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Fixture of Dakka

Wiltshire, UK

Looking great so far Iffy and yes all the jems must be done.

Made in ie
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inmygravenimage wrote:Allllllllll the gems looks amazing.


Oh man, I think they could look really awful if they were all super glowy with this scheme. If you had a totally Matte black WK with extremely bright gems with an extreme fluroescent edging on the plates though, that could look.. really.. cool.


Dr H wrote:Yeah, one of my issues with GW is that they cram on details on their models just for the sake of it, and then give no reasoning for what most of them are.
And then they don't tell the painters what to do (or maybe they do), and the "official" paint-jobs don't do the models justice. Case in point, the gems or not gems on all the Eldar stuff. Also something I noticed when I came to paint one, the DV Helbrute; they spent all that time to sculpt tons of fleshy details on the model, and then paint the whole thing red with no difference between the armour and the flesh...

I know what you mean.

I rarely think the GW schemes I see are ever my favourites, the skill of the paint jobs is always top notch, but I feel they have to play it safe a fair bit.

While I love this WK, there are likely a lot of silent viewers who think it is horribly over the top, and they are totally justified in that. With GW, I think playing it safe with some figures is there way of getting the most out of them.

The people who want psychedelic, explosive colour schemes are going to paint them that way anyway, but the folks who like things less gaudy get to see the models the way they like em.

I'm rambling now but I hope that makes a bit of sense

Dr H wrote:Speaking of gems, I like to do a split of some as gems and some as armour bumps (for gear etc.).
You're doing a lovely job on that knight, If'. Keep it up.

Thrilled you like him, pal. I love the idea of Wraithbone, that it is basically living, energised crystal that grows and pulses.

If I had the skills, I would paint one of these things entirely as a giant crystalline construct with lightning pulsing under the glass, but I'd have no idea how.

I sometimes can see designs I think would be really awesome in my head, but have no idea how to bring them to reality, which is a bit cruddy, but I feel like I'm getting better at putting my ideas down onto figures nowadays

whalemusic360 wrote:
Unacceptable. You must gem all the gems that can be gemed at this point.
I think your scheme, both the starscape and the gems, form a cohesive look. It's pretty stellar! I may have already made that joke.


Mymearan wrote:Well... I guess you proved me wrong about the gems!

Haha, I'm happy to dissapoint ^^

GiraffeX wrote:Looking great so far Iffy and yes all the jems must be done.

Gonna! All of em!

I do have a question though, and I've been thinking about this since last night.

The scheme in essence is:

  • Black

  • White

  • Loads of blues of various shades

  • Turquoise

  • Red

  • It's pretty simple while remaining effective, but I might need one extra colour for this guy.

    He has problematic areas, areas where if they are highlighted with white or turquoise, it's not going to sit well with the colours around it.

    His Soul Gems filligree setting around it for instance, and the rune strip on his scatter shield, if either of those are white or turq, they aren't going to work that well in my opinion.

    I was thinking that considering the colors, and also considering how revered and important to the Eldar the idea of a Wraithknight is, that I might be ok to add some gold leaf to those kind of areas.

    It would be one extra colour, but I think between it, the red, the blues and the black, it could look extremely striking. He has a huge amount of areas on him at the moment that are currently the Galaxy base but are going to be turq, like the area between his collar and breastplate, his joints etc, and in my minds eye, he is missing a little extra that I think the gold leaf could really pull out, especially as it is rich, brassy gold.

    Any ideas or opinions on that?

    I'd love to hear some

    Made in ie
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    D3 patch absorbed my life for the last couple of days, but I'm feeling super creative today and will get some more work done by tonight

    Hope everyone is having /had a great weekend!

    Made in ie
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    Quick wee updated on the WK

    Had a lot of RSI pain in my right wrist for the last couple of weeks and got some great advice on how to try and minimise it while painting today.

    A combo of working 9 hours a day typing, and then painting in my free time is causing some real pain, but hopefully with the advice I've gotten, it will improve soon and I won't have to head to a phisio.

    Gonna continue on and get the rest finished up on my lunchbreak now, then on to some work on the golds which are still just 1 layer and a wash, the gems took forever but they turned out with just enough contrast I think!

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    Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare

    Upstate, New York

    Wow. Love your work.

    Is it wrong that when I look at the WK’s waist, I think it looks like a lightbulb? I want to screw him into a socket and watch all the gems light up.

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    Gitzkrieg Kommanda

    Madison, WI

    Beautiful work. Can't have too many gems.

    And yes... lightbulb.

    Made in ie
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    Nevelon wrote:Wow. Love your work.

    Is it wrong that when I look at the WK’s waist, I think it looks like a lightbulb? I want to screw him into a socket and watch all the gems light up.

    Gitsplitta wrote:Beautiful work. Can't have too many gems.

    And yes... lightbulb.

    Haha thank you guys, he really does look like a really worrying lightbulb especially when held upside down!!!

    Kinda want to.. try .. but he would just melt and I would have many regrets :(

    I got some more work on him last night and the golds are finished, and his turqoises are starting up.

    I can't wait to start on some icey blue or perhaps grey based whites.

    Not sure which yet, but it's going to be fun

    Turquoise is going to be very strong and bright to offset the fades and clouds on the armor and I'm really looking forward to seeing it develop!

    I also got my apology size 1 S7 from W&N today, being modelled here by warm cat, my wrist warmer:

    Never used a size 1 before, so breaking this in will be interesting

    Last but not least, I'm going to sell the fire prism now instead of with the host, as the theme has evolved enough that it won't really fit in with the rest.

    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/-/221869471736 is the link (Mods, am I allowed post this in this section? Give me a poke if I'm not!!)

    Hope everyone has had a great last few days

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    Fixture of Dakka

    Wiltshire, UK

    Looking fantastic so far Iffy, nice cat as well.

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    Never Forget Isstvan!

    Green Bay, Wisconson

    Very nicely done.

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    The Hammer of Witches

    cornwall UK

    I had some problems with the hand pain, what with my day job involving a touch screen (poke/jab/punch screen). I find it worse in winter so maybe there is something to a wrist warmer?

    If I had more moolah I would buy that WK so hard...

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    Coming soon to a GW near you: Wraithknight light-bulbs...

    Nice job on the scheme. The gold works really well with the gems and star-field.

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    Papa Squiggles

    Auckland New Zealand

    I do think the gold adds great colour to the WK, I too am getting sucked in with the latest D3 patch, rolled a DH this patch and quite enjoying it!

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    Made in ie
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    I'm really happy the golds went down well, sometimes ideas that seem good just don't pan out when you get them down on a figure, so I was a bit wary, but happy with him now

    Been away from painting for a bit as I had family visiting, but my new supplies have arrived and I'm looking forward to some this weekend!

    Being able to paint when I feel like painting and not feeling pressured to do it all the time has really, really opened my eyes about why I burned out so badly. I'm sitting down and enjoying myself so much when I paint now, it has made a genuinely crazy difference.

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    Hi guys, super quick update cause I dont want anyone to think I've stopped painting or anything again, just got a few things on the backburner to take care of at the moment and so while I'm super looking forward to finishing mr WK, I'm not painting him while I'm tired or stressed from work and also not beating myself up for not doing it, which has made a maaaaasive difference and left me feeling super excited about painting all the time ^^

    Doing an 8 day work week this week but I really want to finish his turqoise at least, and test out that lovely size 0! Hoping I might have some time in the evening soon ^^

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    Gitzkrieg Kommanda

    Madison, WI

    Good to hear Iffy. Glad to hear that your managing your time to enjoy the process.

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     Gitsplitta wrote:
    Good to hear Iffy. Glad to hear that your managing your time to enjoy the process.

    Thank you Gits, it was something I was doing totally wrong in the past, and has made a massive difference.

    Previously, if I had some stuff that I had to put in front of painting or had no inspiration, every time I would see the figures I would feel my stomach drop, and feel dread and guilt at needing to paint them ASAP, whereas now, every time I see him I'm excited and can't wait to get more work on him done when I have the window, which is just a much better place to be mentally ^^

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    Never Forget Isstvan!

    Green Bay, Wisconson

    Good healthy attitude! It a very impressive paint job you should be feeling good about it!

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    Update? I really want to see this WK together!
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