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|04-23-19 12:16 PM|
So I finally got the set done. I hit some snags while painting them and had a few situations, where I was unable to paint for some weeks.
Overall, I wanted to go for a more spooky theme and try out some new approaches (compared to what you usually see) on items such as the loincloths' and the general clothing parts of the model. I'm not going to lie, they looked like absolutely shit halfway through, so it was a bit of a gamble.
In the end, it went pretty good. Here's the Master of Possession - The rest will be revealed over the next days.
As always, C&C is welcome!
|03-19-19 08:39 AM|
So, as every Chaos player from here to the Northpole, I got my hands on the shadowspear set. Recognizing that the next month or so is going to have a release every week that I want, I went straight to work on it!
The models are breathtakingly detailed. Luckily not at the level of Dark Vengeance, where it was too much on the marines (you coiuldn't make out half the details) but the overall look and feel of the models, are fantastic!
I am painting them in my legion of choice, the Word Bearers, and should have another update in a few days for all of you. Enjoy!
|03-15-19 01:08 PM|
Glad to have you back!
About a year and a half ago we bought a house that hadn't been updated since the 1970's. It had lots of fake wood paneling (5 different colors!), staple-up ceiling tiles, and some awful carpeting and laminate tiles.
We ended to having to re-drywall several ceilings and one entire room. We removed a non-load bearing wall, and gutted the kitchen.
Anyway, I could go on and on. Suffice it to say that a project like that consumes quite a lot of time and effort.
|03-15-19 10:26 AM|
|03-14-19 05:28 PM|
Welcome back (back)!
I just barely got back into the hobby myself. I only recently got my miniatures desk reassembled after my move and phase 1of my home renovation.
These guys look great! One criticism is the mold lines on that ultramarine on the base.
|03-14-19 09:56 AM|
Right, so I promised to show a few more examples of my recent work. Seeing as we have a buttload of awesome Chaos models on the way, it seems fitting that I show my take on the Worldclaimer and his posse, that I converted and painted up recently.
Now, I admit that I didn't like the rules for the Worldclaimer. I loved the model, but there are some many wrongs with the rules to the model. So I decided to make use of the model and convert him into a Jumplord with a combi-plasma instead, so he has more flexibility and buffs more units than just melee-raptors. I also changed his shoulder, so he is a part of the Word Bearers legion - You know, my legion.
I got to try out some new techniques with the glow effects, as I wanted to try and achieve it without the use of an airbrush. After doing some research, I went at it and got this result.
Now a Lord needs a posse as well. I've long waited for an excuse to paint Warptalons and this was the perfect excuse to finally get some. Using the same methodology on these that I did on the lord, they came out with a good gritty and dirty feel, that I was very satisfied with.
Right now, I'm working on repainting my 3 Helbrutes, that I used to make my tutorial back in the day, here on Heresy-Online. Then I should be ready for the Shadowspear box - Boy oh boy, am I looking forward to that one!
I hope you like the direction of the army and, as always, I'd love your input.
|03-09-19 11:24 PM|
Originally Posted by Old Man78 View Post
Originally Posted by Shandathe View Post
|03-07-19 10:42 PM|
Welcome back, and good work!
What do you think of the new model of the Despoiler?
|03-07-19 08:35 PM|
|Old Man78||I like chips but I love that! Stellar work old boy, stellar work.|
|03-07-19 07:35 PM|
First up, I'm not dead or out of the hobby. I just started painting again here a few months back after 6 monhts out, due to various circumstances. But to go back to the start; Why did I stop posting here on Heresy-Online and why am I suddenly posting here again.
The short version is that I reached a point in my hobby life, where I didn't enjoy painting. I felt like I didn't get the results I wanted, that I spent way too long on techniques with a suboptimal result and in general that I felt a bit... lost. I was looking at my miniatures but I didn't "feel" them anymore. I sat with the feelint that I was painting more to the standards that I was seeing everywhere, but not a style or a standard that catered to me and my own artistic flare.
Simply put, I didn't like what I was doing.
So I took a step back for a month or so, and started thinking about what I wanted to do. Not what was expected of the miniatures that I painted, but what really appealed to me. I have always been drawn to the darkness in terms of style, be it movies, music or art - In particular that of the author Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, etc.). So I decided to completely reboot my painting style and my entire collection. From scratch.
I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of artists to get inspiration. I got to learn some amazing talents and even made some friends along the way, that I am now sharing tips and tricks with; people like ThirdEyeNuke, Zatcasgagoon and Egregoure. After spending months on de-learning my old techniques and taking on new techniques, I went to work on my entire collection (roughly 11.000 points of Chaos Marines and 10.000 points of Daemons) with a new style, new bases and a new flare for painting.
I loved it. I was feeling the creativity flow. It was faster, it was way more fun and the results I got was completely up my alley. The Erebous a few posts up was one of the first I did in the new style and he took me 1/3 of the time that my old techniques did.
After a while, I created a Facebookpage and an Instagrampage. I didn't wish to make any sort of commission work, but I used it to find a audience similar to this forum; A group of people to share my progress with and to build a small community around. It's going decently well (around 500 likes on Facebook and 530'ish on Instagram), so I thought about returning here - My place of origin, where I posted tutorials and participated in painting competitions, when I was learning the ropes.
So here I am, back from a longer personal journey and happier in my hobby life than ever. I have some really fun projects to show you all in the coming weeks and months, but I can start off with this little bad boy: A Word Bearer Renegade Knight, that has been my biggest custom job to date:
And with that, I bid you adieu for tonight. I will do my best to write a hell of a lot more often than I have, and be active again. Now that I have the passion back and some new models to show you (and new tutorials if you want them) it's time to get back to the old forums.
I'll see you all soon!
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