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I have massive painter ADD, and so I bounce around from project to project. One day I might post some Eldar, another day might be Beasts of Chaos. Whatever strikes my fancy will be here, and since I get to do whatever I feel like and not some scheduled stuff I won't get bored and drop the project (On an ironical side note my Tale of Painter Vampire Counts army will also be posted in here).
In fact lets start off with the ToP skellies and some other things I have finished up in the past month or two.
The bone looks better in person, I need a better lighting set up.
Recently won best in show at a small gaming convention called "Flatcon." It was they day after my birthday!
I'm thinking about a tzeentch chaos eye on the blade of the axe, but I am open to suggestions.
Still needs some work, but I am stumped as to what to do for the muscle to make it different from the flayed skin.
Sister of Battle:
I have a whole squad of ten painted up, but it is just more of the same. I ended up getting "Iron Painter" at my local GW as I painted them all up in a weekend.
I am working on some Warp Spiders with a similar paint scheme to the Farseer right now, but I might finish up the dire wolf unit for ToP instead (white is giving my problems, though I am told P3 white is better). Either way look for more updates as they come in.
Last edited by frozencore; October 19th, 2008 at 07:54.
I REALLY like the colour of your skellies. How'd you do that? I think the shields need to look a bit more worn but the unit looks good.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
The bone? It's complicated for 8 point models, but I'm not sure which steps I can get rid of to simplify it. Graveyard Earth base coat then Bleached Bone on all the boney parts. Then frozencore's special mix of brown ink and blue ink. I go by color, and not exact measurements, but it should be around 6:3:1 for Water, Brown Ink, and Blue Ink. Basically it should be just on the brown side of black (I also use this on metal too from time to time, and I am not sure but I think the blue adds something that just black and brown wouldn't have). Then touch up the spill over with Bleached Bone again, then highlight with a mix of Bleached Bone and Skull White. It takes a really long time, but I think it is worth it (and they really do look better in person).
What would you recommend for the shields? Metal in the cracks maybe? Maybe I like clean too much, but I really don't know how to mess things up on purpose and have them look good.
Last edited by frozencore; October 19th, 2008 at 19:34.
Go with metal scuffs. It's easy to apply, and as long as you get rid of all the excess paint on the brush before you apply it to the shields, you won't have any trouble edging it out.
I really like all your work, as I'm sure you know. The skeletons (not just the bone, but the whole shebang) are particularly nice. Looking forward to seeing more.
Thanks for the comments, guys.
I will see what I can do about the metal scuffs. I'll test some things out and post up the new ones when I am happy with them.
Armor Wash eh? I guys thats why it looks pretty good over metal too. If I want less shine out of metals I mix the wash slightly differently, as I add just the smallest drop of bestial brown and less brown ink. For some reason even the tiniest amount of paint takes the shine away from the ink mixture. When did they stop making armor wash? I've been around for a while and never heard of it.
Your painting is awesome... I really like the Eldar even though I don't play or collect them but the highlighting and the freehand designs is out-of-this-world!!!
Will we see more?
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
My plan is to have the runes as a theme across the army. My Eldar force has only 28 models in 1000 points, so I am taking my time to make them as good as I can. I purposely chose such a small list so I can practice free-handing and such.
Working on some Dire wolves for Tale of Painters. Probably need to figure out what I am going to do about the muscle, maybe some sort of wash to keep it darker and contrast with the flesh.
Group shot of ToP so far.
I still need to weather the shields, but I have some time. What's the general rule for basing in ToP? Do I need to, or should I just go on to the next thing as soon as I can?
Next up is some Rackham Wolfen.