Hi, again all!
Its good to see some red again. As always the white is amazing, as is the highlighting of the red. What really catches me though is the meltagun. You picked out every detail and made it noticeable. Nice job on that! The smaller details everywhere are nicely done as well. You seem to have a flair for unnecessary details that you don't have to do but add a level of mastery to the model that says "experienced painter"
I cant wait to see the whole squad together. Keep it up! And good luck with finals and your job. I hope your mom ends up ok.
It's good to be painting red again, but I'm going to be changing it up a bit from now on (I have grand plans, I think). I do think that it's the minor details that makes the finish of a miniature, scratches and dirt and such tends to make it all go together in harmony.
Thanks, my mother is already doing a lot better, hopefully she'll be able to reach full capacity again.
Originally Posted by sanguinius noob
good to see an update!
the red you've got going at the moment is amazing, a really full deep red, wish mine looked like that..
keep it up mate!
It's dark, but it's growing on me. A lot of other painters are doing brighter reds so it helps to differentiate a bit from all of the others
A doctor eh? At least I know you'd be good with a scalpel
or maybe its because you're good with a scalpel that you're good with the brush...
The kill count detail is sweet. All my attempts at that in the past have been kind of bad. Big fat white marks... I'll have to try it again sometime.
Yepp, a medical doctor, but I'm leaning towards specializing as a shrink when time comes to make a decision. Probably about 3 years till it's time to choose though!
I don't think you did such a bad job on your raider. The only thing I try to keep in mind with such details is that I like to keep them in a place where the gunner could reach them easily (so that they can put more marks on without to much of a fuss. I'd like to imagine my meltagunner just dragging some soot of the meltagun and drawing a line on the wristguard when there's a lull in the battle.
Nice looking piece Xeno and I am glad to see that you got a few moments to put brush to model. I really like all the little freehand details that you have added, gives the model a lot of individuality!
Good luck with your Doctor stuff!
Painting is slow, I'm much more of a minor converter I guess. I'm always leaning towards converting. Probably finish about 3-5 miniature conversions for every marine I paint at the current rate.
Melta marine looks very good. Look forward to see what you do next.
Next? More conversions!
Well, since I did bought the Sevrin Loth miniature with Honour Guards I figured I might as well put it to use. I know I can paint librarians now so that won't be a problem.
Most of Sevrin is put together from the get go. His axe is pretty puny and realistic compared to other warhammer miniatures so it had to go if he was to look like he belonged in the army. The left arm was used in my previous Librarian conversion meaning I had to find 2 new arms. The more I went back and forth with Sevrin I realised I really don't like his pose all that much. It's pretty stale and boring (to be honest) even if the details are superb (as they often are with FW miniatures). Anyway...
Having bought the GK kits I had some bits to play with, trying out a few combinations and coming up with something. After over a year working with this project I figured I'd actually start DRY FITTING my miniatures with blue tac meaning I could easily change things back and forth till I was satisfied.
Now, as you see I settled on the Warding Staff arm (I like the handle) combined with an Angelus pattern bolt gun (which will be acting as a bolt pistol in game). I'm not using any Sanguinary Guards so there won't be any doubt about what it is.
I'm considering maybe changing the top of the staff into the Honour Guard Axe Blade (like I did on the other miniature) but then again I like that this foot slogging Librarian has a more defensive pose meaning I might save the power axe for later (when I need another Jumper Librarian) to keep some kind of theme for them.
C&C welcomed if you have any.
Other than this miniature I'm planning conversions for an Honour Guards Squad (5-man), to accompany the foot slogger, using a combination of normal marine pieces and GK pieces. I also have some plans for Terminators using GK terminator pieces with slight modifications. More on them asap.
Till next time!