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Just thought I would share my latest endeavor from a commission I have been working on. In total the completed project will be a possessed dreadnought, 10 plague bearers, 8 plague marines, a Great Unclean One, and 5 plague marine terminators.
Today I have mostly finished up the 10 Plague Bearers. They are done minus a touch of inking and cleanup. I wanted to go for a look similar to what I plan on doing with the Great Unclean One and started by mottling the flesh between green and flesh color.
I started with a base of Dwarf Flesh and Cayman Green (both Vallejo Game Colors). I then inked it with a GW flesh ink wash. to this I built up the highlights using Elf Flesh and finally pale flesh for the flesh parts - Camoflauge green, and dead flesh for the green parts. I kept the paint a bit thinner than I usually do in order to better blend the green and flesh together. For the most part I think it worked very well.
The other aspect that I think turned out better than anticipated was the weapons. I decided to use a product called Modern Options Rust Patina. This is a 2 part process were you first apply an iron flake paste to the area you want to rust. Once this dries you paint on a blue mixture that causes the iron flakes to rust. The process starts in a few minutes and the full effect is realized after a few hours. I have found that by applying more than 1 coat of the blue liquid you can deepen the shade of the rust.
Without further ado here are some pictures. As always your comments, critiques, suggestions are always welcome! Thanks again!
Group Shot Front
Group Shot Back
Plague Bearer Front
Plague Bearer Back
Last edited by slorak; October 18th, 2005 at 18:17.
Last edited by slorak; October 18th, 2005 at 18:32.
I like them. Nice choice of colors and very well done. The rust is awsome too, how did you create that effect?
It is a 2 part product from a company called Modern Options. It is a rust patina. You brush on a iron flake mixture and when dry you brush on an agent that will start to rust the iron flakes. It starts working withing 10-15 minutes and you get the full effect after a couple of hours.Originally Posted by Woundead
Very Nice....I couldn't help but notice you seem to have circular objects stuck onto the bottom of the bases. Do these serve any purpose? Just curious.Originally Posted by slorak
I hear voices...and they don't like you!
My client shipped them to me this way. He weights them down with washers. The problem is they don't stick that well. I wouldn't be surprised if they started falling off. For the plastic figures he sent me it adds weight so they feel like metal but these are already metal and don't really need them. I personally wouldn't even bother. I actually like the lightness of plastic!Originally Posted by Wookie
Very nice models,my favourite thing about them is the rust effect it looks amazing.
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I love them! Thanks for sharing!
The rust looks great, but I cannot ignore the unusual "flesh?" colour choice. Most Plaguebearers I see are green all over - it's nice to see something different, but that still looks great! Well done and keep up the good work!
Great painting as always slorak although im not a fan of the colour choice.I just dont like the flesh colour.But thats just personal taste.But the painting is great.And the rust is awesome.