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Is the stone too hard to drill through? If not, pin the bird to the stone. An eopxy will work, but it will be difficult to layer it just right so extra doesn't ooze out and become visible. Great stuff gobert. Also, nice to see those elf spearmen completed.

   
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 CaptainWaffle wrote:
Is the stone too hard to drill through? If not, pin the bird to the stone. An eopxy will work, but it will be difficult to layer it just right so extra doesn't ooze out and become visible. Great stuff gobert. Also, nice to see those elf spearmen completed.


Hi CaptainWaffle, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you liked the Elves. I have a few more besides Eltharion waiting a bit of modernisation, including a rather goofy looking unicorn for a Mage to ride!

The stone seems to be made of cement and was surprisingly easy to drill. The griffon has a lead tab on one of his feet. I haven’t done pinning before so was hoping to avoid it. Having looked at the pot it’s called Contacta special, so figured I’d try a dab on both the stone and the feet. It takes ages to go off, so used my water jars to support him and touchwood he is stuck fast now! Just need to fill a few gaps on the base and figure out what colour I used 20 years ago to do his legs!

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Despite having a busy few hobby days I’ve not managed any painting. I have however transferred all of my paints to Dropper Bottles. I’d been fed up of watering down far too much paint and then it going to waste. so hopefully the droppers will allow me to control the volume and pre thin my paints. I also dropped in a glass bead to help get more consistent mixing. Fingers crossed that the narrow neck doesn’t undo my hard work! For the Oldhammer followers, here’s 3 generations of yellow through to red Citadel paints, plus a 4th thanks to Boltgun Metal (only the Metallics managed to survive the screw tops!)



I’m really amazed that some of my 20+year old paints are still going strong, though the Bad Moon Yellow is a bit watery!

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gobert,

Yes, I still have a few Ral Partha paints from 30 years ago that still are being used.

Cheers,

CB

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I have a bunch of the black snap-top, polygonal pot GW paints from roughly 15 years ago. Blood Red, Space Wolves Grey, etc. Nothing that old, though. Still working on the griffon? I have that High Warden high elf lord riding a griffon from the Isle of Blood/Spire of Dawn set. I plan to paint him up to be a Freeguild General on Griffon for the upcoming Cities of Sigmar battletome. Curious what the size comparison would be between that and your griffon.

   
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Captain Brown wrote:gobert,

Yes, I still have a few Ral Partha paints from 30 years ago that still are being used.

Cheers,

CB


Wow! 30 years, I reckon 25 is my oldest paint. I have some Rogue Trader Terminators bathing in dettol the I bought at the same time as one of the paint sets. It’s probably time that I took them out and got to painting them!

 CaptainWaffle wrote:
I have a bunch of the black snap-top, polygonal pot GW paints from roughly 15 years ago. Blood Red, Space Wolves Grey, etc. Nothing that old, though. Still working on the griffon? I have that High Warden high elf lord riding a griffon from the Isle of Blood/Spire of Dawn set. I plan to paint him up to be a Freeguild General on Griffon for the upcoming Cities of Sigmar battletome. Curious what the size comparison would be between that and your griffon.


I only had one black snap top, mithril silver. I wonder if I skipped the black snap top generation of paints!

Your Griffon plans sound good, that Griffon has a pretty cool striking pose. My Griffon was looking at me funny tonight so decided to do a bit of work on him. I should’ve gotten something to measure him, but yours looks slightly larger based on the assumption that the riders are the same size.

Any way I’d say that Stormwing is pretty much complete. Though if I’m honest I could probably do a better job of them nowadays, particularly Eltharion. Still I think the base looks much better than just a plain Goblin Green plastic square. I tried a bit of lava under the outcrop, I think it looks OK, but not great by any stretch. The rocky outcrop looks pretty decent though. What do you guys think?







I also made a bit of Space Wolf progress too;



I think I might need to give up on my current yellows though as I can’t get the badmoon yellow on smoothly. I Ned to start Cole ting an order of hobby goodies

Anyway, thanks for looking
   
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Hot dang, there's no school like the old school. That is awesome. That yellow is the ticket on the SW, too. Really pulls them together.
   
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As much as i still love goblin green i would say that yes, that base is lot better

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Stormwing has come on nicely, I'm currently painting a similar griffon and I've got the basic colours down, but I'm stuck as to where to take it next.

Looking forward to seeing more of your older High Elves.

   
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That's quite a bright red! Perhaps it's the image's saturation. Whatever the case, he's a presence on the battlefield. Looking forward to more. The base fits well, too.

I've had success with mixing matte acrylic resin varnish (really, it's basically just the resin base for acrylic paints) or "glaze medium" with a little water to get yellow painting smoothly. Thin, very thin coats. Part of the trouble with whites and yellows is the chemical composition. The dyes used to get those colors have larger "grains" than other colors. If you work with it and take it slow you'll get it.

   
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love the old school look to that griffon. Nice work on the base too
   
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gobert,

Griffon brings back memories of WFB.

Cheers,

CB

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Wow! Eltharion (though more probably Stormwing!) got a lot of love, thanks guys!

youwashock wrote:Hot dang, there's no school like the old school. That is awesome. That yellow is the ticket on the SW, too. Really pulls them together.


T’is the best school! A young gobert was very proud of Stormwing and he still looks pretty decent by my current capabilities. I’m liking the yellow on their weapons but the shoulder pads are so lumpy it’s almost embarrassing!

amazingturtles wrote:As much as i still love goblin green i would say that yes, that base is lot better


It was proper goblin green without any sand, flock or any other fancy materials! A young gobert’s mind would’ve been blown to imagine such a base, why would you do anything other than goblin green sand highlighted yellow, that’s how you’re supposed to do them, white dwarf said so!!?!? I might see about making the lava bit all shiny with a coat of pva to finish it off.

CaptainWaffle wrote:That's quite a bright red! Perhaps it's the image's saturation. Whatever the case, he's a presence on the battlefield. Looking forward to more. The base fits well, too.

I've had success with mixing matte acrylic resin varnish (really, it's basically just the resin base for acrylic paints) or "glaze medium" with a little water to get yellow painting smoothly. Thin, very thin coats. Part of the trouble with whites and yellows is the chemical composition. The dyes used to get those colors have larger "grains" than other colors. If you work with it and take it slow you'll get it.


Yeah, I was half asleep uploading and editing those and hadn’t noticed just how RED it had become! It’s pretty bright in real life too, probably not helped by the minimal shading on the red. I might try to touch him up, but I’ll probably just move on. I’ve a few silver helms and a mage on a unicorn in my quick win pile, but it’s likely to be a while until I get around to them.

I haven’t tried adding a varnish or glaze medium. When I transferred my paints to dropper Bottles I got some airbrush thinner to help the flow. I think my sunburst yellow needs a bit more adding to the pot. Even so I added some to the pallets and i overdid it at first, but it would still not flow from the brush and was even drying too quickly in places. What varnish/glaze medium do you use? ‘Ardcoat and Lahmium medium?

Maharg wrote:love the old school look to that griffon. Nice work on the base too


Cheers Maharg, he’s scrubbed up pretty well I reckon!

Captain Brown wrote:gobert,

Griffon brings back memories of WFB.

Cheers,

CB


Likewise, he was one of the first major character models I got!

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Love those Space Wolves

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
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I've used many brands. I can purchase Liquitex varnishes, flow aid, glaze medium, etc, in large bottles for the price of two of GW's small pots of the equivalent. It works the same. I also like Vallejo's offerings, both in large bottles and small droppers. Vallejo's are also visually convenient. You know exactly what you're reaching for due to the huge font.

GW's Lahmian Medium is a interesting. It's basically a runny matte varnish/really runny glaze medium. I have a pot but rarely use it anymore since I have alternatives.

   
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Fifty wrote:Love those Space Wolves


Cheers Fifty, hopefully you’ll like them now they’re finished!

CaptainWaffle wrote:I've used many brands. I can purchase Liquitex varnishes, flow aid, glaze medium, etc, in large bottles for the price of two of GW's small pots of the equivalent. It works the same. I also like Vallejo's offerings, both in large bottles and small droppers. Vallejo's are also visually convenient. You know exactly what you're reaching for due to the huge font.

GW's Lahmian Medium is a interesting. It's basically a runny matte varnish/really runny glaze medium. I have a pot but rarely use it anymore since I have alternatives.


Thanks CaptainWaffle, I’ll have to add some to my next amazon/minis order.

It’s been a while since my last update, mainly thanks to a 2 week holiday, but also forgetting to post the minor progress I made shortly after getting home! That progress though managed to get my Space Wolves finished. Most of the work was on their bases, at which point I also decided to base up some of my old models. That added a bit of time, but then I saw how MegaDave had done the power weapons of his Iron Warriors and decided to plagiarise his recipe. I don’t think they came out as nice as MegaDave’s but I like them, they fit quite well with the Wolves being Blood Claws too.






I also applied the new power weapons scheme to the guys I painted about 5 years ago. I also changed the Sgt from a Grey Hunter to a Blood Claw by painting over his shoddy Grey Hunter markings with yellow and adding the red claw transfer. Wolf Head Wolf Guard from my very first blog post got a demotion to Blood Claw with his own claw transfer added to his blank shoulder pad. Here’s the whole pack of Space Wolves that I’ve painted so far;




Having finished these guys I’ve decided that I’m going to reward myself with some Blackstone Fortress minis. If the weathers decent tomorrow I’ll be priming all of the Ur Ghuls, Spindle Drones and Beastmen along with one of the Marines. I’ve decided to I want the Ur Ghuls and drones to be dark grey/black with a colour accent, probably red. The Chaos minis will all follow my Warhammer Fantasy Battle Chaos scheme. I found a basing tutorial that I’ll attempt for all of them once they’re done.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Awooooo! That's a page right out of a 2nd ed. codex, for sure.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Awooooo! That's a page right out of a 2nd ed. codex, for sure.


Thanks youwashock, high praise indeed! I’ve got another special Wolf waiting for his base to be finished soon.

Managed to get a bit of painting in last night. I’ve done a really simple paint job on the Ur Ghuls to the point I’d call them game ready, apart form their bases. All I did was base them Abaddon Black, then drybrush with Eshin grey and Dawnstone. Their eyes and hands were simply a wash made from thinned down Blood Angels Orange. The pics were taken when the wash was still wet, unfortunately some of their “eye” holes seem to have had air bubbles, so I’ll need to redo that. I might also use a very light dry brush with a lighter grey to pick out some more definition.




I made good headway on my Spindle Drones. They too had a similarly simple paint job so far. Base coat black again then Dry brush their torso with Hawk turquoise, their armour carapace bits I drybrushed Shadow Grey and Fenris Grey, that came out too light so I gave it a black ink wash which I partially rubbed off. The legs have had Boltgun Metal applied waiting a wash and dry brush. I picked out their central lens with the same orange wash as the Ur Ghuls to represent a bit of a weird glow I guess. I think I’ll paint their lenses red.



Not sure I like the Spindle Drones but I’m happy with the Ur Ghuls given the level of effort applied! Beastmen next i think. They’ll get more attention though!

Thanks for looking!

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I think that works pretty well for the Ur-Ghuls. The black/dark grey with orange details reminds me of the Therians from AT-43.
   
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Love those wolves, awesome old school look. Ur ghuls also looking good, particularly like the orange - goes to show you don't need a complicated paint scheme to get great results
   
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Maharg wrote:Love those wolves, awesome old school look. Ur ghuls also looking good, particularly like the orange - goes to show you don't need a complicated paint scheme to get great results


Cheers, the Wolves were a bit of drag towards the end, but they came together pretty well in the end... though don’t zoom in on the gallery images! I’m really surprised how well the orange wash came out, will have to use that technique again sometime.

youwashock wrote:I think that works pretty well for the Ur-Ghuls. The black/dark grey with orange details reminds me of the Therians from AT-43.


I think I might call the Ur Ghuls done apart from their bases, which I plan to do as a large batch once I’ve painted all of the BSF minis. I’ve not seen the rains or AT-43 before, will have to check them out!

Had family over at the weekend and been away with work so no minis progress, hopefully back to it later this week

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Nice classic Space Wolves there gobert.

Cheers,

CB

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Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Captain Brown wrote:
Nice classic Space Wolves there gobert.

Cheers,

CB


Cheers CB

I managed a bit more painting tonight. Painted the debris on the bases of the Ur Ghuls.




I also tarted up the Drones, giving their carapace an edge highlight with Russ Grey. Their legs got an Agrax wash and Boltgun Metal and Mithril Silver edge high lights too. To finish them off I gave their lenses a Khore Red base with Fire Dragon Bright and Skull white highlights.




I think I’ll call them done aside from finishing off their bases.

I also made a start on the 40k Beastmen, going for purple uniform and an attempt at a rusty steel I think. Might mix up their secondary colours, probably just black and white.

Cheers for looking by

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The drones are a success. Love the eyes.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
The drones are a success. Love the eyes.


Cheers youwashock, the lenses are my favourite bit too!

I made a bit of progress with the BSF Beastmen. I’ve been following a tutorial from Midwinter Minis swapping out some of the colours, but following the techniques so far. They dipped their Beasties but I’m probably just going to give them an all over wash of Agrax. Just need to get the metals on before the wash stage. The pale drybrush looks interesting so far, hoping it works out as well as the tutorial!.



Thanks for looking

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I imagine they will look pretty good. Cool colors.
   
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gobert,

Yes, another brown wash will make the Beastmen...well more beast like.

My two cents,

CB


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Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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youwashock wrote:I imagine they will look pretty good. Cool colors.


Cheers, I’m keeping all my Chaos following the same purple scheme.

Captain Brown wrote:gobert,

Yes, another brown wash will make the Beastmen...well more beast like.

My two cents,

CB



Yep, the brown wash certainly helped, and gave them quite a grimy look.

I managed to get them done last night and tonight. The video tutorial has been pretty helpful with ideas and techniques, but most of all has stopped me spending ages on fiddly bits. Instead the wash a bit of drybrushing and layering has come out pretty well. Their armour and clothes have a nice dirty look I was after. Their faces and fur aren’t as nice as the tutorial but I think the brown I used was darker and on a black base. Still pretty pleased with them!




And here they are on my shelf with the rest of the gang so far, apologies for the terrible lighting!



Thanks for looking

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That worked out great. Nice work making them all individuals but cohesive enough that you believe they are working together. I don't own BSF, are the arms modular or did you have to modify them to get 4 different poses?
   
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 youwashock wrote:
That worked out great. Nice work making them all individuals but cohesive enough that you believe they are working together. I don't own BSF, are the arms modular or did you have to modify them to get 4 different poses?


Cheers, I’m pretty happy with them. The arms are built in to the front and back of the torsos and they all go together without glue. It’s pretty cool how they all fit together quite seamlessly. I meant to have a straight horned and a curved horned head on the two running Beasties, when I realised it was too late and I couldn’t prize the head off! Oh well, next time!

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