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I finally have time to make a W.I.P. of my own! Comments, critisism, help or suggestions are welcome!
For the moment I'm painting: (pics below, thanks to KU for helping me upload these pictures)
In order of appearance:
-My new Dwarf army (Warriors at the moment).
-Vampire Counts Ghouls.
-Vampire Counts characters (Konrad, BSB Vampire).
-Vampire Counts Corpse Cart (in assembly).
-Nurge Chaos Lord.
-Nurgle Minotaurs with Great Weapons.
-Ogre Bulls as a competitive sidekick.
-Warhammer 40k Eldar Rangers.
Over the summer I'll be expanding mainly my Dwarf army (1000-1500 points).
I'm loving the city-fighting aspect of Warhammer 40k, so I'll ask my local Games Workshop if they can help me get started with my eldars.
My first dwarf, working on the bases atm. I really like the mix of colours (red, green, blue) which is the one they mostly use in the armybook.
Here's my colourscheme I think I'm using for my VC army, Knape97! Dark Angels Green, Snot green and finally Scorpion Green. =) I will be repainting the bats, though I cannot find an appropriate tone to compliment the greyish armour and the base.
His wife (filed her ears down)
My conversion from an empire BSB to Vampire/Wight King. I used the second head from the Corpse Cart sprue to make this one, comments please.
Now for my favourite character:
Nurgle Minotaur, second one being put together. Need to repaint the horns and the hooves.
Ogres, colours on the pants are inspired by the "Feastmaster" tribe, and I'll be adding bagged halflings from the Giant Accessory Sprue on later. I do believe the bases are in disequilibrium, because the glade grass conflicts too much with the tall yellow grass and the bland colour of the base.
Most of these are the first models of the respective army, so please comment on use of colours as well.
Photos will all be the same size from now on, just getting to know photobucket (matching the largest of the photos above).
Thanks for watching, I'll have more dwarves and eldars soon! Exams first...
Last edited by Drey; June 24th, 2008 at 22:35.
I LOVE the armor on the nurge champion. Very very cool effect on him. Not so sure on the tenticles tho, looks a little weird. Just my oppinion. What colors did you use for the armor?
Everything else looks good as well. Color choices should look great on an army scale for the vamps.
that is the greatest vampire paint job i've ever seen. you should work for GW so rep for you
also, how did you make the bubbles on the minotaur's base? glass beads?
Thanks for you comments. I realise they look a bit like tentacles but it should be more like a cloth or something like on this guy. I think I need to flatten them out like on his bandaged arm.
For the armour, do you mean the greenish slime or the metal itself? I'll be happy to give the recipes for them if you'd like.
Thanks for the positive feeback.
The bubbles on the bases are green stuff. It's quite easy to do, as you just roll up a round ball of it, let it dry and the cut it in half. Then I just put some PVA glue to resemble a river of slime.
I was talking about both parts, as it seems to work best as the transition from the dark metal to the slime color.
And yeah, the stuff on their heads, keep the strands connected untill a little farther down the face, and yea, flatten it out, to make it look more like the plauge-shroud thingy on that guy.
Nice stuff Drey, I really like the vampires wife, although the pic;s are a bit dark the skin tones look nice (your photography work still better than mine!). I really liking the eldar ranger but not to sure the green would work, but there's only one way to find out. Looking forward to more of your Dwarfs and eldars.
CHK CHK BOOM!
Thanks for the tip, I'll try it when I make my next Chaos warrior. Sadly lacking motivation with the new get-you-by list.. =(
The metal armour:
I started with a basecoat drybrush of Tin Bitz, followed by a wash of diluted Black Ink. Then it was drybrushed Boltgun Metal and finally a very light drybrush of Mithril Silver. I then used the same wash again to soften the hard edges.
I found this recipe in a White Dwarf, where the guy usd it to paint his Plaguebearers.
It's kind of ritualistic, you probably won't need to do all the steps:
Basecoat Graveyard Earth, 2:1 mix of GY Earth to Camo Green, 1:2 mix of GY Earth to Camo Green, Camo Green, wash of Chestnut Ink and soapy water, Camo Green, 1:1 Camo Green to Rotting Flesh, Sunburst Yellow, Shiny 'Ard Coat. Maybe a bit over the top - but atleast it makes the transistion smoother.
The pus coming out of the minotaur's nasty boil is PVA which was then left to dry, followed by Shiny 'Ard Coat and some swirls of Rotting Flesh.
Thanks for the constructive input.
I think I'll try a light green colour.. Maybe a bone-coloured sniper rifle will look good with it.
Based my dwarves, simple but yet effective. =)
Pics up soon.
green and brown do tend to compliment each other nicely as colors, and a bone sniper rifle would look good with the muted brown cloak too- I'd say go for it!