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Well, I have finally decided to take the plunge and start a painting log, exposing my sporadic painting efforts to the harsh spotlight of LO.
Hopefully having this thread should help to spur me on to get some more painting done, just so that I have something to post!
It should also mean that anyone following my Warhound Titan's progress (Warhound Titan - Forge World, Lucius Pattern Wolf Class) can see that I am doing something... even if it's not what I should be doing.
Updates will probably be quite irregular though, painting is a bit of a hassle at the moment due to lack of space at home, but me and my fiancée are looking to move house soon, and then I should be able to get a desk with some dedicated painting space.
I will make my first post with some images once I've had a chance to iron out some pics on photobucket!
Yesterday I was in work doing some overtime, however it being a sunday there wasn't much to do (nature of my business - noone is really working so we have noone to support. I worked off all the jobs that needed doing fairly quickly, so I got to spend a bit of time in the afternoon... well, the picture speaks for itself:
This was actually a blessing as it's the first time I've cracked out the brushes in a while.
My primary focus was to do the interrior detail for my Land Raider (which I plan to magnetize Terminus Ultra Sponsons to), and my FW Damocles Command Rhino, so that I could get on with assembling them. I managed both.
(Forgive the picture quality, it was taken at work on my phone, so it's not exactly a professional setup)
I did the floor plate and the interiors of the doors as well. I've now assembled the interior bit of the LR and added the top hull the next step is to start sorting out the sponsons!
I did a quick BGM drybrush of the Damocles interior to get that done, the majority of work I did on that was the control desk type bit:
That's good enough for me, and I am pleased with how it looks inside the Rhino:
I know that the metal is a little slap-dash, but I don't mind that too much as it just looks like it's been in use. As per usual the close up photos are very unforgiving as well!
Next step on that one is to paint the marines, and/or to start painting the exterior. I still have a quarter can of Ultramarine Blue spray hanging around so I need to decide if I want to use that and then repaint the black etc, or go with traditional painting of the blue over the black (I've been using Mordian Blue because I like how well the foundation paints cover, then Ultramarine blue on top).
While it wasn't my target, I decided to birng the Thunderfire Cannon along, as it seemed fairly easy to paint - lots of metal to drybrush and some nice flat armour panels. Turns out I was right, as it was "finished" later that afternoon:
It's good enough for me, I even tried a little highlighting (which I normally don't bother with, but am going to try and start).
I need to add some decals to it and perhaps some other odds and ends like a scroll (I have decided the gun's name is "Furius Ultra", so that may feature) or some purity seals.
All in all not a bad afternoon's work (I think).
Comments welcome, try not to be too harsh though or I will go stand in the rain and cry tears of blood (well not really, but you know).
Nice. painted pieces to be proud of. (what I say)
Bastard!!, whos lucky enough to paint minis at WORK? (what I mean)
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Some pics form my hobby. http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r...arodragon/40k/
Thanks they do well enough for my purposes anyway, I just like the look of them all ranked up on the battlefield. I still find a childish excitement in it!
I hate to say it but I'll probably be doing the same again this Sunday! I'll do my best to get some pics up if I make any good inroads - though they might be on my Titan thread rather than here!
You are probably right - I do water my paints, but perhaps still not enough... I shall bear that in mind this sunday!
Highlighting will all depend on how bothered I can be - to be honest tabletop quality is my aim.
I may do just that. I have a couple more things I want to try.
Currently I use Chaos Black undercoat then Mordian Blue then Ultramarines Blue for my Marines. I could quite easily add a highlight or two I suppose.
Not much to put on but I will make the token effort.
I did some work on my Titan this week, but that has it's own thread, and I won't bother to duplicate it here, if you are interested here is the link:
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1444886 (Warhound Titan - Forge World, Lucius Pattern Wolf Class)
While I was waiting for that to dry I did some odds and sods, or Veteran Sergeants Marius and Sentius as they are otherwise known.
I painted these guys a fair while back (i.e. shortly after 40k 3rd edition was released), but after Codex SM 5th Edition came out, I changed their loadout - Marius had A bolt pistol and chainsword, and Sentius a bolter - they now both have bolters and power fists, which needed painting up.
It made me realise how far I'd come just to see all the glaring mistakes I'd made on these guys!
I painted them to fit in with the rest of their squads, so that's why I haven't done too much with them, but I thought I'd put up pics regardless just to show I've done it - Marius is on the left and Sentius to the right:
Marius still needs a bit more doing to him to get him up to spec, I need something on that white kneepad, and some decorations to show his veteran status I think (perhaps I could do both at once).
As I said these are designed not to stick out from their squad, not be pretty, and neither are my best efforts, so be gentle!
Isn't it astonishing to see just how far practice goes? Paint one space marine and they are a desgrace, 100 later you get to know how the lines work and where to highlight! I think you did the guy's skin tone pretty decently, I can never do skin very well, and I'm doing a hawk lords army atm, their trim is also gold, how did you get yours to be so gold! Shining gold does my head in...Lol. And what you can look into for future refernece is getting different basing, my BT's are all based with the same as those marines there but if you make it different colours such as a desert, it can make the mini's look very good. Check youtube for idea's if you want. And update this post!
Move forward and stay quiet brothers.
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