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Ancient of Ulthwe
This is part one of three parts. This is the core of an Ulthwe army.
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These have a basic and striking pattern of flat black and bone. The black is a dark black base with a heavy drybrush of charcoal grey. This is smoothed and toned down with a Vallejo black glaze. The bone is GW Bleached bone with two layers of brown glaze and then a re-touchup at the end.
The patterns on the Wraithguard heads were pulled from the jetbike hood patterns in the Eldar book. Originally, we had contemplated doing runes but after Andy saw this pattern on a Forge World tank, he really took to it.
The decals on the tanks (which they could have done withoutâ€”having plenty of embellishment in my opinion) were fixed after the pics were taken. You may notice a shiny rim around the edge. This can be fixed with the application of some matte varnish. Sometimes a shot of Testorâ€™s Dull Cote will take care of decal shine, too.
The next two installations: super-converted Seer Council on jetbikes, and Aspect Warriors.
Looks very good, as usual guys :yes:
I like the contrast on the black and the bone very much, but I sortof feel they need a few more colours to really pop...
Just a gut feeling though.
Also, I don't know if the base scheme was given to you, but I find that using urban/grey bases with a mostly black scheme doesn't work so well. A nice green grass base, or snow, or something that will contrast a bit will really help with the over-all look, IMO :yes:
Just a small point, I notice some pretty nasty mould lines on the guardans legs, which lets them down a bit I'm afraid.
The freehand work on the larger models looks great
So, a few thoughts. I do really like them overall, and I hope your client will be very happy with his army
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First of all, thanks for taking the time to reply. We do appreciate it....another thanks.Looks very good, as usual guysI know what you mean. Minis... some especially... are really meant to "pop." In this case, they were meant to look nice, but to be more minimalistic. I agree on the black & bone. I don't play Eldar, personally but, if I did, they'd be variations on the black & bone theme. I find that the look really suits them nicely.I like the contrast on the black and the bone very much, but I sortof feel they need a few more colours to really pop...
Just a gut feeling though.We try to give the client as much room as possible in the "care and feeding" of their minis. They can specify as little or as much as they want of the specifics of their models... everything from main color to hair color... and everything in between. Blue Table offers a number of different basing styles. We will do whichever the client prefers. In this case, it looks as if that was, indeed, the client's choice.Also, I don't know if the base scheme was given to you, but I find that using urban/grey bases with a mostly black scheme doesn't work so well. A nice green grass base, or snow, or something that will contrast a bit will really help with the over-all look, IMOWould that be on the frint of the legs on the 2 individual models?Just a small point, I notice some pretty nasty mould lines on the guardans legs, which lets them down a bit I'm afraid.
If so, then the following answer(s) are for you... depending on which is appropriate...
(1) Forgive me, as I am not familiar with the eldar mini line. If these are metal minis, then I doubt that they are mold lines, as mold lines would be on the sides from a 2 part mold.
--- I believe that the following is, more likely, your response ---
(2) Blue Table Painting offers a great deal of options to the customer (as illustrated above). One of these options is to assemble the minis themselves, to save on costs involved. If we don't have to take the time to assemble them, then we are able to offer the client a better price on the contract. That being said, though, if the client decides to assemble the minis themselves, then we paint what we receive.
We wish we could take the time to clean every mini we come across... unfortunately, however, we are simply not afforded that luxury. In order to make enough money to support a family, a painter needs to get the job done. If he takes the time to clean a model (and you know how long that can take), it affects his abilities to pay bills.
That being said, pleasse understand that, if we are contracted to assemble a model... we definitely do our best....Again, thank you.The freehand work on the larger models looks great<G>So, a few thoughts. I do really like them overall, and I hope your client will be very happy with his army
Of course, we hope he'll be happy, too. A happy client is a continuing client... and happy clients refer other clients.
Don't get me wrong. It's not all about the money. BTP LOVES(!) being part of the gaming community. We are ALL gamers. In order to be employed as a BTP painter, you have to be familiar with multiple gaming systems. We love that we are able to provide this service. We are a company OF gamers who works FOR gamers. The more we can make happy, the more we grow the community.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond.
Keep your eyes peeled for parts 2 & 3.
IM waiting to see this seer council on jet bikes...should be good.
Very nice, i love the black and bone combination of Ulthwe
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Thank you for the kind words.
For the record, I'm looking forward to getting those Jetbikes on here, too!
I agree with the comment about the basing-- the Rubble urban bases don't contrast so much with the predominantly black models.
A lot of people are asking for urban style bases with the advent of City Fight.
The jetbikes got primed today.
Last edited by bluetablepainting; September 6th, 2006 at 21:53.
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Nice minis. I was surprisingly impressed by the black and bone.
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