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#1 MaxZ

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:04 AM

I will try keep the text short and the pics many. Got the blue done on a few tacs, master of signal, chaplain, mars pattern rhino, primus medicae in cataphraactii armour, the primarch and 10 terminators that I will be using as tartarus/cataphractii/fulmentarus. Converted them from the pheonix terminator set.

 

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Looking to use this thread to help with painting motivation. If you'd be so kind, please leave a motivational comment, it can be hard to sit down and find the time to paint between school and a job.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 07:02 AM

Come on matey, smash them out!!!

 

We expect that lot finished by Sunday. 


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:14 PM

On it! Haha thanks, thats what I needed.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:21 PM

Nice blue mate. Can we have a close up?

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:14 PM

Actually, I just changed up my scheme for the blue which means I have to give everything a simple green bath :(

Here is the updated scheme with close ups on a test marine

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:07 AM

Testing some gold (on his left shoulder pad)

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:52 AM

Started a tactical squad. 

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:34 PM

A bit of a progress update on the tac squad. School is taking up much more time than I thought but painting is a great study break :D

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I need opinions on weather to do a pin wash on the blue or not and if so what colour to do it with. I'm thinking oil burnt umber or just a dark blue ink/wash lining the deeper recesses. Any ideas?


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 10:54 PM

A burnt umber would add to the sharpness of the border between the gold and blue...

Stunning work by the way.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

Personally, I'd mix dark blue, dark brown and black oils paints and do a pin wash with that.



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:58 PM

Love that blue, it makes me want to take another shot at using my airbrush but I've already started my ultras without and refuse to strip them!  :P

 

I agree with Unwanted, a wash between the gold and blue would make the transition much smoother!



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:23 PM

A burnt umber would add to the sharpness of the border between the gold and blue...

Stunning work by the way.

Thanks! Yeah I've seen people on this forum use burnt umber, it looks pretty damn good especially on tanks.

 

Personally, I'd mix dark blue, dark brown and black oils paints and do a pin wash with that.

Interesting, what ratios?

 

Love that blue, it makes me want to take another shot at using my airbrush but I've already started my ultras without and refuse to strip them!  :P

 

I agree with Unwanted, a wash between the gold and blue would make the transition much smoother!

Haha thats very flattering but yours are really good man. You pulled off the realistic brush style very well.

 

I was actually also suggested to use a purple. I figured that might contrast well with the gold. Does anyone have experience washing ultras with purple?



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:08 PM

From what i can recall people use purple to wash the deepest recesses for the most part, not the entirity of the gold part.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:29 AM

Purple wouldn't really work on the blue, unless it's nearly black, and then you'd be better served with umber or straight black IMO.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:57 AM

Done the oil wash. C&C?

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:47 PM

Very nice, not that they weren't fantastic before though!  :P

The wash really brings it all together in my opinion!



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:59 PM

In total agreement, looking that bit sharper now!


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Here they are with natural light. The wash ended up doing quite a bit of weathering.

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:01 PM

Very nice, not that they weren't fantastic before though!  :P

The wash really brings it all together in my opinion!

 

 

In total agreement, looking that bit sharper now!

 

 

Thanks guys!

 

Next up is finishing the gold. Any recommendations on technique? My original plan was to layer/highlight with a lighter gold and then a silver in a way that imitates light reflection. Any suggestions?



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

Very nice mate. That blue is perfect.




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