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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Hello denizens of Dakka. This will be an occasionally-updated log of my attempts to get back into miniatures painting after a rather long hiatus. Like many before me I hope that sticking my work online will motivate me to be productive. Let's see if it works...

This is the first model I had painted in ages. I did it mostly to check that I could stil use a brush to stick paint on a model, so excuse the quality. I shall leave him here in all his noobish glory in the hope that he will be surpassed!


Below is my current project. It's one of the old school metal Long Fang models, who will be getting one of the new-style heavy bolters.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






This is a 'Meroid' from the Descent boardgame. It's a sort of shark-humanoid with tentacles. This one belongs to a friend of mine who asked me to fix it after it became detached from its base. After fixing it I thought I'd go the whole hog and paint it as well.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Here is the finished Space Wolf.

He's a Long Fang of Ragnar Blackmane's Great Company, although you can't see the shoulder icons in this picture. The scale creep between the metal model and the plastic arms meant that I had to fill the joins around the shoulders, and the gun obscures most of the detail on the torso, which is a shame. The base was done with Citadel 'Mourn Mountain Snow' texture paint. It's supposed to be snow but I'm not entirely happy with the result. Am I meant to use the texture paint in conjunction with another product to achieve a snow effect?

I'm also trying to improve my photography setup, so here is a better picture of the Meroid.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Below is my current project, a 54mm scale Space Wolf. I inherited this model as an unfinished project from a friend (thanks Nick!), so all the 'wolfifying' conversion work is by him, though the painting is mine. The rest of the model's components are all finished, which just leaves the main body and the head.

The head is the bit I am dreading, since I'm not great at painting faces. I also need to find a technique for doing red/ginger hair that doesn't make it look too much like an artifiicial colour. I'm not sure what to do with the base. The rim will be black and I'm thinking a metalic colour with an appropriate wash for the surface, but I'm not sure if that will be too plain.

More to come!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






New project! They're mostly held together by blu-tac at the moment, hence why they look a little wonky.

   
Made in jp
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Something new - a "Zaku" from the Gundam series awaiting painting.

   
Made in jp
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Completed MS-06F Zaku II mobile suit from Gundam. This is the first time I've built an articulated kit. I'm quite impressed how big it is despite being in 1:144 scale. It went together quite nicely with the exception of the torso cables, which I ended up botching. It's a cheap kit though so I can always try again. Oh, and Vallejo Tinny Tin is actually more of a bronze, which was annoying.

   
Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






I wanted to have another go at a gundam kit, and improve upon my last attempt. The kit I got is of a red Zaku II, and is much more modern. "Red" turned out to mean than the plastic sprues were pre-coloured in shades of burgundy and salmon pink. Very clever, but not the colour scheme that I was going for, so it got the same green scheme as the last Zaku.

This is the sprue before I started.


I decided to paint all the components on the sprue, to avoid gumming up the joints with paint. Here is one of the sprues ready for assembly.

   
Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






Sub-assemblies in progress. Some of the snap-fit joins weren't as tight as they could have been, so I'm going to have to get some liquid greenstuff to fill the gaps.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






It's just as well this is a painting log or I'd be dabbling in the dark arts of threadromancy with this post! After a far longer than intended hiatus, I have finally finished the second zaku. This is an MS-06S Zaku II.

I realised after final assembly that I'd mixed up the left and right armour skirts , but overall I'm quite happy with it. For some reason this kit lacks the back-pack thrusters which the older Zaku kit has, so I added some from an upgrade kit. I may go back and add transfers and weathering later, but I'm calling it done for now. Comments are welcome.

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Regular Dakkanaut






With the Zaku out of the way I can start working on the Adeptus Mechanicus "start collecting" box that I have. I'm really impressed with the delicacy and detail of these plastics; no plastic Cadians these, though it makes them trickier to paint!

Below is a test miniature for the skitari. They are from the (home-brew) forgeworld of Volker Prime. I imagine it being covered by those red-spiked giant cacti which use to appear as terrain in White Dwarf battle reports, so I went with a camoflage scheme but kept some red on the shoulder pads.


I'll be doing all the skitari models in this sort of scheme, so critique is welcome.

   
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Savage Khorne Berserker Biker





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The Skitarii is cool. I like the idea of rangers having camoflage. It might look good if the trousers were red though, as if it is wearing the normal Ad mech colour scheme, but with the camoflage cloak over the top.

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Nice! I have the 2nd ed Ultramarines codex that I use for reference material and those cactus things are in almost every picture. You should make a few if you ever get the time. Pretty sure they were just foam balls and toothpicks. Interested to see more of these guys.

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Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






Thanks for the comments guys
@ corpuschain: I'll try out some red trousers on one of the next figures and see how it looks.
@ brushcommando: I'm not sure where I'd get foam balls from but I'll keep an eye out for something suitable, a couple of retro-cacti might be neat.

   
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One month later and I have painted a whole other figure! Progress is sloooow.

This is a skitari assembled as the rad-trooper version.

I tried red for the trousers on this one, which looks good. I also used a darker wash on the metals for the torso and the gun. I'm not sure which to use for future figures, the lighter metallic look of the ranger or the darker look on this one.

Here they are together.

   
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This week, I have been working on some terrain:

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Progress:

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Finished! Second-edition-style red spiky xeno-cacti.




Trooper T35T-M0D31 claims the cactus patch from the xenos threat.

   
Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






It's been rather a long time since I did any modelling, I spend far too much time admiring other's work on the net. So, I decided to correct this with something cheap and cheerful.



This is (or will be) a super-deformed parody version of "Char's Zaku", the initial mech piloted by the series' antagonist in Mobile Suit Gundam. I say "parody" because for some reason the shield this mech carries is sculpted to look like a bar of chocolate,
For a shokugan kit I picked up in the supermarket, I'm really impressed with the quality of it; the sprue clips away cleanly, parts snap-fit together well and nub marks are minimal. The only downside is that some components are moulded hollow rather than having a solid face on every side, likely to reduce cost.

It's moulded in mostly correct colours, but I'll be painting it anyway as I have some paints I want to try out.

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Looks like it was almost three months ago that I started this...
Painting in progress now, almost finsihed.

   
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Looking back up a few posts, I absolutely love the camo scheme on the AdMech, it looks great! If you were to do vehicles in that scheme, how would you do it do you think?

   
Made in jp
Regular Dakkanaut






Thanks. If I was going to apply this scheme to a vehicle, I'd do it the same as on the infantry figures, which is brown patches over a green base. I think I might add a third colour to make the large areas of camo a bit more interesting, maybe small patches in an intermediary colour, or outline the brown patches with a black or grey.

The other approach would be to do the same colours in a splinter scheme. I was going to refer you to pictures of splinter-camo rangers earlier in the thread, but it seems I never actually posted them. Thus:

This picture doesn't really show the splinters that well, and my rather indelicate masking skills didn't really suit an infantry-sized figure (the splinters are too big), but I think it would look good on a vehicle.

Oh, and an area of the red somewhere. They are mechanicus after all.

What I'd really like to see though, from some-one with the skill to pull it off, is skitarii rangers wearing digital camo. I think it would really suit their theme.

   
 
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