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Morphing Obliterator




Medrengard

Some of you may notice the title change. Well... After reading the iron warriors omnibus(aga in) I decided to base my army around the iron warriors books. Some of you may have seen my warsmith Honsou conversion before. He will be the basis for the rest of the army, but I will also be attempting other characters from the book. Hopefully I will do them justice. Please take the time to view the whole thread and leave comments, even if its just to say you hate my army/ painting style.


Ok, so I really struggle painting tanks, my land raider still isn't finished after 3 months and my bl rhino still needs work. Somehow I just can't finish one tank before buying and starting another.
Ah well here's my latest. Any tips or criticism extremely welcome.
Please bear in mind the legion and company markings aren't finished, nor is any of the decidedly dodgy freehand.
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Latin, because its easier to translate than gothic.

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I like it overall, but I think there are a few things that could be improved upon. I think it needs a little bit more black on some of the silver parts, like the recessed area on the rear above the tracks. The tracks look a little too underwhelming. If you paint black, drybrush silver and use some sort of dark brown wash it might help. The hazard stripes above the siege shield on the front look to be a little too much as well, they take away from how awesome of a job you did on the shield itself, and how great the gun mount hazards look. I think painting the smokestacks a different color like brass, copper or something like that and using a soot effect it would stand out.
Sorry if that is too harsh, just trying to pass down some stuff I do with my tanks, because I have the same syndrome as you. I have one painted vindicator that I haven't finished all the way and two base coated vindies that have been based for about 8 months now.
Keep up the good work, and sorry if that was too harsh.

I just looked at some of your work, and I love the land raider!!!

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Medrengard

cheers dude, and nah its not harsh at all. constructive criticism is what drives us all to improve. i get what you mean about the tracks and exhausts and will rectify these issues, Im still in the fairly early stages, so it should be fairly simple.

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looks great! only thing I dislike is the writing on the back ramp.
beyond that maybe a black-brown wash on the bulldozer arms.. beyond that… look forward to seeing more! 'Iron within! Iron without'
   
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Medrengard

Just a quick update, I still haven't started the tracks, but the dozer blade is nearly finished now and I've got rid of some of the hazard stripes.
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I agree with the previous comments, and I think the plow looks a lot better now that you painted over the "IV" and "IX" with the black/yellow stripes.

You should drill out the exhaust pipes and remove the mold lines from them, then you could use black pigment to spread a bit of soot on them, that would look sweet.

This kind of work makes me want to get a tank for myself, too bad I have too many minis awaiting paint still

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Medrengard

Cheers dude. I will be doing something with the exhausts although I'm not quite sure what that will be yet.

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Made a fair amount of progress today, got most of the work done on my vindicator, my first biker up to tabletop standard and my csm aspiring champion just needs basing and a weapon.
Please let me know what you think, especially if you have suggestions for improvement.
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Not sure what to do here

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Sorted my aspiring champions weapon today. I wanted to give him a combi plasma gun but didn't have one. So I built one from a storm Bolter and a plasma pistol.
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you do some excellent work man! very clean. i like the pieces here very much. especially the biker champ! and your weathering effect is GREAT.

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Great stuff - Nice to see the IW getting the love!

Ok, C&C - Vindi looks way better now you have removed the writing - its tough to get right (and why I have avoided it so far)! If you decide give it another shot I recommend figuring out the spacing first to make sure its centralised and even (Unless its graffiti).

I love the weathering, the metal parts have an aged, heated look (like an engine has been running hotly underneath), and the dozer blades are nice and dirty.

For the rear door of the Vindi (you mention youre not sure what to do there) - its perfectly fine to leave it blank, but if you think its a little bare, try freehanding a chaos star.

Personally I've used a simple star
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/365542-First%20Try%2C%20Weathered.html

And I've tried more complex ones (using the legendary Dave Taylor method):
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/531253-Chaos%20Star%2C%20Hazard%20Stripes%2C%20Iron%20Warriors%2C%20Weathering%20Powders%2C%20Work%20In%20Progress.html

I found these 'break up' large flat areas, without being too difficult to do neatly.

The rest of your models are great too - again, the weathering ties these models together.

Im doing some IW myself (found your stuff whilst hunting for ideas ) - here's the link to my Plog if youre interested (warning, I work slowly):
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/244402.page#6007402

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Medrengard

Think I've decided what to do on the back hatch but need a second opinion. The eye needs tidying up a bit, I know, but as an idea I'd like to know what people think
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definitely dig it better than the wording on the back!

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Medrengard

Cheers dude. There's still a way to go but I've chucked some taiyma flat clear on it today. Just to seal the inks. It's fogged in a few places, but nothing I can't fix.
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De fogged

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your colors are brilliant, though, i regret to say your ability to keep lines regular and straight demands attention

I'm deeply jealous of your colors, mine don't look as fancy as yours

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 poda_t wrote:
your colors are brilliant, though, i regret to say your ability to keep lines regular and straight demands attention

I'm deeply jealous of your colors, mine don't look as fancy as yours

Unfortunately I have to agree with you about keeping my lines straight, I'm working on it though. As for the colours, they're just standard gw paints with sepia and/or black ink over the top.

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may i suggest starting with the middle-most line/chevron? I find that starting from one edge and moving on over causes a greater degree of deviation than if you start from middle and work to the edges.

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That's pretty much what I do. I'm just useless at keeping the lines straight and even. Ah well. I can live with it for now. Once I master it I'll repaint them all.

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Not a lot of progress today.
Started on my other bikers but I wasn't really "feeling it" with the bikes so I concentrated on the riders.
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As I said. Not a lot done on the bikes

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Disappointingly slow progress again today, mainly due to real life getting in the way. I managed to get some work done on the bikes, and started my plasma gunner. Roll on weekend so I can get some real work done
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Bases are textured up, waiting for the glue to dry.

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Plasma gunner

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Scrap those doors, buy the forgeworld ones instead, you won't regret it. No offense, but your freehand < embossed sculpts

EDIT: Leave the door with the ladder on. That one looks great. And even better, if you just replace that one door, then you still have 2 pieces left over for a whole other rhino!

Also the eye on the back... I'd change that, too. If I were you, I'd just change it to more hazard stripes, and put a cadaver in it for detail.

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Looks like its all coming along great! My freehand is horrible I couldn't draw to save my life, but I tuning with a little more practice you're going to be doing some amazing things! Keep it up man, practice makes perfect!

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dissapointgly slow progress? what, you had to strip a mini instead?

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16 successful trades as a seller;

To glimpse the future, you must look to the past and understand it. Names may change, but human behavior repeats itself. Prophetic insight is nothing more than profound hindsight.

It doesn't matter how bloody far the apple falls from the tree. If the apple fell off of a Granny Smith, that apple is going to grow into a Granny bloody Smith. The only difference is whether that apple grows in the shade of the tree it fell from. 
   
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Quarterdime wrote:Scrap those doors, buy the forgeworld ones instead, you won't regret it. No offense, but your freehand < embossed sculpts

EDIT: Leave the door with the ladder on. That one looks great. And even better, if you just replace that one door, then you still have 2 pieces left over for a whole other rhino!
Also the eye on the back... I'd change that, too. If I were you, I'd just change it to more hazard stripes, and put a cadaver in it for detail.

No offence taken and I get your point about the fw doors, I used them on the black legion rhino I did about a year ago.
Unfortunately the doors aren't removable, they're a part of the side armour panels. You did give me an idea though

Bobaram wrote:Looks like its all coming along great! My freehand is horrible I couldn't draw to save my life, but I tuning with a little more practice you're going to be doing some amazing things! Keep it up man, practice makes perfect!

Cheers dude, it's the first time I've tried free handing anything more than a simple pattern and I'm not entirely happy with it, however I can live with it until my skills improve.

poda_t wrote:dissapointgly slow progress? what, you had to strip a mini instead?

Lol. Nah, I just didn't get as much done as I would have liked.

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Got my bikers based up now, but that's pretty much all I got done. I wasn't even going to post tonight until I had a fortunate accident.
I spilled some superglue onto my palette and it ran into a pool of gold ink causing some kind of reaction.
The result of this reaction is the cloak on my plasma gunner. Somehow the glue fused the metallic pigments together and formed a flexible "skin" of pigment which I painted blue and stuck to the backpack.
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Bikers based up.

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Slightly happier with my progress today. I managed to get the rest of my csm squad basecoated and the first stage of the shading done.
I also managed to finish my plasma gunner. Complete with my first attempt at Osl. Though I'm not really happy with it.

With a bit of luck I can have this squad finished tomorrow, then I can move on to finishing off my previous squad.
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You seem to be ploughing through a lot, not as slow progress as some

I love the cape on the plasma gunner, the fact that it was an accident is probably the coolest thing as it looks great.

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Cheers dude. I'm pretty happy about it myself. Hopefully I can recreate it again.

As for my progress, I just wish I had time to get more done.
Sorted my bases today, just final dry brushing to do on the last 5 before I glue the troops on
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Well. Got the weapons done and sorted out bases today. Plus added the squads "spot colour". I can't clear coat them as its raining outside.
However I'd say they're tabletop standard now, and ready for gaming. I just need to seal them and add final highlights.
As ever any c&c welcome.
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