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Huge Hierodule

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The Drop Pod is looking great. I love the stark contrast between the purple outer shell and the gray/white interior. It really makes the model pop when it's all opened up.

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lovely painting as everyone has said already , the purple is wonderful.
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Just beautiful stuff. Exquisite painting, with really subtle shading. Well done, sire.

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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler

Portsmouth, UK

This just gets better and better! Very glad I've subbed this would you mind explaining what colours were used and how you did your power weapon OSL? I've been trying for ages and can't get it anywhere near as good as that Keep up the amazing work

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Hey all,

Thanks for all the lovely compliments!

Since so many people are asking for my recipe for my purple ill try to explain.

First i start with a black undercoat. (shown as grey in the picture)
Step 1 - Then i mix lich purple with black 50/50 in my airbrush and start with the first layer. (see picture)
I airbrush this only on the places were the light would hit so i leave the recesses black. (Grey in the picture)
Step 2 - Then i put pure lich purple in my airbrush and layer this on top of the purple from step 1. (see picture)
Step 3 - Then i mixed White with the lich purple i have left in my airbrush 50/50 and spray this on top of the layer i did in step 2. (see picture)
Step 4 - After this is all done i wash the recesses and rivets with Nuln oil. (see picture)

Step 5 - When this is all done i give the whole model a varnish and start the edge highlighting with the same mix as in step 4. (50/50 mix White and Lich purple)
When i highlight these edges i keep in mind that the light source is above so i only highlight parts were light would hit.
Step 6 - Then as last step i do a final highlight with a mix of White and lich purple (95/5) again only parts were the light would hit the most with the light source coming from above.
Make sure you leave the highlight you did in step 5 visible.

I found a video on youtube that might help:
(this is not my video so credits go to ScaleModelMedic who made the video!)

Hope this little tutorial has helped you all!!

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Hoary Long Fang with Lascannon

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Scar, your Emperor's Childrenntruly are fantastic!

And Thanks for the tutorial. The illustration of where and how you highlight are particularly useful.

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Your EC are truly an inspiration . Keep up the great work.

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Wow. The Land Raider is amazing. All your work is just superb!

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Greta stuff scar, looking forward to seeing more.

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Thanks all!

Done some more work on my personal pre heresy EC!

Finished drop pod:

And started on my first Jetbike:
(counts as attackbike)

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Very nice work Scar, very jealous! Might be asking for an airbrush from Santa...
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Malicious Mutant Scum

I enjoy seeing how you have repositioned the FW models so that they have character and a real sense of movement

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Just out of curiosity Scar, how did you do the OSL of the eyes of the helmets? Did you do it with an airbrush or with a standard brush?
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Hey all,

Thanks for the comments!

Elnibbus: it is done with the airbrush.
What i do is first i spray pure white ate the eyes then the color (red in this case) then paint the eyes with orange.

So it is a long time since i did an update so here is one:
Some new toy's!

The Storm Eagle is going to be Fulgrim's personal transport so ill add allot of gold to it as described in the novel Fulgrim.

And painted a MM for my Contemptor dread:

Finished the 1st Attackbike:

And the 1st Predator for my army:

Thanks for looking!

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The latest tank looks unbelievably good mate. I do wish I had your airbrush skills....

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Hoary Long Fang with Lascannon

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Looks fantastic, Scar. Really love the jetbike and predator, an I can't wait to see the Typhon painted up. Where's the eagle head on the Stormeagle from?

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Thanks guys!

The head from the eagle is from the Shrine of The Aquila terrain set from GW

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Amazing! The eagle head on the flier is pure genius, jetbike is absolutely stunning and the subtle battle damage and lenses on the tank ooze skill.

Every update you do is a joy to watch, keep it up!


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Thanks for the tip Scar, will be applying it to my Space Wolves, though I will be doing the lenses on them green. I was contemplating redoing the Wolves I have already done to incorporate the zenithal highlighting technique however I think it only works really well on large models, like vehicles and dreads. Will have a play about when I get my airbrush for Christmas! No doubt I'll harass you for more tips in the near future

Keep up the good work!
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Fixture of Dakka

Wiltshire, UK

The eagle on the Storm Eagle is genius.

Love the paint on the others as well, all looking excellent.

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Oh wow! These look awesome!

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All the new stuff looks amazing! I really like what you did with the storm eagle. That looks super cool.

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I can't wait to see that stormeagle painted up
Keep it coming

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This is the 1st time i looked at your thread and im sitting here in my room by myself and i found my self say 'wow' out loud a lot lol.

As everyone else has said, amazing work dude im subbed and anxiously waiting to see more!
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Bloody hell mate you've got some skill! All those FW goodies too make me keep coming back time-and-time again. Loving the Firebird!

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Thanks guys!!

The Eagle and Typhon will take some time to get painted since i first need to paint 35 marines and 1 more pred and ofcourse finish the cataprachti terminators when that is all done i will be working on the rest!
Stay tuned for a painted Tac squad!

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Hey all thanks for all the nice the comments!!

It has been a while since i did an update but i did not sit still!
I have finished the cataprachti terminators and done allot of commission work.

Here are the pictures:

Ill try and fix that tutorial for the shields somewere next week so stay tuned for that!


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Been Around the Block

Scarsminimadness wrote:
Thanks guys!

 Empchild wrote:
So small point of suggestion as the land raider was off to me. The muddy treads are great but make no sense on the model as nothing else is dirty. You may want to dirty and muddy up the lower parts of the tank all around.

Agree on your point there Going to add it!

 undead flesh addict wrote:
Wow that's nice. I'll be keeping an eye on this.
As for the list, I like it, (1850), although you may want LC sponsons on your preds to crack some armour (depending on your meta of course)

Its a 1750 list and and i got almost no points left to play with... but thanks for thinking with me

Anyway ive started on one of my cataprachti:

These are looking amazing mate. The OSL on your Cataphractii is the business. I really like the shade of purple you have going on. Look forward to seeing more

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Those cataphracti look amazing, Scar! Great squad you have there.

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Everything about this thread is just amazing.

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