Saturday, 24 November 2012
Firstly the monsters eyes - currently a deep purple. Not sure it looks right, but don't know what else would look any better.
Second thing - I have a couple of skeleton warriors spare, I am thinking of chopping them up and leaving a mess of bloody skeleton on this guys base. Do I also add copious amounts of gore to the model as well?
Here are the rest of the pictures of the current state of the Lictor:
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
As I have no intentions of starting a Tyranid force I am only painting this guy up for fun. In fact, he's been in a draw for the last year!
Once it's complete, he will be looking for a new home somewhere he can see a bit of action. Anybody interested can give me a shout through the email address in the Contact Me section.
Anyway, see below for the remaining pictures, more to follow once he is finished (hopefully in the next few days or so!)
Monday, 19 November 2012
Now all those tutorials are complete, the model itself is also complete as well. In fact he even got used against me today (killed my Chaos Lord, got killed by my Daemon Prince).
Anyway, I loved painting this guy, even though the metal version that he is really did not like staying upright on that tiny 25mm base!
Enjoy the rest of the pictures folks, here they are:
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Paints we will need are:
Night Blue (VGC), Magic Blue (VGC), Nuln Oil (GW), Ice Blue (GW) and Skull White (GW).
Fairly straightforward process, so lets have a look at how.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Firstly, we need to get our paints together. The picture shows what we need - Night Blue (VGC), Magic Blue (VGC), Ice Blue (GW), Fenrisian Blue (GW), Skull White (GW) and Drakenhof Nightshade (GW). With all that we can get cracking.
The three choices are - Interrogator-Chaplain Seraphicus, Tyranid Lictor or the Chaos Lord of my Emperor's Children.
Only one of these is for one of my current armies, the Dark Angel and Tyranid I just want to paint as I really like the models.
So, my question is, which one would you paint if you had the choice? Please vote either through commenting or the poll to the right of the post. Thanks to everyone who helps out.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
For this we will need:
Rhinox Hide (or Charred Brown in VGC)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
It is hopefully very straightforward and all you need is:
Squid Pink (Emperor's Children in the new paints)
With these paints amassed it is time to sit down with the model and get some painting done.
Friday, 9 November 2012
First up is the Helbrute that can be found in the Dark Vengeance box. A true beast of a model and one I thoroughly enjoyed painting!
With this chap complete, I am moving on with finishing off Astorath the Grim, then Seraphicus and a Tyranid Lictor that I have had hanging round for ages! Then it is back on with all the remaining Chaos models from the DV box. Enjoy the rest of the pics.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
In a series I am going to run over the next few months I am going to look at various areas within the hobby, looking in to all the tutorials out there and creating my own tutorials as I attempt to improve on the current techniques I am using to complete my models. This will cover aspects such as painting power weapons, power armour, free hand symbols, modelling and basing.
For my Space Wolf models I tend to go with a Scorched Brown (Rhinox Hide in the new paints) as a base, with a wash of Agrax Earthshade in the recesses and a mix of Dwarf Flesh and White to bring up the highlights. This is then finished off with teethand eyes being painted in white and eyes having a black pupil applied to them.
To me the faces of each model are among the most difficult aspect as it is their face that makes them what they are. If those eyes are crossed the model can end up looking like a lurching lunatic, mad and unstable. Get them right and you have a fearsome warrior, serious in the art of war.
From The Warp have a few and on the Bolter and Chainsword you can find topics such as Painting Haunted/Pale/Daemonic Faces and Flesh, Painting Human Faces and Face Painting, Step by Step.
And now, to finish off this post, I will run through a quick step by step guide of what I have tried while painting the face of Astorath the Grim.
Next up I added a wash of Nuln Oil to the whole of the face, ensuring that it made its way along the hairline, mouth, eyes, nose and around the areas where the tubes connect into the side of his face.
Once the wash has dried completely I applied a further layer of Dheneb Stone around the face, ensuring it was only painted on to the more prominent areas of the face, leaving the recesses shaded.
Finally another highlight of Dheneb Stone with a very small amount of White was added as a final highlight to the most prominent areas.
As he nears completion I will put up more pictures, hopefully using an interesting tutorial I have found on painting power weapons for his axe and adapting a tutorial for the flame in his jump pack to suit the colour I want to use.
Interesting times ahead, but time in which I want to learn a lot more and really try and improve my painting neatness and accuracy. See you all again shortly!
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