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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Was able to prime my entry. Late start, but hopefully will paint quick.

   
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Alrighty then... I think he's done? See how I feel in a day or two when look at him again... :-P

Gallant knight on his noble steed...

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Ooh, I really like those vibrant colors on that diorama base! One criticism I might have is that the base is brighter than the model, so the model (the center of attention) is kind of disappearing. Maybe some bright highlights on the red, like you have on the base, could help bring the model into focus.

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Bodt

Agreed. Also, I would have probably chosen something like green for the osl rather than purple, as this would contrast nicely with the red.

For the osl, some things worth reading up on are the inverse square law of light, which concerns light intensity at differing distances from the source, and also the fact that light can't make a surface darker. So for example here, you have a white horn, with darker purple on it, and it doesn't look realistic because of that. Look at the purple on the dark metal area, and you can see this works much better because of the dark surface.

Personally if I'm doing osl I like to make the surface as dark as possible so the osl is lighting that dark area and these issues are easier to avoid

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E3DD wrote:Ooh, I really like those vibrant colors on that diorama base! One criticism I might have is that the base is brighter than the model, so the model (the center of attention) is kind of disappearing. Maybe some bright highlights on the red, like you have on the base, could help bring the model into focus.


queen_annes_revenge wrote:Agreed. Also, I would have probably chosen something like green for the osl rather than purple, as this would contrast nicely with the red.

For the osl, some things worth reading up on are the inverse square law of light, which concerns light intensity at differing distances from the source, and also the fact that light can't make a surface darker. So for example here, you have a white horn, with darker purple on it, and it doesn't look realistic because of that. Look at the purple on the dark metal area, and you can see this works much better because of the dark surface.

Personally if I'm doing osl I like to make the surface as dark as possible so the osl is lighting that dark area and these issues are easier to avoid


Cheers guys... yeah osl is a new thing for me still experimenting so pointers useful... that bit about the horn Queen Annes Revenge, seems to make perfect sense when you say it like that ;-) ....

I've had a bit more of a play with it hopefully get another photo tomorrow when lights better.... as suggested tried to bring up the Red of the squig a step or two just to keep the focus a bit more.. as well as slightly toning down the purple light on the cheek, its at the edge of the light radius so probably shouldn't be as bright as that... and the horn!... again toning down the purple cast on it, and as you recommended darked down the tone of the overall horn, so it makes a bit more sense it glowing up like that...

think its a 50/50 chance between having improved it or wrecked it ;-) but its onlt paint, can always add more....

   
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Bodt

Exactly. Osl is a very tricky thing to master. I started off small, with some red light from flames cast on cloaks etc. I found that treating it like a highlight helped. So mix your illumination colour into your base tone and apply a couple of coats, then start applying thinned coats of the desired osl colour, using the inverse square law to determine how intense the reflection should be on each area.

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Northumberland, England

Blocked in (most of) the main colours for the Matilda Tank. It's still got some filters and a lot of weathering to do before completion, and of course the tank commander, and then I can make a start on the diorama base. So I'd say I'm halfway there. I'd love to say this was a total breeze, but masking off the turret for the splinter 'Caunter' camouflage was a FAFF. Never again... (He says, eyeing up a Crusader tank ).


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Germany

Oh neat, this makes the decision for me what to paint up next. Just got the Dark Angels Combat Patrol, so it'll be this squad of Inceptors:

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Throwing my hat in the ring, I think! Just built and primed this guy yesterday:



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Ooh. Undead space ghost (coast to coast?). Stylish

After faffing for the last few days with resin and fake sunlight to make a spider tank, back to the task at hand.

Done the engines now. Still some markings needed and some metallics that I’ll do by hand, but I gave highlighting and sharing with the airbrush another go. They look more interesting than flat grey, and I’ll leave them at that, but I definitely need steady hand practice!




To be viewed at a distance only methinks

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Quick WIP.



Still one more major coat (the reds get a layer of Nulan Oil), a lot of touchup and a few details (eyes, teeth). Plus all the baseing.

But 4 paints on him now. Contrast and Nids go so very well together for a quick tabletop army.

   
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Anyone have any tips for working with Vallejo's chipping medium? Trying to apply it and the subsequent paint layer with a brush since I don't have an airbrush and I'm getting mixed results.

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I'm going with a Stormcast riding some sort of gryph creature (no idea on the actual name for this model) this month, here's the proof pic


and after a lot of procrastination, I've finally got the base coats and washes done

Maybe too much procrastination as there is still an awful lot to do...
   
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Leeds UK

Made some pretty decent progress today. Everything needs highlighting but have a nice light grey base now.
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Looking great Flinty, Mahrag, Nevalon, and Jamie Shred! Here's my updates so far, trying to decide how bright to take the brights (darks are dark enough for now).



Really excited to see everyone's finished work!

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Decided to do a chariot for my Basti army's master of words:


And got it done, though might need to take some better pictures:
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Those cat-girls are totally off on a joy ride love the posing one.

I’m going to call this done now. I was going to put some weathering around the place, but I tested something in an unobtrusive place and then did some leading edge weathering and I couldn’t quite get anything satisfying, so I’ll stop there

Please ignore the Van Saar dudes in the first image as far as voting is concerned as they are just for scaling purposes.

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Now to batter some varnish on there and stick it in the cabinet for possible future use in Stargrave, 5Parsecs and operation last train


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Japan

Nice work on the flyer, Flinty. I like the effects you got with the stencils.

I'm pretty much done with the mech:


I'm not totally sold on the gun barrels, but I'm getting tired of working on this model, so I'll set it aside for a few days and work on something else for a while.

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Now showing a goblin, a bounty hunter, a ranger, and human fly!

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Thanks Josh. That is a lovely mech. The weathering looks great. Regarding the guns, the ones on the left of the picture look great, but from that point of view the NMM on the right hand barrels is at the wrong angle. I’m no expert but I think For that kind of Cylinder you will Need to choose a Viewing angle and run the reflections to
That point.

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Great entries so far, lovely round. And I'm doing the old switcheroo halfway through and hopefully after more than three years will finally finish this stupid Ironclad

   
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Upstate, New York



Done. I’ve said it before, but I really love the contrast paints on nids. This was just about 1 week from prime to done, and that’s with me unboxing stuff and breaking myself moving. While I normally aim for a 1-a-week goal, something of this magnitude would normally take the greater part of a month. Not going to win any awards, but solid work to get the swarm onto the table in no time flat. Takes me longer to clean them up and assemble then it does to paint.

With the wings and everything sticking out, getting a brush places while using the magnifier was less than fun. Very 3-D model. Lucky I didn’t knock over any pots of paint. Every time I flipped it about to check an angle, it bonked something.

   
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Wisconsin

Late entry, have not been feeling the muse lately to paint, here is an assault marine. Getting there in style with his jump pack.
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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Because of Life(tm) it's looking extremely unlikely that I'm going to finish in time. However! I've at least got some base coat on the trailer and cab:



However, Graphite TNG the Elder has decided to get in on the act, with this (home modelled!) Harry Potter broomstick:



While TNG the Younger has started out on a hot air balloon which will be painted to look like a Star Wars Porg:



   
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Great updates all. Here's my final five photos for consideration. Last one with the warriors is just for scale, they are not part of the competition. Cheers!





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Edinburgh, UK

Some excellent entries this month so far. Don, that Nightbringer looks awesome, as does your Flyrant Nev.

I finished my entry last night along with a slew of other Nighhaunt for the force. Not my best work, but I am painting these for an army and I'd like them finished sooner rather than later!








Para, if you'd use the spoilered, larger photos for the voting, it would be greatly appreciated once again!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Lots of beautiful entries getting finished.

I am in a bit of a pickle, based on my progress so far I am shifting to completing one Shining Spear for the end of the month. If I can progress one to completion then I will try for another an so on.

WIB


Cheers,

CB

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@Tyranid Horde - Those colours are awesome!

@Captain Brown - Definitely keep taking those steps, even if they are baby steps!

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Nashville, TN

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Leeds UK

Nearly done, this one has been fun to work on.
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Germany

Almost done now, only missing the last details and the bases:
   
 
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