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After lurking here for many years on the site I decided to post my recent project. First real painting project since many years. Last 10 years I've been mostly modeling in 3D Studio Max but about a month ago the bug bit me again to paint something. And since that has become a rare event, I thought to do it well...
It's a large scale Space Marine from Forgeworld. Since it's a very detailed and expensive model I'm not taking this lightly. Over the past few weeks I've been slowly prepping the model and the last bits just came today, which are some separate etched brass icons to further enhance the model.
I also did some preliminary paintbrush testing on a piece of cardboard and some advanced weathering tests on a half-painted Dreadnought model that had been gathering since 3 or 4 years. I noticed that for future model shots, I'll have to set up some sort of light box or just block off any direct sunlight with white paper to allow for translucency but no glare.
So here are some pics.
First off: the gathered materials. In the background you can also see my PC used for my 3D madness.
Second some shots of my test-cardboard, the yellow technique will be used for one shoulder pad, the red for the rest of the marine.
And third, some shots of the new-style dreadnoughts I have painted over the past 15 years or so.
The first is the original model as they first came out, so god knows how old it is...
Second is a heavily converted one I made around 10 years ago, the left arm is fully converted. +-10 or 12 years old
The third is the most recent (metal) model and is still being finished. (hence the masking tape). +-4 years old, just been weathering it since a week or three (slowly).
Last edited by Meph; February 23rd, 2011 at 17:08. Reason: New File Server
oh i like, looks all beat up and shtuff. Nice work
Yeah its a cool model but i never understood buying one...
@M'ichal: Well, it's actually thàt model that spurred me on to proceeding with his. I'm by no means a sculptor so I will not be able to achieve his level of originality of modeling but I am going to aim for his level of painting. I'll be happy if I approach, say, 70% of his skill...
I'm going to make it a Blood Angel as I've had a little Blood Angel fetish ever since I saw those first terracotta-coloured marines from Rogue Trader around 20 years ago, way before there was any talk of blood drinking and mmmMMMadness!
@fallvictim: Cheers man, I'm hoping to maintain my pacing and patience to produce something worthwhile. The cardboard received: undercoat, metal/rust coat, salt-weathering, base coat, and oil paint weathering, no highlights.
@Backdraft005: Well, I had the exact same view on it untill this year. A change of jobs and a drastic finance increase took care of that hurdle. And seeing that it's some sort of 'limited' model as it can only be cast untill the mold breaks, I thought what the hey!
@All: Don't hold back now, any comments and critiques are always welcome.
I've added some etched brass detailing to the model and today I'll finilize the undercoating. I think I'll make him a veteran or vereran sergeant, because of the detailing he received. but I never was a big fan of the indtroduction of fully coloured yellow/blue/gold helmets for assault/devastator/veteran marines. Way back in the beginning a sergeant was indicated by just a sort of 'racing stripe' line running over the helmet.
Perhaps I'll go down that road and just paint his central intake-thingy gold with the lines tapering to the point of the snout.
For the shoulders pads, the one with the added detail I'll make with a cracked yellow, the other one, I'm not so sure yet. Either black to denote him as a sarge or keep it red, just to have some more red
Also I'm going to have to find a way to get a big-*ss Blood Angel sign on there, either by hand-drawing/printing one on masking tape and airbrushing it on or try and find a decal of that size.
Any thoughts on this are welcome.
I'll post some pics later today. I think I'll also start a miscelaneous thread of some other models I've got lying around. I did some terminators with some interesting helmet markings several years ago, perhaps I'd like to do something similar to this marine's helmet.
Last edited by Meph; August 14th, 2009 at 16:51.
Dont get me wrong its cool, and since you got more money comin' in, go for it.