Objective: >celestra gray (~3 layers) >drakenhof nightshade (diluted with lahmian medium) >ulthuan gray (1-2 layers), maybe a final highlight with white scar
Actual results: >celestra goes on maybe a bit thick despite needing 3 layers to cover, but within acceptable (for my skill level) bounds >shade works more or less as expected >ulthuan gray covers so harshly that even a tiny error is glaringly obvious, after two coats is so thick it clogs details no matter how much I thin it
I just want a cool white why is it so difficult
hehe had a nice chuckle
Damn that's cool Looks like it's made out of glass
I've been thinning down my ulthuan with airbrush thinner, it helps with getting the bigger surfaces done and doesn't thicken up so much. I'm now airbrushing the armor but there's still always plenty to clean up after the wash stage even if I'm careful.
I need opinions. I kitbashed by skitarii with guard to create these plasmavets. Before I go too far with all the sergeants and other special weapons guardsmen, what do you think. My guys play like guard, but I want to have a AdMech fluff to them, plus some iron hands allies in the future.
Good or bad idea? How can I make this work better?
Absolutely disgusting, beautifully done user. I hate the cartoony heavy metal Death Guard GW had on the book. Any guides on how to make them more grotesque? I want other players to smell the colors. I also play DG, but my painting so far is only half done.
The bloat drones look really beautiful.
>Looks good enough, even though some of the smears on his arm look a little to broad for a 1:35 scale. The smears are going to be rust. I hope it is going to look better after a mournfang brown drybrush and a little orange.
Forgot the reference...
Reposting from the earlier thread, it hit bump limit as soon as i posted. Went and did a rework on the Old Blood on foot, i think the red/blue shield looks more menacing than the green one. Also more work on the general, almost done with the scales/skin. Comment and critique more than welcome!
Thanks man! I ended up changing the Warrior´s shields entirely blue, so the red should stand out on the Old Blood. Jade is a mix of: >Stegadon scale green >Kabalite green >Sotek green >Temple guard blue >Screaming skull
If you want the jade more blue i replace Sotek green with teclis blue and temple guard blue with lothern blue. Mix from dark to light till happy with result.
Is that from Forgebane?
Technically they are all black, pauldron backings and trim are affectations. They just did it to make a otherwise dull scheme stand out a bit more.
Where's that helmet from?
Ravenwing command squad i believe.
I'll prob just do the boltgun trim for variation.
I can't wait to try and do checkers
Super simple, all GW. Nuln oil GLOSS over leadbelcher and then a soft polish with stormhost silver (like dry brushing but with a very soft tip brush you can get at an arts&crafts store)
Oh now this right here was what I needed to see. Not sure about the eyes personally, but otherwise it looks great.
You've probably been asked 100 times but how did you do that head conversion? Whats the parts?
it's the leg cover of an onager dunecrawler, I think
Could also work well with a Soulgrinder Leg Plate if theyre renegade ofc
If you want a little variation, go look for some of the Gorka-Morka grots on e-bay. They are cast in metal, but you'll find variance in the sculpts... they're also the same style as the current ones. They even have a couple of character sculpts; The Red Gobbo, a Banner Wava and a 'Head Honcho'.
Looks really good. Better be putting those on squares user.
I posted this guy yesterday and someone mentioned doing a highlight and wash.
I’ve honestly never done highlights and a ‘wash’ for me was just mixing some black/brown paint with water and going over the model.
As such, I have a few questions.
1. Highlights for black are Grey correct? Would those go on raised edges facing up? (Edge of shoulder guard\top of knees)
2. For Washing, is it just as simple as putting nuln oil on everything?
>1. Highlights for black are Grey correct? Would those go on raised edges facing up? (Edge of shoulder guard\top of knees)
Yes, some have luck with a white crayon if you're gonna varnish after
>2. For Washing, is it just as simple as putting nuln oil on everything?
Some things take well to.. washing everything, most though are better of with a selective wash, load up a small brush with it and then paint it into crevices, makeing sure to use a brush top mop up and pooling.
Ok, I’ve got some grey I’ll try out and I’ll do some Nuln oil later into crevices
Side question, should I get an actual Palette? I’ve been using cardboard as a makeshift one and I think it’s absorbing water too quickly for me to thin the paint
Do note, different washed work with different things.
Nuln should be used for silvery metal and black-grey-white parts, soon as there's colour use a corresponding wash or as the jack-of-all, master of parchment wash Agrax Earthshade.
Use wax/baking paper. You can evnen get it in pre-cut sheets for lunchboxes.
Ok, so Nuln is NOT for everything
Ok, I think I may have some wax paper
Yeah, and null comes int two versions, matte and gloss, matte is matte and loosk gold on matte surfaces, the gloss is better for metal parts as it looks less.. soot'ish.
This here for example
I washed the bronze and bone with Agrax cause they are brown'ish Bolter, steel and spikes with Nuln (and the visor/breathing slits for increased definition) And then i had a seperate wash for the green/yellow/purple (well actually they ARE washes layered up)