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Offline Angor

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 06:59:34 PM »
Hi guys

Its nice to see another good turn out for the 'Tale'. I really enjoyed following the last one even though I was pretty much absent from it. (I said that I was going to do 'Dogs of War' but quickly moved onto MEWM and didnt want to break the flow)

I think this one will be a little better suited to my painting habits of not being able to stick to one project for more than a few seconds. Because of my slow painting and modelling skills I am aiming for a most modest project, hopefully none will scoff at my proposal. Over the next few months I hope to get a Lizardman army together for Warmaster Skirmish, this will be measured in stands rather than units and I hope to finish about 20. I also want to get my beloved chaos army that little closer to being done. I picked up a few more units of demons for it and also the 'Mystery piece' which I will elborate on it weeks to come. Apart from that i am working on a few big beasties that are being converted up for WM aswell as a few more Middle Earth bits whose ranks are slowely swelling.

I have shown it before but its all I have finished for my Lizards so far, my trial skinks.






Best of luck to everyone!
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 10:59:47 AM »
Thanks for the feedback on the photos.

Ok, here goes. Currently painting my sample units, at this stage will try and paint a strip or so of each type in the army to make sure that I can "glue" the whole colour scheme together across the various units.

The attached photo is for my Araby Spearmen, technique and colours as follows:-
1.  Standard prep and spray undercoat chaos black.
2.  Drybrush Codex Grey, this acts as the base coat for the robes (black) and also id's the detail to make it easier to paint later.
3.  Paint ground Tausept Ochre.
4.  Drybrush any chainmail.
5.  Flesh, now I now it should be dark flesh but it doesn't really give the contrast - in this case I used Tallarn flesh.  Any advice on painting darker skin would be appreciated.
6.  Weapon hafts, I use a two stage approach. First is Snakebite leather, then highlight (heavily) with Bubonic Brown.
7.  Turbans, this is the key colour and I messed around with various permutations a bit, eventually went for a bold approch to make it stand out.  Basecoat is Liche Purple, then highlighted with 50/50 Liche Purple and Tentacle Pink (I don't have much purple mixing experience so again tips welcome !
8.  Sheilds, banner and belts.  Mechrite red, then Blood Red, bit of highlight (50/50 Blazing Orange and Blood Red)
9.  Gold was a basecoat of bubonic brown 50/50 with burnished gold, then ink washed (brown) - only on the standard, wouldn;t bother elsewhere with a finish off with burnished gold.
10. Weapons in chainmail (I always like to weapons last as it is quite nice as it generally brings the figure to life).
11. Script on banner are just letters from the Arabic alphabet - no meaning.

I am aiming to get this first unit painted this week, plus complete some more samples.  Feedback on approach/suggestions much appreciated.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2010, 11:19:30 AM by MrMarkRelf »

Offline David Wasilewski

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 10:06:19 AM »
Hi Mark

Those look just about ready to take outside and tread on! :)

Those photos of my Empire you took and sent to my works e mail have been quarantined as "possibly rude" ??? and wont be released as they are not work related. Please would you send them to my home e mail address instead  was10@live.co.uk

Thanks

How do you go about actually dropping picturesi nto a post?  (and wouldn't this make a good permanent "sticky"?)

Dave

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 10:44:48 PM »
Here's a quick picture of my week's work:



If I'm going to get the army done by the end of March I think I'm aiming to paint 29 bases (not units) in total which means a painting rate of one every other night... So, that's three down and plenty to go. Tomorrow the other unit of hounds gets finished and hopefully I'll have time to stick some more paint on the Warriors I've started. You may have guessed that to keep my morale high I'm starting out with the easy stuff.

@Mark - those look great. If you've not seen them then you might want to check out posts by Pugwash, his Araby are nice and he used some great transfers for the banners. I can't remember how he did the skin but I reckon yours looks fine as it is, as you say the contrast is really important.

EDIT: having seen the pics that grass needs a trim!


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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 10:56:53 PM »
PW, very nice - what colours did you use for the main body of the fur?

One unit every other night boy, I "aim" for one unit a week !

Yes I did clock the other Araby, they were v.nice and I stole some ideas from them, I might go to transfers for the script, arabic script at 10mm is hard work !

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2010, 11:53:16 PM »
MrMarkRelf - Really nice start to the army. A nice choice of colours. The arabic script is really nice, do the characters mean anything or is it mumbojumbo. I hope its something really mundane like 'Corn on the Cob'.  Paint more!

David Wasilewski - if you have a photobucket or imageshack account (any image hosting thing really there are dozens) you can upload your photos onto it and then all you need to do is drop the IMG link into your post (The IMG link is displayed next to any uploaded image, it basically is a web address that a forum will follow and let you view the picture). Paint More

Pw - Nice hounds, I am looking forward to see what you do with your warriors. I was torn between painting my chaos silver or black, the packmasters? handlers? dog walkers? look great in that unit. If you have not built your other unit of hounds and have some un built chariots you can swap the warriors (as both have whips) for a little variation. Paint more!

MrMarkRelf - One unit a week!? I am aiming for a Stand a week! I need to paint more.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2010, 07:20:08 PM »
@Mark: The hounds are Calthan brown, washed with Devlan Mud and then highlighted with Bestial Brown and another one (Snakebite leather?).

Hopefully tonight we'll find out if I make unit two. My target is a more modest BASE per 2 nights rather than a UNIT per night, I still think I'm likely to fail, it all depends on what marauders are like to paint...

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2010, 12:15:09 PM »
Hi guys time for my first real update.

These are some more trial stands for my Lizardman army for Warmaster Skirmish. I have found painting lizardmen really hard but refreshing. I am using lots of colours I usually wouldnt touch and have little experience with. Hope you like them.


Skinks




Saurus




Kroxigor




My first skink hero, I wanted this guy to be a defender of the forst that watches any man made paths near the lizardmen temple. Stalking his prey on the back of his giant chameleon.






Group Hug. This is my army so far 360pts ish...




For warmaster skirmish we are using capturable objective. We came to the conclusion that a unit would need to be able to sit on the objective after trying to work out closest unit rules and contested objectives which was a majour headache. Mine is a lost jungle spawning pool that the lizards would jump to the defense of if needs be.





Once on the objective a unit counts as having no flanks or rear and gets the defended bonus. Imagine trying to shift these guys! (This  pic is just to show a unit fitting into the objective)





And coming up next will be my bigger beasties section. I am just having some colour troubles which I will open to the floor. I am not sure what colour to paint the wildlife in the army... I want all the skinks, saurus and kroxigor to be blue to show they are all from the same army/spawning, but I am not sure if I should have my Stegadons, terradons, salamanders and cold ones that colour too... I am unsure of a contrasting colour... Maybe red as there are token pieces of red on the units, maybe green as it would look more natural (but they might get lost among all the plants (Chameleon is an exception i wanted him to blend in)).

Any thoughts?


This guy is going to represent a stegadon for the time being.







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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2010, 01:48:00 PM »
Great work there Angor.
Really makes me want to go and rebase my lizardmen army  ::).
As for colour schemes for your beasts, I split my army in to 2 factions and did darker tones of the faction colours on the beasts.
This helps to make them stand apart from the smaller units whilst still adding a touch of uniformity to the force.

Loving your Chaos work PW, I find chaos hounds to be very useful for the points ;)

MMR - nice to see more araby, might one day get to play against this army :) on which note I must go and order mine  ;D
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 01:57:24 PM by azrael71 »

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2010, 01:59:27 PM »
IŽd like to join the tale with my Undead forces. I need to reinforce my already finished 5 Spearmen, 4 Archers, 3 Chariots and 2 Cavalry a little bit. So most important I need some commanders und support troops like artillery, monsters and flyers. Then some more Infantry and Cavalry will follow to get more of a horde army. So this will be:

- 1 Tomb King
- 3 Liche Priests
- 3 Skeleton Spearmen
- 1 Skeleton Archers
- 4 Skeleton Cavalry
- 1 Sphinx
- 1 Skull Chukka
- 1 Bone Throwers
- 1 Carrions

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2010, 02:00:24 PM »
Here is this weeks offering.
3 units of blunderbusses.






I apologise for the poor picture quality, I will remedy this for the warriors.

I was hoping to finish this part of the tale off this week with the last 6 units of warriors but illness has hit so I am giving myself to Father Nurgle until the pox has passed :)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 09:20:35 PM by azrael71 »

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2010, 07:57:57 PM »
This weeks contribution:

Warmaster:
- Bretonia
- Dwarves
- Highelf WIP

Epic:
-Imperial Guard
-Necrons
-Space Marines WIP

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2010, 07:07:47 AM »
Guthwine,

Your eagles are v.nice, what colours/technqiue did you use ?

I am ploughing on with 2 units if spearmen at the moment (as per my sample unit), however, I fear that my Son's Birthday later this week will slow me down !

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2010, 05:20:38 PM »
Angor:  Those Lizardmen make me drool!  Those are awesome!  Where did you get the ancient stone work for the bases?

Guthwine:  The Eagles look great!

As for me:  Disneyland was great!  I will post a picture or two in my gallery thread later.  I visited San Diego also, and visited Game Empire, and picked through their bits boxes for an hour.  I've got some new bits I'll be using in some later daemon army projects.

I placed orders for the models I plan to use for the Daemon hordes.  I will be using Pendraken 10mm Sci-Fi 'small creature' and some variations on 'medium creature'.  I have not yet had a chance to start sculpting up the daemon swarms.

In the meantime, I started work on the Greater Daemon left over from the previous challenge.  I will post pictures of that this weekend, regardless of its state.

I also ordered a lobster chariot from Pendraken.  I have no idea what it looks like, so it will be fun to see what I get.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 05:22:43 PM by BlackEd »

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters II: February...
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2010, 05:38:18 PM »
Thanks Mark/Ed.

They are fairly simple to paint.

1)Black basecoat
2)heavy drybrush with scorched brown (leave the black where you want black feathers to be)
3)drybrush beastial brown
4)paint the black (chaos black) and white (kommando kahki) feathers on the wings and some on the body
5)Mix some beastial brown with a bit of bleached bone and drybrush over the browns.
6)Add some more bleached bone and only drybush the upper brown areas where the most light would be.
7)Very lightly drybrush all feathers with bleached bone
8)Lightly drybrush the white areas with skull white
9)In this case the brown areas might be too light because of the bleached bone, if thats the case lightly drybrush over them again with bleached bone.
With the lighter background it still will be lighter than bestial brown and less white.

The yellow parts are snakebite leather followed by a bubonic brown highlight followed by light sunburst yellow highlight.
Warmaster:
- Bretonia
- Dwarves
- Highelf WIP

Epic:
-Imperial Guard
-Necrons
-Space Marines WIP