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  1. #261
    Yeah, it's certainly an undertaking - but I thought it necessary to commit in order to make it work. Trying it on a single figure would let me cheap out and not follow up with a whole squad. I'll report back when sanity allows.
    Nerodine (blog, WIP thread)

  2. #262
    Well this was a more productive weekend than expected ... here's all the scenery finished up!



    A reminder that this is all from the wonderful Crooked Dice, just to give them the recognition they deserve for such excellent pieces. If it has an orange earth then it's from their Junk Piles range, and if it doesn't then it's from the Drum & Crate Barricades selection.

    Initial attempts at using the chipping medium didn't yield the results I wanted. My first attempts were only successful in spreading paint around instead of removing it. Bit of (metaphorical) hair pulling and reading, and this excellent tutorial by Tibbs, which covers it succinctly. In short, I was doing it wrong. Not just dabbing the area with water but soaking it then taking away the excess. After that, it's sharper objects like toothpicks that yield the best results and taking away

    Here's a few close-up shots to see detail a little better - but I'm happy with the final result of pieces and the natural weathering effect the chipping method provided.









    Terrain everywhere. So much of it.
    Nerodine (blog, WIP thread)

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    cool. the shot of flouro green on them works well
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    Cheers Darklord. Yes, they needed something to help break up the grimdark barrels!

    My Space Wolves are advancing, slowly. I hit a low point last weekend when after spending so much time painting grey, when I realised they were pretty much back to sprue grey - which feels like you haven't achieved anything despite the time spent.

    However! After edge highlighting, chipping and shading I'm at this stage with a couple of the test troops.




    Pardon the wobbly photo, but hopefully it gives an idea of how much weathering I'm attempting to apply. This also helped to give me afirmation that this is the effect and style I want in these troops - they've reached the battlefield and thrown themselves in at the deep end.

    Adding the redish brown as the shade helps to lift the greys, as it was quite desaturated with the cool greys, and this gives some much needed definition. Next up is adding highlights under a few of the larger and medium sized chips, then painting the shoulderpads and knees with chapter colours.

    Picking out suitable heads to bring that Space Wolf feel to the figures is key, and rummaging through my bits box has yielded a lot more heads than I thought ...



    27 heads there and there were another ~10 heads available, but they didn't sit correctly inside the armour and I've discarded those for this project. The next challenge is working out which head fits best with each figure to give the right feel. Hooded models like the Captain and Inceptors need shorter hair, whereas the Intercessors can afford the crazier Viking/anime haircuts.

    There's a painting competition at my local GW next weekend, and one of these figures needs to be finished. Upside: it's next weekend. Downside: I only have until Wednesday night as I'm away next weekend. This will be entertaining for a serial procrastinator like myself.
    Nerodine (blog, WIP thread)

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    weathering looks about right to me mate, crack on!
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  8. #266
    Duly noted, sir. I have cracked on!

    My first finished Primaris Marine for the Space Wolves, and it's the Ancient standard bearer.





    I've tried to give the banner a feel of embroidery on the raised surfaces and hopefully that comes across in the photos. It's probably the single most complex thing I've painted this year, due to all the fine detail and how it interacts with the other pieces.

    Details to note. This is one of three figures where I'm working out the colour scheme and what to paint, and how. Senior figures, from squad sergeants and up, will have yellow kneepads to distinguish them from normal squad members, which should make removing the correct figures from the board a little easier.

    This took a lot longer than expected, but it feels right. Happy that the basing scheme looks good (phew) and while there are obviously some parts that I can go back and improve on for the next Marine, this is a good starting point.
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    good stuff mate. Are you putting something in the orange circle in the middle? Feels like it should have something there?
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    Yes, long-term the plan is to drop a Wolf's head in there but I haven't found a suitably sized transfer yet and my freehand's tragic. Want to find a few of the same size for other banners and vehicles. Pretty sure I do have some, as to where they are ...
    Nerodine (blog, WIP thread)

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    Things have been happening, I promise. But time has not been kind - with family and work taking priority and the hobby time falling by the wayside. All positive, after I passed probation at my new work and took on more responsibility to keep me out of mischief.

    Some painting has happened and my Primaris Inceptors have started to come together slowly.



    They've performed reasonably well on the field of battle too. Their ranged fire has been wiping out Death Guard and Tau alike, but then they've failed miserably in close combat.

    Alongside this, a friend who doubles as a very good photographer came to visit and gave me some quick pointers on getting all of a figure in focus - so here's my Ancient standard bearer again with a little more clarity.



    I'm going to redo the "FENRIS" wording on the banner, finally add a wolf head decal to it as well, add more depth on the beard and add something to the right shoulder as it feels quite flat - but this feels like a more accurate representation of the miniature I see in front of me, than the one in previous pictures.

    Couple of months ago I backed the beautiful looking Astropolis II Kickstarter to feed my sci-fi civilian habit, and all the models arrive this week. It's an overwhelming quantity and they're all glorious. I haven't a clue where to start and don't care.



    54 miniatures and 4 crates if you're counting. It's projects like this which excite me and terrify me in equal measure!
    Nerodine (blog, WIP thread)

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    Looking good. Good call on the beard and the lettering on the banner. I hadn't heard of that KS, but they have some models that look like they'd be a lot of fun to paint!
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