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Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

ahh. I thought it might be. I'm considering buying the parts to make it into a wraithlord though. Would only need a couple of arms as I've already located a torso


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I JUST NEED ONE WRAITHLORD ARM!!!! please anyone. I guess I should post this in the swap shop


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You have to see the wraithlord at the bottom of this page - http://demonwinner.free.fr/uk/1988/uk88conversion_4.jpg cracks me up just a bit. I can just imagine a wraith lord tapdancing

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Made in ca
Neophyte undergoing Ritual of Detestation





canada

I dunno man that is purdy darn unique as is, i would leave it as is!!

In death you shall serve!
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Well I'm now bidding on 4 complete wraithlords so I guess I could leave this one as is If I win one.

Apothecary update:




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I want to do my hooded librarian next. If you look at the picts of unpainted marines he is the one waving a sword above his head.

I want to go totally over board with free hand on him - he has big greaves which can be done and his cloaky thing. I think he will be a very dark blue - with lighter blue free hand spirals and chapter symbols. His cloak will be errrrrrr purple? maybe not, maybe grey. I will do some paint sketches to try and figure it out


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First basic steps with the librarian.


Dark blue (moody blue?) for the armour - needs retouching as the wash spread. sunburst yellow, with yellow wash and red wash for cloak and sword. I feel good about this basic paint scheme. Its really going to shout "LOOK AT ME, i AM GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS" and will stand out like a sore willy in my army of white and pale green!

Next I just need to tidy him up and add colour for pouches guns pipes etc and I can begin on the excessive free hand.


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there is a few flaws in the highlighting on the greaves that I just didn't see until I uploaded the photo. Once I correct them I'm gona do some lightning blasts (for the easy option) or If I feel brave I might try some squared off spirals in a pale blue

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Made in ca
Neophyte undergoing Ritual of Detestation





canada

I love that sword, i think i may have drooled on myself a little there....

In death you shall serve!
 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Ahh, more old-skool niceness

Keep 'em coming

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

thanks! I'm not quite done yet though. when the big light bulb in the sky comes up i will take more pics. The sword is cool - but it has an annoying dent which shows up as a black spot. I need a tiny tiny hammer and anvil!



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I love your archo-flagellants monkytroll, they are so dark and Gothic (in a towering cathedral of pain kinda way, not writing poetry in graveyards way)


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I do wonder how I will progress further with the free hand - this is obviously ok but not really good enough to make me happy, and brushes just don't come any smaller- anyone here ever try painting with a pin?


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Right - today I purchased from a lovely little outfit called home hardware:
one adjustable magnifying glass with "helping hands" clips to hold mini in place
one hand drill and tiny drill bits
two rolls of wire
snips
superglue solvent for taking apart minis
fine metal saw.
to add to my already purchased green stuff and milliput. Now when I get the chance I can do conversions! hooray. First off I want to make some banner poles for my space marines.

Problem is I have stacks of minis that need painting - what to do first?

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Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Then pin a few dudes to scenic resin type bases. I've already had a go with the drill and realise that I really need a pin vice as well or it will be sloppy

   
Made in us
[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

I love that Librarian model and the paint job is sweet!
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

thanks dude! thats cheered me up. I will start another tomorrow, assassin or maybes chainsaw warrior dude with the heavy machine gun.


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I'm thinking of repainting my chainsaw warrior dues and the armoured mecenariescup as space marine scouts - they kinda look the part with their carapace armour.


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I have two large well wrapped packages in the post this morning


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looks promising. anything well wrapped enough to require a knife to open has gotta be good


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This man is your friend! Its that nice commissar yarrick come to save the day


These guys are pure oldschool. two techmarines, another chaplain, a lieutenant, a terminator captain ( can't wait to paint him) and a dude with plasma gun



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they were a steal. 99p each and the unpainted ones were posted together to save money

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Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Today I tried sculpting in green stuff for the first time - kudos to Ambull for getting me enthused about it. I didin't find it as hard as I thought to sculpt on such a small scale, going on my experience sculpting clay - but it turns out that greenstuff has a lot of advantages over clay at the smaller scale. It doesn't dry out and crumble like clay does when thin and it sticks to itself much more readily.
This standard bearer nearly went tits up when my drill bit broke off - it is still stuck there inside his hand. so I had to go round it and then rebuild his fingers with the green



If anyone has any thoughts or comments please post them as this helps me!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Looks good weety, with your background in clay sculpting I have no doubt we'll son be seeing some lovely conversions from you. Only thing I can suggest is the handle on the standard needs to come up to meet the hand, the gap seems a little obvious at the moment, but then again pics do tend to make things like that stand out a bit more than they do in RL. Or at least that's what I tell myself everytime I look at pics of my stuff

I have to confess to having done the same thing with several drill bits now

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

ah, thanks for pointing that out - after all it won't take a second to fix. I wish I had got into green stuff before, its really handy! I'm tempted to just go crazy and sculpt a mini.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





New York, Technocratic People's Republic of Vinnland

Yay! Green Stuff in action! I like to see that it has been good to you the very first go.

I once was drilling a skeleton arm lengthwise, for pinning, and the bloody thing snapped... probably a good .375" in there. I had to drill an alternate hole just to the side, which worked out alright, but I know that feeling: drill, drill, drill...*snap*

My blog about old minis, painting, restoring, sculpting: http://gholascale.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Hahaha, yes it sucks, but you've gotta laugh. I probably should have waited till I get a vice. I was holding the mini between my knees and my hair kept getting trapped in the drill gears - recipe for disaster

   
Made in us
[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Wow, the banner topper (skull with wings) and rope on his shoulder are awesome! The hand I'm not sure about, but there's a drill but stuck in there

Incredible that it's your first foray with GS, you must have done some extensive clay sculpting to transition that easily!
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

lol. Yeah probably not the best way to do it, but hey, it worked Maybe invest in a hair band?

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

In the heat of the moment tying my hair back didn't occur to me... whoops - its only a hand drill - otherwise it coulda been nasty!


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Thanks RiTides,
I've done years of the ceramics, (there's a link at the bottom of my posts) but I cant do it now as I'm out of education and no longer have access to all the big machinery and equipment they have. So I will do this instead for now. I was pleasantly surprised by it as a first attempt as well. Beginners luck?

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

"So, last night I was working on my toy soldiers and I got a really cool hole right through this one guy's hand. Oh, yeah and I managed to rip half my scalp off at the same time"

I was kinda hoping you weren't using a power drill to drill a model between your knees - ripped scalp and a bit of knee surgery at the same time - sort of like a combined hairdressers/operating table/modelling shop.Hmm, thoughts start wandering off back into orky territory....

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





New York, Technocratic People's Republic of Vinnland

Yikes, my incident happened with a tiny pin-vise hand-drill, no electrics involved.

My blog about old minis, painting, restoring, sculpting: http://gholascale.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Laugh! no I've got one of those ones were you turn a little handle and it connects via a gear to spin the drill bit - fairly non-lethal.

We had some funny inncidents in university though - something to do with having a bar on campus I think. One girl fell asleep on the band saw - just for a second. but only need a few stitches.

This old guy was polishing a block of glass on the flatbed sander and he dropped of for a second, releasing his grip on the glass and it flew across the room and smashed against the wall - lucky.

Me I just got a few minor lacerations due to my mistaken belief that broken plastic can't possibly be that sharp...

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





New York, Technocratic People's Republic of Vinnland

I knew a girl who was cutting something and wound up with an X-Acto planted .75" into her thigh.

My worst at art college was a palette knife that had been sharpened to an incredible razor edge by years of mixing pigments into oil mediums. I had no idea how sharp it had become, and whilst wiping it clean one day it sliced effortlessly through the cloth and through my thumb. Ugh.

I think the lesson in the last few posts here is: Be Careful!

Now let's see some more classic Rogue-Trady figgies!

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My blog about old minis, painting, restoring, sculpting: http://gholascale.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

I'm painting the chaplain with the plasma pistol today - he is gona be black and red I think. or maybe black and white with a bit of yellow - I dunno but I've got to the black and white stage and its looking good. I will give a work in progress pic before the sun goes down


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here he is

I'm going to try the new idea thats going around - undercoating gold with brown. I'm a little annoyed with how this pic turned out as he does not look this grainy/powdery in real life. Will try and sort it out


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Please let me know if you think I should paint the edges red or leave them white - I am undecided.
Still got that grainy look - I think a light box will help immensely as I will diffuse the light and get rid of the harshness


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Ooo I just got my inquisitor in terminator armour through the post! he is going to kick serious ass

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Sweet. Love the plasma pistol, and I vote for red trim, just to give it a bit more kick.

And off-topic, what sort of price range are you looking at for something like those troll heads of yours? Was going to PM you, but figured if I put troll heads in the post some peeps might take notice and check out your stuff

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

ahhh the terracotta troll heads I assume. Well I can't make any more right now as I have no studio so you'd have to go with what I've got - I did make an absolutely massive one but Its now part of my dads rockery - makes a lovely garden ornament - better than gnomes.
The two I have, well I suppose I would ask for maybe 30 each or 55 for the pair? I like to get at least 10pound an hour for my work and I'm sure I put at least six hours in.
as for postage well, they are just under 1.5 kilos each, and I would want to use a lot of bubble wrap and a hard plastic box - so about 6 quid for postage

I would suggest that if you wanted to, unglazed ceramics takes acrylic paint rather well so you could even paint them


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thats postage per item, be more like 9 pounds for both

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Yeah, was thinking of garden ornaments, well deck ornaments in my case. I'll have to check my finances at the end of the month, I'll shoot you a PM so as not to clutter your thread


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






Great stuff man, looks similar to what I'm working towards. Rogue Trader most everything.

http://dylangould.blogspot.com

Check out my blog, full of Rogue Trader models and art, as well as new Orks...

dorkamorka - mixing 40K and beer before it was cool.  
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Thanks - cool I look forward to seeing the pics sometime

   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

Hilow,

1. Really like the chaplain. Will yoink.
2. Your first GS sculpt: I have the exact same problem with that mine. The german style hand grenade (stick bomb) fell off...whilst I was depainting it. Might yoink that idea also.

M

Makati Marauders Gaming and Painting Club.
 
   
Made in gb
The Hammer of Witches





cornwall UK

Do it - Its always good to have some standard bearers.
I may try and paint something else today - possibly my Ordo Mallus Inquisitor in terminator armour - he is the best thing I have ever owned. He needs pinning to a decorative base though - I think he is worth it

   
Made in ph
Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

Do you have a pic? What base are you intending?

Something alieny? Or gothic?

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