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Nice poses on those terminators, always nice to see someone work on making 'em dynamic.


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Ajax, ON. Canada

Started blacking out another terminator and just kept going.




For this one I decided to have a red head (ha!) instead of my usual black

C&C are welcome

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

I like that one a lot Styro... looking really mean! I think the read head looks great framed in the black of the armor.

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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On Saturday I ended going to GW and bought some paints. I don't normally buy GW paints but I've been wanting to try some of the new stuff
This is what I bought (cost over $40)



I bought the Retributor Gold so I can give Damo's dirty bronze technique a try. I bought Eshin Grey to try it for highlighting black. Agrellan Earth looks pretty cool for desert bases

I then bought a few pots to update my flesh painting. I still have dwarf and elf flesh. When I first tried it out I couldn't get it right and eventually I got so mad that I stripped it. 2nd attempt was just as bad and I stripped again. unfortunately after the 2nd bath I kinda lost most of the detail on the head. So I had to grab another mowhawk head and cut off the mowhawk.

This is my 3rd attempt on the newly modified head:



I really like how it turned out


"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

That's amazing work on that head. Wow!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

After I figured it out I was quite impressed on how easy this was to paint. Here's what it looks like in the model



What do people do for eyes nowadays?

C&C welcome

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

I'm not an expert. White with the a little back dot. I use the tip of a toothpick, works great!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

So nothing changed there eh?

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

Nope.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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That head looks really nice. Is that just those two GW paints and nothing else? What was it you figured out that made it so easy?

As for eyes, I have two options;

Most simply, I paint the base colour of the face, then paint the whole eye black, then paint of the whites either side of the pupil, just leaving the pupil black, then re-outline the eye, then go around that with the base colour of the face again.

For more important models, I still paint the face, then the whole eye black, then fill in the whole of the eye itself white, leaving just a black outline. I then use a very fine brush t put in a light blue or light brown dot, followed by an even smaller black dot. I find it almost impossible to do this very netly but practice is leading to improvement. Finally, I go around again with the skin base colour. This way takes forever, so I only do it on a few models.

Finally, and I am finding this really helps, I am doing a thin red wash where the eyes and nose meet, and down to the mouth, before finishing painting the face as normal. It seems to make the face have more natural colour variation.

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That advice is Gold Thanks Fifty, my eyes get squirrely painting eyes lol

That's only the two paints and the Fleshshade wash.

I used to use, orgyn flesh, tallarn flesh, dwarf flesh, elf flesh, bleach bone...all these in different ratios 2:1 3:1 etc it took for ever and I hated it.

So this is very simple. all I did was a base coat of rakarth followed by Flayed one then a wash of fleshshade. and topped it off with a highlight of flayed one.. done

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Ajax, ON. Canada

On the weekend I managed to steal an hour or two to paint.

I tried an attempt at Damo's tarnished bronze http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/6300/356350.page#8255566

This is what I got.



I need a bit more practice but I kinda like it. let me know what you think?



"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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I reckon you nailed it! that pad looks wicked Styro, the bare head is great as well and the Termies are really coming along nicely! it's cool how sometimes just a little different addition (the bronze pad) can change how the model looks and feels, to me it's more Corsairs now with some ancient plate and weathered appearance probably nicked off one of his mates when they got splattered

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Madison, WI

I concur. I've also tried to emulate the Nerdmeister's wizardry and had good results (though not as good as the master himself). Keep at it man, it looks great!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Thanks Damo, I'm not used to painting like this, It is soo random. I've always like clean and cut. Even my battle damage on my Rhino looks clean. I find It is also harder to picture the end result this way. When I see your first WIP pictures of your figures the look messy and out of place. but your end product ends looking phenomenal!

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Thanks Styro, I can see what you're saying, I certainly do go in quite haphazard at the beginning and get washes and shading down then go back and paint by numbers on the details, it takes me less time focusing on one section at a time, armour-do all armour, then leather-do all leather, metals-do all metals, lenses...etc. I find the final highlights and damage is where you can give what looks rough that edge of crispness and painted look. :-)

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I find it hard to do it "haphazard". I need to plan it out. It's prolly why your stuff looks natural. like I said practice out of my comfort zone.

Which I did, on my Champlain Helmet. I wanted a dirty skull. like it was fresh when the skull was added to the helmet. I wanted it like it was rotting and covered in dirt... and Smelly.

This is the usual way I paint skulls:



This is what I came up with "haphazardly":



Let me know what you think.

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

I like it, but I'm wondering why the jaw is a different color of brown?

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

Huh?! I guess you could see that. It supposed to be the chin of the Champlain wearing the skull helmet. I guess I have to work on my flesh some more

This guy from here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/660/349389.page#7327492

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"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

Ah, makes sense now. I just wasn't aware of what I was looking at. You might work just a bit of pink into your flesh tone to set it off from the brown of the skull.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Ajax, ON. Canada

Will do thanks

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Portland

Exaggerating that bottom lip would probably do the trick.


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Ajax, ON. Canada

I got a bit of an update, I managed to get some painting done. I highlighted the red and black on my Shield Brothers and painted gold and bone areas brown. I also added a base to 2 of the termies just to see how it looks.

For the highlighting I decided to pre mix bottles of the colours. I made two bottles. One with 50% black and 50% Hawk turquoise. the other bottle I used 60% hawk turquoise and 40% Eshin Grey . I originally bought Eshin Grey as a pure highlight, but I didn't like how it turned out. I prefer a Bruce Wayne black with that slight hint of blue. Mixing it with the turquoise work out perfect.

I ended up taking a lot of photos but I have only edited a few so far. I will be posting them as I can. I'm actually doing work at work today so it might be a while

This guy was my gold test as you already seen:




More to come

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

Looking forward to it!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

Managed to edit the next guy just before going home.

Again highlighted and brown out





I try to get more for tomorrow

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

I think you made a very good decision with the blue highlights... it really goes well with the red. Just jumps out and looks rather other-worldly.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

Thanks, I find the grey highlighting tends to dull down black. some times turning the black into just a dark grey. But blue gives it that crisp look and even a kinda comic book feel

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

Agreed. Excellent choice.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Ajax, ON. Canada

Two more

I really like this pose


From this angle this guy looks like he's hiding under the shield


But this angle looks mean



up next is Wolf guard Terminator Leader

"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
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Madison, WI

These are going to be spectacular when complete Styro.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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