Hmmmm interesting idea! If you ever played Might and Magic VI, I was thinking the scene in the intro where the ghost 'breaks out' from the barbarian's body... only a power armoured grey knight ghost emanating from the riderless Dreadknight.Good idea! Maybe have a Grey Knight standing under him pointing at something for the Dreadknight to attack? Like he's it's master?
*Blush* Thanks. But to be honest (and honourable?) I did a lot of reference material searching on google before I decided how to do what I wanted to do.That, sir, is glorious. I applaud your ingenuity in creating such a beautiful conversion, and take my hat off to your vision and skill in executing it. The banner as a loincloth is simply brilliant.
I meant the detailing on the armour, I should have read your post rather than just looking at the pretty picturesHmmm, Varakir I'm not not sure which lightning you are refering to... The 'arcs of electricity' on the pistons (Jump kit?) at the back or the detailing on the armour?
With the armour, I was hoping for an 'inlay' effect, like a reverse of the etching you can see here:
Honestly, I'm totally guilty of this as well. Especially on your Log, there are plenty of pretty pictures there to be distracted by.just looking at the pretty pictures
Well Swede, no 'fresh' ideas yet sorry, but I do have a cupboard full of terrain that is luring me with its siren call (also I need to not spend quite so much money on plastic spacemen at the moment) so you never know.And im also wondering if you have any more shots of your terrain. Im looking at the one at the top of this page and im astunded at ho well made it is. I need to steal some of your ideas
I think the technique is fine, just the patterns are not intricate enough. The detail is quite sparse and spaced out on your dreadknight, so it naturally draws the eye as something that stands out.Having said that, I think you are right even if it isn't lightning. I've painted it base gunmetal, Asurmen Blue wash, Leadbelcher layer and then Mithril Silver paterning, but I almost feel like I should have either green stuff'd the pattern (too hard for with my current skill, honestly) or done something different with the paint... either source lighting or using a Devlan/Badab combo and relayering metalics to give it more depth and 'age'. How would you suggest doing it?
I did consider this, but after much finger gnawing I decided I didn't have time this month to figure out how to make it look right. I'd have needed to reflect the 'wreath' and eucalyptus leaf in the pattern to make it fit with the other models, but unlike them I've put two lines of pattern on each surface instead of one. It looks... not crowded. I was scared to change that, I guess.covered the whole surface with lots of swirly patterns
I definitely considered this swede. I have toyed with NMM effect before with... limited... success (I think I need more blending skills and patience to pull it off). I decided not to black base to try and give a consistency to the model... It sounds a bit pretentious when I've not been skilled enough to pull off the really fancy etched look, but I wanted the armour to be one piece of embellished armour without giving too much 'embossing' to the pattern.Use a dark grey or even Black as a base layer for the vines and then just go over with a fine layer of metal color of your choice and the whole thing should pop more.
It assembles? Eventually I may put them all onto an MDF board... but I have a realm of battle table and a secret weapon table on the way which makes me more inclined to keep them separate. Besides, 'throw terrain' made from more bits of terrain is easier to pack into one box to take to a game. Especially when you're the only person with terrain amongst your friends...Are you going to assemble it as is or combine then all?
Saw some of these on DakkaDakka, they are awesome! But, practicality is my catchword at the moment, a house move looms close in my future.Some people glue all the pieces together in a no scattered version, one guy won a gold at golden deamon for it years ago. Not as practical as you say though.
Keeping it simple!? if that is simple the im going to be very interested in seeing you do a detailed terrain piece!Ok, keeping it simple so that I can game with this terrain this weekend... possibly tomorrow. Possibly after a work function. Possibly I don't want to do any immaculate detailing in case something unfortunate happens to them, as it has before happened to the odd mini knocked or dropped onto the floor. And stepped on (accidentally).
Unfortunately that's the Chaos Terminator Lord set helmet, and I just don't have the cash to shell out for another ten of them... or another nine if I swap his head out. Are any bits dealers allowed to ship to Australia without GW sanctions?Actually that helmet works very nicely. its an easy conversion and would add alot of character to the normal grey knights. You should consider doing a squad or two. in a similar fashion.
Unfortunately that's the Chaos Terminator Lord set helmet, and I just don't have the cash to shell out for another ten of them... or another nine if I swap his head out. Are any bits dealers allowed to ship to Australia without GW sanctions?
I ship world wide, no questions asked.Unfortunately that's the Chaos Terminator Lord set helmet, and I just don't have the cash to shell out for another ten of them... or another nine if I swap his head out. Are any bits dealers allowed to ship to Australia without GW sanctions?