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I'm not the most prolific painter but thought I'd share some of my WIP models that I am aiming at finishing in the summer months (some of which have been WIP since 1996!!)
My Bloodbowl Dark Elf team, started painted in 2002, most recently began painting the thrower "Davidus Be'khan".
Note the "Nike" stripes on the mocassins worn by the Blitzer (the only complete model in teh team) and teh matching eyeshadow and hair on the two Witch Elves (almost conmpleted - just need to finish the armour).
I started painting Archaon last summer, but didn't complete him in time for GD, and didn't like the colour scheme I was going for (White / purple armour) so recolouring him with silver and gold, with a purple cloak, and a more realistic furure. i'll also be adding in a few Knights of Chaos and maybe have this as an entry in the Warhammer regiment entry!
I inherited Ragnar Blackmane and a few metal Grey Hunters so decided to do a GH Squad led by Ragnar, with a couple of Wolf Guard extras thrown in.
This is my favourite model so far, I love the way I fluked his scar and the teeth!
Finally, some really old models I started painting then gave up part way through when I wasn't happy with them, but am now revisting and thinking I didn't do quite such a bad job, part of my High Elf army which again I will hopefully be progressing through over teh summer (some of the models I had painted already including my units of White Lions and Swordmasters had already been dipped in Dettol, too late to save the old paint jobs!)
It all looks very nice, you have a very good painting style.
http://www.armyroster.com Check out my ToP WIP in the projects section!
They look good, i got to agree with you that the space wolf is the best hes very well done!
"Should take you a while though because of your sloth like pace"
Click here and watch Gedderz try and cross the road
Thanks guys - another thing I hasten to add - the pictures were taken with my camera-phone onmacro setting, hence they appear a bit grainy, as I caouldn't use the full 5Mp resolution (I'd end up obscuring the models as I'd have to bring the phone right up to their faces) but had to zoom in a couple of nothecs, so probably only getting a resolution of 1-2 MP...
They are some really nice minis. You seem to have a talent for good skin, the dark elves and ragnar's looks really good. What's your recipe?
Wow - high praise indeed!
I started off with a black undercoat on these models (and for my high Elves, I paint the faces black) then apply scorched brown liberally. I lighten up through thinned coats of bestial brown, bronzed flesh, elf flesh using layering, and then for the top highlights I used elf-flesh with white. For the Dark Elves, I went one step further and used almost pure white, whilst on Ragnar I didn't go quite so far on the elf-flesh+white coat, and left him a little more tanned/weather-beaten. I didn't really use any dry-brushing at all on the faces, and for the Dark Elves, I was aiming at a "porcelain doll" type effect. You can actually see the first/second/third stage highlights on the face of the 4th edition Silver Helm in my Defenders of Ulthuan album
The eye-sockets were picked out in a very thin scorched brown wash or in the case of the Dark Elf females, I applied eye-shadow in the same colour as the hair.
Other than personally loathing thosre particular Blood bowl models lol.
The painting is really nice mate and as Kuffy said the skin is really nice. Layering while keeping a smooth finish is quite hard to do.
They are ugly I hate them al!!!... well not really.
Love the skin really cool and really dark elf, nice eyes as well. Are the gold armour completely finished? It can one more layer of wash for the shades and just the shades, but other then that it looks nice. The purple is cool as well. Good job.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)
Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately the gold armour doesn't really do justice (the shading is a little deeper than seen in teh pictures, and highlights are sharp mithril silver), it is completed, but appears rather flat and dull in the photos, I will be trying to get better piccies over the weekend using a real digicam.
I am also pretty proud of teh eyes, I have had to paint those with a crossed grip, and a fine brush (not 000, as I can't get it to hold enough thinned paint to make it flow nicely), but the appearance was very pleasing - now I have to replicate on several hundred High Elf infantry!
The purple was actually done using my most precious paint - an ancient pot of amthyst metallic paint from the Citadel metallic paint set from oh so many years ago!
No need to be nice here. I can tell they look really good anyway. Great work. Like someone else said, you're really good at skin. All I would have liked would be better pictures. Just keep the good work going