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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

This guy has been in my grey plastic collection for a while and Ive decided I want to give a go at painting him up. Want to try a few new techniques on him that I've been putting off actually practicing on models I want to use in games.

Want to try the nebulae effect on the cape, try a NMM on the wraithbone armour, maybe a lightning OSL effect on the hand, and maybe give a go at the new molten weapon reddit trend...

Might try the same techniques for the molten weapon but in blue to match lightning in the other hand to give some kind of coherency, or vice versa and try a more orangey lightning. What do you think might work best?

Any advice on achieving any of these techniques would be greatly appreciated!

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Trustworthy Shas'vre






Do you have an airbrush? Because half of the things you want to do get a lot easier with one.

   
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Bodt

My advice is to not try all those on one model. There will be no focal point and it will look messy. You could get away with doing nmm in combination wihh one of the others, but not all of them.

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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

I do not have an airbrush, but I do know it would be easier with one! It's just not something I really want to invest in right now... My idea was to use an old brush and stipple the white on to the black and then glaze over in blues/purples/greens to get the nebulae look. Then flick some more white over the top for the stars.

Good advice on the overcrowding. I may just stick with NMM and the clock on this one. I have a load more farseers/warlocks that I am yet to paint so I might try a few different techniques across them and end up with a pretty cool looking seer council type thing!
   
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Bodt

yeah try nmm, its a good technique to learn, then choose one of your chosen effects to act as a focal point. I love cloak designs so I'd say start with that one.

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Edmonton

Results! For a first effort I'm very proud. C&C greatly appreciated!

Now to just conquer the rest of the miniature. Still undecided on which craftworld to paint. Thoughts...?

   
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Bodt

not bad. I think some parts need to be brighter though. maybe check out the citadel edge paints.

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I never previously thought of this but those universe/starfield cloths would probably looks really good with a color shift paint.

Get a deep dark blue/purple. Prime black. Paint your white and yellow stars, put a single thin coat of the color shift over top and you would probably get a VERY nice effect out of it.


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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
not bad. I think some parts need to be brighter though. maybe check out the citadel edge paints.


Good advice, although I think I will leave it for now. The blue doesn't really come out very well in the photo, it's a lot more vibrant in real life! Something to keep in mind for next time for sure.
   
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Maybe also check out Ezki's thread in P&M Blogs. They did something similar on their Aeldari.

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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Made some progress today. Decided to go for a Biel-Tan look. Tried NMM green for the small sections of armour plates. Thought it was a good manageable place to start, even if green is a harder colour to try it with! Generally happy, areas to improve for sure. Specifically I wonder if the gradient up to the highlight could have been more gradual. I'll definitely take that in to consideration when it comes to the gold!

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Edit: I now realise that Biel-Tan is white armour, green helmets... I am doing whichever the green one is..!

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Biel-Tan has a history of getting colour swapped by the GW studio. You could always go for Il-Kaithe, they're a cool and underdone scheme.

This model is pretty great to learn new techniques as I used the cloak for some wet blending a few months ago and I have another that'll be painted down the line.

I like what you've done with the green but to me the gradient is quite stark, a few more intermediate glazes would sort it out nicely.

The galaxy/nebula cloak is also really cool, but a few edge highlights would be really nice on that black to improve the black.

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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Thanks for the advice, and I agreed 100% with what you're saying!

I think I'm going to leave it as is though, I don't want to get stuck in that trap of never being satisfied and being done with a model! But the advice is very gratefully received and I'll take it on board for the next one!
   
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Edmonton

Pushing forward. Made an effort on the power sword, not my best work but I'm ok with it. Considering adding a fine white highlight over the yellow, but unsure. Now moving on to the NMM gold parts! AHHHH



   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Finally got around to the gold. For my first attempt (second if you include the green) I'm very please. I am pretty happy with the colour too, it looks a little more like a metalic wraithbone than a metal, which I'm please with anyway... Let me know what you think, let me know how to improve!







(A little cleanup is required on the helmet at least!)
   
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Edmonton

Finally finished him! Not terribly happy with the gemstones, I think I started too light and ended up not getting the contrast I needed for the lighting effect. Otherwise very happy.





   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

New week, new Farseer. Going for a Yme-Loc scheme on this one (painting grey well sucks btw), as I've always been a fan of the scheme. Going for a mostly grey scheme with the cloaks and then some crazy bright orange in a couple spots to get some good contrast.

In my ongoing quest to try something new on every new project, the plan is to double down on the NMM for practice, but I decided I also wanted to try out some marble on the helmet, some armour panels, and the spear. I followed Duncan's tutorial (he makes it look way easier than it is!) almost exactly. Not completely satisfied with how it came out, but for my first attempt I am still pretty pleased. Any tips or thoughts on how to make it better? Part of me thinks it doesn't look quite right because the technique will only really work on larger flatter surfaces, and the other part of me thinks it might actually look OK once the rest of the model is done. Time will tell I guess.







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My gut says you may want to increase the contrast on the marble, and in doing so get less of a gradient. It does look like marble, but kinda like marble when I'm not wearing my glasses.

The first model was fantastic! The blue nebula and red molten blade worked remarkably well together!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
My gut says you may want to increase the contrast on the marble, and in doing so get less of a gradient. It does look like marble, but kinda like marble when I'm not wearing my glasses.


Yeah... I think perhaps the blown up picture doesn't do any favours either! Perhaps it might be a good idea to add a further highlight a little darker? Maybe thinned slightly less so I can get a little more control and can get a finer highlight?
   
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I love the cosmic cloak on the first farseer. The marble is looking promising on this farseer too.
   
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shelman wrote:
New week, new Farseer. Going for a Yme-Loc scheme on this one (painting grey well sucks btw), as I've always been a fan of the scheme. Going for a mostly grey scheme with the cloaks and then some crazy bright orange in a couple spots to get some good contrast.

In my ongoing quest to try something new on every new project, the plan is to double down on the NMM for practice, but I decided I also wanted to try out some marble on the helmet, some armour panels, and the spear. I followed Duncan's tutorial (he makes it look way easier than it is!) almost exactly. Not completely satisfied with how it came out, but for my first attempt I am still pretty pleased. Any tips or thoughts on how to make it better? Part of me thinks it doesn't look quite right because the technique will only really work on larger flatter surfaces, and the other part of me thinks it might actually look OK once the rest of the model is done. Time will tell I guess.


What about painting grey is giving you trouble? I find most greys try to separate on the palette, especially if you water them down. Make sure to mix the paint every time you go to put some on the brush. Also it's generally easier to darken grey than lighten it, so if you're painting cloth, start with a lighter grey and wash/glaze the recesses progressively darker, rather than trying to build up a lighter color on the raised areas.

And yes, making marble look good isn't easy.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Made some small changes to the marble. Added a slightly darker tone to the effect. I think it looks a little better, and I'm happy to leave it there. Learned some on this one for sure for the next one.



Basecoated most of the rest of the miniature too. The light doesn't really look right, the red areas are definitely more orange than red in real life. But I think I'm ok with that, it will give me a chance to add a lot of contrast to those parts to make it really stand out.

Good advice on the grey. I was kinda struggling with highlighting it well without making the highlights too stark. Got it to a place I'm happy with, but that darkening technique sounds interesting and certainly something I'll try again in future.

Some touchups necessary before washing.
   
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There we go, that marble looks great now!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Some slow progress on this guy. Don't get a lot of time to paint. Just finished the orange and the bone colour on the cloak. Very happy with the level of intensity I've achieved with the orange.

Next up is the NMM gold. Second time around so we can see if I learned anything from the first attempt!

Eventually I think Im going to throw on some purple for the gems to give a little more colour. Im worried right now there is a lot of grey and warm (gold and orange) colours going on. Hopefully the purple will provide a little more contrast.

Not quite sure of the colour to go for on the arms and hands right now. Classic Yme-Loc would call for a grey. But Im not sure on that yet, worried it'll get lost in the cloak. Any advice, let me know.

   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Made a little more progress today. Working on the NMM gold. I think I've made a little improvement for sure, the contrast is certainly more present than my last attempt, still a little heavy on the white though. Better? Maybe, but still room for improvement.



   
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It looks good, but I think you need to bump up the contrast a bit between the veins and the background. The lightest veins are a bit too light I think.

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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

 Flinty wrote:
It looks good, but I think you need to bump up the contrast a bit between the veins and the background. The lightest veins are a bit too light I think.


For sure. I was looking at some real marble the other day and it looks quite different. Definitely agree I need some more contrast, but also some more variety in the colours of the veins. And maybe paint more splotches than veins as such... We'll see what happens on my next effort!
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Finally sat down and finished this one. Decided to have a little go at freehanding the stripes at the bottom of the cloaks. Pretty pleased, definitely helps to break up the grey a little and makes the miniature a little more pleasant on the eye. Very happy with how the gemstones came out (although I think it's tricky to fully appreciate it when the image is blown up like this). Had a go at trying to texture the staff a little with varying shades of brown and a hint of green. Happy with how it turned out, but again, room for improvement. Very pleased overall. Next up: Eldrad, where I intend to try a little more freehanding on the cloaks with that Ulthwe bone pattern thing.





   
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I am not so sure you ought to change this bit of marble. Maybe just approach it differently next time. I think it would be very easy to ruin what is a very nice piece of work. The minor additions of darker tone you added already did enough, in my opinion.

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