finished my first waveserpent today

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finished my first waveserpent today

Postby krisbot4000 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:46 am

thought id share. =]

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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby Concreteus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:35 am

Hi Krisbot,

I actually really like the colors that you have on this serpent.

Might I suggest giving those gems a little shine all you need to do is choose a lighter color and put a dab of it in the middle then when that drys add a stroke of white. Finally put some gloss over it and it will shine really well. It will make your serpent looks a lot better.

Although you don't have to it looks great as it is.

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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby Iacton » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm

The 80's are making a comback, aren't they? :P

That is a very nice scheme. I agree about the gem stones, though. Here is a very simple How To image. Just follow that idea and then put some gloss over the gems, it'll look great.
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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby krisbot4000 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:37 pm

thats a good idea. Ill have to try it out!
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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby TheRuggernaut » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:44 pm

Iacton wrote:The 80's are making a comback, aren't they? :P


Haha, yes! And Kris, I'm loving the look -- nice and crisp w/o being constrained to a set, often fugly, color scheme.

You sometimes see the great hobbyists and high-end paint shops come out with truly impressive nebulas and lighting-filled sky patterns and such, but I think yours can compete with the best TT-level stuff out there (and maybe I'm being biased on the colors or naive with my neophyte experience in this part of the hobby...).

I do agree with the gem advice, wholeheartedly -- it's the same technique I'll be using when I finally get 'round to it... :-\ Oh, and think about tossing a squiggly white line (comic-book style tinted windows, y'know?) on that cockpit canopy and coating with gloss varnish, too -- again, that's what I planned with mine, since I screwed up the first 2-3 vehicles' canopies already

Regarding the 80's revival, yourvalkyrie9 is allowing me to help her with her WIP Glam Rokz Ork army -- bright colors, glitter, long hair... Hell, even some of those old Ork musicians I spotted sometime ago on the 'Net. ;)
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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby krisbot4000 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:18 pm

that sounds AWESOME. got a link/pics to/of these glam rock orks?
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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby TheRuggernaut » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:07 pm

krisbot4000 wrote:that sounds AWESOME. got a link/pics to/of these glam rock orks?


Very slow WIP. Currently she's assembling and learning to prime. Total newb, very cute. :) I'll have her start a WIP thread in a bit...
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Re: finished my first waveserpent today

Postby Todda » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:19 pm

Always good to see pictures up. That is a tough paint scheme... My hands are not steady enough to paint along those edges without having to spend most of the time repairing slop.
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