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Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Hello fellow Dakkanauts.

I've been posting images here and there, but nothing systematic, and yet I do a little bit of painting every night, more on days I do not work. So the first few posts will organize a retrospective of what I have done so far in 2013, and then I'll pick it up from there and see where I end up.

I've been painting since 2001, but real serious efforts have only started in 2006. I've been a dedicated W40K player until December 2012, when I discovered Infinity and then last week when a friend of mine bought some Malifaux pieces and I decided to take the plunge.

Here we go:
Some Infinity miniatures
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Ah yes, I must say before I proceed, that I do not have a light box and take pictures when and where I can. You'll visit most of my apartment by the time you're through reading this, methinks.
Some Infinity terrain, in my gloriously retro-inspired kitchen, this is definitely a work in progress:
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Some tests with two pharmacy-bought vehicles, testing for size. Although not very futuristic, I found the price too good to pass up.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Next up, something I just finished today. The friend that got me into Malifaux, he suffers from ATP. So as a Xmas gift, he gives me some models and I paint them for him. It's a win-win, really. I don't need to buy as much (but I still do!) and I get to go up against painted minis. We've had this arrangement going since the days of Confrontation 2.

Here are his Ortegas, a little shaky, but I was in a rush to go play, this afternoon:

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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Love the terrain cars

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

For three dollars each, what's not to love?

 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Moving right along.

Here are the current projects: I've been finally painting the buildings I got from Burn In Designs. Excellent price/quality, to be honest. The doors and windows tend to be a bit on the bigger side, but aside from that, they look great. The impetus for finally painting them was my new-found love for Malifaux. I used basic Liquitex acrylics on buildings and set pieces, just because I do not believe in using 5$ paint pots the size of my pinky to paint things that are going to be stored in a box most of the time.

They come with a lot of signs so you can decide what you want to paint them as. Since I have 2 more coming in from Gamecraft with the Blackwater Gulch KS, the only thing I'd need for a 4' X 4' table at this point would be a few of the shacks from Sarissa and that would be it.

In front of them you can see the three gorgeous Guild Riflemen from Wyrd, and my WIP Judge and Exorcist.
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Telegraph Office

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Johnson's General Store

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Group shot.


 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

I've been painting Eldars for a friend of mine who's getting into the game. He has put me in charge of finding an easy, simple colour scheme. He said he prefered pale blue steel for armour.

So here are my test shots, I'm waiting for him to decide. I much prefer the guardian on the left, but the one on the right requires no mixing of paints.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Hello everyone! Since the Dreamforge Games has ended, everyone has been waiting for a look at those gorgeous minis.

I painted some very quickly, got a few C&C (Thank you Azazelx, Pacific, Ski2060 and all others who commented.

First is the final look I settled on.



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Now here is a shot of (almost) all the paint I use and the minis themselves.

Tamiya Dark Yellow, Red Brown and Khaki Drab. The first is the base coat (I bought the spray can) and the two others are the first layer of splotches on the armour.

Then I use dots of black (Americana) Lamp Black, and a little mix of White and Sand that is very much like Ushabti Bone, but thinner.

After that, black goes into the eye recess, and chest eagle area. The eyes then get a coat of Mephiston Red, the eagle Ulthuan Gray. The Eyes get a further layer of Khorne Red, as well as a thin wash of it under the eyes, on the snout part of the facemask.

Pouches and scabbard get a coat of the mixed colour, then a liberal amount of Agrax Earthshade. Then a highlight of the same colour, very thinned down, is applied on the upper edges.

Finally, a carefully applied line of Agrax Earthshade goes into the crack of the armour, the side angle of the helmet and the insides of the elbows and knees.

Exposed feet get a coat of Burnt Umber.

The weapon gets a bit of black in the recesses, then a coat of English Uniform (Vallejo) and Averland Sunset is carefully applied to keep the recesses dark. Once dry, the upper surface gets a very thin coat of the previous colour mixed with a bit of the "White-Sand mix."

The base is covered in Well-bond, then dunked in coffee grounds. It gets a quick brushing of Unbleached Titanium (Liquitex). Once that is dry, it gets another bit of Well-bond and dunking in grass flocking and fall leaves.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Here is the group shot.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Then we have the primed group.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

And the look of the basecoat.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Now with the Red Brown splotches.


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Oh, the gloves get the same colour, at the same time.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Now with the Khaki Drab added.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

And now for something completely different...
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

That's looking sweet. As a small bit of additional feedback for your troop's armour camo - try stippling the edges of the dark brown by poking the edges with a mostly-dry round, short-bristled brush. It'll give the blotches "feathered" edges.

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

I'll give that a go. I'll be sequestered (pun intended) at my fiancee's shop until friday, mostly, but I'll pick one up then.


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And I also noticed the horrible mould line on the rebreather. That has been taken care of.

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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Some useful stuff:
http://migproductions.com/2010/11/washes-and-filters/

I've got the MIG oil wash as well as their rust washes and a couple of others (all need turps etc to clean brushes). Picked them up when I got a bunch of their weathering powders. I'm still a bit of a newb at using them, but they have a very realistic effect. I think they'd compliment the work you've done with the weathering powders really well.

   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

I'll have to look into that. But as I said in another thread, the 1200$ upfront of class fees hurts the gaming budget quite a bit.

This slew of updates will be the last ones for a while, as I have to delve into 4 classes by the end of summer to be able to teach English by next September.

So here are the dudes with the black parts added.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Here she is... Jellybeans. After looking at the pictures, I have refined the pin-up a bit, to make the face less defined. She was inspired by "Naked Fanny"
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Kraft peanut butter jar used for size comparion only.

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The back

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The base

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Removeable parts. Notice plate and magnet


 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Moving right along.
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The Right-handed Vulkan Cannon

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The Tealights I bought. Stripped-down version on the right.

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The pin-up, which has been made a bit better.

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Not much to see here...

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With less lighting to show off those great eyes!


 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

This is what it looks like as of right now... no permanent setup, I was in a hurry to shoot those off for some of you.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






looking great so far!
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut



Orlando

Nicely done! Do us a favor and throw a stormtrooper next to Jellybeans so we can see the size difference.

Infantrymen do not die, they go to heaven and regroup. 
   
Made in gb
Leaping Dog Warrior





Leeds, UK

The space germans and the big guy are looking pretty cool, but shouldn't you be painting some bagh mari?



Link to my Gallery. 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

You are the last thing before my queue dries up, man! I've got the package in my grubby little hands, it'll be assembled and primed by the end of today, painted over the next few weeks. I promise.

As for the size comparison: Space German is on a 30mm base, each square on the mat is 1/4 inch and the heavy weapon base at the back is 63mm, or 2 1/2 inches. Sorry if it is out of focus a slight bit.


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Oh and before anyone says the rust is so-so. It's brick dust, as you can see from the little tub in the background.
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 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in au
Oberstleutnant






Perth, West Australia

Love the leviathan, you've done a great job with it : )
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

That's along the color line I've been wanting, but the local lgs doesn't have pots of paint to match the spray. Great job keep it up.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Thanks guys. I'm gonna miss painting! :(

 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Nice work. Where are you off to that you won't be painting anymore? Nice work on both the pin-up and the lighting as well.

(hint - put a link to this P&M in your sig - took me ages to find it again!)

Without being a dick, I've got a couple of suggestions to make the Levi look even better than it currently does. - Additional layering of paint/chipping, dust/grime and heat scoring.

Using some foam/sponge/etc, stipple on a bit more of the desert yellow basecoat over some of the paint scorch/chip sections - it'll make them a bit more subtle and more a part of the overall paint scheme.

More weathering around the feet - especially the bottoms and the sharp edges of the "shoes" around the edges - since this is the primary spot where the paintwork will be making contact with the ground, rocks, boulders, tanks, etc. Both bigger patches of weathering as you've already done elsewhere on the model, but also lots and lots of smaller dings and patches. Then after doing that, lots of dust/dirt/grime over the top. The SW powders you have there should do the job.

Look at this stuff to compliment and go over some of the paint scoring on the armour. Being Tamiya, it's pretty cheap and readily available from model train/tank/etc -type hobby stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viSWgVxxLI4
You can skip ahead to 8:12 - looks like it will work just as well for heat damage on paint as it does on vents and such...




   
 
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