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That's a lot of snow! Out of interest, what method did you use to make the snow? I think I'd go for a slightly less dense amount of snow, but I suppose it would be that dense in the wastes of the North!
 

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Baking powder (NOT soda), pva glue, touch of water. Mix together, smear on base, let dry overnight. Voila.


EDIT: MY MISTAKE, BAKING SODA IS WHAT YOU NEED.
 

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Got the champ done and I am waiting for the snow to fully dry before I try taking a pic. In the meantime, here is a wip shot of the next 4 with the armour and trim finished

 

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The white snow base is making it very hard to take a decent pic of the champ so in the meantime, here are the other 4 knights to look at. They are mostly done now with just the fine details and the bases to go. The banner will be in the red I used on the champ and the weapons will be painted in a similar manner to his as well. I am going to take a fair bit of time on the shields as well as they are really ornate and deserve a decent amount of effort.


 

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I just wanted to say again that I really like the subdued/worn look of the models. And the eyes of the champ's mount are excellently done.
 

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very nice miniatures. i love the aromor on the knights...how did you do it?

as a shameless plug, if you need any of the old chaos mutation bitz (i know how crappy they are but they do do things for maruaders) let me know.
 

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They need cutting down but the warrior kit comes with lances also.
 

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All five models are just about done now. I decided to keep the weapons looking more realistic like the rest of the models and not give them lightning effects and such. Also, after showing 3 of them to Damned Fist last night at work and some of the ensuing discussion regarding them, I am going to try something a little different than what I started with on the shields last night. All that is left to do now are the shields and whatever freehand I decide to do on the banner, most likely some form of generic chaos star as I plan to be able to use these models with any mark I wish from game to game. One thing I was really pleased with was how the weapons turned out as I was unsure how they would look without the extreme highlights that people are used to seeing on miniatures.

Which brings me to another topic, realism. For the longest time I have been painting my minis like everyone else and using ultra bright highlights on them to show reflections and such. One thing I have done with these knights is to deliberately NOT use the extreme highlights in order to provide a more realistic look to them and I have to say that while some people may dismiss my painting for it, I will be continuing to do so from now on. I think that these 5 models are the best I have ever done and I truly believe that it is entirely because of the realism and lack of extreme highlights. As happy as I am with my Tsons, I think these knights are far better looking and far less cartoony. Time will tell but I intend to explore this a bit further.

I will try to get some pics up later on today when I get a chance.
 

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Well wraith i think the thing is that everyone has their own styles and tastes. I try not to copy other people's painting styles but rather talk to the ones i admire and learn from them, then develop my own thing. So good on you tbh, i think its good that people can break from the "norm" and work on what influences them. You have great talent and your models impress me no end, im sure you will appreciate your own models more when you do what you want.

Cant wait to see more of your work.
 

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Update.

Models are done now, just the bases to be finished. I haven't yet put any dullcote on them so if there are any suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.







One thing I have yet to decide is how exactly to paint the chaos star on the banner. I was thinking of going with the fire colours I used in my power weapon tutorial but I am afraid that it will be too bright and draw the eye away from the monochrome look to the model. I could paint it in straight white/bone colours but I am not really sure of that. Suggestions and ideas would be greatly appreciated in that regard for sure.
 

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I can think of other words, but there are kids on the site. Wraith, you set a challenge for the rest of us to try to measure up to.
 

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Here is a quick, slightly blurry pic of the knights ranked together with the bases finished. I need to find a way to take individual pics that won't wash out the white of the snow but so far nothing has worked. Thinking of using a black background...

 

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i really dig these guys wraith! they look pretty bad ass...

whats your next plan of action for this chaos army?

... speaking of which i still have to finish up my boob snake >_<
 
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