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Ok, so the title really doesn't suggest anything really, but I think I shall keep my Chaos Marines and Marines apart. Because things might just get confusing :p.

Here is my tester mini for my thousand sons. As I say it is a tester mini, and I was playing around with methods of painting, and settled on making them enchanted blue because its quite a nice colour to play with (also, after painting like 100 Ultramarines, I like blue...).

My method for painting them is as follows:

Undercoat in Regal Blue
Rough Coat in Enchanted Blue
Wash of Asurmen Blue
Rough coat of Enchanted Blue
Wash of Asurmen Blue
Few more coats of Enchanted Blue
Highlight with 70:30 Enchanted:Ice Blue
Highlight with Pure Ice blue.

Not sure on the gold though, would love some ideas, I use Games Workshop paints since they are easy for me to get hold of, and am looking for a nice method for painting gold.

Here is the model:






Looking at the model, it seems that the blue is a little patchy, I shall fix this :)


I shall update soon, since I am working on getting it done. Pics tomorrow I expect, since I have a free day :).

-MC
 

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Heya.

I love the blue its very vibrant, can i suggest that you maybe add a thin wash to it to give it a little more depth? Also for final highlights just use a really light version of your blue colour.

As for the gold. It looks neat and it has been applied well but it looks more yellow. DO you want to do an NMM gold or a metallic gold?

These are gonna look great when you get a squad done, keep up the great painting.

LTP
 

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Heya.

I love the blue its very vibrant, can i suggest that you maybe add a thin wash to it to give it a little more depth? Also for final highlights just use a really light version of your blue colour.

As for the gold. It looks neat and it has been applied well but it looks more yellow. DO you want to do an NMM gold or a metallic gold?

These are gonna look great when you get a squad done, keep up the great painting.

LTP
It is just gonna be yellow :). Going for a classic kinda look xD. These pics aren't as up to date as I'd like, because I have painted the gold on the helmet and on the legs. Its all coming together nicely :).
Thanks for the advice :)

Looking good so far man, can't wait to see more.
Cheers man!
 

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Looking very nice so far MC! The yellow on the helmet has been painted very neatly indeed and the blue is very rich in colour, it really matches the 'classic' look you say you're trying to achieve.

I'd definitely second LTP's suggestions though :).

Looking great anyway!
 

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It is just gonna be yellow :). Going for a classic kinda look xD. These pics aren't as up to date as I'd like, because I have painted the gold on the helmet and on the legs. Its all coming together nicely :).
Thanks for the advice :)


Cheers man!
Cool fair enough well it looks good they definitely stand out :).
 

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Sexy.
Like LTP said you need to add more depth to the model with shading and highlights. When I paint my models I paint the darkest colour first and then work up from that which gives natural shading. I work up to the basecoat, give a wash where needed, but I try not to use washes unless I'm painting TMM (Better than NMM :) ) and bone. I then work up to highlights, the lines are thicker and more visible when the highlight is fairly dark, but thinner and in select places for extreme highlights. If you're going for an old school look this is probably the best way to do it as washes make it look totally different, more grimy and dark.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the finished model.
 

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Ok, I really can't sit down and paint for a while..

Got a lot of the gold done down one leg though, and on the foot. Also, touched the blue on the leg up, and redid the highlights as they had faded or something.

Here are some more pics:





As you can see I need to touch the foot up, since I made a boo boo with the gold.
 

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Ok, I really can't sit down and paint for a while..

Got a lot of the gold done down one leg though, and on the foot. Also, touched the blue on the leg up, and redid the highlights as they had faded or something.

Here are some more pics:





As you can see I need to touch the foot up, since I made a boo boo with the gold.
Looking good. Just one thing its been a while since i have used actual metallic paint lol but are you watering it down at all? I presume you are using GW paints? The paint on the helmet looks great but it looks a little thicker on the foot is all. Apart from that i think this guy will look great once you have finished him. :)
 

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Looking good. Just one thing its been a while since i have used actual metallic paint lol but are you watering it down at all? I presume you are using GW paints? The paint on the helmet looks great but it looks a little thicker on the foot is all. Apart from that i think this guy will look great once you have finished him. :)
Yeah, its all being watered down. I think it looks odd because I made a hash of it :p. I noticed it aswell, and in person it doesn't look thick just messy.

Cheers!
 

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I doubt I'll be updating for a while, my grandad died in the early hours of this morning. I'm still really choked up, he was the greatest bloke I knew, and he is gonna be sorely missed.

-Adam
 

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Deepest condolences.
 

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Thanks guys, it means a lot really. I think I'm beginning to deal with it, and coping pretty well.

Got an exam next week aswell to cope with now! Then I have a couple of days off at the end of the week, so, may start painting then, depending on when the funeral is.

-Adam
 

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Sorry about your grandad hope you get better soon.
Just one question are you waiting till youve done the detail on the chest before you put the arms on
Yeah, all the bits are currently sat in a little box on my table :p. I wanted to really get these models looking nice once I'd got the hang of painting them.
 

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OK, time for an update me thinks.

Here is some pics of the rhino I have been painting in the same scheme as The Wraithlords, I've found the ink pretty tough to get a nice coat on, but from this pic it doesn't look that bad. Just takes time to get used to! I also have an update on the army as a whole, since I want to add aspects of Undivided troops in the army I have started thinking about fluff, and how I want to represent them. Anywho, on with the pics!




They are the tank, as you can see its largely unfinished, I still need to add highlights and well, finish the silver! I am anticipating that it will look rather funky when its done, I am pretty pleased with how its turned out so far!

Anyway, now for the ideas behind my Undivided army:

The idea is that they are a legion that is extremely underpowered, relying on Warbands from Thousand Suns and World Eaters, occasionally being accompanied by Kharn The Betrayer himself, and not so frequently, Ahriman. Ahriman generally trying to get something out of leading the army (collecting a Chaos Artifact or some sort perhaps).

They are going to be called "The Brotherhood" and, they are a pretty secretive legion, choosing to fight in the cover of darkness (perhaps in game I might try and get night fight rules in...), they are extremely lacking in troops, at last count there was 3 squads of Chaos Space Marines, numbering 10 each but they are backed by predators and vindicators, they also have 3 defilers, this gives them some backing when they go to war, also backed by bikers and chosen, the chosen are a group who choose to separate themselves from the legion, they are perhaps the greatest warriors the Legion has to offer, and they are equipped with the limited, yet most powerful hand to hand arms the Legion will offer them.

They do also have a spall detachtment of Fallen Imperial Guard, currently far to understrength to go to battle, but as soon as they appear to be up to scratch, they will be fighting alongside the Chaos Marines.

In effect I am actually going to be playing 3 legions, but it makes great fun to make up these kind of rules, I am going into deep planning mode, since I really want to make this army right, and to fluff, and I will write more as I go.

I am also thinking what to do for the Chosen, perhaps using DA models, and filing off the DA iconography, and getting some Lightning claws and lots of other lovely stuff for them.

Cheers!
-Adam

Also, I shall try and get some better pics, since these ones were basically shit ;P
 
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