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After getting my hands on the new batallion and getting the paint off some old miniatures, it's finally time to start collecting again after a four-year break. While it isn't some kind of masterwork, I'm still trying to be creative and do real converts for the first time.
Here's the stuff I've made in the first week!
I love the Malus model, but I wanted to get that head on his left arm off. Loving the little drake on the 6th ed. dread knight, I fought to get it off him. It was a pain since it was partly stuck to the knight's helmet, and I separated the tail and wings (breaking them, twice -.-) to make it look more alive.
(gap on his arm on the pics since the GS isn't stuck in place there yet)
Secondly, I wanted a Dreadlord on foot but wasn't convinced by the new one. Instead I saw an idea in this model:
So i bought it, and a couple of days I've finally made him ready for painting.
I went through hell to get that cross off him.
Plus I fell in love with the Eldar-head without the helm.. until I found out the hair was all flat on the sides of it, so I filed off parts of it to fill in it with GS. Let's hope it went good enough for a first try.
My camera sucks, sorry.
Critique or modelling/painting ideas would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by matricide; August 13th, 2008 at 15:38.
good luck with the conversions. Rackham used to make some nice minis. Good luck with the hair as well, that's always been tough for me to get that "flowing hair" look without it looking like a medusa head.
The new cold one knights have some bare heads that may appeal to you. That set is such a bargain. I don't know any other cav set (maybe the pistoliers/outriders but theirs aren't as cool or useful) that is that cheap and has such useful and cool extras.
Thanks. Yes, found a couple that were really great. Would be fun to have the metal DE warriors as well, but the blisters are a bit expensive -.-
Well, most heads were too big to fit good enough. Plus that I really like the cold, hard look from the eldar models' face.
do you have your flash on? I know it's hard to get detail on a black model, but the flash usually helps. I'd love to see this guy painted up too.
If he's using the macro function, the flash will screw up the photo. Add more overhead light.
Anyhow, I look forward to reading more of your blog. If you really get into it, we can move it to the painting projects forum.
UPDATE! (the post messed up my pictures last time so I'll add pictures one at a time, be patient ;o )
I tried using the flash this time, but it just messed up and made stuff white. But for now, here's the updates:
Before putting some more GS on Malus I though it could be smart to try doing something else first since I'm still a newcomer to it, and I didn't want him messed up. So I added some scales to an old cold one: (no, Malus isn't going to be glued unto the scale-ball)
Then I started fixing Malus. I've messed up his original SDC so I tried to hide some signs of it being there on him, filling some gaps and stuff. Plus adding some textures under his hair where it's usually all flat.
I've wondered for a while what weapon to give him, and I think I'm sticking to this. Anyone disagreeing? ^^
And an regular executioner nearly finished (when will I actually start painting my batallion?), after the colour scheme. Extremely unusual colours, yes I know.
I hate my camera.
And finally, the dreadlord! He's quick-shaded, but not highlighted yet.
I love how his shield turned out. It's just Boltgun metal and Dwarf bronze, with strong shade. Why didn't I do the same with his armour?
Not entirely sure about all the colours yet, complain if you find something. He does look a bit glossy at the moment (even more because of the camera) but as said, the highlights aren't done yet.
After getting through all the trouble of sculpting the hair on the side of his head, I couldn't resist taking a picture at it as well.
Last edited by matricide; August 16th, 2008 at 21:16.
do you have photoshop or something? A lot of times, even if the picture comes out too white or dark, you can alter the brightness and contrast and still get a decent picture. These picts did come out better. They are looking good.
Things are looking great so far...
and to help with all of this image manipulation try going here GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
It is basically a freeware program that copies what Photoshop does.
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