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Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:43 am
by Dez
Ah ha! An excuse to get things done and NOT stay up until 3AM all the time. l'm in!

My first goal is to have a 1500 fully kitbashed and converted Forge World Death Guard army finished by March 23rd. This is going to be quite a bit of work.

I then have a 4000 Forge World Renegade Army to paint. It's mostly built already ;)

I'm also going to intersperse some Demons here and there, mostly in league with Grandfather Nurgle but there will be some Tzeentch units here and there to go with my Thousand Sons.

So yeah. Let's paint.

I'm going to go week by week, probably do updates on Mondays.

SCORECARD:

Week 1: Tabletop Painted 2 Death Guard Bikers
Week 2: Tabletop Painted 2 Death Guard Bikers
Week 3: Base Painted the Full Unit of Death Guard Bikers, Sorcerer
Week 4: Some more work on the Bikers, started and finished Deathmatch mini in the same day!


I'm working on Death Guard Bikers now. There are 6 Bikes, a Lord and a Sorcerer. I'll post up some pics of where I'm at later. I'd like to finish painting to tabletop standard this week, then do the basing. I still have a lot to build, so I'm tabletop painting now and I'll come back in and make them purtier once I have everything to TT.

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:56 pm
by Dez
A couple quick pics of my progress so far this month:

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Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:58 pm
by Nappen
Those are just awesome. Not much else to say...

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:55 pm
by Sarkastik
Wow... just... wow...

incredible!

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:24 pm
by Epic Duck Mike
I demand close-ups :D

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:40 pm
by Dez
At the end of the week ;)

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:15 am
by Dez
Ah ha!

So here is my Deathmatch entry. I'm a stupid person and waited until the last minute...and remembered I didn't have any primer. So, I just grabbed a model I had received in a trade that was primed already. It isn't perfect, but it was paintable.

So I sat down yesterday for a little bit and painted like a fiend. I used usual techniques: wet blending, drybrushing, wash mixing and layering. I also tried some new ones: Woodgrain, OSL, and using pigments. I figured since I was dead meat anyway, I would go for the gusto and try new techniques. I think I could use more practice, but I'm happy I went for it.

I also learned that if I'm going to paint armor trim, I'm going to base the model in that color. PITA and why I never followed through painting Black Legion after 5 models oh so many eons ago. That said, I love the bone trim. Hated it when I started, though.

I want to try something different with the pigments next time. I like my Death Guard wet and dirty (no peanut gallery comments, please) but it looks more dusty. I learned something, and next time I'll try a medium of some sort to apply the pigment. I'd like it to be a bit heavier.

I painted brass, my arch nemesis. I hate painting bronze and brass, and went for it anyway. I normally hate how it looks, but I'm really happy with it. I darkened it a lot, and tried to put a light patina on it.

I used those new GW texture paints on the base, and I really like it. It's nice and clumpy and muddy.

All that said, it still looks like I used crayons.

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Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 pm
by Sarkastik
Dez, as always, your work is impressive! Definitely a fan of the OSL.

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:49 pm
by Lady_Soria
Eee! I love it... almost makes me want to collect Chaos Marines.

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:31 pm
by balangaz
The rust-ish metal/brass is amazing and the purple demonic bits are disgustingly good! OSL was brushed on or done with an airbrush?

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:24 pm
by Oceangrave0
Those must be some pretty expensive crayons then

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:31 pm
by Dez
It's all brush work, it's been a while since I've gotten the airbrush out.

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 pm
by Nusphigor
Wow! those are really nice "bikers"
May I use the idea?
And yes, close ups would be really great :D

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:09 pm
by Dez
Don't forget to vote for Mini of the Month here http://www.miniwargaming.com/forum/view ... 0&t=102221!

Here is a WIP group shot. Most of these are tabletop, the Lord on bike still needs some work.

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I'm planning on doing a lot of building, as I've run out of primer and it's too cold to even use it. There will be some fun stuff in the near future ;)

Re: Dez #theweeklypaint 2013

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:08 pm
by Dez
Hmm, just got some of the new GW paint in. Now I want to paint stuff even more ;)

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