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How do you manage your OSL? I've been having a helluva time getting mine to look so smooth I always have small color "rings"

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How do you manage your OSL? I've been having a helluva time getting mine to look so smooth I always have small color "rings"
I know the feeling, it took me ages to find a way to do it to my liking.
My current method is a sort of reverse glazing which looks really bad until the final steps.

- Start by using Scab red on the eye and around it. The area you're painting scab red around the eye is the complete extent of your OSL and we'll tone it down. So don't worry about it looking like a clown now!
- Highlight the eye with a brighter red, I use vallejo blood red here.
- Give a final highlight with white in the part of the eye where you want the glow to emanate from (I use the middle of the eye).
- Blend everything inside the eye down with a red glaze, I used bloodletter here. Make sure to keep it relatively bright.

To really create the OSL, you want to glaze down the scab red around the eye with several thin layers of waywatcher green in this case or a corresponding colour if your marines have a different main colour. Using this method I find you can more easily control the location and intensity of your OSL, you can use less layers of glaze the closer you get to the source of the light so you get the impression of the light becoming more diffuse the further it gets from the source.

Hope this helps! If not, feel free to ask.

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I'll have to try this out! I paint and collect blood angels so I'll have to use the greens accordingly for their eyes. Looking forward to giving this a shot. Thanks for the quick tut!

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I'll have to try this out! I paint and collect blood angels so I'll have to use the greens accordingly for their eyes. Looking forward to giving this a shot. Thanks for the quick tut!
No problem, looking forward to the results!
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Update! Already?? Yes!
Because I have just made (in my opinion) the best time/money - result investment yet.

Behold! My smoke markers.


these can be used as destroyed vehicle markers or just for los blocking terrain.

However, they are a bit more fancy than you would expect:


It does not photograph well but the effect is really quite good. The guy I stole the idea from has put a small video online so you can see it in action.

http://santacruzwarhammer.blogspot.n...dels-burn.html

In essence they are just stacks of cotton/pillow filling given a light spray of black paint and glued on top of a led candle. This gives the effect of a fire on the inside of a whole lot of smoke. Cost for these six was about 3 euros for me and took 15 minutes. All in All just brilliant.
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Oh I wanted to make these for so long, and every time I forget about it again! Damnit!

Thanks for reminding me. I'll be sure to...




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I've been neglecting this thread (again) so as part of my newyears hobby resolution I'm going to try to keep track of my hobby backlog on here as well.

After reorganising and cleaning my hobby space:


I came to the conclusion my backlog built up like crazy in a year.

I have several projects going at the same time as I suffer from the same condition as Nordicus described above.

The stuff that I have in varying stages of building/priming:
- Droppod
- Razorback
- FW legion Praetors
- 3x landspeeder
- 1x landspeeder typhoon
- Wall of martyrs (the big box)
- Vengeance weapons battery
- 5 ravenwing bikers
- 3 Cities of death buildings
- 10 veterans
- techmarine + servitors
- 10 Forgeworld Iron armour legionnaires

- DV Chaos space marine set

Built and first basecoats applied:
- 10 man assault squad
- 20 tac marines
- 6 deathwing termies
- another razorback
- land raider
- land raider crusader
- predator
- 5 deathwing knights
- Crashed Aquilla lander
- 14 old school ruined building corners

Currently on the work bench:
- 6 assault squad member conversions basecoated and in varying stages of painting.
- Wall of martyrs box set, first try out piece done in a way I approve of, just 20+ left to go. I did not like the piles of dead guardsmen all around so I'm also converting these pieces to make them appear to be sticking out of the game board I did earlier.
- Redoing old tactical marines. I can't help myself and I keep going back to stuff I painted earlier to improve them with new techniques I pick up along the way. The latest of these jaunts involve the correct use of decals on the shoulders of my earliest marines. Of course when I'm doing that I see all the other little mistakes I made so I feel the need to tidy up some more... Hence productivity suffers.

Pictures of the WiP's will follow when I get home.

(edit because I forgot a bunch...)

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Bah after I took pictures of my WiP's I got frustrated with the paintwork on the assault marines and threw them in the paint remover. I'm going for a smooth finish but some experimentation, sloppy GS work and secondhand bits gave a really bad bumpy look. So back to the drawing board for those I guess
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Right! One step closer to completion on my backlog:

A quick snap of my terminator praetor in pre-heresy deathwing colours.


I did some small conversion work.
This guy was secondhand from ebay and unfortunately the leather straps on his left shoulder were miscast and the sword was a mess. So I resculpted the straps and took the blade of a grey knight to fix his sword. Finally I added the bearded head from the Sternguard kit.

Hope you like him!

Once again the mental note to get a better camera and photo setup; the feathering of grey highlights into the black and other details are invisible with these kind of pictures..

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Right so I'm kind of dumbfounded here. I just started using the army painter angels green basecoat spray. However I just can't seem to get a smooth finish on the mini no matter what I do. It almost always comes out powdery and gives a grainy texture to the mini like in the example below. I tried it inside the house, outside, when it is cold, warm, short burst, long bursts... Anyone have some tips on this?


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