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Author:  Myth [ Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:52 pm ]
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Prince of Spires wrote:
They look nice. I'm wondering if they could use an extra highlight or spot-color somewhere. Now, when viewed from the front, no details pop out. Of course, the difficulty there is that since they're Grey Watchers they're supposed to be shadowy...

Rod

Exactly, they should be shadowy and blur, but I did highlights on some parts recently, like leather straps, belts, quivers.... helmets have NMM highlights and so.
I'm also thinking on some edge highlighting too.
Hopefully I will have some new pics soon ;)

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:35 pm ]
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Myth wrote:
Prince of Spires wrote:
They look nice. I'm wondering if they could use an extra highlight or spot-color somewhere. Now, when viewed from the front, no details pop out. Of course, the difficulty there is that since they're Grey Watchers they're supposed to be shadowy...

Rod

Exactly, they should be shadowy and blur, but I did highlights on some parts recently, like leather straps, belts, quivers.... helmets have NMM highlights and so.
I'm also thinking on some edge highlighting too.
Hopefully I will have some new pics soon ;)


Looking forward to it. :)

My 2016 project (first and biggest one at least) is finally done. Dragon mage has been painted.


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See my plog for more pictures.

Rod

Author:  SpellArcher [ Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:43 pm ]
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Great stuff Rod!

:)

I especially like the base, the brighter colours and the wing membranes.

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:59 am ]
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Thanks! The wings did get a lot of attention during the project. They're such a defining feature of the model I think that paying attention to them is worth the effort.

As for the colours, I had a bit of help... I asked Aicanor for some input on colours for the rider. I must say I really enjoyed painting the greens. Very different from my normal colours. A bit easier to shade / highlight the red.

Rod

Author:  SpellArcher [ Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:45 am ]
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As if in colour sympathy, here are the Flesh Hounds I was working on for my tournament:

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Author:  Myth [ Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:23 pm ]
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Prince of Spires wrote:
My 2016 project (first and biggest one at least) is finally done. Dragon mage has been painted.

THE project!
Very well executed. Glad you finish that one, it is for sure capital one for the army.
Now, since it has been completed, we would like to know what is next? :)
There are still time in this year to make some things done ;)

Author:  Myth [ Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:28 pm ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
As if in colour sympathy, here are the Flesh Hounds I was working on for my tournament:

Great looking beasts! What models are those? It must have been some old GW?
Purple color has to do with Slannesh themed army?
They abandoned their great master Khorne? :)

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:15 am ]
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Myth wrote:
Great looking beasts!

Thank you Myth!

Myth wrote:
What models are those? It must have been some old GW?

It's the special Chaos Hound called Red Maw, who used to come with the Beastman Special Character Khazrak the One-eye.

Myth wrote:
Purple color has to do with Slannesh themed army?
They abandoned their great master Khorne?

No, it has to do with my phone camera! The colour is GW's Khorne Red!

:)

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:54 am ]
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Myth wrote:
Prince of Spires wrote:
My 2016 project (first and biggest one at least) is finally done. Dragon mage has been painted.

THE project!
Very well executed. Glad you finish that one, it is for sure capital one for the army.
Now, since it has been completed, we would like to know what is next? :)
There are still time in this year to make some things done ;)

Next up is the secret santa project. Which is slowly starting to form ideas in my head. But not quite finished. Besides that I'm not sure what I'll do. A few options. I might put together and paint the 3 RBT I have lying around. I could go for a mage (I can use a few extra of those). Or I might go on an assembly spree and first put together all the models I have and only then start painting again. Any 'requests'?

SpellArcher wrote:
No, it has to do with my phone camera! The colour is GW's Khorne Red!

:shock: :lol: :lol:

Well known problem. I sometimes feel my painting skills would look a lot better if I simply took better pictures to post here...

Rod

Author:  Myth [ Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:36 pm ]
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Prince of Spires wrote:
Or I might go on an assembly spree and first put together all the models I have and only then start painting again. Any 'requests'?
Rod

From what I've seen on your list, I would vote for:
- Eltharion on Stormwing (nice to have it in collection)
- Anointed on foot (didn't see this model too frequent in other collections)
- Mounted BSB (must have :) )

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 am ]
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Eltharion is a good idea. It's a great model (in a very outdated, vintage sort of way that is). And I don't have a fully painted griffon yet. So that speaks for him. Hm, want to start on him now... First my SS project though. Ideas are forming about that as well. I just hope it's not turning into too crazy an idea. Otherwise, enough backup ideas of course. ;) We'll see how it goes.

Rod

Author:  Myth [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:56 am ]
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Good luck for SS! ;)
I'm sorry I missed to join in since I saw it when it was already too late, but hopefully I will do that next year.

Author:  Myth [ Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:43 am ]
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Shadow Warriors completed 99%....there is always remaining 1% you can do more with the model :)

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I will do unit with new SW models as well, probably next year.

I've skipped hobby activity tonight, but tomorrow I'll most probably start with Flamesphere Phoenix and Anointed.

Author:  SpellArcher [ Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:18 am ]
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Splendid work Myth, basing in particular is very impressive!

:)

Author:  Myth [ Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:12 pm ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
Splendid work Myth, basing in particular is very impressive!

:)

Thx SA! ;)
I also like how the basing look like :)

Author:  Myth [ Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:35 pm ]
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It is time to move forward.
My next painting challenge:
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Tonight I took bits off the sprue and clean the mould lines:
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I hope it won't took too much to complete this one.

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:35 am ]
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In my experience, once you've cleaned off the mould lines you've done the biggest part. Assembling him was pretty easy. At least in mine it all fit together nicely. And at least the flamespire is pretty easy to paint. Not a lot of finicky, weird details to figure out. Especially if you have an airbrush you can get most of the painting done in a single session. But even with a brush it should be relatively fast.

The anointed I have no idea. Mine is only assembled, but not painted yet...

Rod

Author:  hoten [ Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:50 pm ]
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Hey! long time lurking here but never posted. You guys inspire me all the time and finally got the courage to upload some pics. This is what I've been painting lately. I guess it fits in the Painting Challenge.

Hope you liked it!

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Author:  hoten [ Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:32 am ]
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Myth wrote:
Shadow Warriors completed 99%....


Myth, those shadow warriors look fantastic! =D>

Author:  SpellArcher [ Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:00 am ]
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Welcome hoten!

:)

hoten wrote:
finally got the courage to upload some pics.

You're kidding dude, this is splendid work! I use Blacklining myself but not to this high standard.

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:58 am ]
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I can only echo SpellArchers words. That's great painting. The robe is great and the pose is very dynamic. Do you have more models / pictures you could share? I would love to see them.

Rod

Author:  Myth [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:12 pm ]
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hoten wrote:
Hey! long time lurking here but never posted. You guys inspire me all the time and finally got the courage to upload some pics. This is what I've been painting lately. I guess it fits in the Painting Challenge.

Hope you liked it!


Welcome to this great place, hope to see you more frequent on this shores! ;)
Back in the days, I was roaming on Ulthuan for 3 years unitl I made an account and post something :lol:

Good job for the start, model looks nice and have good combination of colors. I guess white robe emphases red details and hair.
What I would try to work additionally is the shading for the plate armor and helmet, rest is really nice.

Post some more pictures, it would be nice to see it.

hoten wrote:
Myth, those shadow warriors look fantastic!

Thanks, glad you like it! ;)

Author:  Myth [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:38 pm ]
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Prince of Spires wrote:
In my experience, once you've cleaned off the mould lines you've done the biggest part. Assembling him was pretty easy. At least in mine it all fit together nicely. And at least the flamespire is pretty easy to paint. Not a lot of finicky, weird details to figure out. Especially if you have an airbrush you can get most of the painting done in a single session. But even with a brush it should be relatively fast.

The anointed I have no idea. Mine is only assembled, but not painted yet...

Rod

Actually, I haven't had much problems with mould lines...they almost weren't existed. I really have to give credit to GW on the model quality in terms of casting and design.

I've managed to paint phoenix in app 60 minutes with an airbrush.
Currently doing Anointed, it will take me two-three more days to complete...only cause I'm painting very lately, so have very limited time frame for activities..

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Author:  hoten [ Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:22 am ]
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Hey guys, thank you all for the good words. I am happy you liked it!

Rod, Myth, I'll be glad to share more pics. Maybe this weekend I can manage to post some more.

Myth wrote:
try to work additionally is the shading for the plate armor and helmet


Thanks for the tip, I'll try that. By the way, amazing Phoenix!

Author:  SpellArcher [ Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:56 pm ]
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Myth wrote:
I've managed to paint phoenix in app 60 minutes

Now you are trolling us sir!

:)

Author:  Shannar, Sealord [ Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:26 pm ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
Myth wrote:
I've managed to paint phoenix in app 60 minutes

Now you are trolling us sir!

:)


I figure he misspelled "days" :lol:

Author:  Myth [ Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:51 pm ]
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SpellArcher wrote:
Myth wrote:
I've managed to paint phoenix in app 60 minutes

Now you are trolling us sir!

:)


C'mon...I wouldn't do that to my fellow Ulthuaners :wink:

Honestly, airbrush is a bit of cheating for the painting since it allows you to make great effect in a short period of time without need of having extraordinary skill.
Once you put base color on the model, you start to apply layers of other colors with really nice transitions in between. You just need to clean the AB paint pot and to add other colors..... It takes most of the time :D

So, this wasn't required app 60 minutes because I'm uber painter, but simply the model as such and AB allows that :P

I'm currently stuck with anointed much more then I was with phoenix :D

Author:  Prince of Spires [ Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:38 am ]
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The phoenix is ideally suited for an airbrush. Lot's of flat surfaces that are just asking for a nice, smooth transition of colors. And not a lot of details besides. You created a very stunning phoenix, using the airbrush to maximum effect.

I can imagine that opposed to this the annoited takes a lot more time. Many more details, lots of tiny, fiddly bits.

Looking forward to any pictures.

Rod

Author:  hoten [ Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:59 pm ]
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Myth wrote:
without need of having extraordinary skill

I really want to beleive you! :)

What you think would be the minimun budget for an airbrush starter set? I wouldnt mind playing a little bit.

By the way, I opened a Painting Blog with a first post:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=69976

I guess it is better to post there rather in here.

Author:  Myth [ Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:21 pm ]
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hoten wrote:
Myth wrote:
without need of having extraordinary skill

I really want to beleive you! :)

What you think would be the minimun budget for an airbrush starter set? I wouldnt mind playing a little bit.

By the way, I opened a Painting Blog with a first post:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=69976

I guess it is better to post there rather in here.


To start with an AB, you would need:
- Air compressor: I recommend you take basic one, but with air tank (doesn't have to work all the time, just to adjust pressure in the tank), pressure regulator, air filter and some security features. I have Airbrush Compressor AS-186 and it costed me app 100 Euros, but it is good investment, you don't need anything more than that.
- Airbrush gun: for the beginning you should take some cheap one, until you master it out and improve air brushing . Pay attention on cleaning and maintenance, otherwise you may not use it for long. I would recommend you took gravity feed gun, with dual-action trigger. Nozzle size 0.3mm as optimum, later on it can be adjusted to 0.2mm for smaller details or >0.3mm for priming and base coating.
- Colors, thinners, cleaning, accessories: I use Vallejo air range products (colors, thinners) and I'm very pleased with it. For the cleaning you can go just with warm water and AB gun brushes....you don't need chemistry on that, just clean it during the work if you need to take a brake....eg. when you finish with one color, spray or throw out all paint from the cup out add some warm water and spray it further until AB gun will be clean....that would be enough to keep it operational. Airbrush Cleaning Station is handy one http://www.alexandar-cosmetics.com/en/product/airbrush-cleaning-station-bd777a/airbrush-cleaning-accessories since it has AB handler and cleaning pot.

If you are low on budget, you don't have to buy air colors, but you can use regular one, just you need to thin them properly with Air Thinner (maybe distilled water will work as well, but never try that).

Those are some tips, hope it will be useful. You have a lot of guides on the web, just google it or feel free at ask further for any particular thing.

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