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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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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.

   
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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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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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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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

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

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Knights are looking fantastic , love the chaos star effect.

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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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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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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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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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

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

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The Knight is looking really good, assembled!

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

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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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Implacable Skitarii







Good morning, Brother Adepts!

A weird post as i've gone through a bit of work with the Imperial Fists, but also decided to keep this single work log - so after the below update on Dorn's Sons, i'll copy-paste the first post of the Death Guard log as well;
This will keep going, i'll obviously jump over Death Guard posts related to unboxing, etc - so just painting stuff - until i move all the posts here. It will obviously culminate with ... some NEW DEATH GUARD! I have 5 Grave Warden Terminators that i basecoated ages ago and never got to finish. And maybe a Leviathan to add to the fun.

So, onto the Fists!

After basecoating all the (yellow) models Desert Tan and all the (black) models Black, i sprayed the yellow ones with Mud Brown for shadows, Rust for deeper (middle of) shadows, and then White for highlights.
Shown below some overall work, with a close up on terminators. Quite time consuming and i learned a lot about the new compressor, pressures, etc - i generally don't do such close and controller work, so something new!

For all black models, after the black basecoat dried i went to town on a heavy Mechanicus Grey drybrush, then soaked all with Nuln Oil until it was just an off-black. Many of hte previous highlights were lost so i ended up highlighting some areas with fine lines of grey, then another coat of Nuln Oil to tie it all together. No images of the completed work yet.

Feast yer eyes!
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Implacable Skitarii







And now, the DEATH GUARD!

A quick snap of all the resin goodies, after washing them and then work on bases; original posts below


All bits cleaned, some of them still left on the casting blocks as i feel those will be easier to paint. I will paint the majority of parts before gluing the entire figure


Next, bases. I decided to ditch the resin casts as go with my own. I chose a rocky dark grey, to contrast with the Death Guards colours.
Grass turfs will be added in the end, after the model is pinned and the base is sealed with varnish.


Lastly, the terminator bases are complete (again, without grass turfs). I am thinking to add some water effects pouring from the ends of the pipes, maybe mixed with some green and a bit of yellow. In hindsight, a second coat of grey drybrushed on the outer edges won't harm...



Not a lot of work going on sadly, thanks to the lovely weather.
Completed all the 25mm bases, and did some work on two 40mm objective markers.
There's still some stuff to be added, but at least THEY BLINK!



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Madison, WI

That looks fantastic! Great work on the glowing pipes and electronics.

   
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Implacable Skitarii







ANOTHER ONE FROM THE BOWELS OF DEATH GUARD HISTORY

2 posts pasted today to keep it short - the test figure complete (I like to think it's Garro)
And a bit of work on whites, greens and pigments for paint flaking


Test model complete, Garro of the 7th Company
Took me around 9-10 hours to finish him, obviously the rest of the army won't be as detailed as him.

Sadly i lost my camera's card so the pictures taken by phone should do for now, anyway quite ok to get an idea










Cheers!


Hello Dakka !

Small update going here with Mortarion's sons
Finally some good weather (read: a few hours) that allowed me to basecoat all the parts. I also managed to paint white about 1/2 of the parts, before the rattlecan decided to get empty.

Some pigments were applied to create heavy damage and rusted armour, and will benefit from a second thin coat of white, and then will be rubbed with a toothbrush to expose the pigments again.


I also managed to airbrush the shoulderpads, flag and boarding shields, and the only remaining parts are the Warden's pads.


And after removing the masks.


Some touchup will be required, but that should go easy before damage application
And now, again waiting for some sun

Thanks for looking!
Alex



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Implacable Skitarii







A quick update showing progress on the Imperial Fists;

I have coated all in yellow, first picture shows how it looks after 3 layes (left) and 2 layers (right). Paint was still wet so a bit too shiny on the left side, but shows well enough how the shadows got toned down
Same with the shoulder pads, but reversed so 2 layers left, 3 layers right

Also an image of the black highlighted units before adding the Nuln Oil wash.

All arms have been now removed, put on toothpicks and awaiting the oil washes.
This will be time consuming...
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Australia

My word you are a busy dude!

The knights are simply mind blowing; great attention to detail and some super impressive results. Really good stuff.

The yellow on the fists has come out really nicely! I have never seen this method before so was really interesting to follow the steps.

I also love the blinking objective markers - super cool and fun idea

Can't wait for more 8-)

t z you are k 
   
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Implacable Skitarii







Gitsplitta wrote:That looks fantastic! Great work on the glowing pipes and electronics.


tzurk wrote:My word you are a busy dude!

The knights are simply mind blowing; great attention to detail and some super impressive results. Really good stuff.

The yellow on the fists has come out really nicely! I have never seen this method before so was really interesting to follow the steps.

I also love the blinking objective markers - super cool and fun idea

Can't wait for more 8-)



Thanks both, much appreciated!
@tzurk, i'm moving ahead slowly but there's not much at this point. The wash (which can be seen below), then painting colours each at a time, so i'd say the base is pretty much done. Give it a try, i'd say it would work with any colour as long as the final one (yellow in this case) is semi-transparent or you manage to thin it down a lot


A bit of extra work done on the bodies, after shoulder pads were washed.
In the first image below you can see a pre-wash, post-wash and post-cleanup combo .

Then below, shoulder pads all done and decals applied, so i decided to cover all with liquid masking to spray the blacks alongside a lighter gray highlight. It is pretty visible so i decided to tone it down with nuln oil.

And finally, last picture showing the shoulder pads after removing of some masks. There's been a bit of touchup required (either adding more black, or scraping it with a toothpick where the masking ran a bit wild).
And that's pretty much all for now!

Next posts will probably be 2-3 re-postings of Death Guard while i keep washing, letting dry and cleaning up the arms, some torsos, and all helmets. Really monotonous and repetitive task!
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So, as mentioned before, some more old Death Guard posts to fill the time while i wash and clean the Fists

Finally a proper update.

As you can see from all the pictures below, there’s a lot of work on pretty much everything, but all of them still need more
The closest to done are the shoulderpads, which have the colour degradation done will only get one more layer of battle damage once the entire figure is assembled.

Detailed shoulderpads for Assault squad


Plain shoulderpads with decals applied, for Breacher squad


Command squad shoulderpads, standard


Legs, torsos and stuff








Next, more work done on the bases.
Completed 2 objective markers


And pretty much done the bases for the Contemptors and Deredeo. Again, no grass will be added until all is sealed first
Contemptor 1


Contemptor 2


Deredeo – note that the top part and the pipe are not glued in place yet, to allow for minor adjustments based on the feet position.



That’s pretty much all for today.
New updates… “soon”.
Thanks for looking, comments and especially critics are welcomed



Some customisation work on the Deredo.
I used some rivet strips from Zinge, the colour difference should be enough to see what was added where

Head and kneeguards:


Top legs, right bottom leg:


And finally, the hull:


I have added a Reaver air intake, not sure if i like it, and if it should stay. Any inputs?


Still some planned work, mainly a brass Death Guard logo on the left bottom leg, as well as a cable going on the left side of the head guard and into it somehow. Plus a greenstuff XIV to mirror the position on the Contemptor.


As usual, thanks for looking!
Alex over

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Another historical post from the bowels of the Death Guard, while i slowly work my arse through panel lining the Fists
Not one, not even two, but THREE posts today to speed up the transfer to current thread and show some real progress.


Small update on the Deredeo. This is what I believed will be the final state of customisation, however I became unhappy with the XIV marking so I peeled it off and sanded the area. Planning on a different sculpt, same texture, but a better looking triangular base shape to fit the space on the hull

Particularly happy with how the pipe ended, it’s twisted wire so a few gaps appeared but should look fine after painting.







Any thoughts ?


Trying to keep up at a steady rate, however i’m a quite slow painter. Or a fast one with very little time

One more quick update. Heads for the breacher squad are done. I haven’t used the breacher version, but the standard one as I liked it a bit more
I might use those if I get any MK II kits, as I don’t like their helmets that much


And finally, torsos. A few more decals were applied and weathered on the Assault squad.
All battle damaged, and made me think I went a bit heavy on the bronze weathering. But then again, they’re the Death Guard! Weathering galore, then.


The only step left for torsos and heads at the moment is to apply a bit of orange rust powder to the larger damaged areas and seal them in.
Progress is also made on the guns.

I have changed a bit the loadout; I will add 2 flamers (the Sternguard kit ones) to the breacher squad instead of the ones available in the kit. In the end, this Legion can make better use of it…
Also, the breacher sergeant will get a power fist instead of the bolter, while the assault sergeant will get a power fist and a plasma pistol


Morning (or evening!) Dakka

Finally some proper modelling to show. In spite of sunny weather, perfect for BBQs and other stuff.
The Assault squad has been pinned to bases, torsos and both arms have been glued as well.
The only thing left to paint is on their right (trigger) hand, the black trigger cover and grip bottom.





I also worked a bit more on the damaged areas, and added a final layer of MIG orange rust that was sealed under a bit of Testors.
Here’s a close up of all the parts that got the treatment, both from Assault and Breacher squads.



Next planned action? Green …

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Finally a proper update on the Fists. They are getting farther and farther away from the clean look they started on, and i think they'll look lovely muddy, dragged through the pits of the Heresy.
Of course, the MK III plate lends itself well to a dirty scheme due to all the bitz and bobz where dirt/grime can accumulate, such as the overlapping armour.
That said, YELLOW indeed is the colour of horror and nightmares :|. We'll see if i manage to paint a clean character later down the line!

To start business, we've got the shoulder pads nearly done, just awaiting a dark grey pinwash on the black areas.
Also the shields awaiting same treatment





Next, we have gold areas on terminators blocked black, then painted VGC Glorious Gold, washed Seprahim Sephia to offer more contrast to the yellow, then highlighted VMC Polished Gold as i'm a strong opposer of highlighting gold with Silver :|.




And finally, a close up showing how heavy i went on the wash/dirt/grime around panels.


I'm now working on the Terminator arms, blocked black all leather areas and 2x flamers, once these are done i'll be able to start edge highlighting the yellow
Still experimenting with the heads, i'd like to airbrush the glow on each of them but they're so small i'm not sure which way to go lol.
Any feedback or suggestions, welcome as usual.

Thanks for looking!

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Edinburgh, UK

Some seriously good work on these Heresy era marines. The yellow in particular on those fists is magnificent. Always preferred the grittier, more realistic look of the HH series marines.

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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Some seriously good work on these Heresy era marines. The yellow in particular on those fists is magnificent. Always preferred the grittier, more realistic look of the HH series marines.


Thanks mate, i generally prefer the grittier looks too, but i will try some Primaris Imperial Fists too, and for those i want a cleaner look. See how it goes!

Update on the work below, i managed to paint all the leather areas and did some more gold i forgot i had




The bright light doesn't really do justice to the leather, it's the first i painted to this level after Santa gifted me (read: I bought myself) a Vallejo Game Colour 76 box set .
Hopefully a darker setup for the completed work will show it better, but i think the zoomed in image shows it pretty cool.

Also, a dry fit of the Terminator captain, with all the shiny gold and fancy red cape. Getting the decal to stick to that shape was a mighty pain!



Next step is to block the flamers and claws, then paint metallic and that will get me pretty close to finishing the terminators as i've focused on these lately.

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"Deus est Machina" - ciuncky's painting blog

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






Madison, WI

That's lovely work!

   
 
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