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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!

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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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Oof... Six-ish weeks of radio silence again, sorry! I've been on vacation for almost all of it, but it turns out with the baby it's not what it used to be I haven't been completely idle on the hobby front, however, just neglected the blogging...

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:A good line of models coming up, excited to see what you do with them!

gobert wrote:Lots of exciting projects coming up mcmattila! Looking forward to seeing them develop.

Cheers guys! Let's hope I'll get some of them finished before next summer
Viterbi wrote: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.

Thanks Viterbi! Yeah, I can recommend the Cawdor, one of the coolest kits from GW. Incidentally, the Orlocks are probably my second favorite Necromunda gang, aesthetically speaking at least

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After building and priming all those models shown in the last post, I promptly went on to paint something different. So now, more than a year after building and priming them, I've finished painting Zarbag's Gitz. In this post I'll show you the two squigs, which I painted before the rest of the warband, and in a day or two I'll show the actual Gitz.



These two angry red balls were fun to paint, and quite quick as well, with so few elements to them. I tried some new recipes on these, mainly on the red skin and the teeth/bones. I shaded the red with Contrast paints, Blood Angels Red on one and Flesh Tearers (FT) on the other. Not much difference in the final product, FT provides a bit more contrast. Otherwise the process was the same. I used a flesh tone for highlighting, which was a first for me.

I wanted to try something different with the teeth as well, especially to provide contrast between the giant bone and the teeth on Bonerakka. I took inspiration from the studio models and tried Rakarth Flesh (RF) as a basecoat, shaded very carefully with thinned Nuln Oil. Highlighting with Pallid Wych Flesh (PWF) finished off the teeth. The bone was likewise RF, but shaded with Seraphim Sepia. I then layered with Flayed One Flesh and highlighted with PWF. Finally, I glazed on some color with a mix of Reikland Fleshshade and Carroburg Crimson. Very happy with the result!



One final note about painting the details: the brands on the squigs' sides had me scratching my head for a bit, but happily one of my go-to sources, Tale of Painters, had me covered. Stahly has painted this warband very nicely and provides recipes for most of the colors, including the scarred flesh. Also helped with the mouths! I didn't get mine to look quite as nice as the reference, but that's fine.

I'm also sneaking in my hobby bingo card, as a week ago I built two new magnetic storage cases. The construction was exactly the same as the previous ones, so didn't feel the need to post a picture of them. But with those, I should be set with storage for quite some time!
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Excellent paintjob!!

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 muette wrote:
Excellent paintjob!!

Much appreciated muette, very chuffed with them also!

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And here's the whole gang! When I initially started painting the gobbos I thought they'd be pretty quick to finish. Once again, I was wrong



The main inspiration for the paint scheme came from a classic Adrian Smith painting of Night Goblins. The main take-aways were the blue, black and red robes, as well as the freehand patterns on the hoods. My colors are obviously quite a bit more vibrant and cartoony than the artwork, but I've noticed I like my miniatures like that!



The robes were finished pretty quickly, and painting a rough fabric texture by hashing is always fun. To contrast the robes I tried painting the skin smoother. While the light green paints have pretty bad coverage, I'm once again really happy with how they came out.



Then it was on to the details, of which there were many. Each model also seemed to have their own special things, which made batch painting difficult. But that's not to say I didn't enjoy it! Even painting all the rope textures on the net was quite enjoyable, relaxing even. There were a few details which were a bit more intimidating (those involving blending), but once I started doing them they all came out great! It was funny actually, at first Drizgit da Squig Herder was my least favorite of the bunch (the mushroom on his mouth doesn't really work for me), but after painting the fire effects he's one of my favorites.





I quite like the bases on this warband, they have various small details that add to the narrative of the group. I actually started this painting project with the bases, something I don't often do. As painting the bases was mostly drybrushing, I thought I'd have to repaint a lot less if I started with them (looking at Zarbag and those mushrooms!). Of course, I then had to lightly drybrush the bottoms of the robes after finishing the models, but thankfully that went without issues.



I've got one regret with this warband, and that's not doing gap-filling properly. Thankfully it's not (very) visible on the photos, but especially on Zarbag's cowl it's raining on my parade a bit, after painting him up so nicely. Painting-wise, there's one or two things that I could've improved or added, but as fun as they've been to paint, it's time to start working on something new.

I also get to cross off another square on the bingo card, this time it's the "warband for a skirmish game".
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 aku-chan wrote:
Nice work on all those Gobbos!

Thank you kindly aku-chan!

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Last week I started working on a new model, and continued with green! This is a Primaris Dark Angel, decked out with bits from the DA upgrade frame, mk3 and mk7 kits, standing on a scratch-built base. The armor and some of the details are pretty much done, so he's in good shape, but there's still lots to do with the face, gun, metals, some OSL, decals and such... I should have him done by the end of the month, and will write a bit more about the model then.


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Spectacular updates mcmatilla! Those gobbos are delightful, a great paint job and capturing all the fun details. Even the bases are full of em, the skull in the puddle is cool but the squashed snotling is my favourite! The fire on the base, cauldron and poker are really great too.

The Dark Angel is looking promising already, his armour looks almost shining.

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I love the high contrast Dark Angels, you don't see that often, it's a nice change!

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Love the warband, so much vibrant colors and excellent work on all those small details So much character on every mini.
   
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Great work on the gobbos! The various colors really make them look joyful just all around awesome!

   
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gobert wrote:Spectacular updates mcmatilla! Those gobbos are delightful, a great paint job and capturing all the fun details. Even the bases are full of em, the skull in the puddle is cool but the squashed snotling is my favourite! The fire on the base, cauldron and poker are really great too.
The Dark Angel is looking promising already, his armour looks almost shining.

Much appreciated gobert! Yeah, the details on these guys are cool, and it was fun discovering them when painting the models.
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:I love the high contrast Dark Angels, you don't see that often, it's a nice change!

Cheers Gwyn! It does look good, but it did take quite a bit of work (at least for a first-timer...). I actually followed a Tale of Painters tutorial for most of this. Garfy's got a whole army of these guys!
Viterbi wrote:Love the warband, so much vibrant colors and excellent work on all those small details So much character on every mini.

Many thanks Viterbi!
Ezki wrote:Great work on the gobbos! The various colors really make them look joyful just all around awesome!

Thank you very much Ezki!

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Alright, the Dark Angel Intercessor sergeant is done. It's also a bit of a special model, as it's the first one I've entered into a painting competition. More on that at the end of the post...



For the longest time I've had an idea of painting an example of each of the 18 original Space Marine legions, or their 40k equivalents. Not much has happened with the project, other than the retro-scheme Space Wolf. But now I've taken a step forward with a Primaris version of a Dark Angel. As I said in the last post, the model is built with a mix of bits from Intercessor, mk3 and mk7 bits, as well as the DA Primaris upgrade set. Going forward, I'd like to customize the rest of the Primaris Marines in a similar way, but that depends on if I can find some good deals on the chapter upgrade bits.



For painting the figure I mostly followed a Tale of Painters tutorial, but added some extra highlights and a bit more volumetric highlights. The goal was to have a well defined model with high contrast edges á la 'Eavy Metal, but also explore the volumes a bit more. Now, while my edging is still waaays off of the gold standard, I'm getting more confident with it, and am very happy with the final look. Painting the volumes was also interesting and a learning experience, as I did quite a bit of back-and-forth adjusting the tone by glazing and layering.



While most of the model was painting the armor - a paint-by-numbers affair - I did a couple of freehand details as well. The main one is the company marking on his left knee. As this is just a one-off, I picked what looked to be the most complex one, the 4th company. I got to say, painting it would've been a whole lot easier if I'd kept the sword separate. Would've also helped with the backside of the sword... The other detail was the "Caliban" text on the left shoulder. I'm still struggling with doing an interesting font, something other than just block letters. Maybe I should practice on paper first? Anyway, good enough I say.



For the markings on the right shoulder pauldron I used transfers. They were from my stock of vintage 3rd edition era Space Marine transfer sheets, from back when they came with more than just Ultramarine markings. The decals still work fine, but the film on them seems to be pretty thick and MicroSol doesn't seem to get all the wrinkles out of them. I ended up scratching the wrinkles off very carefully with a hobby blade, and smoothing everything up with a layer of gloss varnish. Of course, as there are two decals there on top of each other, it was very slow work setting up those transfers. I might have to look into getting a stronger decal solvent...



There are a couple of things that I'm not a 100% happy with. His one eye is one of the weakest I've painted. I think I used a little too thick paint and lost the sculpted detail, not knowing exactly where the eye and the lower eye lid were supposed to be, and that's why I didn't repaint it. It's not horrible, but should've been better. (Again, need to leave bare heads as sub-assemblies in the future!) The other thing is the plasma coils on the pistol: I did the contemporary "inverted" glow and like the sides very much, but the top of the coils doesn't really work. I'm not sure if there's some way to make it credible, or if the old boxy flat-top coils are just unsuitable for this effect. I left the effect be, however, as the blue color makes a nice triangle together with the bionic eye and the sword's power node.



Happily, I get to claim another bingo square with this model. There were a couple that would've applied, but I went with the "paint a model from a new army or faction".
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Finally, the competition. It's my old hometown's game shop's annual painting competition, which I always missed when I lived there. What better time to enter than now that I've moved away! The comp has two categories ("big" and "small"), and the winners are decided by customers' votes, so it's not all that serious. The voting goes on until the end of August, and I'll go pick up my model then and see how the Dark Angel has done. I don't know about my chances of winning, but I was really excited to get to show off my model live, and to see what others have done. There were a lot of cool models and a few superbly painted ones. My personal favorites on both categories were converted Nurgle models with awesome NMM effects and really cool display bases.


The "small" models


My favorite of the "big" models

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Excellent work on the Dark Angel, I like the idea of a wall of all 18 legions… only 16 to go now! . It’ll certainly be a sight to behold if you do them all to this standard! Best of luck in the competition too, he’s sure to do well

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