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Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Carapace update!

After being really unhappy with my freehand attempt at drawing the mark of chaos (the circle was a nightmare to get right!)
I ordered some contact paper and for those looking for a TLDR; i’m in love with that stuff!

I stripped the carapace and shoulder pads after a night sitting in Dettol, and painted it first red with orange highlights.
Then applied some gloss as it seems the contact paper aka mask leaves some residue behind on matte coatings.

And then went to town on cutting!
Sadly due to the small imperfections, spikes and cracks, the mask didn’t stick well enough and in places some paint can be seen where it shouldn’t. I plan on adding some better defined white/sand cracks and then cover with red the mistakes, though mixing paints to the exact tone on the arrows will be a pain. Oh well...
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
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Irked Necron Immortal






That's a beautiful effect! I don't mind the bits of white mixed in to the arrows at all, it makes it look rougher and more chaos-y.

   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Hey, thanks for stopping by!

I absolutely agree! However some spots were excessive missprays so i covered as good as i could. It’s hard to see due to the gloss coat.

In the meanwhile i rectified a lot of that and added some more “cracks” on the sides, so it looks really chaos-y now

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Time to show you all the second ongoing project, which is the 5 terminators and Ahriman from the Burning of Prospero box.

A quick overview of the steps below...
Basecoated gloss black then copper
Highlighted pale gold (a useless step, details below)
And sprayed candy red on top
And applied decals

Sadly i wasn't particularly happy with how thin the candy red was to show a contrast between the copper and gold areas
so what i decided to do was to spray them heavily again (imagine a really heavy wash). Disadvantage is that there's no more contrast, though for the 20 MK4 armour that will follow i might give a very thin coat of copper over black and have 10 copper and 10 gold to create some contrast between the units.

The massive advantage of what i did is that it dried thicker on the side of details, meaning it's pretty much like a wash!
Saving a lot of time and with no shine loss due to Nuln Oil - which i still plan on adding to particular areas, think pin wash etc.

Onto pics, then!




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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Quick update here on the Knight progress.

Slow due to an oil wash that had to partially dry for 2 days before i managed to apply a second coat.

Also, i've been toying with using the cannon / gun shield as an extra shoulder shield but as per last image, while it looks cool - it's simply too big and takes away from other points of the moder. Shame...

1st image shows a before and after - setting a panel wash and then dragging the mud around to give a bit of tonal variation to the entire plate, rather than applying a wash on the entire piece. Loving the restul.
2nd image shows a before and after of the second coat. Dragging the mud around on 1st step cleared it from a lot of places so a second coat was added to make it stand out.

Looks like a sore thumb atm but the effect should lose some of the impact once bronzes are painted.

Still can't decide what to do with the base... :(

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Fantastic progress on the knight details. It'll make the difference in the end.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Knights are looking fantastic , love the chaos star effect.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Thanks all, it keeps me going!

A bit more work done and added some glowing green / yellow areas to break up the metal (especially on the torso).

Also, completed the base - was going after an effect that showed how bulky the knight was, with concrete broken around his feet but it turned out looking more as a platform than anything else. Not entirely happy, but overall colours etc work real well and don't take too much from the main "subject". Will add a bit of grass and barbed wire after i pin the feet.

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







More work done, slowly threading the bronze areas. Overall easy to paint, but maddening to paint the thin relief line between the broze areas and the armour panels. I’ve seen many ignore them, but at this scale they really bulk up the overall view.

The bronze was applied “in two thin coats” but i liked the darkness and shine of it so much i decided not to wash amd highlight, but leave as is.
Then managed to paint the oxidation on all the bronze as well.

And finally, pinned the feet to the base, laid a bit of barbed wire and done three times the weathering because the earth dust looked different on the panels, feet and flag. Got to a point where i’m happy.

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Work work work!

The Knight took a bit of a backstage seat while it properly dries. Mishandled it while pinning and the armour panel oils are a horrible smudge so i cleaned it up and reapplied where possible to tie it all up.

In the meanwhile i started on Imperial Fists. 5 terminators from Betrayal at Calth and 20 Mk III marines from Burning of Prospero. Loadout won’t be legal as i’m doing 5 each so not a full 10 squad.
Also using the BaC character (removed head and using a termie one, helm-less heads in the Grimdark just won’t fly, mate! - pic below) and the Command Squad (not washed and not shown below) from Forgeworld + Phalanx upgrade and Rotor Cannons

I’m planning on painting them as below (yellow means standard scheme, black means veteran):

Terminator Sergeant - Black version
Terminator Squad - Yellow
Standard Bearers - Yellow
Phalanx Squad - Black w/ Yellow Shields
Heavy Rotor Squad - Yellow
Bolters Squad - Yellow
Heavy Weapons Squad - Mix as following
- 2x Heavy Bolter - Yellow
- 2x Melta - Yellow
- 1x Plasma - Black

Let’s see how this madness will go!

Also - anyone used and could recommend BLACK weathering powders? Can’t seem to find any!
Would like black bases to show a burned / scorched battlefield.
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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in gb
Implacable Skitarii







Wrapped up the Knight.

Not the best light or pics, but side shots should help show details a lot better.
A challenge and learned some new techniques!

A nifty thing rather than using magnets to be able to rotate the torso was to glue a bit of sprue over (see firstimage).
Got the idea while playing with poses, and this allows (as shown on 2nd and 3rd images) to pose rather dynamically by rotating and also pointing torso downwards or upwards.

Arms fully mobile except for distance from torso which was glued in place

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Grind up a stick of charcoal in a coffee grinder, or shave it down with sandpaper. Black weathering powder.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Boston

The Knight is looking really good, assembled!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Love that!

   
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Implacable Skitarii







Briancj wrote:Grind up a stick of charcoal in a coffee grinder, or shave it down with sandpaper. Black weathering powder.

Thanks, that should work well for the future. As i have a gas BBQ...managed to find some Soot Black powder that i ordered and i can’t wait to test!

tinfoil wrote:The Knight is looking really good, assembled!


Gitsplitta wrote:Love that!


Thanks both! I’m pondering if to add a mix of lahmian and ardcoat to the bronze areas to bring back a bit of the shine on the Knight. Thoughts?


Other than that, spent the week building the Imperial Fists. And filling gaps on backpacks, not anfun thing for 15 units. All i need is an extra flamer that i should get in the post any day now to complete the terminators. I opted for certain loadouts based on what i liked most so shoukd be a fancy, diverse team at the end ha

Now waiting on good weather so i can spray a thin coat of auto primer that i found great for resin, and then i’ll move to the airbrush primer etc.
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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
Made in us
Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot






That knight looks awesome, some great ideas for when I maybe get to make a Chaos Knight myself.

"Wir sehen hiermit wieder die Sprache als das Dasein des Geistes." - The Phenomenology of Spirit 
   
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Implacable Skitarii







Happy to be able to inspire! I still feel disappointed at the bronze area so i might give it a bit of shine. Keep that in mind!

Quite a few places to go wild with details and improve the all metal look of the chassis so that's cool too

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Never ride faster than your angel can fly
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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog
"...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds." Loyalist Death Guard project log - completed

"The short life of an Astartes' best friend" - a very short fiction story 
   
 
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