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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Loverly. How glad am I that I've got BA stuff coming now?! Really like the repaint too. Keep it up chief!

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looking really good knightly, love the free hand on the robe. Nice touch!

   
Made in pt
Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

The progress is astounding as usual Knightley.

Love the tank, looks mean!
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Cheers mate, I'll keep plugging away here, so long as your doing the same, are you going to include a lot of the BA stuff in your models? or just have it for your Mentors?

@Gits - Cheers Gits, this small squad is getting a rush job so I'm stoked you like it

@Vit - Thanks Vit!

Update: Quite a bit done tonight!

PA Libby bolt pistol:


Attached to the PA Libby now


Squad 4 marine 2 front


Squad 4 marine 2 back


Squad 4 marine 3 front


Squad 4 marine 3 back


Hopefully will get another two marines done tomorrow providing the time is good thanks for watching.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Beautiful as ever. Like the two-tone purity seals on the bp especially.

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Rush job or not... they're looking great!

   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

*Edit* Stink didn't even respond to Gits or Graven...

@Graven - Cheers, Having red on red just didn't seem logical at the time

@Gits - I'm stoked you like them, Im just amping to get done with these so I can move on.

Update: 2 more marines done on the repaint squad, only 5 more to go as well as their Rhino

Squad 4 Marine 4 front


Squad 4 Marine 4 Back


Squad 4 Marine 5 front


Squad 4 Marine 5 Side


Squad 4 Marine 5 Back


Can't wait to be done with these I can finally work on new models

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IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in us
Martial Arts SAS






Love the paint scheme looks great.

Let no man glory in the greatness of his mind,
but rather keep watch o'er his wits.
Cautious and silent let him enter a dwelling;
to the heedful comes seldom harm,
for none can find a more faithful friend
than the wealth of mother wit.

17th in World Wide War. (1st in VPs)

Hydra Dominatus 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

More great stuff! Way to go Knightly!

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

As always, I love your sneaky use of BT bits great work mucker!

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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Powerful Orc Big'Un





Somewhere in the steamy jungles of the south...

Lookin' good, lookin' good! Loving the smoothness of the models, and your freehand script really is nice.

_Tim?

   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Ghostmaker - Thank you for taking the time to post! I'm happy you like them

@Gits - Sorry for not actually replying in the last post, not sure what I was doing, fingers crossed this update is just as good

@Graven - Course, if only I had some storm shields from somewhere BTW I finished the Sword pics I'm not 100% happy with them but it will do till I get on with a bigger sword, where do you want me to post it? under a guide or just a spoiler tag here?

@_Tim? - Cheers, welcome to my blog btw

Update: another 2 marines done, also finished pics for a sword helix guide thingy which ill put once I write up how I do it

Squad 4 marine 6 front


Squad 4 marine 6 Back


Squad 4 marine 6 Side


Squad 4 marine 7 Front


Squad 4 marine 7 Side


Squad 4 marine 7 Back


Libby WIP 5 Front


Libby WIP 5 Side


So many pictures....

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Love where the Libby's going, and really like the side of the bionic head - any chance of a close up on that?

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.
 
   
Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Wellington, NZ

Really cant wait to see him done! So excited!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You missed a mold line on the right side of the plasma cannoneer's head. (smirk)

I love that libby. Really like the way you handled his weapons too. You've just got a "feel" for power weapons that completely eludes me.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Harrow, Middlesex

Great job again, your face work is ace!

All That Is Dread project ------ CSM WIP blog
KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
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Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Graven - Cheers, I'll take a closer pic when I get home tonight for you, I also should have your bits in the post today as well.

@LDP - Thanks, I can't wait either, only his head and back back left!

@Gits - Heh, I missed a TON of mold lines on this squad, but that was before I started cleaning them off the unpainted models, I can say "At least I drilled the barrels!" I figured I might get one or two comments on the libby's axe, so I took pictures stage by stage of it which I'll post soon

@Tipios - Thank you, It's really easy perhaps I should do a guide on faces as well?

Sword guide:

I start with a foundation paint blue base (Mordian I think) and give it a black wash, the next up is smooth coat of Regal Blue leaving the darker area near the hilt with the wash showing. the first layer is Regal Blue with a very small amount of white added to the mix. This is painted almost to the centre of the blade, leaving only the ridge showing


Next up, add more white to the mix (still a very small amount) and add water to make it translucent and put this over the blade leaving the ridge and a small line of the last color showing (apologies for the blurryness)


Each of these steps are basically the same, just with more white added in


Once the mix gets to about an Ice Blue color you should be about half way down the blade towards the cutting edge


The next stage is adding twice as much white as previously added to ramp up the brightness, this stage has to have a lot of water as the goal is to have the paint slightly pool in places along the helix as this will supply the pulse nodes to suggest power being surged through the blade, continue to paint this color towards the cutting edge


In this one more white is added, but not applied to the whole helix, only towards the pulse nodes and a small line is added (if possible try to get a see through trail on the back edge


The last step is just pure white, small dots are added to the nodes on the forward edge and the cutting edge is given a white coat as well


I'm just putting together a guide on the Axe scheme, hopefully it wont take to long to do

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






Harrow, Middlesex

Nice TUT knightley Now do face one

All That Is Dread project ------ CSM WIP blog
KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
Moltar wrote:Almost everything in 40k should fall under this guideline.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's a great tutorial Knightly... thanks! Looking forward to the axe one... that's quite an interesting and unique scheme.

   
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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

sweet.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/463976.page (Space Sharks and Tau)

DJ @ http://www.rockindocradio.net
Mon, Thursday+Fri 06am - 09am EST

We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

"Whoever takes purple sash is purple, and follows purple leader." I follow purple tau. Theophony
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Cheers mate, that's swell and really informative. I shall give it a whirl on a weeping angel chapter master!

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.
 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

@Tipios - Thanks, Not sure if I want to do a face tut, doing a close up of the repainted sgts head made me cringe somewhat, however I'll see what I can do for the Libbys head and might post that for you

@Gits - Cheers Gits, I might get to see it on one of your models eh

@Miss Dee - Thanks

@Graven - Happy to help, btw heres the close up of the head.... you asked for it.... shudder



A bit done tonight on the last 3 marines of squad 4, all the armour has a coat of grey and shouldnt need another, so it will be highlighting of the armor then cloth, yay!


Oh and axe tutorial below

Started with a Liche Purple base coat and washed it black then waited for it to dry, once dry it got another coat of Liche Purple. A very small amount of white was added to the Liche purple and quite large lines were painted out to somewhat simulate lightning


More white was added to the mix (still small increments) and a thinner line was painted leaving the darker fatter line still showing


Even more white was added and thinner lines were painted in (the ultimate aim is to have very thin lines if white basically)


When the lines become to small to paint down I started to focus the lighter paint at junctions where lines meet


The aim now is to bring the paint at the junctions to a single point on the junction as white


and the final result hopefully should look better than this

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought




Potters Bar, UK

Ahhhh, so your Power Weapon effects are done on the same lines as cattafish's? No wonder they look so good

Great work all over Knightley. Again, astounded by your faces, they are easily the best i have seen! You've even managed to get the flensed look

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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

I like the squad leaders face

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/463976.page (Space Sharks and Tau)

DJ @ http://www.rockindocradio.net
Mon, Thursday+Fri 06am - 09am EST

We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

"Whoever takes purple sash is purple, and follows purple leader." I follow purple tau. Theophony
 
   
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Madison, WI

Thanks for the tut Knightly. Funny that it's not that much different from what I try to do, but you do it so much better.

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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Very nice indeed, and thanks for the flayed face pic too! My only comment - and this is bearing in mind you are far, far better at painting than I - is that I would consider having the lightning working out from the "ball" on the weapon, like a plasma sphere. But, fab nonetheless.

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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Slippery Scout Biker






How do you paint such a nice looking grey? I've been using Codex grey to paint my own Space Marines but I just can't get a good result on anything but the Terminators.
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Oh wow, quite a few comments it seems

@Rev. Reiko - I didn't know Cattafish did it like that, I had seen a guide on how to do molten blades following the same effect (instead of strait lines think more flowing and in orange/red) I'll have to look his up and see if I can improve.

@Miss Dee - Thanks, I might give another one a similar try as I have one spare to see if I can make it better (painting over a painted face leads to lost details)

@Gits - I'm pretty sure I could have done it better if I had done more of them before hand (this was my first try so I made a ton of mistakes) and I think you're far to hard on your self, I've seen your painting and I consider it much higher than mine.

@Graven - Cheers mate, I agree with you on the lighting from the node, it was one of the mistakes I made when painting it, if I do it again I'll be fixing the mistakes I made on this one

@Steve.C - Firstly thank you for posting, hopefully I can fill you in on how I get to it.
For my first step its a GW white undercoat spray, this is followed up by the Foundation paint - Adeptus Battlegrey with some water to improve the flow and make it less clunky (for some reason my foundation paints have bits in them..)
once this is dry I give the model a black wash to give shading in the joints/recesses.
After that is dry I start with Fortress Grey with water, I think its about 2:1 but could be slightly more) and the aim is to get good coverage and wait for the water to evaporate leaving the paint flat with out streaks (I was recently taught to add water to paints, but had figured out that once the water evaporated the paint that was left looked much smoother)
There will be cases where the paint wont cover all the foundation paint as it was quite see through, in those cases I will give it another blast of watered down Fortress Grey.
Once that is done I do Spacewolf Grey lining of all the plates and on characters higher models might get a even lighter raised edge highlight.

Hope that helps and thank you all for commenting.

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
Made in gb
Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought




Potters Bar, UK

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/357667.page

Heres the link for you Knightley, save you looking for it.

Its not exactly the same, but the blending technique you use is very similar (and works beautifully for both of you i might add )

inmygravenimage wrote:Have courage, faith and beer, my friend - it will be done!
MeanGreenStompa wrote:Anonymity breeds aggression.
Chowderhead wrote:Just hit the "Triangle of Friendship", as I call it.
 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Oh wow,

Cheers for the link Reiko! I see he uses video's for his posts, that's pretty cool.

The first thing I noticed is how nice his blues are! I also like how he details what hes going to do on paper first, that's a good idea.

If I find myself struggling to paint energy effects on my deamon hammers I might just use his guide and see how it looks

Thanks again!

Update: didn't get much done last night, had to rescue a mate who had a flat tyre then went out for dinner and by the time I got home I CBF'd painting. I did manage to get 2 out of the 3 marines armor highlighted though so next step is red's and cloth!

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
 
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