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vegascat
27-02-2014, 04:05 AM
Vegascat v Khonner WiP/smacktalking thread :D
End date is 17 March
One science fiction model
Voting will be overall 1-10 range

Once again into the pile to chose a model! :)

vegascat
27-02-2014, 05:18 PM
So, I was looking through some of my sci-fi models last night and it turns out I don't have a whole of variety. I'm thinking about either a space marine bike conversion, one of my 30 some old school eldar harlequins, or one of two Infinity models - Gui Feng Spec-Ops or Oniwaban Shinobu Kitsune. I'd post pictures of them, but the firewall at work is being silly.

Khonner, my friend, what did you pick up from the game shop last night?

Khonner
27-02-2014, 05:36 PM
I picked up a Reaper Chronoscope Blackstar Privateer with Flamethrower..

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Sci-Fi/latest/50078

Your mini shall be purged with flame... :biggrin:

vegascat
27-02-2014, 07:57 PM
I almost ordered one of those from my FLGS, but decided to go with something from the mountain of models I have. :) I'll decide tonight and get crackin' tomorrow (or tonight if I'm really, really, really lucky).

Khonner
27-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Yeah, I need to do some more cleanup on my dude and figure out how the heck to paint em.. I'm thinking like some black and yellow hazzard and/or some checker effects.. Might bust out the make your own decal stuff I picked up a few months ago..

vegascat
27-02-2014, 08:36 PM
I noticed on Reaper's website that your model seems to have three different heads to chose from, which one will you choose?

Khonner
27-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Yeah, I was thinking about that too.. I'm thinking of painting all 3 up and picking the best.. Prolly not the smartest, but I really never did a reflective mirror surface before, so I might give that a go and see how it turns out.. I might mod him a little bit too, but im not 100% sure.. Do we post up WIP on this thread as well? Might try some armor chipping as well.. Tons of ideas, since the last like Sci-Fi-ish mini I attempted is the Menoth Vanquisher that is still 1/2 finished on my table from close to 6 months ago.. It stares at me, mockingly.

vegascat
28-02-2014, 03:30 AM
Yep! Post your WiP's here. Sounds like you have a lot of cool ideas! I'm a fan of moding, especially with armies that have multiple of the same model/pose or just for GP. Don't feel bad about your vanquisher, I have a few models sitting on my desk mocking me with their partial pointedness.

Khonner
02-03-2014, 04:16 AM
I'm firing the first shot.. My guy is cleaned and primed and ready for some paint..

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/sci-fi-wip-3-1_zpse707c0d2.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/sci-fi-wip-3-1_zpse707c0d2.jpg.html)

vegascat
02-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Cool! Do the hoses have a fair bit of play in them?

I eventually chose Jain Zar, an Eldar Phoenix Lord, specifically the Howling Banshee Phoenix Lord. She's been prepped and primed. I'm hoping to get some time in today to get some basecoating done.

Khonner
02-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Yeah, they have some play in them, but they are also pretty thin, so I don't want to move em around too much.. Hopefully I should have some base coat on him as well.

Khonner
10-03-2014, 06:50 PM
I should have some WIP pics up later tonight. The first attempt was a total fail so I had to strip em and reprime. I came up with the ingenious idea of practicing some yellows, after I added some transparent yellow wash to it, it was so bright that it actually caused me pain. I even got a "What the hell are you doing??" question from the wife when she saw it.

vegascat
10-03-2014, 07:17 PM
I've been meaning to post some wip pics, not that there's much to post. I have some purple basecoating down and I've been fighting with the highlights. I'm going to give them another try this week before moving onto to the rest of the model. Sadly, the bodysuit is the largest area of the model, so if I can't figure it out, its going to look crappier than even my usual painting. :(

Having said that, if I can't get it to work, I'm going to move onto the detail work and hope that helps make the model look good.

Khonner
10-03-2014, 07:59 PM
How are you highlighting the purple? Are you just using a lighter purple (base+white) or is it the positions of the highlights themselves that's giving you trouble? I ain't no expert, but I did some purple on a 54mm elf chick, I'd be happy to share some pics of her show you what I did. Just let me know..

vegascat
10-03-2014, 08:35 PM
I used P3 Beaten Purple as the basecoat and then some Vallejo model colors for the highlight and shading. The shading went okay, but the highlighting has been chalky, which I've learned (see DL, I can learn! :D) to go back with the basecoat color and wash the highlight. But its kind of hit and miss so far.

Yes, I'd love to see what you did with your elf chick! Thanks in advance!

Khonner
11-03-2014, 05:03 PM
The elf:
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/fyre_zpsc06df89e.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/fyre_zpsc06df89e.jpg.html)

The burner guy:
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/sci-fi-wip_zpsb762fe99.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/sci-fi-wip_zpsb762fe99.jpg.html)

Khonner
11-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Sorry for the blurry guy, I just took a quick pic this morning. I used Vallejo royal purple for the base, GW purple wash and I think Vallejo blue/purple for the highlights. I'd be down with giving us another week or two if you want..

Khonner
17-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Hey Vegas.. Can we extend the deadline until 3/31? That would help me a bunch.. Let me know..

Khonner

vegascat
17-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Hey Vegas.. Can we extend the deadline until 3/31? That would help me a bunch.. Let me know..

Khonner

That's perfect as I've been swamped here with work and home stuff too. Thanks for posting the pics, I've been looking at print outs of them a lot.

Khonner
27-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Another round of WIP shots.. Are you scared Vegas?! :wink: As usual, comments are welcomed! Thanks..

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/flamethrower-wip-3-26_zpsff05615f.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/flamethrower-wip-3-26_zpsff05615f.jpg.html)

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/flamethrower-back-wip_zps74c9bbae.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/flamethrower-back-wip_zps74c9bbae.jpg.html)

vegascat
31-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Sorry I've been so quiet, work and life has been keeping me extraordinarily busy. :( I have actually started the model, just haven't had much time to work on it, much less take WiP pics, sorry about that. I'm normally more engaged and engaging. How about this, why don't we finish this up on 7 April, that way I can make a concerted effort this coming weekend to finish the model. Thank you for your continued patience.

I really like the way your model is turning out and hope to have a couple of WiP pics myself this week. I've basecoated her bodysuit in a mix of P3 Beaten Purple and Coal Black. I then shaded it with Coal Black and went back and put on the first highlight with Beaten Purple. I'm planning on painting her face, the screaming "faces" on her armor, some other areas in bronze/gold (I've been kicking around P3 Blighted Gold), and her hair in a black and white striped pattern.

vegascat
07-04-2014, 04:56 AM
Sorry, I don't think I'll be finished by tomorrow night. I did get some more work done on her though, mainly just working on the highlights, which I thought turned out well, though not as night as I liked. For a change I have some WiP pics! Feedback wanted please!

Khonner
07-04-2014, 06:29 AM
No worries Vegascat.. The purples are looking good. My guy is complete and I will post up a pic once DL approves it. Take your time to finish your piece and then we can throw it up for a vote. Adepticon was a blast, but I'm completely tapped out.

Khonner

Khonner
08-04-2014, 01:26 AM
Here's my entry for this. Let me know when you want to start the voting!.. Good luck Vegas!

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a573/Khonnerdbehr/flamethrower_guy-final_zps3ecf9354.jpg (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/Khonnerdbehr/media/flamethrower_guy-final_zps3ecf9354.jpg.html)

vegascat
08-04-2014, 03:52 AM
Dude! He looks bad ass!

Khonner
09-04-2014, 04:28 AM
Thanks Vegas!! I used the flame effects from Armorcast and I'm pretty happy how they came out.

vegascat
02-06-2014, 03:48 AM
I'm embarrassed to say that I just finally finished the model. Here's my pics; I apologize in advance for being crazy late and for the bad pics:

Khonner
02-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Nice job Vegascat.. What do we need to do to start up the voting?

vegascat
02-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Thanks~! I'll set up a voting thread.

vegascat
06-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Sorry for the wait, the voting thread is up!