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Regular Dakkanaut




Los Angeles

 Malisteen wrote:
Getting some work in on my undead, nothing finished yet but:

Spoiler:





I like the ethereal effect, at least.

EDIT: also a closer look at the in progress test batch of skeletons, which will be finished before the rest of the engine, as I'll be testing out basing and other ideas on them:
Spoiler:




I'd love to know how you did the skeletons!
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

 Haechi wrote:
 Malisteen wrote:

Spoiler:


I'd love to know how you did the skeletons!


Paints used are in the first pic (which I left in the quote above), though they are a bit hard to make out.

1- Black undercoat/primer
2- celestra grey (two thinned down coats to get even coverage)
3- Nihilakh Oxide - shake it frequently while painting*
4- drybrush celestra grey
5- wash with 1 to 2 mix of thraka green (coelia greenshade should be fine) and lahmia medium,
... focus around recesses, high texture areas, areas you want contrast (ribcage, hands, spine, knees, face, etc)
6- lighter drybrush of celestra grey in areas you want to lighten up (skull, shoulders, rib cages, w/e
7- very light drybrush of white (I used a P3 paint, but any stark/cold white works, avoid cream colors) to add highlight were desired
8- waywatcher green glaze in recessed/shadowed areas, under skull, under ribs, etc), anywhere you want a bit more color or shadow

You might go back and forth a bit, brightening things up with grey and white drybrushes, or bringing them back down with glazes and medium diluted washes until you have the effect you want.

* when painting the Nihilakh Oxide, it's very important to shake the bottle thoroughly before you start, and then frequently while painting - say every three to five models depending on how fast you go, or every few minutes while working on a larger model. The paint settles quickly, and as it does it changes both color and consistency, becoming thinner and bluer as you go, but subtly, a little at a time, and you might not notice if you aren't careful. It basically goes from this cool smokey blue-green effect to basically painting on a thinned down blue wash. It's really important to avoid that, as it's basically the most important step of the process.

Actually, entire ghostly armies have been done based on Nihilakh Oxide over a white/grey undercoat (LINK), and what I'm doing is pretty similar, just worked a bit farther for a bit sharper contrast and a bit more color variation (the green ink, green glaze, and nihilakh are all slitely different hues), which may or may not be what you want.

Not that I can claim credit for any of it, as it's taken pretty much whole cloth from part 2 of GW's pretty great series on painting Nagash (which also features a nice if time consuming blending method on the cloak):





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@Bottle: Those look gorgeous, and I'm very jealous of the photo skills as well!! The detail in particular on the weapons is outstanding. I like the big horn and the axe with the blue(ish) inlay the best.

@Malisteen: I love the skeletons. I just did the spirit hosts in the getting started box using the same nihilakh oxide as well, but yours definitely turned out better than mine. I think it was the green shades... I can tell you definitely put in some work there!
   
Made in kr
Regular Dakkanaut




Los Angeles

Awesome thank you very much!
   
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Goddin wrote:
@Bottle: Those look gorgeous, and I'm very jealous of the photo skills as well!! The detail in particular on the weapons is outstanding. I like the big horn and the axe with the blue(ish) inlay the best.

@Malisteen: I love the skeletons. I just did the spirit hosts in the getting started box using the same nihilakh oxide as well, but yours definitely turned out better than mine. I think it was the green shades... I can tell you definitely put in some work there!


Thanks man! The photos are just an iPhone5 and a piece of A4 paper, good lighting is all you need!

Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
Made in se
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'Murica! (again)

Awesome! I'm about to prime and paint my 20 pp Fyreslayers army once I can get a bud's painting materials. I'll post some pics when there is something to show.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




South Shields

Finished an Eshin Assassin.Struggled a bit with the black and it's the 1st finecast model I've had casting probs that bugged me but overall pretty happy with him.



   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

Some more skeleton progress:

Spoiler:

I reached a hang up on the test batch, due to being out of the browns
I want to use, and I can't buy more till this weekend probably, so I've
started on the ghostly effect for the rest of the first block of 30.

I do think the effect's starting to come together, though, and I'm pretty
happy with it so far. Since I can't really progress any further on the engine
or the front skellies until the weekend, so I'm aiming to get the rest of these
skeletons, plus 20 grave guard and maybe, if I push myself, 10 black knights
up to where the test skeletons are now before then.

Here's the list I'm trying to get painted by the 26th for an event:
Spoiler:
Main List
- Arkhan
- Wight King with Black Axe
- Necromancer
- 1 Morghast Archai
- 10 Black Knights
- 20 Grave Guard
- 30 Skeletons
- Mortis Engine

Summoning Pool
- 6 Spirit Hosts
- 3 Bat Swarms
- Terrorgheist

Scenario Markers
- 6 influence markers (gravestones)
- 1 runner (single spirit host spirit, or maybe a Mordheim dredge)
- 1 Flag Marker (Wight King BSB)

I've got a long ways to go...

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Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

More progress on my undead:
Spoiler:

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you guys and your spirits....but that looks pretty good so far, I am more of a ghoul fan myself
   
Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





The Rock

Great stuff there, Malisteen

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How to take decent photos of your models
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Made in gb
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Looking great Malisteen! Did you not consider going from white undercoat rather than black and painting multiple thin coats of grey on top? Seems much easier :-)

Cannot wait to see more of them. Your Necromancer conversion and the BSB look great too! Can we get a close up?

Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

I did consider white primer, but much of the color scheme - basically everything that isn't ghostly green, is actually rather dark and really wants the black undercoat, so it would end up being about the same amount of hassle anyway, and if there's recesses I couldn't reach with a brush, like some of the nooks and crannies up under the black knight barding and whatnot, I'd rather they were black and not white.

As for close ups:

Here's an old picture of the BSB from before I re-primed it. It's half-painted in the color scheme of my old Von Carstein army (LINK), which I sold when I decided I didn't like the look - Too bright, too warm, looked like they were marching to war in the noon-day sun. Plus, after the 8e army book brought back Master Necromancers, I wanted to switch to a more necromantic and less vampyric themed army anyway. Unfortunately, between work and classes, I didn't get around to actually painting any models in the new scheme until now. Anyway...

Spoiler:

The model is a lord of the rings barrow wight, plus a grave guard shield arm, brass wire for the banner pole, and the shield with crow and banner itself are from the empire general kit, with the hammer on the top of the banner replaced with a scythe blade taken from the zombie kit. I also did some putty work on the shield - replacing the 'KF' that was there with a big 'W' for Wilhelm I, a tyranical early ruler of the Empire who Vlad roused as a Wight King during the End Times. I also added a skull design to the banner's shield while I was at it. I don't do much sculpting, but I think these turned out alright.

.............

Here's the necromancer, from before I primed the new base. He's about half painted in the new scheme. He was being done as a test case for techniques I intend to use on Nagash, once I have enough of an army painted to be worthy of the big guy. The robes and hat still need to be darkened away from the ghostly blend with some diluted black washes, some details still need to be painted, and the staff is going to be re-done completely in a darker brown (I'll be aiming for something closer to the bones on the studio model Neferata's steed). Plus the new base needs to be painted, I'm still not sure what I'm doing there. But the overall effect is more or less there.

Spoiler:


More detailed progress on my army can be seen on my hobby log thread on Carpe Noctem (LINK)

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Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

Today's progress:

Spoiler:

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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer





Leavenworth, KS

Here is my first offering, be kind in regards to my meager painting skills.

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Up next is to build the rest of the Start Collecting Nurgle Daemons box and go from there. I really want a Greater Daemon of Nurgle, but GW is still out of stock. :(

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 Coldhatred wrote:
Here is my first offering, be kind in regards to my meager painting skills.

Spoiler:


Up next is to build the rest of the Start Collecting Nurgle Daemons box and go from there. I really want a Greater Daemon of Nurgle, but GW is still out of stock. :(


If you have a million Euros spare - depending upon the bureau de change - there's the FW version: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-JP/Great-Unclean-One-Greater-Daemon-of-Nurgle

Spoiler:

   
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Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

Forgeworld's version is pricier, but it's also a dramatically superior model.

Actually, what I'd do if I were playing nurgle chaos is get the glotkin and use the big monster as a greater daemon, and convert the two brothers riding him into mortal or daemon heroes on foot. Which works great as long as you don't plan on using the glotkin themselves.

The pursuit of knowledge requires a mind unfettered by the petty constraints of ethics, faith, or mortality.

~ Roderick Pale 
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block





@Coldhatred That looks quite nice - no need to be so self deprecating!

My one suggestion is that you should try and take the brown paint you used for the body and lighten run a thin coat over the raised parts of the body of the demon while avoiding the recesses. The figure looks very dark to me overall, which usually happens when you run a dark wash over the whole thing - the colors end up muted. This one step brings back a lot of color and depth to a model, and since you are avoiding any areas where one color meets another, it is usually pretty easy.
   
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'Murica! (again)

Test model done for my Fyreslayers elemental theme and see what you think. Easier to give Twitter freed from my phone so @kennylull
Enjoy!
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on iTunes or www.combatphase.com
 
   
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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer





Leavenworth, KS

ShaneTB wrote:

If you have a million Euros spare - depending upon the bureau de change - there's the FW version: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-JP/Great-Unclean-One-Greater-Daemon-of-Nurgle

Spoiler:



I've thought about it, as I do like the Forgeworld version, but it certainly won't be happening any time soon!

Malisteen wrote:Forgeworld's version is pricier, but it's also a dramatically superior model.

Actually, what I'd do if I were playing nurgle chaos is get the glotkin and use the big monster as a greater daemon, and convert the two brothers riding him into mortal or daemon heroes on foot. Which works great as long as you don't plan on using the glotkin themselves.


Hadn't thought of that. Could be an option, for sure.

Goddin wrote:@Coldhatred That looks quite nice - no need to be so self deprecating!

My one suggestion is that you should try and take the brown paint you used for the body and lighten run a thin coat over the raised parts of the body of the demon while avoiding the recesses. The figure looks very dark to me overall, which usually happens when you run a dark wash over the whole thing - the colors end up muted. This one step brings back a lot of color and depth to a model, and since you are avoiding any areas where one color meets another, it is usually pretty easy.


Thanks! I appreciate the positive comment. I know it isn't bad, but some painters are just amazing compared to me.

So, basically a thinned down, comprehensive highlight with the original color pre-wash?

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Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

 VeteranNoob wrote:
Test model done for my Fyreslayers elemental theme and see what you think.

I really like this color scheme for the Fyreslayers. Looks real nice. I love the contrast between the dark beards and the bright, fiery hair.

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~ Roderick Pale 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 Malisteen wrote:
Actually, what I'd do if I were playing nurgle chaos is get the glotkin and use the big monster as a greater daemon, and convert the two brothers riding him into mortal or daemon heroes on foot. Which works great as long as you don't plan on using the glotkin themselves.
Saw this done recently, except the little bros were magnetized to either ride Ghurek and form Glottkintron, or rock their own bases as Nurgle Lord + Nurgle Sorcerer + Great Unclean One. Certainly a concept, although personally I prefer a little more conversion done to Ghurek to make him into a more interesting GUO ... but then I also have no desire to run The Glottkin as themselves, because ridiculous uber special characters are ridiculous, uber.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




South Shields

Finished my assassins little buddies and while they are very dated and a pain to paint there is a certain charm to them and I'm really quite fond of them

Just need to add some grass tufts but I've ran out and have to wait till saturday before I can get down to my GW shop.





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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





The Rock

Lovely job. Very sneaky lookin!

AoV's Hobby Blog 29/04/18 The Tomb World stirs p44
How to take decent photos of your models
There's a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand
Most importantly, Win or Lose, always try to have fun.
Armies Legion: Dark Angels 
   
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Leavenworth, KS

I like them, well done!

"Death is my meat, terror my wine." - Unknown Dark Eldar Archon 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




South Shields

Thanks

I've been reorganising my undead,sold all my TK's and all the infantry from my Vamp Counts and I'm going to concentrate on Soul Blight Vamps who summon Malignants.Started with a new paint scheme for my Vargiests.



   
Made in kr
Regular Dakkanaut




Los Angeles

Cool paint scheme!
   
Made in us
Dangerous Skeleton Captain




Baltimore

I just unearthed a tomb kings treasure load, including:

warsphinx (empty howda)
6 necropolis snakes (sans riders)
11 empty chariots
necrosphinx
2 catapults (with crew)
1 ushabti
a bone giant
20 old metal tomb guard
10 plastic tomb guard new in box
assorted characters (khalida, heralds, lich priests)

assorted sprues, including at least 3 of the necropolis riders

I'm not sure what all I'm going to do with it, or what all of it I'm going to keep. In particular, the metal and plastic tomb guard look too different to use both. I don't much care for the metal models, but I don't really have enough of the plastic models to make a unit, so I'm not sure what if any of them I'm going to end up keeping.

It's quite a haul, and there may be more coming (in particular, if I'm lucky, five ushabti and the other three necropolis riders). A lot of repair work is necessary, and replacement riders for the chariots at least, and... it's going to be very hard to maintain my focus on the models I'm painting for the upcoming store event with all these neat new toys to sorth through and tinker with....

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Working on the chaos stronghold for Azyr Empires campaign starting in June.
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fortress walls


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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




South Shields

Vargulf redone in same theme.




   
 
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