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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Cheers guys! I'm glad you're along for the ride.
As for the origin of the sculpt, I commisioned it last year from Cassar, who's also in this thread. It were his magic hands that brought this wondeful model into being, so go ahead and poke him. Don't be shy now, go on. ^^

@Thare1774: I wholeheartedly agree. Rust is a no-no for marines, and actually as they always describe the armour as being an advanced ceramic material, even shiny bits are a nono. But hey, it's stuff that's recogniseable ^^
But once the weathing is fully underway, you'll see that I won't make any actual rust patches, more like weathered bare metal. Bright metallic that's discoloured by oil & dirt. On the other large paint job, the FW large marine, I went down a somilar route. No actual weathering as an effect from year-long neglecting, but rather the scruffy, weathered look from long duration combat action.

   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker




La Habra, CA

Cool, I wasn't trying to put down the model. The paint job is coming along great and I'm a big believer in painting anything however you want, its what makes this hobby awesome. But I'm glad others such as yourself are with me on the no rust space marine thing. I look forward to the finished product

 
   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

After a long hiatus... Cheers mate! As always, don't hold back on comments or critics. Any and all are welcome.


I'm looking at the helmet and I'm wondering If I should perhaps apply a facial marking like I had done on some ancient mini's. Might look good I think.
I'll post two pics I took of the old mini's I'm talking about.

What do you guys think? Facial marking or not? Any suggestions for face markings, or other small details are welcome.




I'm actually thing to put a face marking along the lines of the T-H guy. That might look good, seeing as the large model has an extra little plate on the face compared to the ancient mini.

So here's the progress on the big 'un! Al mayor areas that need to be black have been painted black and I've applied some sponge weathering on the edges. It might look rough at the moment, but once the hardcore weathering starts, it will be blended together more. I also just realizes that I probably need to apply any decals now, before I weather further and apply the oil paints.



   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Perhaps a couple of stripes over one eye?

I was also thinking that you might be able to do a history panel on the suit somewhere - perhaps previous users, major conflicts the suit has been in, etc? Obviously you may not be able to read it because of the scale, but it might be nice to commemorate the history of the venerable suit

   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Oh, that's indeed a good option. Perhaps two stipes, either straight-edged or more tribal claw marks... hmmm. Straight?

And great idea for the history plaque! And I have ample room to put one. I didn't post any pics of these in the previous post, but the model has two hip plates, and two shoulder shields. I was thinking to put some personal heraldry on one shoulder shield, and a painted (custom decal) plaque or scroll on the other shield with famous battles would look great. I could use the hip plates previous users perhaps.

   
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La Habra, CA

Is his power fist from the old armorcast Reaver titan?

 
   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Nope, just Chuck Testa.

The fist came with the sculpt. So it's a one-off by Cassar.

   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

I though I'd post some high-res photos to show off the texture left behind by the salting. They're the full high-res ones, straight from the camera. 2592x1944 for some zoomy scrolly goodness.
As you may have noticed before I didn't sift it that thoroughly this time compared to the FW Marine. But seeing the scale of the model I like the little stuff quite a lot. It add to the sense of weight and age of the parts.

I'm also thinking that perhaps I should take a brush and add some slight metallic weathering in the recesses of the finger joints. It seems only logical that you'd get some wear where the finger joins slide over each other.
Whaddayathink, go for it?

High-Res One
High-Res Two
High-Res Three

   
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T-county

Really, a chuck testa reference?







Well done sir.
   
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Adelaide, Australia

So much awesomesauce!

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Minnesota, USA

Wow, That is truly a great looking piece. I can't wait to see it finished!

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Regular Dakkanaut





the frozen north

holiday seasons over Meph, about time you removed the digit from yer rear end and produced some progress...oh Lol

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Great piece, amazing paintjob you have some talent. i wanna see this finished!

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God damn it why you be so awesome!!!! *shakes fist*

On a serious note, i'd love to see the progress of this as if its anywhere near the quality of your FW marine (no doubt it will) this is going to be a masterpeice.

Dan

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Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Gyaaaaarh! Why does time move so fast? My apologies for the late reply guys. The thread got lost in the staggering amount of dakkadakka mails I get. And also, Dakkadakka is about the only forums where I can't post on from the office as the posting function is blocked by our zealous whitelisting departments... :(

Thanks a lot for the comments and presence, I appreciate it greatly. you guys whipping me on is the best motivation. There's no pressure like peer-pressure!

After a long, long holiday season hiatus, (and SWTOR, damn you for being such a good game!) I'm back on track. I've got some free time and I intend to spend a lot of it painting.

But first up in my pipeline is the large scale terminator, who is in dire need for some lovin'. And a vertical stripe it became!

Right now I've brought it up to the point where it's ready for masking so I can airbush on the bronze/golden metallics. I've also applied the decals as these will need weathering as well. As you can see I painted on all black area's, dappled on applied some weathering using a little ripped packing sponge from a models blister. I used dark grey and metallics, making sure the sponge was almost dry before dabbing it on. I also used a small brush to add some boltgun metal in some little recesses of joints, such as fingers and elbow joints.

It may look a bit messy at the moment, but once the bronze-golden metallics are on, the whole thing will have a more balanced look, and after that I'll prep the model for some oil washes. These will do a lot to tie the whole look together.

At the moment, the model's extras are put aside, such a the shoulder shields, hip shields, and gun. These I'll do separately as I still need to make some custom decals to go on those. I thought to add some more custom decals to the main model parts but frankly I wanted to get some stuff done and making custom decals in Photoshop would have put me back by a day or two.

As always, if the photos are too scaled, just right-click, open in new tab for full resolution goodness.
Also, the lighting conditions outside are terrible, ànd it's freezing, so I was forced to take some photos inside, using some artificial light to boost the light quantity. Hence the somewhat dubious quality of the shots. there some glare and reflections, but I'm sure you get the gist.




And voila, my o so professional lighting setup and photo studio.



My usual one outside is actually a whole lot better, I kid you not. I use that A3 sheet op paper to pull down as needed and block the direct sunlight.




Bounce! Bounce!

   
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Looking cool - love your photo studios

   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Cheers mate! Yeah, necessity is the mother of all invention innit?

In the mean time: Tadaaaa!




   
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Regular Dakkanaut





the frozen north

Really, really cool im gobsmacked at how well this is coming on, your painting technique complements the scale of the model perfectly.

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Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Cheers mate! Yeah, I'm quite happy myself with the way it turned out.

   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

So far I've been busy re-applying a decal on the right shin that got ripped off with the masking tape. . was stupid enough not to seal the model before sticking tape all over it... I also tore off a little piece of the top BA icon decal on the main body. but hey, that's insta-weathering. So applying the decal actually took some time, what with all the layers of Micro Sol and furious stabbing with a modeling knife.
By the end of the weekend, the model will be sealed in Klear and have some oil paint applied.

I took a pic...



   
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Oromocto, NB, Canada

Yet again, awesome. I followed the FW marine, and was waiting to see where you were going with the terminator. Amazing job!

Mat

Mat

 
   
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Lost

The second time I have exalted you! Bravo! I'm very very badly jealous of your dedication!

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Longtime Dakkanaut




UK

The painting is amazing, im really not keen on the sculpt tho, not enough detail for me and a lot of edges dont seem sharp enough. Hopefully ill like it more when its all done and not photographed quite so close up.

The paint job is very good tho, adds a lot of detail.
   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Cheers guys, the update is a long overdue but I'l been kept airbrush-powerless due to -5°, -15° temperatures for a few weeks.

Yeah, the pictures and glare to make the model look less sharp than it actually is. But stick around and see where it goes ey.

Yesterday I started with the oil paints and messed up a bit. Something went wrong with the paint/turpentine mix as it looks a bit flakey when drying out. I used a mix i had left over from the vehicles and small marines and I just added some more paint and turpentine to the little pot. After shaking like crazy for a while, it looked like the wash had mixed properly, but when drying out all the pigment went a bit grainy and looks as it just 'floated' at random over the surfaces, not clinging to the nooks & crannies as usual.

I never had that problem. And it's the same paint ànd turpentine as before... And it's not the first time either that I've kept a premade mix like that for a long period on end without using it. Really odd. I think I'm going to give the model a good rubdown with a cloth damp of turpentine and a cotton swab and try again. (lol, now read thàt sentence again from a fashion perspective).
There are also some areas of which I feel they would benefit more from an acrylic ink wash, such as the armour joints.

But for now, behold the pictures of shame!! See the horror of free roaming pigment and strange gray discoloration!


   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Work's been hectic, the weather's been gak, and I had a few more failed oil attempts. Finally, with a coat of stain varsnish, it took better and I also added some dark brown to the black wash, which seemed to improve the consistency as well.

This is just the as-is, The effect is a bit too harsh here and there but as it's oil paint, I will feather and blend it a bit better.
Also, the last pics are not for the weak-hearted. Pure shock and horror. The right arm went for a bit of a tumble and the dry snap it produced did stop my heart for a second. Luckily I recovered all broken off pieces so I can patiently reconstruct it... :(


   
Made in be
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Alright, progress on the damage fix. The front bit that broke off was actually in two pieces. They set seamlessly but the line across the knuckles needs some more love. I need to gently sand it even and then carefully bring it on par with the rest of the paint again. Luckily it's only black though.



I've also been sidetracked for a moment with a deadline project for a mate's birthday.

it's a 80mm Clone Trooper. Nice model to paint, bought it from the Coolminiornot shop and I also found and bought a perfectly sized glass bell for the trooper to fit under. ^^
It's very gently shaded, received a light drybrushing, and I added a pattern. The chest and arms were masked using masking tape but the helmet I freehanded. I painted the orange on just with a brush. Airbrushing seemed like to much hassle for just a few stripes. For some of the scratches on the orange, I dabbed on some masking fluid while other bits I painted on using a brush and some dry-sponging. I used the same dark grey as the body glove to dry-sponge on some chips and stains here and there.
The model just received a layer of spray varnish, ready for oil paints.


   
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more..more.. Must see more. Great work, really inspirational.

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Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers guys! i hope to make some progress on the termy soon. Only 7 days left for to finish the trooper though. The oil paint has been on since Saturday. Today I'll give that some adjusting i think.

   
 
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