Thanks. Main concern i have. Short of not doing a decent enough paintjob is how many marines and how many orks should i have. Thinking like 3 or 4 orks and maybe 10 marines? Or marines bodies. Any thoughts?
Little more work on the diorama getting some inital painting on the brick work and more experimenting on the colors for the wolves.
Currently on the wolves doing two shades of grey the with "mechanicum standard grey" being the lighter sections further in the backround and the darker "Eshin grey" being more in the foreground. This will result in the pauldrons, knee pads and elbow pads being darker as a form of highlight.
Heres a little more fiddling on the spacewolves, little bit of a wash of "nuln oil" to shape and shade them.
Little bit of work from today getting the base of the building coming along nicely, using the new rolling pins that i got the other day.
Next i have a little project for my younger brother, in the creation of a steampunk/ technopunk ork ranger. So far I've got some of the basic scultping started along with some basic sketches for the ideas that I will be portraying.
The text on the sketch is as follows, if it is unreadable.
As point of clarification I've done a quick sketch up of the ideas behind what ive started on the miniture. If text is unreadable it is as follows.
Checker plate sheild covered by some form of animal scales.
Large bolts in bow possible folding mechanism
Two ideas for string either standard or "electric" string
Rock arrow head painting defines, thinking black or dark purple with bright shading.
Have finished the miniture, the wierd technopunk/ streampunk ork ranger. Feel that its turned out alright not as much of the steampunk or technopunk influences as i thought, but feel the bronze recurve bow, with the large bots feels closer to the theme.
Also a alternative weapon in the form of the sword, painted in the same scheme as the arrows in my attempt at an obsidian stone pattern.
Final bit for tonight, have started getting some serious progress on the base have got most of the basic details picked out, with at least a base coat of their respective coats (mechanicus standard grey on the stone, rhinox hide on wood . Also intial coats of waaagh flesh and drybrushed warboss green for vegitation.
Some more eagle eyed people would notice a few extra bricks in the courner of the building to help cover some molding errors from the wood. Little more fiddling on the diorama, tonight ive been assembling the third tree, with this one insted of a stump alone have built the tree.
As an interesting little experiment, I've also made up some greenstuff in the form of some moss on one face of the trees and brickwork. This was done by applying a thin layer of greenstuff then using a stripling brush to create the effect.
Little bit of work today on both a test model for the elysian drop troops again. Using the basic ideas that I'm using on the spacewolves.
Initally coat of "mechanicum standard grey".
Specific coats of "dawnstone" on armor peices.
Little more of the dark grey on the helmet.
Then a large wash over the majority of the model, shading and helping to pull out detail.
On the visor ive done a coat of "kantor blue" as the base coat, then "regal blue" and then using the coat of the new "soulstone blue".
Feel that this style is certainty better then the first test i did months back. The other thing that I've done today is a little bit of fiddling on the nobs, primarily green stuff in the seams or parts where ive cut the model to attach the hands.
Bit more work on some more models in this case for the kill team event thats running at my local club, so painted up some specialist nobs for the army and used some boys from the original heavy armored squads.
The 4 new squad members.
The shot of all of the killteam assembled.
The "Rage" nob with some armored fists, from some fantasy orge models.
Fairly standard nob without much alterations
Slighty converted ork nob, into an ork boy with rokkits
Another standard nob.
Overall feel that the models turned out ok, probably need some touch ups or alterations. But as a table top model I'm happy with them. Any thoughts?
A little more progress today More progress on the rokes drift diorama.
Little more sculpting on the building, primarily renforcing the wall section, with both more green stuff at the base and a little plasticard "I" beam. Both of which need a coat of paint.
The other little bit of progress is on both the rocks and trees.
The current paint scheme for the rocks is a layer of dawnstone (shown in earlier photos), a wash of nuln oil and dry brush of administratum grey.
The trees and wood on the other hand has the rhinox hide (shown in earlier photos) and a drybrush of a 1:1 mix of rhinox hide and bestial brown.
So far coming up nice, nearly done with the base section just the minitures themselves.
The only other thing that I have been doing a little more work on the idea of a railwaygun idea which has now become more into the idea of an armored train with multiple carriages with a variety of guns, light infantry weapons and the like, an engine, a small railway gun and even a "Fremdgerät" or rapid response vehicle on a flatbed.
Currently still no progess on the idea short of a little bidding on some second hand carriages to identify scale a little better. More to come.
A little more fiddling today. Little more painting on the diorama. Have attached and begun painting the backpacks on the marines. As well as a little more on the main part of the base section.
As a side note have begun fiddling with the airbrush station, with the led worklamps sitting on the top of the opaque plastic that it is made of. It seems to work quite nicely giving me a lot of light to work by.
Thats all for now. Progress is slow as always but alway forwards.
Finally finished a little project I've been working on for a few weeks now, it a project for my younger brothers 18th birthday, for something a little different i decided to make a model that will somewhat go with his slowly growing tyranid army.
I say somewhat because of what it is:
A looted flying hivetyrant!!! And secondary little one of a caged ork genestealer cultist.
Thats it for the tyrant itself. If interested i can post more about the crafting of the model itself and the amounts of techniques involved.
Thats the collection of the genestealer ork cultist.
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