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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:54 pm 
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Good job MoN. The silex-like weapons look great !
Be sure to take more pictures when they'll be done !


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:21 am 
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They are starting look look great. You're really capturing that savage feel :D

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MasterOfNone wrote:
I have it!

Me too but funnily enough as a conversion I inherited with the old Slayer Pirates!

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Are dwarf slayers any good in 8th?

I'm not a Dwarf specialist but my general impression is no. 8th is largely about killing and costly elements lacking any kind of saves (Slayers, Giants, Chaos Spawn etc.) tend to fail. There are notable exceptions like Witch Elves of course. I believe there's an applicable Rune that gives a Ward save though. I guess having a unit might just be handy against an opponent relying on static resolution to win combats. Or because they look great!

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Whaagh!

They have arrived on the battlefield, finally. :)
It took me far longer than expected because life got in the way, but painting this unit was not a pain, quite the contrary.

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Only after looking at the much enlarged photo of the axe-wielding Boss did I notice that he has a bone nose piercing... I guess I'll have to fix that now.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 am 
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Great looking unit. It looks suitably chaotic. And I like how you painted their skin, it gives them a very muscular feel.

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Prince of Spires wrote:
Great looking unit. It looks suitably chaotic. And I like how you painted their skin, it gives them a very muscular feel.

Thank you.
Starting to think what my next painting targets will be...

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Prince of Spires wrote:
Great looking unit.

I agree, the colours are lovely.

MasterOfNone wrote:
Starting to think what my next painting targets will be...

Squigs?

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Squigs?

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Thanks SA, but I am afraid no squigs. Although I am trying to clone a giant squig to make a mangler (the first two casts have been resounding failures :( )

No, the next task is to tie a few lose ends (two anointeds, riding and on foot, two doom divers) while reactivating the clone machine.
I have almost a whole unit of cloned PG (6th Ed) that I want to finish before recycling to blue stuff to make moulds for cloning a few SH (and later at least one phoenix).
I will make sure to keep some original miniatures in case I want to clone more in the future.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:32 pm 
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Really looking good ! I love how they look wild and I think your paint scheme helps a lot in that.
How is it to paint that much skin ? This is not something we're really used to on High elves ...

I'm interested in your molding and casting process. Would you mind sharing it ? Maybe on a separate topic to keep your blog more painting related.
I recently started to play with resin and I'm waiting for the silicone to arrive to start to make some molds. At first it was mainly to reproduce the bases I designed and that will be 3D printed by a friend but then I started to see the potential in it so I guess I'll try more complex things.


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I would love to see you do a pump wagon next. I really like that model and I bet you'd do an amazing job on it. Or anything elf related of course. That's always fine :)

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Prince of Spires wrote:
I would love to see you do a pump wagon next. I really like that model and I bet you'd do an amazing job on it. Or anything elf related of course. That's always fine :)


That was some work... and I have already two that don't get used so it is unlikely I'll do more.
Those were sculpted from scratch, rather than cast. Unfortunately at the time I was too busy with the job and could not be bothered to document it, the same for the making of my giants.

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Really looking good ! I love how they look wild and I think your paint scheme helps a lot in that.
How is it to paint that much skin ? This is not something we're really used to on High elves ...

I'm interested in your molding and casting process. Would you mind sharing it ? Maybe on a separate topic to keep your blog more painting related.
I recently started to play with resin and I'm waiting for the silicone to arrive to start to make some molds. At first it was mainly to reproduce the bases I designed and that will be 3D printed by a friend but then I started to see the potential in it so I guess I'll try more complex things.


Thank you.
Painting O&G skin is not a problem at all.
Being green the expectation of realism is somewhat reduced compared to pink-skinned species and it contains less detail than clothing!
The casting process is very non-digital. I would be interested in hearing about your ventures in 3D printing.
I will start a separate topic but basically I use a thermoplastic material ("Bluestuff") that is moulded against an object when hot. When it becomes cold it is a hard rubber that can be removed and the negative can be filled with putty. For flat objects the process is straightforward.
For simple 3D objects one casts the first side, then when it is cold the other side with a new portion of Bluestuff. The two parts must match, they get filled with putty and put under some pressure while the putty cures overnight.
The technique does not work with 3D objects that have multiple in/out surfaces, like assembled horses (they have to be taken apart).
In terms of putty depending on the task I use Milliput or a mix with green stuff (when the item needs some flexibility to get out of the mould without breaking).
All models need cleaning with a hobby knife and some smoothing with sandpaper/files, milliput works better than green stuff for that so I almost never use pure green stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:18 am 
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Did you already post pictures of the pumpwagon here? My memory sometimes feels like a Swiss cheese, full of holes... ;)

I managed to digg up a casting photo I made a few years ago here: http://www.ulthuan.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=877716#p877716. Though my Bluestuff is transparent, the principle is the same. You heat it with hot water, press the bit you want to copy into it and then you have a mold. You then use some kind of putty to create your object. I prefer Milliput because it sets hard and is reasonably cheap (for smaller casts at least). And for a single cast at least it holds the details fairly well. I managed to cast a tree from the GW forest set and it looks pretty decent I think.

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Prince of Spires wrote:
Did you already post pictures of the pumpwagon here? My memory sometimes feels like a Swiss cheese, full of holes... ;)

I managed to digg up a casting photo I made a few years ago here: http://www.ulthuan.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=877716#p877716. Though my Bluestuff is transparent, the principle is the same. You heat it with hot water, press the bit you want to copy into it and then you have a mold. You then use some kind of putty to create your object. I prefer Milliput because it sets hard and is reasonably cheap (for smaller casts at least). And for a single cast at least it holds the details fairly well. I managed to cast a tree from the GW forest set and it looks pretty decent I think.

Rod


Yes I posted it here:

http://ulthuan.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79011&start=60#p931742

I remember reading your post on making the phoenix. It must have been a lot of work, especially making the flames in green stuff.
The body is always the missing part, there is only one in the box for many options of "perhipherals". I have a disassembled body that I will keep as master for cloning.

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I remember seeing those :) They are lovely models indeed.

As for the phoenix, it went surprisingly fast. It took a few months, but that's at my snail-like I'll work on it a few hours a week if I remember to do so pace. The flames took a bit of practice. It's mainly a trick and once you get the hang of it, you get good results. If I remember correctly, you make a small sausage like roll of greenstuff, stick it on and let is drie for a bit. Then you can drag it out to a tip, which gives the flame-look.

The whole thing was an experiment and great fun to make. And very educational. If only I had more time... :)

Rod

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