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post #11 of 175 (permalink) Old 04-29-13, 07:09 PM
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Great work. I like the transitions on the fur and the washing overall.

My only suggestion is a bit of edging in a lighter blue tone - likely the same blue with some light grey or white blended in. Since the armor is a base/wash you want to distinguish between the various overlapping PA panels. See knees/legs or the elbows/arms.

The flash might be masking the highlights if you've done them, but studying the pics it doesn't look like it.

Would make the minis pop even more. Keep up the great work!

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Great work. I like the transitions on the fur and the washing overall.

My only suggestion is a bit of edging in a lighter blue tone - likely the same blue with some light grey or white blended in. Since the armor is a base/wash you want to distinguish between the various overlapping PA panels. See knees/legs or the elbows/arms.

The flash might be masking the highlights if you've done them, but studying the pics it doesn't look like it.

Would make the minis pop even more. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for your comments, CubanNecktie. You're quite right in that there have been NO highlighting done on these.

Main reason was it was a rush job (and still is) for the daughter as her alternate army to use at her school club. The second team of 7x Grey Hunters are currently been done and I'm planning to use the Russ Grey to layer over the washed Fang coating and if I get the time, to have edge highlighting done with Fenrisian Grey. Again it gonna be down to availability of time. Bear in mind that these will see a fair bit of use & abuse at the daughter's school club (school kids aged between 8-10).

I'm building a much larger 2k or 2.5k SW army separately with no real time pressures so that lot will get a bit more care and attention to detail. This initial set is really me getting back into the groove of painting again since my last foray back in 95-6'!

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Made it... more or less!

Just a "few" tail ends like 2 Fenrisian wolves, 3 chainswords, 3 bolters, 1 plasma gun, 2 belt crests, 2 Wolf Standards and all the bases to finish up but other than that (ahem!), the school club 500 points army is ready to Rock 'n' Roll this afternoon!


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Been a busy week at work but this manage to get a few things on the go this weekend.

First there's the Grey Hunter shoulder pads... metallic pieces so a real pain to file down the bits and mould lines.

Then there were the Fenrisian wolves (x2) that were primed last week. These were finally finished off.

Then got started with putting together with the rest of the Thunderwolf Cavalry unit (x2). After priming the figures, realised that it would be a waste of effort to simply spray-coat two figures in "The Fang" colour... so ended up starting the first of two units of Long Fangs (x5 plus one Squad Leader)!

Looks like its gonna be a busy week to finish these off for next weekend.


This week's tasks...


Completed Fenrisian Wolves


Primed Thunderwolves


Grey Hunter pad


Grey Hunter Flamer with GH Pad

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Looking good. You've a lot going on at the moment. I must pick up some of those fenrisian wolves, but I can't justify paying that much for them when I have a load of the old goblin wolves painted up already. Just need to change the bases.

I used those GH pads as well, and I found painting the wolf head grey helps make it stand out from the rest of the pad.
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I used those GH pads as well, and I found painting the wolf head grey helps make it stand out from the rest of the pad.
Thanks... that's a brilliant idea. I'll probably do it in gold though to tie in with the main colour scheme. Now to decide on the left shoulder pad scheme!

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Excellent painting +rep, my only suggestion would be on the modeling side and would be to drill out the muzzles on the bolters etc, it can me a pain in the ass but really makes the model pop as they say.

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Looking good so far! Can't wait to see more!
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Ah, these have come on a bit since I last looked. Really like the way you've painted your TW's, especially the faces and paws.

Don't forget to drill teh barrels of your bolters, would make them look that little bit better (not that they don't look good, they look really good).

What is your plan for the bases?

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Sounds great Wookie. For easy, quick, and awesome bases here is the vanilla process I use.

Get a Citadel texture paint so you don't need to mess around with glueing and materials. It's awesome. I would pick a colour that contrasts with your armor, but then again if you plan of doing snow, a darker colour may be best.

I like to do a wash on it. Then dry brush with 1 or 2 lighter tones...3 if you're going for a moss/swamp growth on clay/mud kinda feel. Ex. I got the redish brown clay texture, washed devlan mud, drybrushed 2 midtone greens and a mustard yellow and it looked great.

If you go with slate rock chunks and gravel detailing I prefer to glue them prior to the textured paint. Plan out the placement for easy drybrushing later. I've tried a few ways but I prefer superglue on large slate (Citadel basing kit slate always has a flat surface) and white glue on gravel, flock, sand, etc.

Quick and painless way to knock out bases.

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