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Made in se
Boosting Ultramarine Biker




Stockholm/Sweden

You models looks good, all except for one part.
The barbed wire.

I can never understand why people keep doing it that way, looks more like a coiled power cable than barbed wire. there's lots of ways to achieve great real looking wire or you can get some excellent razorwire cheap from seceret weapon miniatures (the guy does excellent stuff, have the razorwire myself as well as loads of his bases).
I think they would really work better with your minis for that complete gritty look

http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=75

"Pain Is Temporary, Glory Lasts Forever"

My Space Wolves WIP Thread

My Miniature Blog 
   
Made in gb
Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

Hey Northen

I'm liking the mechanical wolf mounts...it actually looks like it can hold the weight of a fully armoured space marine and to me a little more "realistic" that an actual giant wolf.

I like the colour of your bases...any chance of a quick run through of your technique?

Peter
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Müller: Thanks, and good link too. IMO the one I used looks suitable for wh40k scale, and why you see lot of these is because that is the GW's barbed wire. Atleast for me it's the easiest to get.

PDH: Thanks. As for the bases, it goes something like in these steps:

1. They are first primed white. Then I paint the sand/mud with scorched brown and start to highlight it by mixing in some bleached bone and drybrushing over the basecolor in maybe three different stages.

2. After I usually paint the different components laying on the base (armor plates, weapons, barbed wire and etc..), finish them with chippings and other details.

3. Then I will give few coats of Devlan Mud For the whole base.

4. After I will give on final very light drybrush with bleached bone for the whole base, you should try to make the different components look litlle dusted.

5. Finally I will put few random puddels with badab black (sometimes few with Tharka green also) on the base, and give any metal color parts a coat of this too.

6. Usually I add rust effect to metal parts with vermin brown, and five few scorch marks with black Mig pigment.

   
Made in gb
Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

Cheers

I think it must be the white undercoat that makes it look so good. I work from a black undercoat and they always look a little cartoony in my eyes. I am being picky mind.

Peter
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Finished few more Thunder Wolf Riders a moment ago. So here's the pics.

Storm shield one and "basic equipment" one



More close-ups, Strom shield wielder





Bolt pistol, cc weapon rider




Happy to hear your toughts.



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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

Gratz
They look ace Northern!

 
   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






Wicked! I love this new trend of increased size and correct proportions for marines, very cool. Some of these guys would be little shrimps if the original scale and proportions of the model reflected the size of the human inside the powered armor.

I especially love your filthy, gritty looking weathering.

 
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thank you for the nice words gents.

Ok, so now I got the Thunderwolves Cavalry squad finished.

Pleased with the format I got for the Thunder Wolves with the juggernaut set. In the future I will further explore the possibilities of these conversions. Few HQ choices with different equipments, and another full squad (in the future when I have time and...) . Wacky one would be Ironpriest riding one with cyberwolf retiune But these will have to wait. Building wasn't so time consuming as I expected, but including painting, this squad took it's sweet time to get finished.

But anyways, here's the two other riders, Meltabomber and Thunder hammer wielder,




Few close-ups








And the whole unit once more




Happy to hear your toughts.

   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

fabulous. Just wow.
Those marines is gonna have some seriously muscular thighs riding those beasties without holding on




MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
Made in gb
Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

The finished squad look great. A really nice idea, well executed.

So what is up next?

Peter
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks fellas,

Imperial Monkey wrote:
Those marines is gonna have some seriously muscular thighs riding those beasties without holding on


maybe by next patch they have invented reins.

PDH: Next up will be Rhinos for my GH squads

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Made in gb
Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

nah
Reins are for cissy vanilla marines

 
   
Made in gb
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





UK

Very nice, the thunderwolves are extremely well done.

Very impressed with them in fact, love the little touches, like the ear 'vents' and other groovy add-ons.

Jovial Nurglite

My Blog 
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks Earthbeard

Here's the latest bunch, 3 Rhinos for the GH squads. Went quite dirt heavy again, but I enjoy that part in painting nowdays so just couldn't stop

So here is Beyla, Byggvir and Skinir










Happy to hear comments.

This also puts my SW to 1500p, so I have game size force , now if i could just get some games...

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Made in gb
Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

Congratulations on the 1500pts mark!!!!

The Rhinos look good and you've done them in such a small amount of time. What is your secret to batch painting?

Battle damage/weathering reminds me a lot of the Sky Shield landing pad you painted for the Jade Vesse l.

Peter
   
Made in fi
Paingiver






Southern Finland

Those rhinos looks good and consistent with your marines. Without the dirt they would look odd next to the heavily weathered wolves.

   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks for the last comments.

It has been a bit slow lately. But now I have some new stuff to show I have done recently

Here's my Wolf Lord mounted on Thunder wolf.

Here are the WIP pics.






He's based on the termie/power armor combination. Overall very pleased how this guy turned out. I was bit fearful of starting to build this guy as he's "the man" in the army and should deliver certain imagery. Now that I look at it, I think the model lives up to the certain expectations. Glad to hear your thoughts too.

The building is pretty much done. I am going to let him settle for few days before priming, just in case if something comes up. Suggestions are also welcome, if you guys have some.

Also here's WIP shot of the second Long Fang squad ready for priming. This set has two squad leaders as I forgot to build one for the first squad



Let me know what you think.


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Made in fi
Paingiver






Southern Finland

The thunderwolf conversion looks good, cannot wait to see it painted. I really like the effort you have spent on the bases, they are just properly busy to give some character to the figs.

   
Made in it
Regular Dakkanaut




Bastia U. (PG)

very nice wolf cavalry! the only bad thingh is the feet......not so much wolfy! maybe if you try to add claws....
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks,

Metsuri: Yeah, bases really are the missed opportunity in modelling. Done right and they can give so much for the minis story.

FantasyBob: I toughed about the claws, but in the end decided not to do them. First reason, tought of converting them on possibly 10 Twolfs (4 legs each) felt little overwhelming. Second I think if I followed canine anatomy the leg narrows down to the paw. I think the current volumes of the hoove work bit better with the body as the hoove widens a bit in the end. Plus the hoove's smooth surface allows to put all sorts of SW iconography on them. But thanks for the suggestion.

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Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Painted the second Long fang squad and did the squad leaders for both the LF squads.

The squad


Leaders


This was to break off the painting block as last time I painted was the Rhinos in April, weird even thou I have done hobby stuff more or less steadily for the whole summer. But next I am going to treat myself with the TWolf Lord, already primed him today.


   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Ok, now finished the Wolf Lord






Had a really nice time painting this guy. C&C is always welcome.

   
Made in fi
Paingiver






Southern Finland

He looks good, the bone colored parts break the gray and add a lot to the fig.

How have you done the weathering on the wolf? It is such distinguishing part of your figs and makes them stand out from the crowd.

   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks Metsuri,

The weathering is basically chippings done with dark greys and dark browns. Paying special attention to the component edges. Also playing with some brown and black washes, namely Badab Black and Devland Mud and with some other mixtures. Finally I give it some brown splashes with the sponge technique and touch some points with black MIG pigments.

Hope this helps.

   
Made in fi
Paingiver






Southern Finland

Thanks, it certainly helps. I have been thinking about trying to do something along these lines, but have lacked courage to try. Have to paint up some model to try these techniques.

Do you do the first stage chipping with brush or sponge?

   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

I can truly recommend the style.

My theory is that the splashes are more "fresh" mud or something than the chips, so I do the dark brown sponge after the chipping. Sometimes I do make big dark grey chippings (sort of older damage, weathering) with the sponge and do it same time with the chipping.

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Paingiver






Southern Finland

Ok, thanks on opening the thinking behind the weathering. I have to dig out something suitable for dirtying. My current projects are a painted in factory fresh look, so I need to pick up something forgotten from the shelf.

   
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Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader





London, England

Great looking wolf lord. I really like the dirty weathered style you've got going on here.

grrr
   
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Wicked Warp Spider






Very cool and original idea on the juggerwolves, I like them a lot!

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Imperial Guard: 4000 pts

Corregidor 700 pts
Acontecimento 400 pts 
   
Made in jp
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thank you gents.

Currently I am finishing up a patch of MotW Grey Hunters, they should be ready this weekend or early next week.

   
 
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