Absolutley great stuff! I really do like these. I don't normally like weathering but you pull it off so well that i can't help but like it haha.
How many points do you plan to do altogether?
Thanks for the continuing support!
I have 4 major milestones for this project:
1. Playable army (Achieved)
2. 1000 pt army (300 to go)
3. 2000 pt army
4. See the list in the revised first post
(mostly to fill a display cabinet with goodies).
We'll see how long I can keep my motivation up. I have other warhammer 40k projects and other artistic things I wish to do as well.
Awesome sauce mate, a very nice army pic
The weathering on vespillo is brilliant, but it makes the rest of your guys look really clean now
I'm going to have to rough them up a bit, make them one of the cleaner squads, maybe mix them up with the others as I make more. I'll come up with something
Great work ... I like your version of Tyco better than GW's. Keep it going man, you are on a badass roll.
Thank you, glad you like him!
These guys look AWESOME nuff said
love your tycho, how do you do your muddy weathering? oh, and +rep
is an experiment based on the Imperial Armour Masterclass Volume One book.
2 parts tap water
1 part Devlan Mud wash
2 parts Grey Ash weathering powder (from FW)
If you want the mud darker - use another weathering powder or more Devlan mud wash in the mix.
Paint it into grooves and armour plate recesses.
Then I flick it onto the tank (takes some practice to get it right) to give it the splattered look.
Carefully paint the mix on with a small brush (thinking about grooves and such where dirt would collect).
Good thing about this mix is that if you get to much on the miniature (something you notice once it's dried) you can go over it with a wet brush (you have to rub it a bit to get the pigments of) and that way you can remove the excess!
And another thing someone asked for way back which I forgot about
How to make a "BEAKIE"
(out of just about any helmet):
To show you the principle I'll show you on a corvus helmet first
You'll need -
Pointy clay shaper
Start by cutting of the round shape of the corvus helmet (see second pic). This gives you a basic shape to put your green stuff on (when making a beakie out of a non-corvus pattern helmet you need to build this basic shape up yourself otherwise you risk getting a crooked and uneven looking beak).
Put on your GreenStuff, use your fingers to get a smooth and pointy shape. Take your time, you might even benefit from letting the GreenStuff harden 30 min - 1 hour before you try to get the shape right.
After letting the green stuff harden a bit more (about 1½-2 hours from initial mixing) you take your pointy tool and make nostrils for your beak. This might take a few attempts to get right, but it's worth it. You might have to redo the whole beak before you get what you want.
For inspiration about shape and what to aim for, look at pictures of different birds. The implementation of the general idea has many possibilities.
Sadly, I appeared to have lost one of the stages of the non-corvus helmet (on the first pictures):
The biggest difference here is that you first have to remodel the mask by cutting pieces from it (so that they wont ruin your beak shape) and then build up a basic shape again for the final layer to rest on.
I hope that you can extrapolate a good enough tutorial by combining the corvus part with the non-corvus part. Feel free to ask if I didn't explain something good enough.
I've been working on a test miniature all day, hopefully I'll be able to post him tomorrow.
Another thing, does anyone know about any bitz or kits (any kits or bits, even non-warhammer boxes) that contain small birds or birdlike creatures?
I'm looking for something to base conversions of and I'd appreciate any input in the matter!