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Hello there. I've been away from the forum for some time but I am back now. I have started a new army, Vampire Counts. It will be an army of the Strigoi. The first thing I have done is my Ghoul King Voivode on his Terrorgheist Warblesnatch. Questions and comments welcome.
Squeaky, my Ghoul King's pet bat.
Awesome piece of work mate. Nice contrast between the matte drybrushed stuff and the more glossy, shaded bits. The base seems just a bit too clean and sorted, it could use some more 'blending of the separate elements, stone, grass, sand, etc...
Very good looking model! I think my favorite part of the model is the Purity Seal on this neck!
I am also a fan of a more grim looking base on undead. Other than personal opinion the base is awesome!
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Thankyou both. I'm glad you like my Terrorgheist.
@Bother_Kendo That purity seal was added while I was painting it, good for spotting it. There was a chain I added there but it was weak when I added it and then came off during painting. I think the purity seal is fine for the Undead as some sort of script involved in animating the Terrorgheist's corpse.
I may add more grass to the base, I'll have to take a close look at it again.
Looks great. Love the striations in the wings.
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hi wow hell of a job you have done there,my partner got this for xmas but i have not painted it yet as i not sure where to start lol (new to the scene )you dont have a step by step of how you did it ....i have looked around but there is not a lot about ......many thanks for any help you can give
Basically this model is far more 3D than most models, meaning it has loads of layers like the fleshy inards then the skin areas then the bone etc. I started with the inards, these can be painted like GW's one as the same colour as the skin etc but I did mine as gross goey guts. I started with a coat of scab red. Then I used various pinks. Pink can be varied by using flesh colours like dwarf flesh or bleached bone. This will prevent you falling into the trap of using white or black which will often just make paint whiter or blacker. The colours were drybrushed on. I then shaded the bits between the various parts of the inards with watered down black. This just helps to provide a bit more definition. You can also apply some red here and there with the black shading. Then give it all a dark red or crimson wash. This will merge it all and make the inards gross and fill in areas you can't reach. Be aware they are some areas of muscle on the Terrorgheist that will need similar work.
Next I did the skin, now this gets a little hazy because I started with dark green and brown but then worked it up with flesh drybrushing and brown ink washes. The effect I was aiming for was a paler and colder look of flesh. Brown can often be warm and I wanted to avoid that. The skin then recieved a pallid skin drybrush. Pallid skin if you can't remember is sort of like a mix of bleached bone and white with a tiny amount of pink in it. then I shaded the skin with watered down black. Next the skin was carefully highlighted and blended using pallid flesh. The thing about the skin is to decide how much of the detail you want visible. Lighter colours like mine will look more rotten and show up all the wrinkles etc. A darker colour or black will hide thses a bit more but will take less time. Often an ink wash can work wonders on undead monsters like this.
Next was the wings. They were done in a similar way to the skin only I started with khemri brown instead of a darker colour. I used drybrushing in several stages building up to a little pallid flesh. I then shaded the edges of the wings where it meets the arm and bone with dark brown.
The bones are the last big bit because the painting of everything else hangs on them and work on the other parts would of messed them up. I painted them vomit brown then I gave them a very light drybrush with bleached bone. Then they got a brown ink wash. Next I lightened them with bleached bone and tthen white. They were then shaded with black and where they met the areas of skin etc. This is where the areas shaded brown on the wings were darkened with black. This is why the bones came last because they are needed to finish the other areas.
After these big bits are done all you need do is work on the details like the teeth and claws. kommando khaki is a helpful colour for areas like that and touching up details etc. The fur is dark grey, a contrasting shade of dark or light grey will work well on this model, depending on your colour choice of light or dark for the rest of it.
How you put this thing together also matters. I fully glued mine and put it on it's base when I started. Some others have it in several pieces to get at the inside areas but that is up to you. I personally would be worried about gluing it together once painted and getting a nasty misting effect that superglue can leave. If you paint it fully assembled watch out for damaging the tips of the wings as you paint, they catch on clothes etc and can snap. Also use alot of good light. The areas inside it like the guts and stomach with the bones are very hard to reach but not enough light and it's too dark to see!
Hope this helps you out. If you have any others questions please ask or if there are some bits you think I left out or are confusing. I like to answer questions.
great thanks .....now i got some idear where to start ....if and when i get stuck ill shout lol
That is the best Terrorgeheist I have seen. Ever.
Quick question: How did you do the white on the Wing Bones and how did you do the skin on the King?
This is awesome!! Did you gloss the innards and teeth? They look shiny.