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Upstate, New York

Very nice!

LotD are one of those things where I love the concept, but the minis that GW made were OK, but not something I wanted to deal with (didn’t get them in metal, not working with finecast) Tried making my own counts-as, but not really happy with them. Plus they moved the rules on me.

Loving how you totally hit the nail on the head with those.

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Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Wow! The flames are just... wow!

   
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Thanks a lot, everyone!

gobert with the hard questions...first, the flames are done using VMC Hull Red, a mix of that and GW Troll Slayer Orange, then just Troll Slayer, GW Fire Dragon Bright, P3 Heartfire, P3 Sulfuric Yellow, GW Ulthuan Grey, GW Lothern Blue, and then something like Nuln Oil or AP Dark Tone. You just paint the wavy lines a little lower down on the part with each color, making sure to vary directions of the sway, until you get to the Lothern, which you thin the heck out of and streak randomly around the area. The last bit is to use the dark wash (Nuln/Dark Tone) to streak down from the top of the flames to smoke out the extremities. You want to make sure you are thinning because this is a lot of paint for some small areas. The Avatar...well, I had been wondering that myself. As I wrapped up the sculpting, I had the thought to basecoat in BA Red Contrast, then come in with a strong black drybrush followed by successive metals and then pick out all the details, maybe lighten the glow in the deepest recesses for a hot metal look. Wailing Doom(s?) Will be some sort of black plus colored highlights. So that's the current plan. Pics for rollover.





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Sorry for the tough questions (not really, I’ll want to plagiarise those flames at some point!). I see what you mean about thinning, that’s a LOT of layers in some small areas! 100% worth the effort though!

I always loved the glowing Avatar look, I’m sure you’ll smash it out of the park! The plans certainly sound good.

I see your old skool Space Hulk Terminators are taking a rest as they close in on the painting queue

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Surrey, BC - Canada

 youwashock wrote:
The Avatar...well, I had been wondering that myself. As I wrapped up the sculpting, I had the thought to basecoat in BA Red Contrast, then come in with a strong black drybrush followed by successive metals and then pick out all the details, maybe lighten the glow in the deepest recesses for a hot metal look. Wailing Doom(s?) Will be some sort of black plus colored highlights. So that's the current plan. Pics for rollover.


That is the way of the Avatar...the molten inside held together with burnt metal and Eldritch magic.

At least that's the way I painted mine and it has been one of my favourites ever since.

My two cents,

CB


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Thanks, you two.

gobert, it is going to take one random wild hair for those guys to happen anytime soon.

Been working. Legion are done! Varnishing now. Also slid in the random punker gal from Dark Age. Quick pic of things going on. Also Belial. Seems like a lot Contrast coming up. And I maaaay have been a bit premature in saying no more flames. We will see if I want to go down that road, though.



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So a Dread, some classic Space Hulk Termies and a Terraton! Have no idea what the metal miniatures are but they look fun.

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The Termies are back there doing the same thing Centurius used to do: reminding me they need to be painted someday.

The other models are a Reaper water dwelling girl of some sort, Blessed Vestal Laura from Warzone Res, and Reaper's winter fairy, destined for a Tinkerbell color scheme perched on that gear. Looking to use Contrast on those three as much as possible, so as to best achieve a livable result in the shortest amount of time.
   
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Good luck on those old Terminators...I remember them being as fun to paint as the mono-pose Genestealers, and I actually finished 20 of those back in the day.

Cheers,

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Nice mix you have on your painting table, good luck on the contrast usage on those gals.
   
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Thank you, guys.

Slow going, but I finally have some finished models to show. Important ones, for me, since they represent the culmination of another long-running project. Not due to scope, but due to the fact that my primer splattered Centurius and the frustration caused a SERIOUS pause in working on the Legion Marines. But now they are done, and I can tick another project off the very long list. I also knocked out Suzy Belle, a Dark Age mini I bought because it looked cool and was on sale and came with a big monster that looks like it would be fun to paint one day. By comparison, she took a couple of days, versus the years between when I painted the first Primaris Legion and now. Suzy first, mostly Contrast, a neat post-apoc gal with odd fashion sense and odder weapons. I know next to nothing about Dark Age, so maybe her stick is of some significance.







And the Legion of the Damned, Primaris-sized. And Centurius. Or a reasonable Primaris-facsimile. This will be the third Centurius I have converted since he was released. Knowing that I would most likely never lay hands on the original (and now I am too weary of recasts to buy anything but one still in package, and I don't think I will be shelling out for that), I made my own. The first was consumed in the making of the second, and that stands unpainted on a shelf to this day. Available materials and practiced skill have made this one by far my favorite (as is the way of things. my best work is whatever I will do next). Glad to see them done. Happy with how they look. On with the pics.















So that's done. Sort of. I had a mad idea to revisit an old Land Raider, painting it using the flame scheme from the Knight and Legion. I got this thing in 2nd edition, 2nd hand, with no sponsons or heavy bolters. I cobbled together cannons from some spare plastic Warlord Titan weapons, inspired by this picture:



Oh, the good ol' days... Anyway, I sprayed it too heavily and sort of half-baked the color scheme (young me could be a very lazy painter, never really painted my Marines), leaving me with a model that served its purpose (which was, seemingly, to be blown to pieces before it could do anything), but with which I was always a little unsatisfied. Here's how it looks now:



Seriously considering sanding the wrinkles off and giving it some fire. We will see. There is quite the age gap between this thing and the Marines. They could look funny next to each other. It is adding one more project to the pile, and I really do try to not look back. Distracts from the now, and all. We will see...

2020 minis completed: 13

As always, thanks for looking!

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The legion look fantastic! Still hands down the best flame pattern I’ve seen. Really adds to the grim darkness, especially with the subdued black armour.

Nice work on Suzy. Her dress sense doesn’t seem the most practical, I certainly wouldn’t be happy letting my daughters out of the house like that! Still at least she’s carrying a big sword in case any ne’er do wells approach her!

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Finland, Espoo

The legion does look absolutely fantastic!

I really like the tattoos you've done on Suzy. They fit her aesthetic perfectly!

   
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Loving those Legionnaires! And I hear you on the gut-punch of painting mishaps, and needing to continue on to new stuff rather than constantly reworking old. Still, it could be interesting to see what you do with that old Land Raider.
   
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Love the colour picks on the lady with green hair and the way you painted the robes on that Chaplain guy is so nice. Really gotta up my leather game to try and get those textures down.

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Columbus, OH

Everything is awesome! I really dig the tattoos on Suzy, they look nice and faded.

Legion and Centurious is great work, can't wait to see what the raider looks like.

I mean, you know deep down you've already made the decision

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Damn, those Damned are awesome! Your conversions look great, excellent work!
   
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Wisconsin

Been gone for a bit, but you have kept busy cranking out some great work. Suzy turned out great, love the tats they look quite realistic.
That squad of LotD is quite good too, I am really impressed with the leather great cloak. Definitely looks like it has seen centuries of use.
   
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Legion of the damned look amazing. I like the tiny drops of blue (?) hidden in the flames. Makes it really pop and look realistic at the same time. I gotta remember that for later.

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The tattoos on Suzy are great - she's come out mighty fine!

   
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Great job on Suzy, love the tattoos!

   
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Thank you so much, everyone. I really appreciate the comments. It is always good to see the minis get such a positive response. Suzy was a little experiment to get ready for the small pile of Celtos Gael ladies I will be painting in the hopefully near future. Plenty of opportunities for tattoos there.

Slow progress pic. Ladies are underway, amd the brainbox has been attached to the legs on the Dread. Highlights there and then it is on to some guns. Not pictured is a little more work on Belial and the Teratons. Also the Swampers.



Thanks for looking! And MegaDave? You're probably right.
   
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Another "progress" pic. What there is of it. Moving forward, but slowly. Things should speed up now that most of the prep is done.



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Slow progress is always better than no progress. Your LOTD look great, the Chaplain to Centurius conversation is brilliant. I always love your leather and cloth work and that brown is an exceptional example of that.

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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Yeah, that Centurius is one to be proud of, for sure. Good work. Love the cloak/robe/coat in particular.

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Wisconsin

Looks like your going to have a few projects going at once. Really can’t wait to see the big guy finished.
   
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Really love the mixture and am most excited for the big guy in the background, that model looks just so menacing.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

youwashock,

Love the work on the Legion of the Damned.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


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Melbourne

That Centurius is gorgeous. You've done an absolutely smashing job with both the conversion and the painting. Once again, your flames really sell the paint job. There is enough to have an impact, but not so many as to be over bearing.

And for as much as I dislike the Primaris models, you've done a great job at turning them into something awesome.

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Thank you very much, everybody. I am still adjusting to them being done. I lived with those guys partially painted on my deak for too long. Still working, but no pics right now. Hope to have some stuff finiahed soon.
   
 
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