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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-16-11, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick note.
I've changed the links in that last post to Picasa web links. I like the service better than Photobucket and the pics are a bit bigger. I've decided to do some more gems on this guy. I'll get them done in the next couple of days and get some more pics up.
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Good thing Picasa's not blocked by my office's firewall.

Are you going to do the two-tone bit on your Warlock's robes? I think that scheme rocks!

The gems DO look great! Interesting that you chose a colour that's quite similar to your overall scheme (most use gemstones to add the accent colour).

And speaking of accent colour, I'm digging the green! Great fanny pack! I'm just not sure with the gold you used on the emblem.. I think you should limit your metals to silver.

I also think the bright brown you used for the pouch and strings are a little distracting. I would use the same colour you used on your Blood Bowl mini's straps or the bone on the Warlock's chest and shoulders for the string. And green for the pouch on its side.

By my ramblings, you'd know that I totally love your unique take on the Eldar! More please!
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I would say move your highlights up one more notch on the robes and look into getting some flat clearcoat or testors dullcoat. Looking really good though!

Word of warning on masking tape:

Tan = Full strength
Green = Medium glue, comes off easier
Blue = Weak Glue , easiest to come up. This is the stuff if you want to mask over highlights and whatnot. I keep a roll of blue and green in my workbench for model masking.
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oh! I didn't know that the colors determined what strength they were....Yay! I feel smarter already!~

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Its why I posted it.
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Good thing Picasa's not blocked by my office's firewall.

Are you going to do the two-tone bit on your Warlock's robes? I think that scheme rocks!

The gems DO look great! Interesting that you chose a colour that's quite similar to your overall scheme (most use gemstones to add the accent colour).

And speaking of accent colour, I'm digging the green! Great fanny pack! I'm just not sure with the gold you used on the emblem.. I think you should limit your metals to silver.

I also think the bright brown you used for the pouch and strings are a little distracting. I would use the same colour you used on your Blood Bowl mini's straps or the bone on the Warlock's chest and shoulders for the string. And green for the pouch on its side.

By my ramblings, you'd know that I totally love your unique take on the Eldar! More please!
I'm glad to hear about the hole in your office firewall, mine seems to have the same issue (hope they don't notice it).

I took your advice about the Gold Emblem and the bag/straps. Thanks a lot for the ramblings. I enjoy and appreciate it.

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I would say move your highlights up one more notch on the robes and look into getting some flat clearcoat or testors dullcoat. Looking really good though!

Word of warning on masking tape:

Tan = Full strength
Green = Medium glue, comes off easier
Blue = Weak Glue , easiest to come up. This is the stuff if you want to mask over highlights and whatnot. I keep a roll of blue and green in my workbench for model masking.
Thanks for the Info on the tape and the advice on the highlights. I've gone up a notch. I've not done a clear coat on this mini yet. I generally do 3-4 clear coats after I've finished so the paint doesn't wear off due to using the mini.

I'll be doing the final spray tomorrow, it got cold tonight and I don't want to fog the mini with cold spray. So here are the front and back pics finished apart from a final matt spray.



Thanks everyone for your comments on the colour scheme and for your advice on things that help the look of the mini. It really helps with my motivation.

I think I have to do a squad of guardians to go with the warlock next. Then hopefully I'll have the 2 OOP War Walkers I've ordered, and I'll be able to strip all 3 of my War Walkers and paint them.
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Ok, got the Warlock Sprayed. I'm still not happy with the amount of 'Shine' on his robes, and would like a bit more on his gems I think. I've ordered some Vallejo Gloss and Flat varnish. So I think I'll go over him with that when it comes in. Here he is:


And the DRAMA pose.


So yesterday I got started on my Guardians. I've got the body done on 4 of the plastics, I've got to do the arms still. The next 4 are some of the old OOP metals and I have to say that after working on these plastic guys I'm looking forward to having some detail to work with.


Today, in an effort to avoid painting arms. I've cleaned and reorganized my desk a bit. I got rid of a secondary computer that I never really use anymore and put some storage space on the desk for tools and paint. Not alot more space to work with but the desk feels better.

Before and After shots:


That's it for today. I'll get those arms done and update again in a day or two.
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Robe looks a lot better. On the green highlight, I would thin it out a bit more and use more layers. Looking forward to seeing more!
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I finished the four Guardians yesterday and got them clear coated today. So update pic is here.

Guardian Squad 2 part 1:



This is guardian squad 1:


That is the last of my plastic guardians. I've got 4 of the old metal guys stuck to film canisters right now, waiting for paint. I'd have some more pics for you but my camera's batteries died, so I've thrown them into the charger and will get some more pics later.
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