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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

North Carolina

Try this again - new to the board and screwed up the 1st posting. Sorry. New to 40k for a year now. This is my first model I'm going to enter into our local hoppy shop contest. Retiring from the Army after 29 years and need a few more hobbies -I suck at golf? Been painting my whole life, this is what really attracted me to the game. Don't even ask how the gaming is going.... I think I'm three wins and probably 100 loses.

Used several techniques for this model:
Base is a fluid acrylic style
Background is spray paint art I've been doing years
Model is airbrushed
Shields are painted using a water
marble technique
The blood took me the longest. Used X27 with fishing line and every drop individually highlighted.

My two objectives in this painting were to show action and depth.

Hope you guys like it. Glad to be a new member. I love looking at all these awesome models on the forum.
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Cackling Chaos Conscript

This is easily 50x better than my 1st model. Welcome to the hobby!
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Stabbin' Skarboy

Los Angeles

I feel like the base is lacking in the blood department. I mean its standard knowledge that orks have over 700 gallons of blood in them and I just dont feel this does that fact justice....

Fantastic work and welcome to dakka!

All my work is done using StyleX, Professional Model Tools

My 1850 pt. Ork army: Big Boss Badonk-a-Donk and 'da Dakka Dudez
Eye of Terror San Diego Tournament: Best Painted
Game Empire Pasadena RTT : Best Painted x 4
Bay Area Open: 2nd Best Presentation
Anime Expo '14: Best Presentation/Hobbyist
Feast of Blades Qualifier: Best Presentation(Perfect Score)
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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

North Carolina

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Violent Enforcer


Looks like this thing has just hacked it's way through half the horde. Loving the blood effects, well executed!
Often people tend to make their blood too stringy or without giving consideration as to where and how the blood would splatter but I'm happy to say you've nailed it.
I'm also a big fan of the gems and the visor

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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine

Sheppey, England

All those different techniques work really well together as a unified whole. It's spectacularly gory! One of the most characterful Wraith Knights I've had the pleasure of seeing.

Grrat work, please post more and welcome to Dakka!

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And the sequels HERE and HERE

Final part's up HERE

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Using Inks and Washes

That reminds me, I need to catch up on Dexter.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Purging on ctf_2fort

Oh my giddy Aunt, that is SPECTACULAR! Certainly realistic for the 40k setting - well done! A Wraithnight of Khaine, I would say!

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Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller

Carlisle, UK

Awesome work mate, really great. And I can empathize with you on the golf, it's harder than it looks. And I work on a golf course

2000pts IG. ( based on fallout US Army)

3000pts XIIth Legiones Astartes 8th Assault Company. (Pre heresy)

never in the field of human conflict, has so much been fired at so many, by so few.

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions. Loyal servant to the true emperor Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Please leave your message after the tone...
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Regular Dakkanaut


That, sir, is a frankly insane quantity of blood. Sooo much blood... It's like if Tarantino made dioramas...

Love it!

I'm interested in exactly how you did the metal for the blade and the shimmershield - metallic airbrushing?

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

North Carolina

Thanks for all the positive comments. Majendie, yes blade and shield are airbrushed using the Vallejo Liquid Gold Red, Gold, and Silver. I've seen several comments online saying it's too difficult to use these paints in an airbrush..... I found it to be the complete opposite. I love how this paint shoots through my airbrushes. Just make sure no water comes in contact with these paints. My next model I have planned to paint will be mostly the Vallejo Liquid Gold series.
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Furious Fire Dragon

Athens Greece

Really nice job mate... I really love it especially the blood effects . Can you take a pic of it against a black font?

Got milk?

All I can say about painting is that VMC tastes much better than VMA... especially black...

PM me if you are interested in Commission work.
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Ambitious Acothyst With Agonizer

Boston, MA

That water marble is amazing. The only experience I have with the technique comes from making paper in middle school art class. Any tips on how you got such awesome results on this model?

Kabal of the Slit Throat ~2000pts
Elect of the Plaguefather 4500pts

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Been Around the Block

Wow man, just........WOW
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Muscat, Oman

That's amazing! The blood effects are extremely striking, and I've never seen anything like that visor and the gems! You've GOT to post a tutorial on how you painted the gems!

Ah-hem. OK, I'll stop using exclamation marks now. But I stand by my tutorial request.

--Lord of the Sentinels Eternal-- 
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?


That is flipping stunning work! I've seen some pretty spiffy paintwork on Wraithknights since they came out, but this takes the cake. It's just EPIC. 10/10

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit

This is badass!

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Slippery Scout Biker


My first reaction was a remark that I am unable to write as this is a family friendly forum. This was promptly followed by disbelief that this Wraithknight was your first forray into Wh40K minis.

While blood and gore are not the first things that come to mind for Eldar you not only made it work but you owned it. On a seperate note was this at all inspired by Evangelion? Your model reminds me of a Berserk Eva unit.
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Been Around the Block

You sir are a master painter. Here is to an enjoyable retirement!
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Jeebus. That's incredible.
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Stalwart Space Marine

Best Wraithknight I've ever seen. Amazing work!

Do you paint just Eldar or other armies as well? Do you have other techniques that you haven't used on this model? The blood and the gems are incredible.
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Making Stuff

Under the couch


The text on the edge of the base lets it down a little. I think you would be better off without it.

Love the marbling on the armour, and the blood spray on the sword is very nicely done.

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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker

Port Richey, Florida

That is pretty dang grizzly, Awesome!

It is your shock and horror on which I feed.... 
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine

Holy crap...This is awesome!

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

North Carolina

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. Already starting to work on my next model.
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Fresh-Faced New User

I agree with a few of these guys - this is the absolute best Wraithknight I have ever laid eyes on. So many different paint techniques and you mastered everyone of them! The blood is the best I have ever seen hands-down! I've never seen anyone put a painting on the background as you did - brilliant! I think this could easily compete for a Golden Demon! Outstanding!
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