the Grot....Orange Bandanna

    Peter
       
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    Surfing the Tervigon Wave...on a baby.

    Yggs - love the weathering on the grot post! The chipped metal is perfect and very much like it should look.

    And as folks have said - come back in one piece!



    Now only a CSM/Dark Mech player. 
       
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    Brisbane, Australia

    That looks great!

    Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
     
       
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    The weathering techniques are very god , yggs , the orange on the skull is exellent. i have been wantying to try out this style of chipping for a while too, i just need a decent metal plate to try it on.
       
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    Man Yggs, grot's looking fantastic. Looks like you've nailed the blister weathering technique
       
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    Charleston, SC

    Look forward to seeing it, Yggs!

       
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    Chaumont, France

    PDH wrote:Hey Yggs

    Glad I stumbled in. The colours look good, don't worry about the green...the grot is obviously a Blood Axe and camouflaging his whereabouts.

    The rust on the skull icon is the best bit imo, looks great. The Deneb stone areas look fine...I think its just a case that you're looking too hard.

    Looking forward to seeing more stages to the Grot....Orange Bandanna

    Peter


    Thanks Peter!!

    He's obviously some links with the Blood Axes "philosophy", as he's seeing the benefits of shooting guys from afar... Pretty strange lol!!!

    Rust on the skull is pretty simple : some pure Macharius Orange, stippled on a light-Boltgun colour with a GW Dryrbrush bruch (the new ones). Quite simple uh?

    I don't get the "I think its just a case that you're looking too hard." though... Could you tell me what you're talking about? The Dheneb stone parts?

    Grot is painted, with his orange-camoed bandana... More pics later!

    DarkStarSabre wrote:Yggs - love the weathering on the grot post! The chipped metal is perfect and very much like it should look.

    And as folks have said - come back in one piece!


    TheChronoTrigger wrote:Man Yggs, grot's looking fantastic. Looks like you've nailed the blister weathering technique


    Thanks! These are mostly first-time trials, so it's either 1. simple or 2. beginner's luck!

    Matt.Kingsley wrote:That looks great!


    Thx Matt!

    neil101 wrote:The weathering techniques are very god , yggs , the orange on the skull is exellent. i have been wantying to try out this style of chipping for a while too, i just need a decent metal plate to try it on.


    Well, da Orkses armourz iz da best placez fer tryin', uh! Or da Kaos humies too!

    Moltar wrote:Look forward to seeing it, Yggs!


    A small update, as I have trouble transfering pics from camera to personal computer, then to removable disk, then to bottomlessly slow internet access...

    Added some more weathering to the Watchtower (how do you say that in Orkish language? Wutsh-Towa?)...


    Verdigris on the pipe - Hawk Turquoise, Skull White, water.


    Some more paint chips on the green armour plate (and verdigris on the gun)


    A reference to my custom-built chapter, the Achlysian Reavers, whose chapter symbol is a 3/blue drops on a brown background.

    I'm struggling a bit with the colours, as I, for instance, hadn't planned to paint some things in orange... So I have only one colour, which might not be enough for good highlights / shading.
    Last bits of weathering should be a heavy coat of "Dark Sand" FW pigments... First time as well, so I hope it'll look like good, old dust!!

    Song of the day : Pieces, by StoneSour. http://youtu.be/hgoGTdqoUUs

    Good night!!!!

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    The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
    My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
    What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

    "Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
    "Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
    "Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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    Hows about "cowardly-sneaky-git-perch"?

    Very nice work.

    Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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    Madison, WI

    You're gettin' really good at those paint chips Yggs, and I love the verdegris. I keep wanting to put it on my son's Necrons but there are just so many of the bloody things I can't stomach the thought. The water drop symbols on the watch tower turned out really well. Very striking when compared with the rest.

       
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    da spottin platfrom (spelt wrong on perpuz)
    or da veiwin place
    or DA BIGGERERER INATA

       
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    Mostly, on my phone.

    Great verdigris mate! Another way that's very quick is lightly drybrushing on the SH turq followed by bestial brown, then dwarf bronze and a final turq (@gits - it's a very very fast way of doing it, repainted a cryx army in a day that way).

    Sorry, didn't mean to threadjack there Yggs, and I'm definitely going to try your way. Incidentally, you still need to pm me your address for =I= bits.

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    Brisbane, Australia

    Da Vewin' Plase
    or
    Da Wachin'Tawa

    Multiple thin coats are always better than one thick coat.
     
       
    Made in gb
    Oozing Plague Marine Terminator






    Surfing the Tervigon Wave...on a baby.

    The verdegris is simply fantastic. Subtle, no OTT (as GW's tends to be) and well executed.



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