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post #1 of 146 (permalink) Old 06-29-11, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Default RATS! Rats everywhere!!

Hey folks,

I have been taking a break from my GKs since saturday to paint something very different. I started the hobby with fantasy battle, but I have since sold much of my stuff. One of the armies that I sold, was a skaven army. I still regret that to this day, because the sight of a big units of mean rats coming at you is still breathtaking!

However, that army never really became big. I just didn't find a way to paint all those rats that was anywhere near fast enough to finish an entire army. But now that I have an airbrush, I took heart and finally went for it.

Mind you, I still cheated quite a bit by using the army painter quickshade on these models. It's a very fast way of painting and the results aren't too bad. Only bad thing about it is, it takes a looooong time to fully cure and lose it's "stickyness". Also, you'll need a propper matt sealer, because that stuff is shiny as hell!

Anyway, this is the first model that is finished. It really is just painted amongst a bulk of 20 clanrats... But this one got finished because I started earlier on it's base.

It's also one of my first attempts at OLS, I figured I'd give it a shot with a few of the warpstone weapons in this army.

The fingers on the hand do look a bit off, I might try to change that a little. Other then that, I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. At this pace, I should have my first pack of 20 rats finished by sunday, along with the start of a screaming bell.

I'll keep posting pics as the army starts to take shape!

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post #2 of 146 (permalink) Old 06-29-11, 09:17 AM
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lovely painting style mate. I cannot flaw this one.
Kudos for the wonderful glow effects!

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The OSL is very good; I especially like the glow within the barrel.

You have also chosen a good palette to make the rest of the model visually interesting without losing the dull rags look of Skaven.
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post #4 of 146 (permalink) Old 06-29-11, 09:39 AM
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Looks really good! I do agree to a point that the hands look a bit odd on the first rat, but even then, it still looks good. I rather like the "zebra" paint scheme on the cannon balls.

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Excellent glowing effects! Nice job!

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post #6 of 146 (permalink) Old 06-29-11, 06:04 PM
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Wonderful work elmir! The OSL is really nice and I am sure that you will sort out the lead rats hands nicely. I look forward to more of you Rats as I have a Skaven army waiting in the wings and I am always looking for inspiration.

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a very good way to see if your paintjob is any good is looking at it through a mirror.
this is just a tip, I'm not implieing that there could be any improvement of any kind that looks certainly awesome!

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Nice work... I'm also a huge fan of the quickshade... It really is the only way to crank out large units... And I like the effect it gives...

One of the things I've been messing about with is going back and drybrushing over the matte finish with the base color... Ie, for your rats above going back over the tunic with whatever color was it's base... I'm finding its a cool way to get a little more pop from the quickshade


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nice work, +rep for the lighting

could someone show me where there is a tut for this lighting cos whenever i try it, it fails


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post #10 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-11, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hello again. Time for another update.

I'm getting nearer to the finished state of my first 20 clanrats. It's the first unit, so it's still a little slow to finish (mainly because I keep making small adjustments untill I'm happy with the result).

The actual paint jobs on the clanrats are finished and I'm happy enough with them now though, so here are a few shots of some clanrats:

The bases still need some extra love. They'll be given static grass and the next batch of the clanrats will have patches of broken tiles on them (like the earlier shown poison wind mortar).

I'm still not sure about the movement tray I'll make for these guys. I'm thinking a 5 wide, 7 deep setup. I'm not entirely sure because I don't know if that's a good setup for clanrats or slaves (8th edition seems to have brought several infantry changes with them). So feel free to give any tactical wisdom about the army as well...
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