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That last buggy turned out fantastic. It's all teeth, like some kind of road shark.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

 Ezki wrote:

So far I have added a layer of red and metal. I also started a little bit with the weathering by adding the first layer of brown to make the metal look rusted.
It's a bit messy so far, but hopefully the details will pull it together.








Red one's go faster.

Cheers,

CB


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The Trukk is starting to come together!

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Love the ladder/ramp thing on the trukk! Some enteprising orc biker may use it to jump over the trukk
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you for the comments guys!

Gobert: It's a ghost trukk! Just kidding. Yeah the crew is patiently waiting on my workbench for their ride to come out of the paint shop.

Youwashock: A road shark might be a fitting name for it!

CB: Indeed they do!

Viterbi: Would make a cool diorama!

Not much more to show yet. Just some more rust colors added etc. Been too busy during the last week, so I have only managed to paint really short sessions here and there.
Will most likely get back to it next week.

   
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Finland, Espoo

Huzzah! The trukk is finally pretty much ready!
Took a lot longer than I hoped (not that there is any hurry). I wen't back and fort with different colors and techniques with the rust effects.
I did not try to do anything too fancy: I'm trying to paint all the Ork vehicles in a way that they look good on the table without too many fancy techniques.
So, no glazing, minimal layering etc.

That being said, I played quite a bit with the rust and weathering, as it's something I really enjoy doing.
Sadly I did the stupid thing of adding some wash without shaking it properly: the tracks and a few other bits started to shine. So I had to do some more dry brushing in order to get rid of the shine.
The rust looked a bit better a few steps back.

As the trukk has so many details that easily blend together, I went with bright edge highlights as I've done with the bikes.
The lines are not the most accurate, but good enough I think.

I did not manage to build by photo booth at this time, but I still wanted to show some finished "teaser" pictures because it's been so long since I last posted.







I might still fix a few small details before taking the final pictures.


I also started working with the battlewagon during the weekend. The most jarring phase, base coating, is almost complete.
What's left is the fun part: weathering and painting all the details.








I will post the proper finished pictures sometime during next week.
Thanks for looking!

   
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Perth, Australia

Trukk looks good. Battlewagon should too after the same treatment.

   
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It’s amazing that your Ork vehicles start off with such a bright basecoat! It’s testament to the rusting up I suppose that they come out so grimy. Great work as ever

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

Yes, it is funny how painting gets so much more interesting after the base coat is down.

Cheers,

CB


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Nice going, that will be a really great Waaagh! that's gonna be steamrolling its enemies.
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you guys!

Arakasi: Thanks! Hopefully so. Going to be using pretty much the same techniques.

Gobert: Cheers! Yeah I start with reasonably bright colors and make them more grim and weathered step by step from there. Not sure it's the best way to go about it, but seems to be working. Plus I can see how a newly painted vehicle gets more and more worn over time

Captain Brown: Indeed it does!

Viterbi: That's the goal!


Got the final pictures taken and edited.
Here they are as promised:



Full size image here

I added the bottom image just for fun.
I think the details, like the drivetrain and suspension, can be seen a lot better when they are painted.

Slowly making progress with the Battlewagon.
As always, thanks for looking!

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Excellent work Ezki.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


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Great pics of your wagon Ezki! The underside looks so detailed, I would’ve thought the Orks would use more liberally applied grease on the drive train than that tough!

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Hererford, leo

Sick stuff mate! love the unique buggies and the rescue of the old tank.

 
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thanks! Glad you guys liked it.

Captain Brown: Thanks for exalting!

Gobert: True. I thought about adding some ATF oil spillage on the rear casings and the shaft, but I was too afraid it would look a bit weird. Maybe next time though!

stonned_astartes: Thanks and nice to see you here!


Got the Battlewagon done!
Even though the painting process took hours and hours, I managed to get it done in a week or so.
Due to the recent events all over the globe one has little else to do on their free time than play video games or paint minis.

At times the process felt really sloggish. Especially painting the bright edge highlights and every single bolt on the vehicle
I did try a few new and old rust techniques in combination and managed to get a few good results.

After a final 4 hour session last night, the vehicle was "complete". When I started taking pictures, I realized that the metal chipping looked really bland. In fact, the whole vehicle looked a bit bland.
This was due to the "new" GW stormhost silver not doing it's job properly: it reflects light a bit too well and does not cover well enough in my opinion.
So the metal chipping looked just like an unpainted area from the wrong angle. I have really started to dislike that particular color.

Luckily, I still have some good old mithril silver in an old pot. That has yet to fail me.
So, I went around and applied some more color to every single one of the chipped areas, which once again took it's time.
I will have to give the Vallejo metallics a go, as mcmattila suggested in his thread.

I thought about touching up my other two battlewagons sometime soon, but after fighting with this thing I think I might move that project a bit further.
I'm not saying I hated painting the wagon, but there were times when repeating the same step for a couple of hours straight started to feel a bit too boring.

I really enjoyed painting the rust though!

Without further adeu, pictures!



Full size image in the gallery


I think the deffrolla and the rusty front panel turned out pretty good.
I used some orange on the crevices to replicate water pooling in there and making it rust a bit faster.


I might have applied a bit too much wash to the rolla, but in general it looks a bit more rusty than just "brown".
In the image the deffrolla looks a bit more washed out than it actually is. Still though, maybe one more really careful layer of orange or yellow would have sealed the deal.

I could have used a bit larger variety of colors on the vehicle or just use some more black. I think it might be a little too red for my tastes. Not sure.
All in all, I'm fairly happy with it.


Next time (possibly) one of the new buggies, which I have eagerly waited to paint.
Unless I grow tired of painting worn out orky red

Thanks for looking!


   
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Lovely stuff!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Another great Ork vehicle.

Cheers,

CB


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USA

That's a very good looking battlewagon Ezki. it looks like it was taken straight out of the pages of white dwarf.

   
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That’s one beat up old wagon! Can’t hardly believe it is started out all kleen and bright red! Awesome job as ever Ezki!

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Marvelous battlewagon! You may try some blood on the deffrolla to break it up a little, it should work nice with your rusty look.
   
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Wow Ezki, both the truck and the wagon look great! It was funny to see the "pre-weathering" wagon as well, which looked pretty much like a toy truck. What a difference weathering (and highlighting and detailing) makes!

Regarding the chipping: I think the reason you think the chipping looks a bit bland is that it's pretty uniform and even across the vehicle. All the bare metal bits are quite large, and there are no small scratches anywhere. It looks a bit like it has all been done with an angle grinder rather than wear and tear or bullets. Now, I've got a suggestion (for future projects, of course!). Have you tried using a sponge to do the chipping? I've noticed that using a sponge is perfect for vehicles as you can make random patterns and cover large areas much quicker than with a brush. You'll also get bigger and smaller "chips", which makes the effect more natural. It's also good for creating rust textures! I've got a couple of examples in my thread, like this ork dreadnought, which had absolutely zero highlighting with a brush, just weathering with a sponge. Or something a bit more restrained like this sentinel. You can go nuts and first sponge with dark brown, then highlight all the bigger flakes by brush!

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you all, I'm really flattered!

Syro: Your words make me blush! Thank you kindly.

gobert: Some washes, rust and metal chipping work wonders!

Viterbi: Thanks! That's a good idea. I thought about it but did not dare to try. I have played around with blood effects previously (both red paint and the "new" technical paint), and all I managed to produce was a really sloppy result.
I might give it a go on the next deffrolla. If it turns out good, I'll be sure to apply a similar effect to this one!

mcmattila: Thank you sir! And that's a really good advice!

I have seen some results (yours and others) when using a sponge to do the weathering. They all look really nice.

I used to use a stippling brush to do the weathering on my krieg vehicles, and it produced a lot nicer effect than a large dry brush. Couple of examples here and here.
I don't currently have a set of them, so for big vehicles like these, I have been a bit lazy and just used a dry brush.

So even though I've seen the results and heard that one could use a sponge, it just did not somehow occur to me to actually use one

I've been doing this same chipping technique for a while now. Partly because I look how it looks (other than the uniformity of course) and how easy it's to do, and partly because, well I've got used to it.
It's easy to get "stuck" to old habits. Especially when trying to produce a lot of similarly colored models in a row.

I think that for the next one I'll do a combination of both. I like the well defined metallic edges along with the bright edge highlights, but I also want some character on the flat surfaces. That's where the sponge will come along next time!


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A lengthy one coming up:


During the last couple of days I've been doing something a bit different for a change.
One reason is that I want a bit of variety for this thread. Lately it's just been red vehicles one after another. I will shortly get back to finishing my speed freaks, but for a couple of updates, it's space elf time!
The other reason is the fact that I've been doing the same thing for a while.
At some point repeating the same techniques over and over might start feeling like a chore. I'm not there yet (except regarding the base coating and highlighting all those darn bolts). I intend to keep it that way.

I also realised that this thread is a bit messy. Not that it's a bad thing at all, I like variety. It's just that it might be hard to find all the finished models from each army.
So a while ago I created a showcase thread for my Orks: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/785520.page.
I intend to do one for each one of my armies in the future.

Oh, and I went back to the first pages and started reuploading some of the lost images.
There are still a bunch to go, but it's a start.


Now, to the actual content.

Over the last year or two I've been thinking about restarting my Drukha.. Dark Eldar army.
I've actually talked about some of the plans here as well. I have yet to decide the actual theme of the army, but I've finally taken the first steps in bringing it back to life!


Couple of days ago I decided to do an inventory check and see which models I still have around the house.
Most of them were luckily stored in foam trays, but still pretty badly damaged. This army has seen the tabletop last time somewhere during 6th or maybe early 7th edition.

It took an hour or two to gather all of them and assemble all the bits and flying bases.
For my own surprise, I have actually magnetized most of the vehicles. Even though the younger and more impatient version of myself built them.

Here's the whole bunch:




I have one Razorwing Jetfighter as well but alas, I realized it after taking the pictures and putting these guys back in storage. So it did not make the picture.

The whole bunch in numbers:
Spoiler:

- Succubus (fairly recent one. Done about a year ago)
- Haemonculus
- Baron Sathonyx
- 5 Inclubi
- 20 Wyches
- 29 Kabalite Warriors
- 8 Kabalite Trueborn
- a random assortment of beasts and a beast master
- 5 Venoms
- 2 Raiders
- 2 Ravagers
- Talos
- Razorwing Jetfighter



What a trip down the memory lane!
Some of these models were the ones that started this thread back in 2012. They can be seen on the first page.

A couple of shots:

Baron Sathonyx conversion
Spoiler:




Wyches. Same models are on the first page of this thread.
Spoiler:




Kabalites. Edit: lol, it seems that some foam from the tray is still stuck on her
Spoiler:





This is one of those armies, that I never actually finished. Heck, most of the models are half finished.
The Talos is maybe the only one that I can call finished.

It's always been hard for me to choose a color scheme. I picked the desert yellow for these because I got the urge to do a "desert raider" style army.
In the end, it never actually grew on me. And one of the reasons these guys have been in storage for so long is the fact that I could not decide whether I like the scheme or not.
It got to the point of me almost considering to sell these guys. Luckily I did not, as I would have regretted it later.

Restarting this army will be a long project, but I'll do it in small steps. Unit by unit, model by model.
I have also decided to change the scheme. I want it to look cool on the table, but simple to paint. If I'm trying to do a too complicated scheme, I will never get these on the table

I've been thinking about purple. I know I know, my Eldar are already purple. And so are my Harlequins. But I like the color.

I did a few really really quick tests with couple of different shades:

These are really bad phone images and as the edges are the only things that are painted, I had to use a flash (blah) to get it showing.
So far I like the middle one the best.
Spoiler:


Then I did a test run of different configurations on my wyches. The red one is based on the Succubus conversion I did last year.
I really liked the theme on her, but not sure if I want to do a whole army of red guys and gals. Red is not something I want for my vehicles.
Spoiler:


Last trial was to use metal colors on the armor pieces. I actually quite like this one, but not sure yet.
If I were to use metal, it will not be used on the Kabalites.
Spoiler:


Regarding the skin color: I've been thinking of painting it a bit bluish / greyish. Inspired by a different array of night / dark elves from various games and art. Not sure abot that either.

These are just a random experiments and it's very possible that I go with something completely different.
But at least I've taken the first step.


I have managed to do some actual progress as well.
While going through the various bits and I got the sudden inspiration of doing a quick Warlock Skyrunner conversion.
I have half a dozen of unbuilt Eldar bikers which I don't currently have any other use, so I decided to use one of them instead of buying a new model.







I tried to use one of the visored Dark Eldar heads, but that lacked something. When I glued on a head piece from the Dire Avenger kit, it looked just weird.
So I decided to go with a wych head in the end. I also thought about adding a banner or something on the back, but from previous experience I tend to break or lose them during transportation
This is purely a game piece inspired by the current meta.


Phew. That was a lot of text.
Thanks for looking and catch you next time!


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Those stark highlights look really cool, almost makes me want to try my hand at dark eldar, but then I realise my pile of shame is MASSIVE! Green might be a good alternative if you’re not wanting red or purple again, maybe an extreme edge highlight against black plates?

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Your battlewagon looks great! Cool trip down memory lane with the Eldar. Never sad to see more space aelf-daris.
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thanks Gobert and Youwashock!

gobert: I bet you could pull the Dark Eldar look really well! Maybe when your massive pile of gray plastic is a bit smaller.
Green is always a good option for dark eldar. Making bright green highlights on a dark base could look cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
It's just that there are so many green kabalite forces out there, that I might want to do something different. No wonder that it's popular, as it's a classic and a good looking scheme!


Been doing a bit of this and that lately. Firstly, I cleaned my storage cabinets once again and finally stored my Krieg vehicles in a set of foam trays.
On the painting side, I've been doing a few projects at the same time. With so much more unallocated free time it seems to be hard to keep on focused on one project at a time.


Firstly, I did some base coating on the Megatrakk Scrapjet. Even though I said that I need a small break from orks, my inspiration tends to jump from one place to another.
It does not help that I have a handful of different unpainted projects sitting close to my painting station.






Secondly, I also did some base coating and started working on the "nigh sky" pattern on the jetbike:





I wanted to try painting a "planet" on the bike. After the first steps it looks okay, but in hindsight I maybe should have positioned it somewhere else than on the front.
Time will tell how it'll look like when I get a bit further.


Then I did something completely different.
As I'm thinking of painting the dark eldar guys purple (still pending), I started thinking that I want to distinguish the spikey and non spikey elves somehow.
While I was thinking about that (and listening to some inspiring Wintersun), I got the idea of rebasing the whole army with snowy bases.
Well, more like painting some snow effects on top of the bases rather than completely rebase them.

I really enjoyed doing the snow work on my krieg and on the AoP board, so I thought that I would enjoy this as well.

This was not the first time I thought about this: the color scheme is so dark, that the white snow could work as a good element for contrast. Plus the bases on my guardians look so... pale.
I'm not sure if it was the music I was listening to or the current quarantine situation, but I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.

At first I painted a single biker base with some white acrylic, PVA glue and baking soda:


Then I did a couple of models. The original bases can be seen on the right:


Aaaand then I wanted to see a bit bigger group with snowy bases:


I did the test bases a couple of days ago, and while I've been looking at them every now and then, I think that I'm really liking the snow.
I think I'll go for it and do the same step for the whole army. It will be relatively quick, as I just have to mix the snow and brush it on.


Well, that's all for now.
Thanks for looking!



   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Some nice progress Ezki.

Cheers,

CB


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Snowy bases look really great and complement your scheme perfectly!
   
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Yep, snow bases look good, and work better than the old versions with the purple scheme.


Oops, almost forgot - love the Megatrakk scrapjet!

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cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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The new snow bases look really good.
   
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Finland, Espoo

Thank you guys!

I proceeded to add the snow effects to the whole army.
I had to do 12 new bases for my jetbikes, as their flying stands have always been just clear plastic.

It's hard to mix the right amount of the snow stuff: it dries in ~30 minutes, so I always seem to mix a bit too much of it.


I was a bit hesitant to do the snow effects to the flyer base. There were a lot of elements to cover and I was not sure if it would mess the base up.
After all, I spent quite a bit of time building it.

In the end, I think it turned out pretty good.
I might add some icicles if I can find some clear plastic to melt.





Here's the whole bunch.




I built a quick "poor man's photobooth" to get the pictures, as the models were too many and too big for my light box. It was really hard to take the pictures without the snow getting too exposured. So it looks a bit too bright in the pics.
But hopefully you can get the idea.

   
 
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