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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Ghaz is looking marvelous already, really excited what weathering will do to finish the amazing paintjob!
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Looking so tasty already!
This might definitely be one of your best work, like you said yourself. Can't wait to see him after the final touches.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/10/17 09:59:36


   
Made in fi
Painting Within the Lines





Whoo, two weeks have whizzed by! I went back to work after my last post and didn't have any time for painting during the week. This week has been the fall break, so I've had some time to paint. Not much, but just enough to finish a model...

Olthannon wrote:Congratulations on the newborn! Hope the first month has gone well!
Ghaz is looking fantastic, love that orange colour on the armour, nice edge highlights too.

Thank you very much Olthannon, and welcome to the plog! The first month (and a half now) have gone well. The boy wants to be carried around all the time during the day, but for most nights he's let us sleep comparatively well!
gobert wrote: I think you’re right, Ghaz promises to be your best mini yet. That must the joy of parenthood for you . The crispness of the highlights and smooth blends are certainly white dwarf worthy, get submitting him to Warhammer community!

Hehe! That might be it! Cheers gobert! Yeah, I've been thinking about submitting some of my photos to White Dwarf, this might be the time!
Viterbi wrote:Ghaz is looking marvelous already, really excited what weathering will do to finish the amazing paintjob!

Much appreciated Viterbi!
Ezki wrote:Looking so tasty already!
This might definitely be one of your best work, like you said yourself. Can't wait to see him after the final touches.

Thanks a lot Ezki! There were quite a lot of "final touches", but I got him finished in the end!

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WAAAAGH! I've finished my Ghazghkull, appropriately for Orktober! If I'm only going to finish one model this month, I can think of no better one than him. I got the model as a birthday present from my wife and started working on him in June. So yeah, it took quite a while to finish (to be fair, there were a couple of other models in between, as well as some other distractions), but I couldn't be much happier with the finished model! I think it might be my best work yet!



There were quite a lot of firsts and otherwise experimenting with this model. The biggest one was the black armor with multiple edge highlights, but using glazes to alter colors for fades and weathering were pretty new to me, as were the subtle OSL effects. Not to mention that this was the first model to be completed after the birth of my son!



For the color scheme I tried to replicate the studio scheme. As Ghazghkull is a legendary Goff character I wanted him to keep the black armor, but I also wanted him to tie in with my "orange orks". That's why I replaced the red accent color for orange on my model. I also used the same recipes that I'd used on the boyz for the skin, cloth, leather, and of course the wasteland base.



For the black armor and the metal bits I followed the recipes from "Painting Ghazghkull" article found in White Dwarf #453. That involved some paint mixing (purple-ish highlights for the armor and a brownish basecoat for metals), which was interesting and not all that scary in the end. Just for the convenience though, I'll probably be using paints straight from the bottle for my future black armor highlighting needs. But yeah, I'm loving the final result! While painting, I thought that the highlights on black looked a bit too much like TRON, but when the model's all together the armor looks black as it should. The highlights are a bit too chunky in places, but I'll improve my highlighting game with future models!



The orange presented me with a peculiar challenge that I hadn't really noticed before: orange is a color that doesn't have a lot of tonal range. There is no dark orange like there is dark red, for example. Dark orange is brown! In the 'Eavy Metal version the power klaw (and the glyphs) are dark red, but I didn't want mine to be brown. I had to leave these bits more vibrant so that they would read as orange, so in that way the studio model is stronger compositionally, but I did try to punch the highlights on the iron gob so that they would draw the eye towards the face.


Ghazghkull towering over the boyz.

Weathering was done by glazing various brown tones on the crevasses and the lower parts of the armor plates. Scratches were painted pretty much only on the freehand patterns, otherwise I ended up relying on the modelled damage. I considered doing some sponge weathering as well, but in the end I left it out. Mostly because I thought the model looked great already but I was also feeling a bit of painting fatigue.


A lone Space Wolf about to be pooped on.

There are still quite a number of things that I could improve or add to the model, but I'm calling it done. Seriously, I think the more time I spend painting a model, the more I notice places where I could do better if I spent the time! My original goal was to give this centerpiece model the paintjob it deserves, but it's not a competition piece so I'm not sweating over every tiny detail. I'm super happy with how it came out and proud to have painted such a big, initially very intimidating model! Next up, something much smaller!

Last but not least, I'm one square closer to scoring that elusive bingo. Ghazghkull qualifies as a monster, which means that I only have to build a piece of scenery before the end of the year! I've been thinking about going into build mode for a bit now that I've finished a major painting project, so maybe I'll have a simple piece of scenery in my hands before too long!
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And oh yeah! I updated the orruk in my avatar to this more recent ork! And found out how to change my "rank" to something other than "Regular Dakkanaut"

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My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Lovely work - well done!

   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






Sweet Ghaz! He’s a corker! Definitely your best work to date, it’s not possible to spot a flaw (other than Makari being missing, though I see he was nearby at some point ). The fade on the orange/black checks is just lovely, using that technique could give you more tonal range for the shades/highlight in future imho. The glow on the light on his backpack is amazing, it has a real energy about it. We look forward to seeing what scratch-built terrain you come up with to finish that bingo

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in us
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Honestly awe-inspiring

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

It's the Great Ork King umie smasher Charlie Brownpants .

He looks great. Awesome work my friend.

Sadly my work blocks the images, and I only get to see him on my phone's tiny screen.

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 gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Ghazzy looks absolutely bloody wonderful! A triumph, and awesome that the colour scheme translated over so well

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Now that's a great finishing job on Ghaz. Love the freehand graffiti on the pillar behind him And the detail on the space marine helmet lenses are mental for base decoration
   
Made in fi
Painting Within the Lines





Thank you so much everyone for the kind comments! Once again you've made my day!

Arakasi wrote:Lovely work - well done!

Cheers Arakasi!
gobert wrote:Sweet Ghaz! He’s a corker! Definitely your best work to date, it’s not possible to spot a flaw (other than Makari being missing, though I see he was nearby at some point ). The fade on the orange/black checks is just lovely, using that technique could give you more tonal range for the shades/highlight in future imho. The glow on the light on his backpack is amazing, it has a real energy about it. We look forward to seeing what scratch-built terrain you come up with to finish that bingo

Thank you so much gobert! Yeah, Makari is still in the to-do pile, but at least he's primed so there's a chance that he'll show up before too long. He should be a lot quicker to paint than Ghaz, that's for sure! I like the OSL effect on the backpack too, but that might've been just beginners luck. The lights on the gob are not as successful (not as visible either..). Haven't started on the terrain yet, but I've got some ideas. Whatever it'll be though, it's going to be a small scale project.
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Honestly awe-inspiring

Many thanks Gwyn!
Theophony wrote:It's the Great Ork King umie smasher Charlie Brownpants .
He looks great. Awesome work my friend.
Sadly my work blocks the images, and I only get to see him on my phone's tiny screen.

Thanks Theo! Heh, at least the pictures should be sharper! Everything looks good shrunken down!
IGtR= wrote:Ghazzy looks absolutely bloody wonderful! A triumph, and awesome that the colour scheme translated over so well
Thanks for sharing

My pleasure! Yeah, I guess the color swap was a success!
Viterbi wrote:Now that's a great finishing job on Ghaz. Love the freehand graffiti on the pillar behind him And the detail on the space marine helmet lenses are mental for base decoration

Much appreciated Viterbi! The pillar looked so bland before the graffiti, I decided to try my hand at tagging. Tried to do the classic(?) "Kilroy was here" with the picture and all, just with Makari. Of course, as I didn't look at the Makari model before starting, I forgot that he has horns in his helmet Oh well.. And the original idea for the helmet lenses was to have them dark ("lights out"), but they looked unfinished with just a dark blue basecoat. Honestly, the highlights took just a minute!

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A week ago I started building some models, and continued working on them this last weekend. It seems my hobbytime is now limited to a couple of hours in the weekends, so progress is slow. But yeah, some classic WFB/AoS models and a trio of Imperial cultists / Cawdor gangers.

First the Wightking and the Cairn Wraith. The Wraith is built as per instructions, it's a brilliant model as is. The king is reposed a bit, I tried to replicate Maxime Corbeil's take on the model. I don't think I quite succeeded, but it's fine. I've been thinking about trying a "blanchitsu" paintjob on these models, but that might be a while off, as the weather's getting colder here and after the move I don't have a garage to do indoor priming anymore.



Then the Cawdor models. The ones on the left and right have minor conversions, I think they're very good models out of the box. On the one on the left, I changed the flail for a Chainrasp sword, and for the one on the right I tried to sculpt a flaming rag on the bottle for a more classic Molotov cocktail look. I'll see if I can make it look like something with paint

The guy in the middle is a bit more involved: I swapped the flamer for a revolver and the head is from the Flagellant kit (superb heads and some nice accessories in there, even if the rest of the kit is shoving its age). I kitbashed / scratchbuilt the banner, and while there are some problems, I'm pretty happy with it.


My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in gb
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Ooooh, interested to see where you go with both of these. My pile of shame has both sets of models!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






The Undead ones are really fun to paint, I did the Cairn Wraith last year for my Warcry Nighthaunts and painted the skellie for my friend who uses him as a vampire in our Mordheim games. Should be fun to see what you will do with those!
   
 
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