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Just thought I would share my latest endeavor. Having painted a lot of 40k stuff lately I decided to take a break and work on some fantasy chaos warriors for my own personal army (well right now it is more like a warband and small at that!).
This group of 6 were painted up in about 6-8 hours of time (so about an hour each). I painted them assembly line style starting with the cloaks and working through the armor and other small details. I used Vallejo model and game colors plus some inks. The snow is Techstar Snowflakes.
To achieve the dark red I started with a base of Burnt Cadmium Red and washed with a brown ink wash. The fur was based with Earth (game color) and washed with brown. To save time I painted both areas first and washed the whole thing. The red was highlighted up through a few lighter reds but I tried to keep the graduation slow so that it wouldn't get too bright. Fur was highlighted up by mixing bone white with the earth base. Metals were washed with smoke (model color) and highlighted up to silver at the highest areas. Golds were started with bronze and highlighted ot the lightest gold with a wash of brown ink after the bronze.
Comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc. are always welcome as per usual.
Last edited by slorak; October 17th, 2005 at 22:08.
They're fantastic! The banner looks great, and the bearer's flesh!
The highlighting on the cloacks couldn't be better and I really don't think I can fault these minis. I'm guessing that#s modelling snow on the base; how easy is that stuff to work with?
The snow on the base is a product called techstar snowflakes. It is a microballoon product that when mixed with a bit of glue and water creates a paste that dries as they look on the model. It usually takes 2-3 coats because it shrinks down a bit when dry and can be a tad flat. I also sprinkle a bit of the snow itself to the past once in place to get a fresh fallen snow look.Originally Posted by Pierced53
You have to be somewhat careful with this stuff as I found out the hard way that you don't want to breath any of this stuff in. I sneezed while working with it and ended up taking a deep breath - this stuff is so light I ended up sucking a bit into my lungs. I was hacking for a good half an hour. NOT fun!
Thanks for your comments on the banner. The glyphs/runes and chaos symbol were done with .005 micron pigma pens. I think it turned out rather well - could be better but not unpleasant to the eyes.
As per usual slorak you have done a great job. Very, very nice, like pierced I can't find anything wrong with them.
If it was me though I would have tried to put some snow on their shoulders to make it look like they were walking through a storm. But thats just me, it more than likely end up looking stupid.
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Nicely done. I can't really comment that much without closer pics as the details elude me but from what I can see they look pretty good. The only thing I can say atm is that I would have done all the horns bone or white, IMO the red ones look slightly out of place.
But nice work on the cloaks, looks quite smooth - if a little glossy.
Outstanding work! The banner is especially good and all your colour choices are so well balanced. The incredibly fast paint job is only possible because you are a first class artist working confidently on an assembly line basis with a limited pallette on a model which. once black undercoated, is a dream to paint up to the dark side. In your case, speed is not an excuse for bad work as so often in the case, but a testament to your skill, which shines through these beautiful minis.
Last edited by Buddha; September 17th, 2005 at 05:49.
Buddha - I don't think a compliment could be more eloquently said! Thank you sir for your praise. Normally I paint for others but from time to time I get the chance to paint something up for my self. I have been slowly amassing a chaos army and when the time allows I work on it in between projects. My goal from the beginning was to find a simple unifying scheme that would be quick to do as I put together my troops. The first figure I did was the Archaon on Foot.Originally Posted by Buddha
I have pretty much modeled the color scheme around him. as well as used the snow base as a theme for the entire army. The warriors that are shown here were painted up pretty much how Archaon was but obviously not to the detail level. I do have most of the wash types used on the armor for archaon but definitely not to the same degree. As for time - yes they were painted relatively fast but it spanned several days as usually I only get an hour or so to paint at night.
I meant to put up some larger pictures but the ones I originally took turned out to be too dark. I will try to get some larger shots up tonight.
KUF: I went with using some red horns to break up the monotony of the color scheme. Since this is half a regiment (possibly even less if I go for a massive one) it stands out a bit more - but once there are more to choose from I think it should blend together better. The glossy quality of the cloaks is mostly due to light reflection as I did hit them with Testor's Dullcote (though to be honest I am sure they could use another coat.) I don't recall but I could have taken the pictures while the dullcote was still a touch wet. I do that sometimes when I am in a rush for time.
Thanks again for all of your comments. Bigger pictures will be forthcoming!
nicely painted slorak, as always!!
Fair enough, it just looked slightly out of place. But as Budda says these are well done, I hope to see more of this personal army of yours. From what I have seen it looks quite good.KUF: I went with using some red horns to break up the monotony of the color scheme. Since this is half a regiment (possibly even less if I go for a massive one) it stands out a bit more - but once there are more to choose from I think it should blend together better. The glossy quality of the cloaks is mostly due to light reflection as I did hit them with Testor's Dullcote (though to be honest I am sure they could use another coat.) I don't recall but I could have taken the pictures while the dullcote was still a touch wet. I do that sometimes when I am in a rush for time.
Last edited by slorak; October 18th, 2005 at 18:13.