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Hello all,

Well I have decided to throw myself on the grenade and seek motivation from all you out there to get my Krieg soldiers inline and ready for war. I have had abunch of my models just chilling in the closet with no real motivation to get them all painted up...I blame Warhammer Fantasy for that, LOL! Anyways, several months ago when I got my first 2 Krieg models, the two Grenadiers with Hvy stubbers, I painted them up as my test subjects. I think they turned out pretty damn good. I waited for a while before snagging a deal on Ebay for a Krieg army. (Everything you see painted brown, plus all the Grenadiers, Vendettas, and several tanks in the following pictures is from Ebay) I wish I could find that dude and smack him in the head! No seriously, He took all the models and just dumped them into a box and mailed them out to me. You can guess how they looked when they arrived..I was so Irrate! I spent days fixing them, green stuffing, trimming, the whole works.

Anyways, the time has come now to get these guys painted up. I have also entered into the 2011 painting comp to further motivate myself to get these guys done.

Look forward to hearing feedback form you all. I will keep you posted as I progress.
 

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Here are the first 10 Kriegsmen that I plan on having finished sometime next week for the Jan 2011 painting comp. I will take some more pics as I progress with them.
 

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I will be following this log with interest and the test models you painted looks awesome! :)
 

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That is an impressing army of Krieg. Nice test figures, looking forward to see the next gues in the painting comp. Have just finished " Dead Men Walking ", they are scary those Kriegs.
 

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Nice to see an all FW army here on Heresy! Your wallet must be drying up bloody tears by now? Will be interesting to see if you manage to paint the entire army you have on your shelves :)
 

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Thanks guys! Seriously, your words of encouragement help a lot. "Dead Men Walking”? I’m going to have to get a copy of that book. I loved the Vraks series, finishing Vol. 7 right now, another reason for my sudden boom of motivation!

As for my Wallet...LOL....Sigh, ya its pretty dry. But all is well. I’m currently going to school and the government pays me to go to school (Prior military if you were curious). I’m still expecting a huge Forgeworld shipment sometime in the next week also with additional stuff. It was part of my Christmas and birthday gifts from my wife. "I love her", hehehehe.

On a side note, how can I go about posting the pictures without having to make them attachments? When I go to other people post they have their pictures posted in a scrolling fashion with captions, what am I missing?

Thanks!
 

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There are many ways. At first I used imageshack but then suddenly my pictures started to disappear (very annoying!). So now I use the Picasa Webalbum (http://picasaweb.google.com/)

There I have a Plog specific album where I upload my pictures to after I've compiled them (and auto adjusted them in Adobe Photoshop) with the [ IMG ] [ /IMG ] commando. To get the link I go to the web album find the picture I uploaded right click it and copy the link adress.

One thing to beware with picasa is that they will shrink your images unless you tweak the links you put into the IMG:

[...]/_S-fTsV8nxTI/TSeIB0FbQGI/AAAAAAAAAvg/l4LQK6sYSqE/s640/[...]
See the s640? That makes the image go 640 pixels resolution at most. If you change it to:

[...]/_S-fTsV8nxTI/TSeIB0FbQGI/AAAAAAAAAvg/l4LQK6sYSqE/s0/[...]
See that I changed it to s0? That makes the code show the picture in the original picture resolution.

Hope that makes sense.
 

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The test models are outstanding. The skull masks remind me a bit of the enemy general in the movie willow, who pretty much strikes fear into small children and wee gamers. Well done.
 

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You can also use Photobucket to upload your pics to and then just use the direct link they provide to post the images here, it is easy to do.


As for the models I like the looks of them with a single exception: the metal areas. The paint on the metal of the gun and helmet are a huge contrast with the way the rest of the models are painting and almost makes them look like you couldn't be bothered to do a nice job on them. I would suggest you paint these areas full boltgun metal, no drybrushing just straight and even coverage, and then use a black wash to dull them down, maybe a small bit of brown in crevasses once the black dries. Doesn't really take any more work but the result is much nicer.
 

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First off, thanks for the support…I really need it! Secondly, here’s a little update, it’s not much, but it’s where I want to go with the main painting configuration for the army. Please tell me what you think. If any of you have access to Imperial Armor Vol. 5, pg.17 it shows a drawing of a Krieg soldier standing at attention. This is exactly what I went for. If I am aloud to post a picture from the book with credit to GW and Forgeworld let me know and I will. That way you can reference what I am talking about.

Anyways, let me tell you a little bit about what happened so far. These first couple pictures are from me trying to remember the base coat colors for my guys since it had been so long since I first painted my test subjects. I went with a primer for my Airbrush that was grey from Vallejo, and it looked like a white grey. I sprayed over it with Vallejo German grey and now the 10 men where way to dark. I then went back and sprayed them with Vallejo USA Grey and they turned out perfect. Well while I was spray them I figured I would go ahead and try to spray another 10 yet found out that since the other kriegsmen were primed with the light grey, the USA grey went on lighter, as you can see in the pics. Left is a Kriegsmen primed light grey, then base coated usa grey, middle is a guy with just the primer, and to the right is the a kriegsmen primed light grey, resprayed with German grey, then resprayed with usa grey.

I should have remembered that darker bases make the colors painted on top of them darker…durrr! So, after I figured out what the base color was and how it needed to be applied I did their bases first. I feel that it is easier to fix dry brushing on the mini from the bristles hitting them from painting the base then it is to paint the mini all nice then have to try and go back and fix it because the base effects hit the mini. My technique for painting the bases is as follows:
I base coat the base Chaos Black
Followed by a heavy dry brushing of Scorched Brown
Followed by a medium dry brushing of Bestial Brown
Followed by a light dry brushing of Snakebite Leather
Finally, by a very very light dry brushing of Bleached Bone.

The actual Kriegsmen was painted as follows:

Primed = Vallejo primer Black
Basecoat = Vallejo US Grey
Great Coat = Vallejo US Grey / washed with Badab Black / highlighted with Vallejo US Grey
Pants = Vallejo light grey / washed with Devlan Mud
Boats & Mask = Kommando Khaki / washed with devlan mud
Armor = Vallejo German grey / highlighted with boltgun metal
Straps & Backpack = Scorched brown / highlighted with bestial brown (Forgot to do this part)
Strip marking on collar = Ruby red
Lenses = Dark Angels green / snot green / finally a dab of skull white
Lasgun = Chainmail / washed with Armor wash (out of production)
Gloves = Chaos black / highlighted with Vallejo German grey (Forgot to do this part also!)
Mask coupling & belt = Brazen Brass (out of production)
Mask Tube = shadow grey / washed with badab black
Lasgun stock & shovel handle = snakebite leather

Total painting time about 3 to 4 hours for just this one.

Hope I didn’t bore you all too much with all this reading, but I will now post the pics…please let me know, all FEEDBACK is welcome. If everyone is cool with it then I will proceed with mass production. Thanks, ohh I tried taking the picture a new way with the magnifier lamp, weather has been shit the last couple weeks.
 

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As for the models I like the looks of them with a single exception: the metal areas. The paint on the metal of the gun and helmet are a huge contrast with the way the rest of the models are painting and almost makes them look like you couldn't be bothered to do a nice job on them. I would suggest you paint these areas full boltgun metal, no drybrushing just straight and even coverage, and then use a black wash to dull them down, maybe a small bit of brown in crevasses once the black dries. Doesn't really take any more work but the result is much nicer.
I tried a new thing with the helmet and shoulder pads on this guy using Vallejo German Grey then using boltgun metal to show dings and scratchs...Looks ALOT better! What do you think of them now? Still think the lasgun needs to be changed?
 

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I think the lasgun is a bit to clean for a Krieg regiment. I think it would feel good with some Devlan mud on it. Otherwise I just wanna say your doing some great work :)
 

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I think the lasgun is a bit to clean for a Krieg regiment. I think it would feel good with some Devlan mud on it. Otherwise I just wanna say your doing some great work :)
Thanks mate, looks like its back to the drawing board for the lasgun.
 

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Ok. I redid the the lasgun with boltgun metal then washed it with some badab black. I also went ahead and darked up the wood on the stock and shovel handel. I think all and all the Krieg factory is about to start mass production. Please let me know before I start throwing the coals in the furnace!

Ohh and taking the pics through the magnifier works pretty well. The Fluorescent light from the lamp helps with the lighting as well.

Thanks guys!
 

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This newest version is much better for sure.
 

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Yepp, just start up the mass production. Looks great now :)
 

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Ok…Finally an update! =)

The 143rds 1st Platoon, 1st squad is FINALLY finished and ready for the meat grinder! WOOT! I have no idea how I am going to paint another two hundred of these guys….sigh. It felt like it took forever and my neck feels like it’s ready to snap if you know what I mean? Painting the damn regiment number was a huge pain in the ass, every moment I felt like my hand was going to jerk and streak a huge white line across my almost finished mini, same thing with the little guage meter on thier chest. Anyways, please let me know what you guys think, FEEDBACK is always welcome. Now I need to figure out what’s next to paint for the Krieg.
 

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OK, I did see a couple small mold lines but I know things are a PITA to get but it did look like you cleaned them up. You battle damage could use a bit more work. Start with black and put the silver over it leaving a small outline, looks better and gives the scratch depth.

If you are going for a clean army you are doing good. If you want true in the trenches grab some MIG weathering powder and also hit the bottom of their coats and boots with your airbrush using mud. Also the Aquilla on the helmet looks odd with no color, not saying make it neon yellow but a shade different or a dark grey would be nice.

There was something in regard ro your airbrush I wanted to add but I am failing to remember now.

P3 makes armor wash, comes in a larger white bottle.

Order VGC Brassy Brass and it will match your Brazen Brass.
 
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