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Wow that lighting is super cool, I'm also feeling inspired by it!


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Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Looking great! The blue highlights on the black armour look fantastic.

Much appreciated! Yeah, blue is one of the nicest colors to highlight black with, gives such a clean, cold look to armor.
gobert wrote:Sweet paint job on the Templar! The highlights look pretty spot on to me and the Mk3 helmet suits the chapter really well. The size comparison with the priest is really cool, properly sized as you say! I think painting shoulder pads separately sounds like a winner to me

Thanks, glad to hear it!
Viterbi wrote:That's technically correct - the best kind of correct
Love the side by side of the Templar and the old priest sculpt. Looks amazing and the chainsword connect both minis to the same universe.

Hehe!
I also thought about the chainsaws. It's funny how they're pretty much the same size, but while the priest needs two hands to operate his, the giant Templar can use his single-handed.

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After painting the Black Templar I got the urge to paint some more Primaris. Luckily I had one started; he's now painted up in my Revelators color scheme.



This model was built at the same time as the Templar, and as discussed previously, he's converted a bit and is a mix of Firstborn and Primaris Marines. I'm very proud of the helmet modification, and now with paint on it you can actually tell what's going on.

As he's not a part of my existing army (of mini marines), I painted him a bit differently. I wanted to practice painting volumetric lighting rather than just edge highlighting everything once or twice. It took a bit of back and forth to get the shadows and highlights looking appropriate (ish), but I'm very happy with the result. My goal was to get the armor looking matt, not reflective with the extreme value contrasts of NMM. I think I managed to pull it off pretty nicely, and the gray armor reads more or less as Dawnstone, which was the target.



In addition to paying attention to the volumes, I tried a couple other new things as well. The first was a new recipe for the gold bits. It requires less paints, is more pleasant to paint and, with the additional contrast, looks better too. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the method and will be using it for all future Revelators. Previously I had been using Auric Armour Gold in the recipe, which is just a terrible color. I mean, is it just glitter in transparent medium? I think I can toss the pot now...

The other new thing was subtle weathering of the armor. I've noticed that I often go a bit overboard with weathering. Not necessarily in the sence that it would ruin the model or be unrealistic, just doing more than what I set out to do. This time I paid more attention to it, and again, think that I managed pretty well. There are areas that are really nice and some places that are not so good, but overall I like the effect.


Comparison of Revelators painted at different points during my hobby journey.

Huh... Now I feel like painting more Revelators. Funny how inspiration (/hobby-butterflying) works - it doesn't really matter what I paint, I end up wanting to paint more similar models. I even have a few Revelators models started ages ago that need finishing. But of course, for whatever reason I'll probably end up picking something different for my next project...

To finish off this post, I'll claim another bingo square with this model: "incorporate a technique you haven't mastered". Volumetric lighting and the weathering both count, as I've still got a looong way to go before I start to approach "mastery" in either.
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The keenly-eyed among you might notice there's another new filled square in the card. More on that later...
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Great work with the volu... vulo... new lighting painting method The mini looks great and the visor is ace! Althoug it might also mean that a man of iron is posing as a marine
   
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Love the latest two marines. As a diehard fan of the templars, I must say that he is my fave!! But am also a fan of trying to reverse-engineer the volumetric highlights on his brother

Thanks for sharing



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Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Wow that lighting is super cool, I'm also feeling inspired by it!

Many thanks! I think that's as high a compliment as anyone can get!
Viterbi wrote:Great work with the volu... vulo... new lighting painting method The mini looks great and the visor is ace! Althoug it might also mean that a man of iron is posing as a marine

Mind... Blown! Cheers Viterbi!
IGtR= wrote:Love the latest two marines. As a diehard fan of the templars, I must say that he is my fave!! But am also a fan of trying to reverse-engineer the volumetric highlights on his brother
Thanks for sharing

Much appreciated! I'm actually having a hard time on deciding which of the two I like more.. But, good news for you is that there's a bunch of Templars coming up. At some point in hopefully not too distant future...

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Huh... In the last post I said that felt like painting some more Revelators, and I actually ended up doing so. Right away! Odd... But here they are, two mini marines painted much more simply than the Primaris of the last post.



I've previously said that I don't much enjoy painting this scheme anymore. Happily, I had done a large part of the annoying work (carefully layering Dawnstone) previously, so now I got to start with the more fun stuff. Doing just a single highlight on just the upper edges of the model was pretty quick, the metallics were fine and using Contrast paints instead of washes felt like a good call. The yellows were annoying though... Always seem to get some grit in the paint, and don't really understand why.



Painting the sergeant's face was the most rewarding bit. Modern Space Marine heads are always a treat to paint - expressive, very well defined and relatively large - and this applies especially to the Primaris ones like on this model. Once again I added some color to the face with thinned-down Carroburg Crimson, but I also tried doing stubble. This was just (very thin) Drakenhof Nightshade, and it worked out really well! I think it's about the best face I've painted. I'll keep on practicing with the glazes on future heads, and I think the next step will be some tattoos.



The other bit which I thought was successful is the glow effect on the power sword. It was done by glazing with a couple of blue paints and white. I probably should've gone even thinner, but I think the effect is convincing enough.

These two marines are not yet part of a larger squad, just two models I liked the idea of and kitbashed. If you know your Space Marine markings, you'll see they're the beginnings of a Tactical Squad, though when I'll get to making the rest of the battle brothers is anyone's guess. First I'd have to get some more running legs!

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Very nice work mcmattila!

That face is absolutely stunning! The stubble effect really works.
Painting faces is something that I always dread and should really try to practice more. Actually anything with skin is scary. But your work inspires me to keep on practicing!

Yellow is a good looking color, but darn annoying to paint.
You pulled it off well nevertheless!

   
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 Ezki wrote:
Very nice work mcmattila!
That face is absolutely stunning! The stubble effect really works.
Painting faces is something that I always dread and should really try to practice more. Actually anything with skin is scary. But your work inspires me to keep on practicing!
Yellow is a good looking color, but darn annoying to paint.
You pulled it off well nevertheless!

Thanks a lot! I can definitely relate to your dread of painting skin, it can be intimidating. But after watching some tutorial videos and giving it a few tries I've come to enjoy it, it's a nice change of pace from armor panels. As I said, space marine heads are great for practice! I still haven't really done female faces myself, and I believe they'll be more challenging than male. Not only are they smaller, you have to be smoother too. But I guess I'll get to try that when I crack open my Battle Sisters squad or one of the Underworlds teams...

As for the yellow, it's really quite rough in person, but my camera seems to hide some sins I think I need to replace my yellow pots, the paints are all goopy and I need to do some reviving every time I use them...

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Excellent crisp paintjob, loving it!

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Sweet mini marines! The fade on the Sgt is stunning, I’m with Ezki on feeling the dread! I like the sound of Primaris heads being bigger and easier to paint, but they won’t look as good as you’ve managed

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Amazing job on the head, and good advice with the washes.

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muette wrote:Excellent crisp paintjob, loving it!

Much appreciated, and thanks for stopping by muette!
gobert wrote:Sweet mini marines! The fade on the Sgt is stunning, I’m with Ezki on feeling the dread! I like the sound of Primaris heads being bigger and easier to paint, but they won’t look as good as you’ve managed

Cheers! Hey, my first attempts at painting heads/faces weren't much to write home about, but now that I've painted, I don't know, a dozen, they start having a bit of life in them. It's just practice!
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Amazing job on the head, and good advice with the washes.

Thank you very much!

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Between recent painting projects I've been building a lot of stuff in preparation for the "priming season", which has now finally arrived! I'll show some of these models in this post.



First up, a couple of Orks. Both of them are something of a bucket-list model for me. The one with the shoota has an OOP WHFB Orc head, which I've always loved but didn't get to buy before it got discontinued. I finally acquired it from eBay, probably for a bit too much money... The big shoota gunner on the other hand has a custom helmet (inspired by a Meganob head). I tried out brown stuff (less sticky than the green), and practiced sculpting a bit. I sculpted the visor shape first, let it dry and then drilled the holes with a pin vise. To finish the helmet off I added some bolts from a plastic rod.



Next up, it's on to the Indomitus box and its Space Marines. These guys will be painted as Black Templars, something like my test model. I've converted these character models slightly with parts (mostly) from the new BT upgrade kit. The Chaplain I left unchanged as I felt he's an excellent model as is, and wouldn't be improved by doing a headswap or adding more accessories.



The Bladeguard Veterans and the Lieutenant were likewise built according to instructions. Superb models, though I'm a little concerned about painting the eye lenses on a couple of the models, as the heads pretty much had to be glued on with the rest of the model. The shields however are not glued on yet, should make painting much less frustrating. As a final note, drilling the barrel on the Volkite pistol took some effort, but I think I managed it well enough.



Then it's on to the Necron side of the box. No real conversions here either, the only thing I did was to clip the bayonet off of the Warden's gun, as I did with all my Warriors. The models are shown mainly for their bases, especially on the Reanimator. As it's supposed to be a repair machine of sorts, I thought I'd use the Necron corpse, originally meant for the Primaris Captain's base, here.



Speaking of bases, above you can see some Imperial cultists / Cawdor. The models themselves have been done for quite a while, and shown here previously, but I finished their bases only recently. The standout features are the resin books and candles I got from Greenstuffworld.



The final group of models is a set of 10 Poxwalkers. Nothing special with these ones, they're all stock, but they've been zenithally primed. I used Citadel cans this time - expensive, but they haven't let me down so far (knock on wood), and seem to be a bit smoother than the automotive ones I've used. I'll be painting the models with Contrast paints and some additional highlighting, like my previous ones, but this time I'm planning on varying the skin tones and cloth colors a bit more.

To finish up this post let's return to the hobby bingo card. This is anachronistic as I've already shown a more recent version with one more square, but let's do it anyway... The ork helmet visor scores me the "sculpt something on a model" square. Fairly unimpressive as sculptures go, but it's something more than just gap-filling, and I'm very happy taking these baby-steps in my sculpting journey.
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A good line of models coming up, excited to see what you do with them!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Immortals 
   
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Lots of exciting projects coming up mcmattila! Looking forward to seeing them develop.

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Great selection you've got their, let the priming season begin!

And damn, those Cawdor look nice. I'm building Orlocks right now, but these could well be a second gang.
   
 
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