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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

First, let me say I'm sorry for the quality of these pics. My camera seems to have gone temporarily missing, so I chose to use my phone.
This is all still WiP.

Here is the initial work on his base. The SM helmet is painted as an Angel of Absolution, since they were one of the chapters that attempted to stop The Purge during the Siege of Vraks. The black part of the actual 40mm base, around the SM helm, will be painted as a toxic green. I plan to add OSL to create a glowing effect around the front of the base. This should create a nice contrast with the OSL from the plasma weapon.



I'm currently attempting to make it look as if Papa Nurgle's rot is seeping through the earth and mud itself and so I've added this purpley-yellow effect around the parts I wanted to look tainted. This picture isn't really doing it any justice.



And here is how this big fella will look on his base:



Not too much of an update. But it looks like I may be able to get some work done this afternoon, tonight, and tomorrow. If the painting gods smile upon me, this bad boy may even get finished...now I may be getting ahead of myself. Thanks, as always, for looking. Please feel free to comment or critique.


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Bonus!
I just found my camera

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I like it! Always like extra work on a base... helps bring the figure to life.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, Gits! I agree with you on bases. I spent years and years with no attention to the bases or just green flock thrown on. As I've started to pay more attention to them, I have grown to realize that they are just as essential as the other components. Even when small, they really help create an enviornment in which that mini exists. It really helps promote its own narrative.
I recently got several boxes of my old mini stuff out of my parents storage unit. I have so many 2nd edition 40k and 4th edition WFB stuff it's crazy how nostalgic it is. I've also expanded my bits collection at least 3 fold now. I'm planning to get some photos and do a little travel back through time, here in the near future. I even have the very first mini I ever painted, roughly 22 years ago! Wow, I'm old

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very cool my friend. And you're absolutely right about the bases forwarding the narrative.

Once you get hooked on cobbling figures together out of bits you never go back!

   
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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





Hey matey that guy looks really good , i think red is the best , i know red and green are not exactly original like say the gold might be , but you cant deny that contrast is perfect. cool basing too
   
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Moltar wrote:
Bonus!
I just found my camera

That sort of thing happens when you clean up your work space.

Curious about the base for the model. It's cool and all, but if you're going to play it (i.e. it's not a show piece) then aren't you modeling for disadvantage? (think "blast marker")

Gitsplitta wrote:
Once you get hooked on cobbling figures together out of bits you never go back!

Quoted for truth. It's my entire (hobbyist) life right now.

 
   
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Sneaky Sniper Drone





Western MA

Very nice attention to detail in here looking forward to more!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Gitsplitta wrote:
Once you get hooked on cobbling figures together out of bits you never go back!


Man, that is the word. My latest minis have all been pieced together with various bits. I don't think I'll go back to painting a standard mini GW produces without adding some of my own flavor. Haha you're gonna love my next mini, but it's kind of a secret...

neil101 wrote:Hey matey that guy looks really good , i think red is the best , i know red and green are not exactly original like say the gold might be , but you cant deny that contrast is perfect. cool basing too


Thanks, Neil! I'm actually going to go with the purple. In my mind, the red is just too much of a contrast, but I still think it looks awesome.

Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:
Moltar wrote:
Bonus!
I just found my camera

That sort of thing happens when you clean up your work space.

Curious about the base for the model. It's cool and all, but if you're going to play it (i.e. it's not a show piece) then aren't you modeling for disadvantage? (think "blast marker")



Haha my camera was actually at my job. Believe it or not, I'm kind of anal about my workspace. For one, it's pretty limited in terms of size. Two, I tend to only keep out the paints I'm currently using on the specific mini I'm working on. Granted, this usually equals about 20-25 different paint bottles, then when I finish I put all those back (except white and black) and pull the ones I know I'll need for the next mini.
As for the base, I don't play, since I don't know anyone to play with So he'll only be for display purposes. Although, I did realize that my local nerd-hole is having a 40k tourney at the end of the month. I may swing through there and try to meet some people.

NecronBender wrote:Very nice attention to detail in here looking forward to more!


Thanks, NecronBender! Hope I don't dissapoint.


Not too much to update. Pretty sure I jinxed myself, as I pretty much had no time to paint this past weekend. Playing Mortal Kombat def didn't help my situation. But, I am still trying to get this guy finished.
I'm not going to spoil my next mini. Although, I am more than excited to get to work on it. It will be amazing. So amazing, that all my other projects are going on the back burner so that I can just concentrate on this one mini.

Thanks, for checking in. I'll post a real update as soon as I can, and as soon as I have something worth posting!

   
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look forward to seeing it mate.
   
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I try to keep my painting / modeling space clean and orderly but sometimes I go off on a converting frenzy or looking for something and all of a sudden my desk looks like a hoarder decorated it.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Here's a small update for you all. Wish I could've gotten more work done, but it is what it is.

So here is some more work done on the Termi's base. I plan to add some weathering to the lighter tiles. The "Rot" is all glossy around the center skull, because it was still wet when this photo was taken. The "rot" matches the patches on the back of the Termi's armor and backpack.




Should the "broken" part of the base be half silver? As in, should the lower half of that broken ledge be painted to match the rim of the base or should it stay black/grey?

Still have plenty of work to do on it. As stated, I have some weathering to do. I also need to paint all those rivets and the toxic pool and add a few washes to the coil and rods sticking out of the rocks. The pool at the bottom will actually probably one of the very last things I do with the mini attached and assembled, so that I can reflect the OSL best.

For the termi, himself. I still need to touch up his Purge Icon, attach his plasma cannon and paint the coils and OSL.

As always, Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave any C & C's!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





U.K Wales



I absolutely love this guy. so much character. And in metal! A quality conversion.

LilLoser


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Moltar wrote:

Head on view:


I absolutely love this guy. so much character. And in metal! A quality conversion.

LilLoser

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks!

I'm lovin' this dude too. I love his fat angry face. So fitting for Nurgle. I still have a soft spot for the metal miniatures. Especially the older ones. When I paint them, I def prefer the weight of them in my hand over the plastics.


Well, I know I said it last week, but it does actually look promising that I could finish this over the weekend. Mostly due to one major factor: my wife is out of town. This means I can paint all night without dealing with that whole "quality time" thing that keeps distracting me from my painting station.

Thanks, again, LilLoser! And thanks to all those that stop by and don't say anything. I still appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog.

   
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Nasty Nob






london (all of it)

where oh where is that epic plasma cannon! want to see it painted up
The base looks great as well by the way, i can'nt imagine how much awesomeness you could put into an entire army if this is what your single minitures look like.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks, bigfish!
I'm ready to tackle that plasma cannon, too! I 've been teasing myself with the idea of starting a 40k army, but I think 1000 pts would take me roughly 1.5 years at the speed I currently paint at. I would possibly invest in an airbrush if I was going to do a real army, but part of me still feels like airbrushing is some form of cheating What can I say, I'm old school. Or maybe I'm just old.

   
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Nasty Nob






london (all of it)

Moltar wrote:Thanks, bigfish!
I'm ready to tackle that plasma cannon, too! I 've been teasing myself with the idea of starting a 40k army, but I think 1000 pts would take me roughly 1.5 years at the speed I currently paint at. I would possibly invest in an airbrush if I was going to do a real army, but part of me still feels like airbrushing is some form of cheating What can I say, I'm old school. Or maybe I'm just old.


no way 1000 points, if you did a 500 point warband of sorts it would mean you could not only paint w/e you wanted but also being only 500 points it would'nt have that many models. and air brushing is'nt cheating its just "being effective"

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@bigfish: Thanks and you're probably right, I may put some thought into a small 500 pt warband of sorts. But, that would unfortunately, still be down the road a bit.

Alright, managed to get some adequate work done yesterday. I still have to finish the toxic pool and get done with some final touch-ups and maybe a redo here or there, but he's getting close to finished.

Here is his base before mounting him:



Here is a shot of "The Purge" Icon I attempted on his power fist. It's not great, by any means. But, I've tried fooling with it and worry any more attempts could bumble the whole thing. And I'm more than aware of the red on his power cable. This will be fixed...



Here is a head on before and after the plasma cannon.




Close Up:



And here are a few shots of his plasma cannon:




Lastly, here is a size comparison of the termi next to a 2nd edition CSM, he's a big fella...jolly too!

   
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Catachan

Nice

700 points catachan 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Where on earth did you get that head??

(looking great by-the-way)

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Gits, it's a GW Necromunda Cawdor heavy bolter

http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/images/thumb/8/84/Cawdor_heavy_-_heavy_bolter.jpg/150px-Cawdor_heavy_-_heavy_bolter.jpg

Took some work with a hacksaw.

And thanks, btw. I wanna see your pipeline system all finished

   
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england, leictershire

I saw this and had to suscribe, the chaosy awesomeness is to much to ignore.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Haha Thanks, Moonshine!

Got the toxic pool done. I gotta say I do like the contrast between the purple and the neon green.


Shot of the pool:


Bottom-up shot to show OSL:


I didn't want to go overboard with the OSL, since I didn't with the plasma glow. It may not be my best OSL attempt, but I'm pretty pleased with it. I could go back and brighten it up more and I may, What do you all think?
So now, all that's left to do is some touch up work, those darn rivets (everywhere) and put him in my light box and get some better pics of him.

Thanks for all the comments and tagging along for the process of gettting this guy finished!

   
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Sneaky Kommando






Looking great moltar. Well done on the OSL.

The termie is still a bit too dark for me. Will you be bringing up the green at all? Maybe adding some metallic trim?

Also i feel the skulls could use another round of highliting
   
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Charleston, SC

Thanks, Chrono!

He def is darker than the typical GW nurgle CSMs. The green won't be brought up any further, there will be some more gold added, but not that much. I'm still debating on the skulls and whether or not to go one more stage of highlights. I'm thinking I will, so that they are just a little bit brighter than the skull on his shoulder pad. But not too much. What can I say? I like to use dark tones.

   
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Sneaky Kommando






Well he looks fantastic either way.

I'm going to be taking a crack at nurgle as I have picked up the FW Nurgle Bile Trolls for my demon army. They will count as either beasts of nurgle or nurgle DP, w/e way i wanna swing em. I'm stoked to get to be painting nurgle tho.
   
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Maniacal Gibbering Madboy






Santa Clara, CA

The Toxic Sludge pools looks amazing. How did you get it that effect? Is it just some normal bright paint (which just looks even brighter compared to the dark tones you used on the marine) or did you do something extra fancy? I want to improve my own toxic sludge skills... as you may have seen on my blog, they are not as amazing or believable as yours. :(

I was personally imagining you were going to make the purple glow a bit brighter. I think it would make it stand out a bit more and add a bit more to that nice green/purple contrast. I also think that if you do decide to highlight the skulls, that you should just do the two above him, and not the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad looks fantastic.

I love your dark tones. I really like them a lot on my own models too, but it’s hard to see a lot of the great details on the darker models, which is unfortunate.

Anyway – Looking forward to more!

Check out my Project (B)log! I would love any suggestion or comments you may have.

Orkz  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@The CronoTrigger: Thanks, again!

@NakedBatBoy: Thanks, man! I went back and added a little bit of brightness to the plasma gun, but not that much. I got that toxic green by starting on a black base coat, then I covered the area in Goblin Green, mix some scorpion green into it for a few more layers building up to pure scorpion green, then I added Bad Moon yellow into the mix for a couple layers working up to the brightest layer. Now, it has a coat of gloss varnish on it, but it did not in the pictures above.


So, here are the final pics of this terminator.

The final close up:









Here are some detailed shots of the base:



And here is a detail shot of my take on The Purge icon:


As always any C & C's are welcome and appreciated. I hope you enjoy him. He did take quite a bit of work.


   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Beautiful work. The OSL on the toxic pond is just right.

   
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Sneaky Kommando






It's a really great looking model. Well done
   
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Rogers, CT

That terminator is amazing! Great work

   
 
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