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DV8
18-04-2008, 21:16
PS, Starks333 will be joining me soon as he paints his Crimson Fists.
PPS, Legacy40K may be joining us later on with his Guard. Can't edit the title anymore though.

With summer here, and me done school, it's time to dive headfirst into my next 40k army: Death Korps. I have most of the army collected now, but I still need to order a Hellhound, Demolisher, and the new Command Squad from Forgeworld (which'll probably be in two weeks.

First some pretty pictures. The following will be the cover of my "Codex", which will contain my army lists, along with pictures/stats/equipment/background for each of my units (along with more artwork). I won't get to the rest of that until the army is painted and I can take pictures of them. But for now... (You can also see the color scheme I'll be going for)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/death-korp-cover.gif

My workspace, where I paint.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/workspace-1.gif

...and assemble.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/workspace-2.gif

And here you'll be able to see my army so far. A quick summary of what I have:

30 infantry (I have about 30 more, which includes 10 Grenadiers, but I won't need them right now)
5 heavy weapon teams (2 autocannons, 3 lascannons)
5 chimeras
4 sentinels (autocannons)
hellhound
2 leman russes
bombard (which will double as a basilisk if I ever use it)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/army-snapshot.gif

The list I'm aiming for (geared for looks, feel, and fun, and not necessarily to win):

Doctrines: Close Order Drill, Mechanized, Veterans, Iron Discipline, Die Hards
Before anybody comments, the last 3 are taken for background reasons, although I do not actually use them. It's to represent the discipline and fanaticism of the Death Korps, as well as their eliteness (is that even a word?

Command Squad

Junior Officer, Standard Bearer, Autocannon
Chimera, Multi-laser, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Searchlight
2 Sentinels, Autocannons, Searchlights


Infantry Platoon

Junior Officer, Autocannon
Chimera, Multi-laser, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Searchlight
Infantry Squad, Lascannon
Chimera, Multi-laser, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Searchlight
Infantry Squad, Lascannon
Chimera, Multi-laser, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Searchlight


Armored Fist Squad

Armored Fist Squad, Lascannon
Chimera, Multi-laser, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Searchlight


Sentinel Squadron

2 Sentinels, Autocannons, Searchlights


Hellhound, Searchlights

Hellhound, Searchlights

Leman Russ, 3 Heavy Bolters, Heavy Stubber, Improved Comms, Searchlights

Leman Russ Demolisher, 3 Heavy Bolters, Heavy Stubber, Improved Comms, Searchlights


DV8

Shinigami
18-04-2008, 22:14
nice start,

just one remark,

thats a medusa, not a Bombard you got there,

good luck with it all, iam curious to see how it turns out

Shinigami

Ravenheart
18-04-2008, 22:17
Two top painters & DKoK. This must be heaven! :D

Captain Slow
18-04-2008, 22:29
Yet more krieg!?
Seems there as popular as Space Marines now'a'days.
however, looking good so far, cant wait to see how you Codex turns out, and how you krieg look painted.
Happy modeling!

spikyjames
18-04-2008, 22:37
Great stuff DV8, looking forward to seeing you do an army.

Do you have a time scale planned for this?

James

Aurellis
18-04-2008, 23:08
I love the Codex cover :)

Lots of Chimeras! good man!

DonKarst0n
19-04-2008, 00:07
The codex cover is enough... subscribed. ;)

tempestice
19-04-2008, 00:15
wow very good!!!!!

THats what I need to do, is get all of the guys I need, paint them and be done with it

dont give this log up =)

DV8
19-04-2008, 06:43
nice start,

just one remark,

thats a medusa, not a Bombard you got there,

good luck with it all, iam curious to see how it turns out

Shinigami

Yea I always get the two mixed up. Nevertheless, I'll be using it as a Basilisk/Griffon, depending on what tickles my fancy if I ever field it.


Great stuff DV8, looking forward to seeing you do an army.

Do you have a time scale planned for this?

James

I'm expecting it to take me the better part of the summer (3 to 4 months), what with other projects, work and life interfering. I'm actually waiting on my Vampire Counts army to arrive in the mail, and when they do, I'll be doing a Fantasy log as well, so look forward to that.


wow very good!!!!!

THats what I need to do, is get all of the guys I need, paint them and be done with it

dont give this log up =)

Yea I need to keep myself motivated. I figure with lots of free time during the summer, and this project log, I'll find motivation to keep truckin and posting stuff every day. I have a nasty habit of starting stuff, but never finishing it, so fingers crossed I'll stick with my plan for daily updates.

As for updates, I've assembled the bodies of all 5 Chimeras, and I've done up the treads for two of them. All the doors have been hinged for awesome openining/closing goodness.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/chimera-doors.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/chimera-tracks.gif


DV8

hallowed_are_the_ori
19-04-2008, 07:16
Wow, those Chimeras look awesome, how'd you make em like that, the different tracks and stuff? Im a new krieg collector, and i've been looking for ways to "krieg up" my vehicles.

Tommygun
19-04-2008, 07:36
When I saw the DKoK Codex cover, for a moment my hart jumped. I thought for a second that GW was coming out with plastic Death Korp.:cries:

malika
19-04-2008, 09:13
Looking good so far man! By the way, where did you get that artwork from? Did you make it?

synapse
19-04-2008, 10:04
love the chimeras though i think theres a bit too much sag on the tracks! ;)

G.Hawke
19-04-2008, 10:48
that workspace is just unhealthly white....

however this looks like a promsing start! i am definatly *Subscribed*

lookin forward to more!

hawke

Legacy40k
19-04-2008, 11:00
love the chimeras though i think theres a bit too much sag on the tracks! ;)

You're absolutely right. He needs to put extra wheels to force the tracks down that way at the top.

EmMeTt
19-04-2008, 16:55
More DKOK! (Well I can't complain, I just ordered some!).

Great codex cover artwork DV8, umm... same to you Starks(?).
I'll keep my eye on this log, it looks promising.

Peace out bra!

Galatan
19-04-2008, 16:59
haha OMG! a crimson fists codex! Must have!:p

anyways, the chimera conversion looks really really cool. At least it's something else then all those chimera-pred conversion you see around. BTW why didn't you get the artemia pattern hellhound? that one looks way cooler IMO :P.

The crimson fists also look pretty cool....as far as mostly back can be cool ;).
Consider me subscribed.

BTW is that the new imac?....shiny

Cheers,
Galatan

DV8
19-04-2008, 19:00
love the chimeras though i think theres a bit too much sag on the tracks! ;)

There is. I will be making extra tiny wheels on top out of plasticard rods once I get all the tracks done on the Chimeras.


Looking good so far man! By the way, where did you get that artwork from? Did you make it?

I did in fact do the cover (although the border is a scan from an actual codex). It was for a school assignment, where we had to illustrate and market a game. I spoke to my teacher and he let me do an army Codex instead (his son plays Warhammer as well so he's very understanding).

I won't even mention what I did for the create and market a toy assignment... (same teacher)


haha OMG! a crimson fists codex! Must have!:p

anyways, the chimera conversion looks really really cool. At least it's something else then all those chimera-pred conversion you see around. BTW why didn't you get the artemia pattern hellhound? that one looks way cooler IMO :P.

The crimson fists also look pretty cool....as far as mostly back can be cool ;).
Consider me subscribed.

BTW is that the new imac?....shiny

Cheers,
Galatan

I have the Graia pattern Hellhound, and I will order an Artemia if it makes you happy. Honestly I like the look of both, but my initial list only had 1 Hellhound (and I liked the Graia turret more). Now that I need a second one...

It's not an iMac. It's the G5 tower (the only one that isn't intel based. :( You can see the actual tower tucked away under the desk in the second workspace picture.) and a Macbook Pro. I have an old PC laptop packed away somewhere, but it's so old and buggy I only ever use it when I'm downloading files and stuff (only because I don't care if it gets viruses or whatever).


DV8

Galatan
19-04-2008, 20:36
hehe I can see the tower now...hidden under the desk. Somehow I confused the apple cinema display with the iMac >.<. The MacbookPro I recognize, because I've got one myself (ow how my wallet cried that day).


I have the Graia pattern Hellhound, and I will order an Artemia if it makes you happy. Honestly I like the look of both, but my initial list only had 1 Hellhound (and I liked the Graia turret more). Now that I need a second one... lol, it's your money, so you should just buy what you like.

@DV8: Just curious, what kind of colour scheme are you going to take for your krieg?

Dio´Ra
20-04-2008, 00:09
ooo nice cover :) perhaps we DKoK players can get a nice version to use it aswell so that we dont have drag around our IA5s :rolleyes:

Legacy40k
20-04-2008, 01:26
@DV8: Just curious, what kind of colour scheme are you going to take for your krieg?

Well.. he did draw and colour the codex cover ;)

DV8
20-04-2008, 03:02
If you're really interested in obtaining a copy of the Death Korps cover, shoot me a PM or email, and I'll send you a high-res copy, although expect it to be around 100 mb+. If you're artisticly inclined, or want to try your hand at it, I can send you a lineart copy (PSD) with the border as a separate layer, and you can color it yourself to match your own army.


DV8

DV8
20-04-2008, 06:34
Just an update. Assembled the turrets. Instead of using the GW heavy stubbers, I ordered 8 Verlinden 1:35 scale Cal.30 machine guns. There's 2 different types, 4 of each, and they're more in scale with Forgeworld's heavy stubbers.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/turrets.gif

Here's an idea of the kind of stowage I'm going for. It's missing antennae, and tarps.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-1.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-2.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-3.gif

I need your opinions on the positioning of the smoke launchers (they're blu-tacked). I want to fill that gap, but i'm not sure with what. Any thoughts?


DV8

Colonel Haizelhoff
20-04-2008, 07:47
The smoke launchers could be a little like with this T72: in the turret http://www.revell.de/katalog/400/03149.JPG The crimson fists codex is truly something with the unknown commander and everything but the codex you made for the death korps is really great! The chimeras are nice conversions and I want to see something painted:D. I'll subscribe!

krauti
20-04-2008, 08:34
I really like the chimeras!
Keep it up!

Seer Drakon
20-04-2008, 21:40
DV8,
This is going to be a great army. I love how the tanks are coming along! The speed at which the army is coming along is awesome. Smoke launchers are perfect where they are at! I guess the eldar never made it off the ground:(. Look foward to the paint portion. Hey do you happen to have any pictures of your BT marines lying around.
Drakon

hemogoblin
20-04-2008, 22:00
Looking great already. Cant wait to see at least one painted korpsman.
subscribed.

Kasrkin 666
20-04-2008, 22:06
Wow two gods of painting working together on a plog ... total awesomeness!:D

-Sunny

G.Hawke
20-04-2008, 22:11
amazing work, consider me a regular viewer.

*subscribed*

hawke

GraemePaul
20-04-2008, 23:10
Looking at the gap I would suggest a couple of ideas,

1 Use plasticard to continue the hull above. Use some plastic rod to make some more rivets and it should work.

2 If you look at the picture the colonel has posted you could work in a short 'skirt' for the traks to protect them.

Have a look of pictures of real world APC's and see if they inspire you.

Oh yeah , before I forget. Subscribed.

Legacy40k
21-04-2008, 00:34
Okay. So I haven't got a cool codex cover like Starks.... or even DV8... But I am joining in with this because.. well.. I know the guys and I need something to give me the initiative to work on my Ordo Xenos Army.

How can I make an Ordo Xeno's army? Well.. Apocalypse rules will help.. a fair bit of counts as.. and some creativity. I've got a fair bit of stuff for it already, but the guardsmen are taking a fair bit of work to convert.

Anyways... keeping with the trend:

Conversion Table:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Sculptingtable02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Sculptingtable.jpg

Painting Table:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Paintingtable02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Paintingtable01.jpg

Legacy40k
21-04-2008, 00:35
What I've gotten done so far (in the last 2 years):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/PaintedSpread.jpg

I'm going for a really techy feel army.. so they are somewhat Radical making use of alien technology.. particularily Tau.. and reverse engineering it as well (The Techpriests aren't a big fan of the Inquisitor lord that leads them)

DV8
21-04-2008, 07:35
Another quick update. Here's a shot of 2 more Chimeras. Stowage is pretty much set, apart from tarps and netting. You'll notice some of the details are the same, in particular the railings on the left side of the tank (model left), and the hook + tank radio on the right side of the tank, back end. I figure these are some of the details that would be factory standard, while the rest of it is more or less placed on the go.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-4.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-5.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-6.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-7.gif


DV8

DV8
21-04-2008, 07:37
And a shot of the workspace as it stands. You can see the amount of sprues/bits I have to make stowage with. I find it really helpful to have it all on hand, and not have to rummage through looking for parts. What I tend to do is take all I want to put onto a Chimera onto the cutting mat, clean off the flash, and then go about placing and gluing.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/bits-1.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/bits-2.gif

I'm probably gonna spend the next day or two working on commissions, so the updates will be sparse until then.


DV8

Lister of Smee
21-04-2008, 14:49
Those Chimeras look great

where did you get the tracks from? they fit very well.

DV8
21-04-2008, 17:09
Anyways.. if you're not using all those tank tracks.. I wouldn't mind getting them off you DV8 for my tanks

Sorry Andrew, but I've already promised the Track Guards to Alex (for favors, of course.. :D ) Haha no, I traded him 2 Razors a while back, and he owed me, so I'm sending him my unused Track Guards and he's buying me the Death Korp Command Squad.


Those Chimeras look great

where did you get the tracks from? they fit very well.

They're just the standard Chimera tracks. On each side, I used 10 of the individual track links, 3 of the double track links, and 1 each of the longest, and second longest track links. I ended up with a lot of spare tracks and wheels, which will be used as scenery/stowage/projectiles to ward off annoying people.


DV8

Mad_Mandrake
21-04-2008, 17:56
This is shaping up to be a good project log guys - keep up the good work and keep the updates coming! :)

DV8 I really like the Chimeras - may have to 'borrow' the idea at some point.

Colonel Haizelhoff
21-04-2008, 18:15
I love those scouts really nice. Wat are the colors on the brown capes and fatigues.

Gunner
22-04-2008, 09:16
This will be a log to remember!
Love the tanks! each one a true individual.

Legacy40k
22-04-2008, 11:55
Here is the first of my HQs finished. Deathwatch Librarian:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Libbydone.jpg

Clone-Trooper
23-04-2008, 01:02
Wow , one heck of a log , its legendary ;) . Nice DW libby , beautiful jewels and the transition on colours , the only thing is that the gold chest eagle seems a bit flat , it amy be the wonderful blue rope on his chest that make my eyes not work , but amazing work .

Starks , good to see your crimson fist once again coming back to life , please finish this army :) , it may inspire others to stray away from UM and BA , and help them to join us ;) .

Grat construction on the chimera's DV8 , cant wait for the paint !

Good luck on the log fellows .

Kasrkin 666
23-04-2008, 01:43
Wow thats such a witty use of the Master of the Fleet!

-Sunny

dr.oetk3r
23-04-2008, 05:03
Your tanks are legend.

Jacobite
23-04-2008, 05:19
Love the threads on the Chimeras, they look brilliant. The amount of equipment on the backs of them are awsome as well. Really fits the theme.

The Fists look great as well. Love the Lib.

Shinigami
23-04-2008, 14:28
a marauder destroyer,

iam jealious.... :P

how is it casted? does it fit wel together? it is one of the older models in their range how is it holding up to the teeth of time?

you might convince me to put the reaver titan on a longer term plan and get me one of those destroyers first, theyre gorgious!

Shinigami

DV8
24-04-2008, 05:19
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/tanks.gif

A shot of the tanks as they stand. I need to seal up the gaps for the Chimera lasgun ports, and I"ll probably just fill the front gap with the smoke launchers, but other than that, they're done.

The hellhound has minimal stowage, for one simple reason: it doesn't react well with liquid promethium (or whatever it fires). I figured since it'll constantly be surrounded by a raging inferno, the crew would rather not have their personal belongings burnt to a crisp.

The Russes need a bit more stowage, but with the turret barrel so low, and the track guards so high, there's very little space to (the back end is full up with Forgeworld detail, which I don't want to cover up).

The Medusa needs more work as well; it'll probably have oodles of sandbags.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/sentinel-top-1.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/sentinel-top-2.gif

The sentinels all have armored tops, in fitting with the atomic atomsphere of Kreig, all vehicles are sealed up. Also saves me from having to paint any crew.


DV8

Legacy40k
24-04-2008, 13:49
all vehicles are sealed up. Also saves me from having to paint any crew.

DV8

What about the Medusa? There is a sealed one now.

DV8
24-04-2008, 15:55
I have the Death Korp artillery crew for the Medusa/Basilisk, if I choose to field it, and they're all wearing gas masks and all that. If I'd left the Sentinels open-topped, I'd have had to worry about pilots (either sculpt my own Death Korp versions, or convert them to be wearing gas masks). Plus I'd have to worry about painting the interiors, plus the pilots...you see where I'm going with this?


DV8

Ocid
27-04-2008, 00:43
This is going to be one epic log *subbed*.

Love that DKOK codex cover DV8. Starks are you snow weathering your tanks?

Starks333
27-04-2008, 00:47
This is going to be one epic log *subbed*.

Love that DKOK codex cover DV8. Starks are you snow weathering your tanks?

nope, paint chipping...i still need to put the blue layers on, the highlights and the freehand, and then i can remove the salt and proceed to weather them further

but i apparently need more paint first as im short on the red and blue....:(


Starks

MIGHTYPanhead
27-04-2008, 00:54
Couldn't believe that this wasn't at 5-stars. Definitely deserves it : )

Really smooth Sentinel conversion Dv8, Might consider trying that, instead of only buying armageddon ones. Would also give me a use for all the tank rung-ladders I have

As always, great painting from Starks and legacy. I'll keep a close eye on this thread!

Metal Fingered Villain
27-04-2008, 02:32
The combination of good modellers and painters in this thread is astounding. I'm stoked to see some paint on those krieg tanks/infantry. The imperial fists are chugging along really nicely, the capes on those snipers are beautiful even if the pics arn't that well. I'm really digging that deathwatch librarian conversion, those masters of the chapter models are some of my favorite marines.

Legacy40k
27-04-2008, 03:39
This isn't quite done yet... in particular I need to paint the heavy bolter barrel and probably break/cut off the dozer blade mounting point, either that or find a dozer blade to put on it, not sure I have any.

It was an experiment in doing a black tank differently. My army is going for a fairly covert special-ops theme (lets assume the hellhound spurts out a black acid in this army) Anyways I wanted to experiment with subtle weathering and battle damage. I need to get some better pictures that aren't quite so over exposed so that the dust doesn't seem quite so obnoxious.. some of it you can't even see on the model, but I guess the light just hit it the right way for the pictures. Anyways. any comments on it thus far are welcome. I was trying to avoid two things... edge highlighting it with grays.. and iconography, I'll probably put a small Inquisitors =I= somewhere on it, but not obnoxiously.

I should also note that this tank was used when I got it, so I didn't build it or work from a fresh paint job.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Hellhound02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Hellhound01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Hellhound03.jpg

sartarius
27-04-2008, 16:31
both the armies on here are great!
im soooo subscribed!

Legacy40k
27-04-2008, 17:06
both the armies on here are great!
im soooo subscribed!

There's three.. But I won't hold it against you as two are primarily imperial guard.

DV8--> Death Corps of Krieg Imperial Guard
Starks--> Crimson Fists Space Marines
Legacy40k --> Ordo Xenos Special-Ops (Combination of Guard and Inquisitorial Marines)

sartarius
27-04-2008, 21:14
There's three.. But I won't hold it against you as two are primarily imperial guard.

DV8--> Death Corps of Krieg Imperial Guard
Starks--> Crimson Fists Space Marines
Legacy40k --> Ordo Xenos Special-Ops (Combination of Guard and Inquisitorial Marines)

oh :o my bad...sowwie...well still they all look great

Ocid
28-04-2008, 09:55
nope, paint chipping...i still need to put the blue layers on, the highlights and the freehand, and then i can remove the salt and proceed to weather them further

but i apparently need more paint first as im short on the red and blue....:(


Starks

Huh thats interesting starks. Can i ask what the salt is for? I've never heard of that being done before.

Legacy40k
28-04-2008, 11:56
Huh thats interesting starks. Can i ask what the salt is for? I've never heard of that being done before.

The salt works as a mask with a nice irregular shape. It protects the paint under it from getting painted by the next coat. When you remove the salt you can see the paint layer underneath where it was and looks like the top layer was chipped off.

gonzosbignose
28-04-2008, 12:40
Gentlefolk

Looked over all the projects today for the first time and must say truely impressed.

Firstly... Chimera conversions... Incredible. I tried a similar thing a few years ago on a commision but that was on Leman Russ without sponson. However, the finish you have on your chimera's especially with your stowage is incredible, and i lift my hat to you.

Marines! Looking fab so far. Your explanation of he highlighting and glaze to create a blended coulor was fab, and the finish on the faces is great, getting awayfrom then 'sunbed' look that some skin tones get.

Finally, legacy! salt! never tried it before... going to go home and have a play and ill drop a note on at a later date to say how it came across...

when i first read what you said i was a bit sceptical, but now with a little hindsite and thought i actually think you might be onto something and im really interested to see how it works.

Ill definitely stick my head round from time to time and look forward toseeing your progress!

Until then... my regards to you all

My name is Daniel... and i am a wargamer

Legacy40k
28-04-2008, 14:13
Gentlefolk


Finally, legacy! salt! never tried it before... going to go home and have a play and ill drop a note on at a later date to say how it came across...

when i first read what you said i was a bit sceptical, but now with a little hindsite and thought i actually think you might be onto something and im really interested to see how it works.



I look forward to the results. I should point out though. It's Stark's Crimson Fists that made use of the salt mask technique. (though I'll probably try it myself soon).

For my Hellhound I used a similar technique of masking to show the undercoat through for weathering. I used a liquid mask applied with a sponge which produces a very similar effect, though in truth I've never compared the two side by side.

The Inquisitor
28-04-2008, 16:42
Subscribed. I look foward to watching!

gonzosbignose
29-04-2008, 10:08
legacy!

There is nothing more embaressing than mixing up the various painters technique.

Well i got home last night and built up a section of plasti card and sprayed it black so i ca try the salt technique over the next few days.

When ive got some feedbakc ill leave a note.

looking forward to more updates guys

Regards

my name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Legacy40k
29-04-2008, 11:58
Okay.. this thread needs more pictures so:

My Inquisitor Lord:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Inquistor-Lord-01.jpg

Storm Trooper and Guardsman:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/New-Guard.jpg

Eversor Assassin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Eversor01.jpg

Deathcult Assassin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Cult01.jpg

Dictator
29-04-2008, 22:21
Great looking stuff. What is the regimental name/idea behind the guardsman? They lok pretty interesting.

gonzosbignose
30-04-2008, 17:22
For fear of clogging this place up with the same point...

DARN that blue blending looks good.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Legacy40k
30-04-2008, 17:23
Those scouts look great. Not a fan of the blue goggles.. I think black works better, but that's just me. The look awsome regardless. Be good to see a close up of just one of them.

PS. it was a hint ;). I cheated though... I used old photos I had.

Starks333
30-04-2008, 17:25
i tried some closeups, but the photos just look awful, so ill keep working on stuff, and ill be clearing out more models on ebay soon(maybe today) to get more space....

Colonel Haizelhoff
30-04-2008, 18:06
I like the ordo xenos stormies. The camouflage's is great, something like the night fighting camo meant to cheat night vision goggles. The blending is ace on those scouts too.

Legacy40k
01-05-2008, 13:43
Looking good Starks.. I'll get something new soon! I just want to get all my Cryx based so I can at least try them out, and then I'm going to get some more stuff in this thread.. including a Deathwatch Emperors Champ... eventually I'll get to doing some guard for my "Guard" army.

DV8
02-05-2008, 03:38
Apologies for the lack of updates this past week(end). I've been a bit busy, what with a funeral last Saturday (very last minute, my friend's grandfather passed away), a wedding coming up this Saturday (I'm an usher), and commissions.

I've received a few goodies in the mail, amongst them my Sabol Army Transport cases for lugging this beast of an army around (taking no less than a Platoon case and a Mark2 case).

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/army-transport.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/tanks-1.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/heavy-weapons.gif
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/tanks-2.gif


DV8

DV8
02-05-2008, 03:39
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/infantry.gif


DV8

DV8
02-05-2008, 03:40
AND...I've painted my first Death Korp miniature, mainly to test out my color scheme to make sure it all works. The colors used, surprisingly, match VERY well to the cover, almost identical (at least when I look at the cover on my screen, color-corrected Macbook Pro), so 'm very happy with that.

*EDIT* there's a bit of texture on the model, no idea how or why it's happening. It's not as bad on most of the miniatures (most of them have no texture), but there is the rare few that are just..grr. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? I'm thinking a gentle but firm scrub with a stiff toothbrush.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07380.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07379.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07378.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07377.jpg


DV8

sartarius
02-05-2008, 05:15
thos cases are HUGE....where did you get em from as i think i might need it instead of all the cases i use :P
but nice color scheme for ur guard

Hortwerth
02-05-2008, 08:38
The grainy texture is usually from too high air pressure when undercoating a model if you use an airbrush.

hallowed_are_the_ori
02-05-2008, 11:45
Primer's fuzzy man, might need to strip it.

Monsterzonk
02-05-2008, 13:42
I really like this log. Those armies are gonna turn out very cool, I think. Really good work so far!

DV8
02-05-2008, 17:39
thos cases are HUGE....where did you get em from as i think i might need it instead of all the cases i use :P
but nice color scheme for ur guard

They're from a company called Sabol. Just be warned, they'll cost you a fortune if you're ordering them direct from Sabol (it'll cost you an arm and a leg if you're outside the US). I know the cost almost doubled for the cases when shipping to Canada.

Another thing, if you do order them, PLAN out how you want to store your army. I spent the better portion of the afternoon planning out how I was going to arrange the pull-out foam layers so I knew how many I'd need, and how high.


The grainy texture is usually from too high air pressure when undercoating a model if you use an airbrush.

Perhaps. I haven't airbrushed the infantry (i'm only gonna do that for the tanks), but I did do 3 coats of primer on them (black, brown, khaki) with Krylon Ultra-Flat (gotta love Canadian Tire), so I'll have to watch out with those I guess.


Primer's fuzzy man, might need to strip it.

No need. If it was all over the miniature, then perhaps. But it's just on his coat hem/edge, which I just removed with a toothbrush and a knife. I'm going to go over the rest of my infantry as I paint them and fix them up as I go.


DV8

Flying Toaster
02-05-2008, 19:41
I would only dream to paint like you guys do and have the time as well! Those minis are awesome!

(Sorry for another complement! :p )

Legacy40k
03-05-2008, 05:31
Damn.. I need to get some more stuff done! I need to built a bunch of stuff first though! Okay.. my goal.. something by the end of the weekend.. not sure what yet.. but something.

Still learning
05-05-2008, 08:58
i'll be watching this one, keep up the good work!

Mr.chair
05-05-2008, 23:25
One reason you may have gotten a weird texture on your krieg is that resin is coated in a mold release agent that can cause problems when the mini gets primed/painted. Just scrub the resin off lightly with soapy water and there shouldn't be any more problems on that front. Good luck!

DonKarst0n
06-05-2008, 13:43
Those vehicles look very good.
Nice effects.
Never used salt but it looks like a good option.

Xyxox
06-05-2008, 14:07
Do you just use white glue to attach the salt?

I'm liking this technique.

Starks333
06-05-2008, 16:00
future floor wax+water to thin it a bit, you want the salt easy to remove...just run warm water over it and rub it off with a tooth brush

im gonna explore different techniques as i continue including oil washes, pigments, textures, and even hair spray/alchohol

its fun!

Arhalien
06-05-2008, 16:36
Marmite maybe? :p

Colonel Haizelhoff
06-05-2008, 17:53
Definitely very nice work. I'm planning on getting an airbrush but I'm afraid it's not due for a little while. This makes me really want one.

Legacy40k
06-05-2008, 18:10
That's really starting to shape up Starks. The added weathering is helping offset the "red"

I found out that for a Salt Mask you can do it with just salt and water by mixing them togeather into a slurry, applying and letting dry. Anyways, I did it because I forgot the liquid mask when I was weathering another Cryx, I'll do a comparative review on the Canadian Team forums and link to it here for a comparison.

The short; Salt is easier to remove, liquid mask has a nicer result.

Thoth62
06-05-2008, 18:47
Looking good guys. I don't know why I didn't notice this log earlier, but I'm glad I've found it now.

Nice work all around.

Legacy40k
07-05-2008, 02:55
For those curious.

One of these was done using the Salt Mask Technique (also seen on Stark's Crimson Fists) One of these was done using a Liquid Mask Technique (Also seen on my Black Hellhound)

I'll let you try and decided which was which. a short article on both will be done in the near future.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Warmachine/Cryxrust02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Warmachine/Cryxrust01.jpg

dr.oetk3r
07-05-2008, 03:04
DAMN, awesome weathering!

kermit
08-05-2008, 19:43
Very nice stuff fellow Canadians!

I will subscribe, as I would like to see Andrew finish something... oh I mean Legacy40K!

Good luck to all from north of 60!

** subscribed **

Colonel Haizelhoff
08-05-2008, 19:51
You really know how to weather your CF tanks. I don't get the hang of oil paints, but I'm sure you'll convince me;).

Legacy40k
11-05-2008, 00:26
Figured it was time I post something on topic. Admittedly these are all models I painted a while ago with the exception of the Heavy Bolter, I just finished him after being mostly done for the last 6 months.

The Arbite Patrol dogs are for my counts as rough rider squad. Once I figure out how to do it they will be led by a sergeant on a mechanical horse. I originally wanted to use the the Empire Engineer horse from fantasy but it's an expensive model and it has a lot of extra detailing I don't really want on the body.. and barding. I like the head and legs though. So I'm probably going to attempt to sculpt my own, or convert a bretonnian horse into one to get the proportions right.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Fox-Hunters.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Guardsman01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Xenos-Plasma.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Xenos-Vets-01.jpg

Legacy40k
11-05-2008, 00:34
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Xenos-Vets-02.jpg

WIP Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Lord
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Inquisitor-Lord-06.jpg

I'm planning on doing a whole bunch of bases up for the army. I would love to change them to be more like these ones from Games Day Poland 2007. I had to borrow the picture from Chest of Colours as I haven't seen it anywhere else. I'm not sure how he got them so shiny in particular but I love the techy feel as Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed have been great influences to me for this army.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/40Kunit_1st.jpg

Praexes
11-05-2008, 03:44
Besides Starks' stuff, everything looks awesome.

Starks333
11-05-2008, 05:13
hahahaha why thank you :P

ive been busy with other things so wont have an update for a bit

sartarius
11-05-2008, 09:34
you guys are amazin with the painting
lovin the inqiuistion alot

Praexes
11-05-2008, 16:26
hahahaha why thank you :P

ive been busy with other things so wont have an update for a bit

Hehehe, yeah, glad you got the joke. After I posted I was worried you might take offense or something. ;)

AinuLainour
12-05-2008, 20:48
Wow I've completely missed this. Painting is looking good all around, but isn't the title in need of alteration?

Astador
17-05-2008, 22:46
It's all looking good guys! Alex, great work on Celestine and the tanks!
Can't wait to see more!

Kasrkin 666
18-05-2008, 01:13
Wow! Amazing Stark, just amazing.

-Sunny

Axel
18-05-2008, 09:31
Just returned to the project logs after some time...

Great Cover!

Any issues if I link your log in my DKoK miniature thread (see sig for link)?

And if you allow I would love to use a version of your cover on the front page of that thread (with credits and link, of course).

Starks333
18-05-2008, 15:03
Just returned to the project logs after some time...

Great Cover!

Any issues if I link your log in my DKoK miniature thread (see sig for link)?

And if you allow I would love to use a version of your cover on the front page of that thread (with credits and link, of course).


just a quote from earlier from DV8

"If you're really interested in obtaining a copy of the Death Korps cover, shoot me a PM or email, and I'll send you a high-res copy, although expect it to be around 100 mb+. If you're artisticly inclined, or want to try your hand at it, I can send you a lineart copy (PSD) with the border as a separate layer, and you can color it yourself to match your own army."



and I WILL have an update today, I promise....

Axel
18-05-2008, 18:00
I read that, but I do not need a high res, just an OK :-)

ZiggyTempest
18-05-2008, 18:45
Sweet work Starks :P

mr.silly
18-05-2008, 19:34
how do you do your glazing? its amazing how you get that great blending.

DV8
18-05-2008, 19:42
Just returned to the project logs after some time...

Great Cover!

Any issues if I link your log in my DKoK miniature thread (see sig for link)?

And if you allow I would love to use a version of your cover on the front page of that thread (with credits and link, of course).

By all means.

Sorry I haven't updated/posted in a while. I've been quite busy lately, getting home late and ehausted, and compound that with the fact that I'm very slowly working on a commission (that I did NOT expect to take this long) and that leaves very little time for Death Korp. It's the Victoria Day holiday, so I'm going to try and get this commission (or at least a good bulk of it) done so I can work a bit more on my DK.


DV8

Starks333
18-05-2008, 19:49
as for the glazing,

a couple videos seen here:

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/Starks3333/Tutorial/Videos/

for this its quite simple

paint it regal

highlight with my first colour covering a larger area, not worrying if i cover too much...next highlight i cover the brighter areas skipping some places, a bit neater

glaze the joint between the two highlights with the darker one.....glaze the joint between regal and highlight with regal...and then shade with my blue+red mix

after i mix up an edge highlight bright colour, and cover just the edges that receive the most light...not the entire edge or anywhere near...the point of it is just to brighten a tad, and define the shapes a bit more

ill have examples later, im working on getting one of the 6 man squads done

Clone-Trooper
18-05-2008, 22:36
Good job on the CF , But one thing . . Why did you paint the sarge's fist blue , not crimson ?

Or are you using SW rules or something ?

warflag
18-05-2008, 23:31
Cool work! The red adds a lot of depth to the colour.
Bad trick to photograph them on a blue lit, btw :p

Clone-Trooper
18-05-2008, 23:58
Ahh . . i see . . i usually just consider my sarge's as vets , so both of their hands are red , but i see what you are saying .

Legacy40k
19-05-2008, 10:57
Ahh . . i see . . i usually just consider my sarge's as vets , so both of their hands are red , but i see what you are saying .

Only Veteran Sergeants have access to powerfists. They also have Terminator Honours because of their ranking with the first company.

I think Starks was just on a roll with the blue and decided to run with it. They do look great after all. I would still love to see how the heck you do it with black though.

Starks333
19-05-2008, 15:32
Only Veteran Sergeants have access to powerfists. They also have Terminator Honours because of their ranking with the first company.

I think Starks was just on a roll with the blue and decided to run with it. They do look great after all. I would still love to see how the heck you do it with black though.

ya i knew they techncally should be, but i didnt like the concept of taking members from the 1st to lead squads in another company, sounded dumb to me so, i decided to just not do it...and instead my command squads would act as "veterans"

as for black...well itd be more fun on a standard marine than metals...almost all metal GW sculpts are boring...which means its harder to create an interesting dynamic black because they are so stationary, so not many parts are hit by light

...youd basicly do the same thing i did with the blue, except use black

Mr.chair
19-05-2008, 16:37
Darn, can't get the glazing video to work, and now I'm so intrigued :( The marines look good. The redish color in the recessed areas was a good thought.

Starks333
19-05-2008, 17:22
Darn, can't get the glazing video to work, and now I'm so intrigued :( The marines look good. The redish color in the recessed areas was a good thought.

you can shoot me a PM with your msn if you have it, and i can send the videos via msn

Kasrkin 666
21-05-2008, 01:42
WOW! That is the first time I have seen a squad of pro-painted minis! Amazing Starks, just...amazingly beautifully sexily gourgeously...(gets hit on head by brick) Well you get my point.:p

-Sunny

Unforgiven666
21-05-2008, 01:46
Outstanding !
This log is too epic for the internet. :P:):D
Great job guys

dr.oetk3r
21-05-2008, 01:56
Seriously sexy blue....

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
21-05-2008, 01:57
Amazing. That blue...
Toasting an epic bread. This log is clearly too sexy for it's shirt- three of the best pA1ntZ0rs on Warseer, Crimson Fists, and a custom Codex.
More crack- cleverly disguised as painted DKoK, Fists and Ordo Xenos- is hereby requested and required.

Dark Apostle
21-05-2008, 06:09
@Starks333: you've probably heard this before, but you've got some serious skills with the paintbrush. The marines look awesome, and the weathering on your tanks is fabulous!

Will you paint rust and scratches on the marines too?

Legacy40k
21-05-2008, 12:51
Amazing. That blue...
Toasting an epic bread. This log is clearly too sexy for it's shirt- three of the best pA1ntZ0rs on Warseer, Crimson Fists, and a custom Codex.
More crack- cleverly disguised as painted DKoK, Fists and Ordo Xenos- is hereby requested and required.

I'll say thanks for all of us :) Trying to work on a couple of entries for a painting comp this weekend, one of which being the inquisitor lord so with a bit of luck I'll have an update by then... if I can ever get him looking in a way I'm happy with.

Starks333
21-05-2008, 14:59
i love the blue, it looks really pretty in person so im really debating taking the same approach as the tanks, but i dont want them to be different in hue...so i might try and do a lighter version of the tinting dust, and weather them the same, probably no rust though as its easier to maintain yourself during a long battle than vehicles, so rust wouldnt make as much sense on troops

im gonna aim to have a bunch more done today!

kermit
21-05-2008, 15:21
Starks,

They are looking really great. I will have to go through some of your videos... Someone just moved into town from Montreal... I need to keep my dominance over the painting competitions up here... I think your technique is what I need to do it!

Keep up the great work!

Legacy40K... get off the pot and do some work!!

gonzosbignose
21-05-2008, 15:39
Hey Guys

Ok, so i tried the salt technique myself the other day....

Thoughts...

I myself IMHO not to sure of the results. I cant know the idea, it actually works quite well, and it certainly is capable of getting results, as we can see clearly in your tanks. I think it is very much dependant on the colours used however.

The rusty red colour coming up under the blue works really nicely on your tanks, however my marines are whiter than white (infact i wish my teeth were as white) but the affect just doesnt really carry off using that colour scheme.

Im glad i tried it though, and im pleased to see this log coming on so well.

Incidentally, i love the new blue marines... they are looking properly nice, and the wash, glaze technique to blend the blues is truely superb.

Keep the logs coming..

Regards

My name is daniel and i am a wargamer

Starks333
21-05-2008, 16:41
Hey Guys

Ok, so i tried the salt technique myself the other day....

Thoughts...

I myself IMHO not to sure of the results. I cant know the idea, it actually works quite well, and it certainly is capable of getting results, as we can see clearly in your tanks. I think it is very much dependant on the colours used however.

The rusty red colour coming up under the blue works really nicely on your tanks, however my marines are whiter than white (infact i wish my teeth were as white) but the affect just doesnt really carry off using that colour scheme.

Im glad i tried it though, and im pleased to see this log coming on so well.

Incidentally, i love the new blue marines... they are looking properly nice, and the wash, glaze technique to blend the blues is truely superb.

Keep the logs coming..

Regards

My name is daniel and i am a wargamer


yes colour choice is completely up to you...a couple reasons i used red:

red darkens blue, so in areas i didnt get full coverage of blue-> crevasses it would slightly darken

red is a very contrasting colour to blue(which is why it shades it well) so it brings a bit of character to the piece

red is also already being used in my colour scheme...sometimes good to use the same colours, sometimes you may want to use different ones

for white armour, greys would probably work best...or a layered approach where you go grey-colour-white....but leaving a lot of grey show through so the colour isnt as dominating as it is on mine


@kermit...I know a guy from ottawa moved up there somewhere, i believe it was yukon


and thanks!

**it would help if i could spell right the first time around!

kermit
21-05-2008, 19:05
@kermit...I know a guy from ottawa moved up there somewhere, i believe it was yukon


Does said person have a name?

If he is part of the "gaming" community up here then the odds are I know him. I spend lots of time at the local miniature store here in Whitehorse... as I am the bookkeeper...

Starks333
21-05-2008, 19:18
Dennis I believe, he doesnt really know me i onyl know because of the ottawa forums

louwie616
21-05-2008, 23:05
AND...I've painted my first Death Korp miniature, mainly to test out my color scheme to make sure it all works. The colors used, surprisingly, match VERY well to the cover, almost identical (at least when I look at the cover on my screen, color-corrected Macbook Pro), so 'm very happy with that.

*EDIT* there's a bit of texture on the model, no idea how or why it's happening. It's not as bad on most of the miniatures (most of them have no texture), but there is the rare few that are just..grr. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? I'm thinking a gentle but firm scrub with a stiff toothbrush.



DV8

when you spray paint you keep the can to far away from the model and the paint dryus in the air comes on the model and gets covert by the rest of the paint.
just like when you are using a can to long the can wil loos presure becuase the oxigen wil loos densitie and than there you wil get drubs to.
or the can was almost empty and than it wil happen to.

Ocid
21-05-2008, 23:46
After not checking this log for a while :o The stuff in here is simply fantastic.

Thats a really amazing squad of CF you have their Starks i'm going to have to give your tutorial a go at some point. (Might scrounge up a spare marine this weekend. Give a break from trying red schemes). Will check the videos aswell in a sec. Always prefer videos to pic tutorials :).

Keep up the excellent work.

Colonel Haizelhoff
22-05-2008, 20:13
Woah thx a lot starks, that is really something I needed.

Unforgiven666
22-05-2008, 20:48
Thanks for the video Starks ! :)

Ocid
22-05-2008, 23:15
Ocid want MOAR vids from Starks.

Really cool stuff. Got any more in the works?

DV8
30-05-2008, 23:21
Just a heads up, haven't posted in a while because I've just been super-swamped lately, with work training and commissions. On the plus side, I'm entered in a doubles tournament with Legacy40k slated for July 5th/6th at the Oakville Bunker, so that'll give me some motivation to paint/update more often.

Expect updates tonight.


DV8

DV8
31-05-2008, 03:23
Newest additions that completes my 1700 point army.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/hellhounds.gif

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/command.gif

Going to dive into painting the infantry either Sunday evening, or Monday. In the meantime, I need to prep and prime the rest of my infantry.


DV8

Starks333
31-05-2008, 04:18
as john picks up i will be missing for a bit, with updates few and far between as i work heavily on games day stuff

Ill try and fit some time in, but im not sure as my projects are quite large so

Legacy40k
31-05-2008, 09:42
as john picks up i will be missing for a bit, with updates few and far between as i work heavily on games day stuff

Ill try and fit some time in, but im not sure as my projects are quite large so

haha, same, I'm working on making bases for my guys as I work on games day stuff right now.

LokkoRex
31-05-2008, 09:48
just plain awesome looking models;) i love the tanks. keep up the good paint works.

AinuLainour
04-06-2008, 03:49
Newest additions that completes my 1700 point army.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/hellhounds.gif

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/command.gif

Going to dive into painting the infantry either Sunday evening, or Monday. In the meantime, I need to prep and prime the rest of my infantry.


DV8

Looking good, have you got that khorne commission done yet?

Dictator
04-06-2008, 03:58
Any problems with bent resin from the forgeworld bits?

DV8
06-06-2008, 07:58
Still working away on that Khorne commission. I'm working a midnight shift, so I'm finding I don't have a lot of time to paint, having to juggle sleep, the Khorne stuff, AND my Death Korp stuff.

And yes, there are a few problems with bent resin parts. Stuff like swords and lasguns. Swords in particular, they either never stay, or almost snap, which I don't want. Two of my officers actually have slightly bent swords because I don't want to risk snapping them.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07599.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07600.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07601.jpg

My first command squad. Having done the test mini and sorted out what colors to use, they're going relatively fast. I'm really loving how the colors are turning out, and how closely they're matching my cover (which was total fluke, by the way).

What's left is pants, metallics, buttons, and some final weathering/washes on the bases/boots/wheels/etc.


DV8

DV8
06-06-2008, 08:00
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07602.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07603.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/DSC07604.jpg

And point in fact, judging by the Autocannon, the army is primed brown (and then tan/khaki). No Games Workshop primers here...


DV8

malkkis
06-06-2008, 08:08
Well, I have always been DKoK fan, and those forgeworld troops are superb! Great paintjob What did you use for slates in the base? Have your tried warming up a little(with warm water) the resin and bending it after that?

DV8
06-06-2008, 08:12
I've tried both warm and hot water (and all the shades between), to no avail. It solves a lot of the warping issues (like lasgun stocks, autocannon/lascannon barrels, inferno cannon barrels, etc.), but for some reason, the really thin swords of the officers won't adjust shape.

The slates on the base are made from cork board, courtesy of Starks333.

PS for some reason, the last picture of the autocannon team, from 3/4 behind, seems to be really pixelated/distorted in the top half, which might be a result of the really stark white directly behind/beneath. I'll try and avoid having the camera looking straight at the white next time...

DV8

sartarius
06-06-2008, 08:35
apart from that pixelation on the last pic the death korp r gettin along nicely
the color scheme works brilliantly what is the full color scheme may i ask?

Destroyer of Eternities
06-06-2008, 09:07
love the paintin. keep it up. makin me want to start a death korp army

gonzosbignose
06-06-2008, 09:19
Dear All

Trust you guys are keeping well. I did spot the interlude in the blog and i had hoped it wasnt the death of it.

I see you guys are doing well though. The new Kreig figures look stunning, but i have to say, i think the gems of recent posts are the new HellHounds...

The tracks look FABULOUS!!! One of our local lads here in the UK had a go at making a chimera look similar to yours after my showing a few piccies of your tanks about. It isnt easy to get the tracks to work like that is it? :(

Anyhow... keep us updated, as im really enjoying this blog.

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Cassarus
06-06-2008, 10:42
great stuff!

DV8
06-06-2008, 16:51
Dear All

Trust you guys are keeping well. I did spot the interlude in the blog and i had hoped it wasnt the death of it.

I see you guys are doing well though. The new Kreig figures look stunning, but i have to say, i think the gems of recent posts are the new HellHounds...

The tracks look FABULOUS!!! One of our local lads here in the UK had a go at making a chimera look similar to yours after my showing a few piccies of your tanks about. It isnt easy to get the tracks to work like that is it? :(

Anyhow... keep us updated, as im really enjoying this blog.

Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Hey Daniel, yea the interlude (mostly my lack of updates) was just on account of my busy schedule, I haven't really had a lot of time to paint in the last month or so, with work training among other things. Fortunately the tournament coming up is keeping me motivated to at least finish my infantry (and have my vehicles primed) by the start of July.

The Hellhound tracks are easy to do, since they're assembled in the same manner that GW designed the Chimera tracks. The only difference is the outside armor, which has been cut in half to expose the bottom half. The Chimera tracks (pictured below) were a lot more involved, and simpler at the same time (since no sawing was involved).

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-4.gif

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-5.gif


DV8

gonzosbignose
06-06-2008, 17:22
Hey DV8

Would i be right in thinking you use Super Glue? The young lad (and i note young, only 14/15 who we were helping in store wasnt allowed superglue so had the joys of trying to get the mechanism to stick without the aid of 'super' sticki qualtity of super glue. It worked ok but was a bit stringy at points.

I hope all the work training is over now. i hate training... and in my line of work, where thingsreally dont change all that often, and if they do change, really not that much... it is just the same regurgitated crap every 6-12 months.

Well, one thing i hope will put a smile on your face is how inspirational you guys are. Not only do we have a young lad trying to emulate your tanks, but today i went out into town in my lunch hour and splashed out on a swanky digital camera.

This weblog, and also a few other have really inspired my lately... and i really liek the community feel of people advising on projects, and giving inspiration to all. Subsequently, within the next few weeks, i myself (all be it slow and clunky at first i imagine) will be doing a weblog of my latest creation.

I'm glad to see you are still working well, and look forward to more updates.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Colonel Haizelhoff
06-06-2008, 17:47
This weblog, and also a few other have really inspired my lately... and i really liek the community feel of people advising on projects, and giving inspiration to all. Subsequently, within the next few weeks, i myself (all be it slow and clunky at first i imagine) will be doing a weblog of my latest creation.

I'm glad to see you are still working well, and look forward to more updates.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

and weblogs really help you in getting better and better at painting. Great work DV8, I like the scheme, although I might have toned it darker just a little bit to get a WW1 feel. The hellhounds are also great, but I wont judge before they are painted ;)

DV8
06-06-2008, 18:00
I do use Super Glue, although if he's allowed to, he can always try using Plastic Glue. I tend to like Super Glue for a few reasons:

1. I can use accelerant to cure it instantly
2. I can pull it apart if need be
3. I like the smell :D

I'm not actually looking for a WWI feel to them. The color scheme/army theme is certainly inspired by the German Afrika Korps from WWII, but that's about where I draw the line. This is more a personal thing, I like the color scheme and think it works great in desert, where the pale khaki/bone/white will actually help them blend in to the desert more than a darker brown/green would.


DV8

Legacy40k
06-06-2008, 20:50
Loving the tanks DV8, I like tank treads on the Hellhounds better.

The luls in this thread is because most of us have other projects on the go. Games Day Toronto is at the end of this month so we are all working on our games day projects as well as these.

To prove I'm still working on this though.. here are the bases I've been experimenting with and working on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Guard-Bases.jpg

AinuLainour
06-06-2008, 22:42
Base ideas are looking tight!

@John - I went on msn just to see if you were there so I could tell you how awesome that tank is looking :D

swifty2
06-06-2008, 22:49
seriously lovely death korps mate, they look amazing, really good job with the bases too.

kermit
06-06-2008, 23:03
The luls in this thread is because most of us have other projects on the go. Games Day Toronto is at the end of this month so we are all working on our games day projects as well as these.


Oh... and you're lazy! If only I could get to GD so I could get me some FW goodies...

Everything is looking really great!

DV8: I think I might have to seal your design on the treads when I finally put together my Chimeras... they are different and that is good!

AventineCrusader
06-06-2008, 23:29
I've tried both warm and hot water (and all the shades between), to no avail. It solves a lot of the warping issues (like lasgun stocks, autocannon/lascannon barrels, inferno cannon barrels, etc.), but for some reason, the really thin swords of the officers won't adjust shape.

It's kind of risky but if you have an iron constitution I have found that about 5 seconds under a hair dryer on full blast loosens any resin enough to be put into the correct shape. It's worth it if you don't mess up:p

Snackes
06-06-2008, 23:52
All these three armies look great. Über awesome actually :p
But... (yeah, there's always a "but") I think you DV8 should change the color slightly on either the carapace armor or the cloth. At now I think they blend too much.
Adding a bit of grey might work..

Ocid
07-06-2008, 20:25
Loving the German Afrika Korp inspired paint scheme you have going here very nice. Something you don't see to often on DKoK models.

Fantastic painting on them aswell. Also thats a cool Hellhound you have there. What parts were used for it?

Shadowphrakt
07-06-2008, 21:16
Looking cool dude, was inspired by your chimeras to do my own in that kind of track style. Love the DKoK scheme too! The bases are great.

Jos
07-06-2008, 21:54
Real nice man! how are those chimaeras coming?

gonzosbignose
09-06-2008, 13:21
Hey guys...

Indeed... not long till games day toronto at all huh?

Ive got till october for Games Day UK... but havent een decided what the plan is this year... last year was a bit of a mockery for me, and despite my best efforts i didnt manage to make it up.

What are you guys planning for Games Day then incidentally? any sneaky peeks?

DV8 - A few people have commented on your paint scheme for the DKofK. I have to say, i for one really liek the scheme. i think the cloth reas and the armour do blend in, but if i was out on a battle field i think thats exactly what id want... it works fab, no changes from my point of view!

Are we going to have any picturee updates soon Legacy... Games day or not, its been a bit quiet of late!

I spent most of sunday night trying to figure out how to use my new camera... its got a special mode which turns massive pics into blog size ones... i think ill be starting mine next week so ill drop you guys a bell and you can come see what my set up is like.

Thanks a bundle... your inspiration to alot of guys on here... i see someone else is pinching your chimera design, and i dont blame them... they look fab.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Starks333
09-06-2008, 13:31
Ive delayed my big project for possibly chicago, i had the time to do it, but i decided to set it aside for some other pieces i had lying around, id rather get rid of stuff i already have :P

heres a "sneak" at one of my entries, its nothing special just wanted to paint blue and this lovely figure so
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/Starks3333/Other%20Models/Daemon%20Prince/?action=view&current=aragorn.jpg

i have some other stuff planned, but with 11 day left, im not sure how many of the other 3 entries will get done considering i still need putty work to have them prepped, and im missing parts i need for their bases grrrrr

:)

gonzosbignose
09-06-2008, 15:26
Starks...

He is looking great. I love the cloak, the blue is looking perfect, but i knowwhat you mean about the time frame...

It would be a waste to rush it in time for Toronto, and not have it looking so great, when you could get it looking amazing for GD America.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Legacy40k
09-06-2008, 20:48
Hey guys...

What are you guys planning for Games Day then incidentally? any sneaky peeks?

Are we going to have any picture updates soon Legacy... Games day or not, its been a bit quiet of late!



I actually just base coated 10 storm troopers so expect to see some pictures of them showing up soon... I'm hoping that with my basecoat colour choice I will be able to speed up the painting process.. we'll see soon enough.

As for sneak peaks, I won't post pictures directly, but I'll post to their threads:

http://canadian-team.com/viewtopic.php?t=576
http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9306
http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10171

Thornz
09-06-2008, 21:27
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Death%20Korp/stowage-5.gif
DV8
This looks good BUT ..... for goodness sake get a new Predator Turret on it NOW ! I am converting all my Chimeras and have to say the Chimera turret is by far the worst one in the GW range. Buy a Predator kit, sell the rhino and the sponson Parts, use the Turret with Auto Cannon ( See FW Rules ) = :)

Legacy40k
09-06-2008, 22:04
This looks good BUT ..... for goodness sake get a new Predator Turret on it NOW ! I am converting all my Chimeras and have to say the Chimera turret is by far the worst one in the GW range. Buy a Predator kit, sell the rhino and the sponson Parts, use the Turret with Auto Cannon ( See FW Rules ) = :)

Got a picture of what that looks like? Sounds like an expensive option, especially if you can't sell of the Rhino for a decent price.

Thornz
10-06-2008, 00:05
Got a picture of what that looks like? Sounds like an expensive option, especially if you can't sell of the Rhino for a decent price.
http://www.games-workshop.com.au/games/40k/imperialguard/painting
http://www.games-workshop.com.au/games/40k/imperialguard/painting
I hope these links work ... This is not my work but demonstrates it effectivly.

gonzosbignose
10-06-2008, 09:29
Morning all

Im sat at work with blakc fingers after spraying aload of models this morning. Ive alreeady had a comment from a colleague that i look like i have gangreen in my fingers lol.

The Tau is looking super dynamic Legacy, and the (almost manga style i guess) colour scheme looks fab, clean and crisp.

As for your odin/thor battle scene i'm interested to know how it turns out.

Regarding the chimera/predator conversions, ive scene lots of them around now, and i always think that the turret from the pred looks far to big on the chimera chasis. DV8 has actually made and crafted some beautiful crafted chimeras that dont stray to much from the original models, and thats what makes them fab.

regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Legacy40k
10-06-2008, 22:42
a small update and he's certainly not done yet:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/Storm-Trooper-01.jpg

Seer Drakon
11-06-2008, 01:11
Please don't let this PLOG die. I am another addict that needs his drugs. Everything is looking great. I love the conversions on the Death Korps and the Crimson Fists are looking great. Keep us checking the thread. What is the deadline again?

randyc9999
11-06-2008, 02:10
Hey guys, I have a question about your salt weathering technique. What paint-thinner mix ratio did you use when you airbrushed over the salt? I've heard that if the mix is too thin, the salt will dissolve.

Legacy40k
11-06-2008, 02:40
Hey guys, I have a question about your salt weathering technique. What paint-thinner mix ratio did you use when you airbrushed over the salt? I've heard that if the mix is too thin, the salt will dissolve.

It does make some sense.. but it wasn't an issue. I use rubbing alcohol to thin my paints when airbrushing.

I made my salt mask by mixing salt and water into a thick slurry and applying it, then letting dry.

Starks333
11-06-2008, 03:10
i use windex to thin my paint, again no issue with salt dissolving

i usually go with a 50-50 windex-water for my thinner...and then a 60-40 thinner to paint

something like that although im not one for measuring :P

as for deadline there really isnt one from me, and depending on if i end up doing whats on plan, i might have to delay further its an intense teaching and competition summer apparently, i wasnt plannign on doing this much, but who knows.... as everyone knows by now things change with me daily...

randyc9999
11-06-2008, 03:44
Thank you for your reply. Your weathering is a real inspiration! Starks, are you responsible for the Miniature Mentor videos? I'm a subscriber and would love to see some of these weathering techniques show up in one of those tutorials.

Starks333
11-06-2008, 14:13
Thank you for your reply. Your weathering is a real inspiration! Starks, are you responsible for the Miniature Mentor videos? I'm a subscriber and would love to see some of these weathering techniques show up in one of those tutorials.

no Im not however you can email suggestions...i think....

kermit
11-06-2008, 15:18
i use windex to thin my paint, again no issue with salt dissolving

i usually go with a 50-50 windex-water for my thinner...and then a 60-40 thinner to paint

Windex? Seriously? Finally something that I have around my house... What does it do for your paints? I think I will have to try this...

Starks333
11-06-2008, 17:32
Windex? Seriously? Finally something that I have around my house... What does it do for your paints? I think I will have to try this...

same thing as alchohol basicly, i also spray pure windex between colours to clean it

kermit
11-06-2008, 18:14
So it reduces surface tension? Good for washes... makes it smell good... like you want to eat it?

I have never heard of the rubbing alcohol either... I had heard of dish soap...

Will have to try it when I return from vacation and painting nights start up again.

Legacy40k
11-06-2008, 18:20
same thing as alchohol basicly, i also spray pure windex between colours to clean it

Which is also what you do with rubbing alchohol. I've actually heard of using windshield washer fluid to thin paints, but the main ingredient of that is rubbing alchohol. Many airbrush books also recomment alchohol for thinning and cleaning paints.

One thing with alchohol however.. it can react with some paints...paints for miniatures all seem fine, but I've found that with Createx paints it can cause them to curdle.. though this could have also been the age of the paints.

Alchohol also makes the paint dry faster which can be a mixed blessing. It means you should thin more than you think you need to as the paint can start drying mid air.

The benefit to thinning with Alcohol (or windex) as since they can be used as cleaners as well.... you always have a cleaner handy, and they also help clean as you go keeping the airbrush from getting as mucked up in the first place. To that end. I still recommend using a proper airbrush cleaner on a semi regular basis for a more thorough job.

Also note.. this applies to an airbrush... not a spreygun like the new GW one.. while thinning with alchohol will work fine in place of water.. cleaning it isn't as big a deal.

Starks333
11-06-2008, 19:30
my cleaning process is pretty simple really

windex between as mentioned....at the end i spray windex through and a bit of alchohol...then i disassemble use q-tips dippe din alchohol to clean the tip and the feed, and then i pull out the needle, alchohol on the needle to clean it(i find rubbing alchohol also keeps it more lubed) and then i lube the needle with airbrush lube, put it in spin it, pull it out, to check for paint, if no paint good to go, if there is re-do the cleaning of the needle step

thats preeeeetty much it, after a bunch of uses you can fully disassemble and get into all the parts, but i havent had much problem with it

Unforgiven666
11-06-2008, 21:26
Hey Starks, you got 666 posts !
It's a sign...;)

Clone-Trooper
11-06-2008, 22:30
starks333x2=666

He's working twice as much

Ocid
11-06-2008, 22:55
Thank you for your reply. Your weathering is a real inspiration! Starks, are you responsible for the Miniature Mentor videos? I'm a subscriber and would love to see some of these weathering techniques show up in one of those tutorials.

I concur. Love the weathering method you have here Starks. A bit too weathered for what i plan on doing but i'll be trying exactly what you've done on a terrain piece i have in mind when i get round to it.

While not a subscriber to the mini mentor vids i did buy one of the packs while in a delerious state and they are excellent stuff. Way beyond my ability though.

Starks333
12-06-2008, 00:04
I concur. Love the weathering method you have here Starks. A bit too weathered for what i plan on doing but i'll be trying exactly what you've done on a terrain piece i have in mind when i get round to it.

While not a subscriber to the mini mentor vids i did buy one of the packs while in a delerious state and they are excellent stuff. Way beyond my ability though.

ability is something that occurs from practice, talent is something you cant learn...and this painting stuff for the most part is simply ability

so just keep working on things and you can easily get there ;)

and now im no longer at 666 :P

tcraigen
12-06-2008, 02:26
your tanks are wicked, very lived in feel and seem very realist. I wish mine were more akin to yours hehe, the corp is very clean and high end love the way they are turning out. Leading me to plan on collecting some my self -shudder- to much need more time heheh. I enjoy the thread and want to commend you on your continuing excellence.

randyc9999
12-06-2008, 03:41
i use windex to thin my paint, again no issue with salt dissolving

i usually go with a 50-50 windex-water for my thinner...and then a 60-40 thinner to paint

I tend to use Winsor & Newton Flow Improver and/or matte medium when painting with brushes. Do you think these would work just as well when airbrushing (I've only had my paasche airbrush for about a week and have used it only once due to constant raining in my town)?

Ocid
12-06-2008, 07:39
ability is something that occurs from practice, talent is something you cant learn...and this painting stuff for the most part is simply ability

so just keep working on things and you can easily get there ;)

and now im no longer at 666 :P

Ahh yes very true Starks.

Try my best lol but its just a little on the meh side of things really but as you say aslong as i keep at it then i'm sure to improve little by little.

Legacy40k
12-06-2008, 13:22
I tend to use Winsor & Newton Flow Improver and/or matte medium when painting with brushes. Do you think these would work just as well when airbrushing (I've only had my paasche airbrush for about a week and have used it only once due to constant raining in my town)?

You can fire almost anything through an airbrush.. there are just a few things to consider:

How easy it will be to clean out.
Is it thinned enough (and what you need to use to thin it)
What is the particle size of the pigment. Ie: Large metal flakes of some metallic paints won't fire through an airbrush with a small nozzle/needle.

Heathgrove
24-06-2008, 08:49
Awsome ogre you got here. I realy like the paintjob on him!

gonzosbignose
25-06-2008, 14:58
Starks...

Very pretty indeed. worthy of awards... thing that catches the eye best... Axe Head.... Fabulous

Glad to hear you did well and look forward to seeing more stuff soon aswell

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Metal Fingered Villain
25-06-2008, 19:17
Your smooth blending is really making me want to try some white undercoats on my models. Celestine is looking proppa, your test pieces are still vastly superior to what I manage to slap onto my mini's.:wtf: Looking forward to some more updates, more forgeworld is always good.

AinuLainour
27-06-2008, 21:40
Looks so much better in pics than it did at the convention hall, ugh. :p

Mr.chair
01-07-2008, 16:50
I love the ogre bodyguard model. That's a classic sculpt and your painting really did it justice. Congrats on the demons.

Seer Drakon
01-07-2008, 20:58
Starks love the ogre also. I can't wait for the SOB mini to be finished that is really going to be nice. What happened to you guys? We need updates. This is such a promising PLOG.:D

Unforgiven666
07-07-2008, 17:33
holy terra....

Death Korp
07-07-2008, 17:58
Really nice stuff guys, i'm liking all your armies :)

Question for Starks333, the FW Crismon Fist Symbols, how do you get them of that resin flat resin bit they are all stuck too? I have some Smurf ones, but i can't get the cursed things off!

Cheers,

DK

Starks333
07-07-2008, 18:56
i usually just cut around the edges with a hobby knife, resin cuts pretty easy so i dont find it to be much trouble...however i never had that thick a resin attached to them...it was thinner before

gonzosbignose
09-07-2008, 09:55
Starks

Good to see an update...

Good selection of resin you got going on there... i love the krieg riders so looking forward to seeing that.

Trust all you guys are keeping well.

I finally got my blog up and running at last... but you guys always seem to be posting more interesting stuff than i will...

anyhow

regards to all

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

G.Hawke
10-07-2008, 09:53
hey starks, i've been lookin through this, i have one question, how the hell do you do that salt technique? it looks rather effective, and alot simpler than my current rust technique...

hawke

DV8
18-07-2008, 21:05
Unfortunately, my Death Korp army has taken a proverbial kick to the nuts with the new 5th edition rules, and until I figure out the ins and outs of the new edition of 40K, my Guard are gonna take a pseudo back-burner to my Fantasy armies (meaning I'll paint my Fantasy armies, interspersing every so often with a vehicle or two from my Death Korp).

Vampire Counts Log (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2791400#post2791400)

You can expect more frequent updates on that than on this log, if only because painting the Death Korp take much longer than skellingtons, and with work (I work a midnight shift), I don't find a lot of time to paint.

Fingers crossed I can sort out the garbage that is 5th edition to get my army back up and running. (For the 5th edition lovers, don't try and prove that 5th edition is better than 4th. You believe what you want, I personally hate several changes, mainly the move back to True LoS and the removal of area terrain, Run for everything, and dropping Defensive Weapons on vehicles down to Strength 4)


DV8

G.Hawke
18-07-2008, 21:07
a shame DV8 Your army was highly brilliant! ah well, the chances are you'll need to make it more infantoral to balance it out.... the best advice i could give with what i've seen of fifth edition is look for where the rules will work better for you, like the go to ground stuff!

hawke

Mr.chair
21-07-2008, 17:23
I'm still pining back to the days of 2nd edition :)

Legacy40k
26-07-2008, 01:20
Okay... so it's about time I finally get an update in this thread. I painted a few storm troopers earlier in the week and found a way that's both relatively fast and looks pretty decent too... particularly since I wanted an all black colour scheme when I painted this army.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/Legacy40k/Imperial%20Guard/StormTroopers01.jpg

Dictator
26-07-2008, 02:07
That flashlight/targeter effect is briiliant. Ace work

AinuLainour
26-07-2008, 17:46
The rust aint doing it for me! It's too reddish and too thin.

G.Hawke
26-07-2008, 17:49
nice work, i like it, very effective!

hawke

sir.spamalot
26-07-2008, 21:00
great army's guys. Loving all the work thats going on in here. Subscribed anI can't wait till the DK get back on the board


cheers

Legacy40k
26-07-2008, 21:46
The rust aint doing it for me! It's too reddish and too thin.

Rust is often reddish brown... but the rust was painted with blazing orange with a tiny bit of dark flesh used in some areas to add a bit of red in some areas.


That being said.. I'm not all that happy with the rust, I would have liked to just do all metal... and I started it with a chrome sprey to make it like the squad I posted a few pages back.

http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2599282&postcount=110

But... well... it didn't look so good.

Lu&Pu
27-07-2008, 13:39
Great stuff since the beginning. Can we have a little tutorial for this flashlight effect?
Would be really nice, because I think it is worth to be practised and used. ;-)

Legacy40k
27-07-2008, 21:44
Great stuff since the beginning. Can we have a little tutorial for this flashlight effect?
Would be really nice, because I think it is worth to be practised and used. ;-)

Shouldn't be too hard.. it's really easy... just 3 colours used really. It also looks better in the pictures than in person.. the photos ended up a bit oversaturated which made the light really glow, but I'll see what I can do for you.

Seer Drakon
27-07-2008, 23:54
Great idea Legacy! I love those guard and it is great to see this plog kicking again!

Marshal Caligula
28-07-2008, 03:44
Very nice stuff. All three of you are really great painters. Just finished looking through the log. Might have to steal that chimera tred idea. Oh and love the blue on the crimson fists and the stormtroopers look awesome, especially the lighting effect.

Starks333
29-07-2008, 02:25
well...in a few days i shall return to this lovely army painting, now that the GD season is over :)

i might bring in some random shots of the IG army im building with a friend as well...not much painting progress will be had on it though for awhile

marines first!

Astador
31-07-2008, 15:23
Looks great man! Keep it up!

Mr.chair
01-08-2008, 17:53
Very nice, I hope the fetch you a good price.

Love the glow on that hellgun too!

gonzosbignose
04-08-2008, 16:40
Starks....

your painiting is just 'Stark'ling... (crap attempt at a pun there... forgive me... im english)

Loving the work on the eldar they are truely breathe taking...

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Tsen
04-08-2008, 16:46
Absolutely wonderful fists, awsome inspiration to step up my game.

Grubthegrot
17-08-2008, 10:37
Great log guys, inspirational is the word. Keep it up.

Mr.chair
20-08-2008, 00:46
wow, those chapter badges are phenomenal!

Arhalien
20-08-2008, 01:48
Starks painting on a black undercoat; what is the world coming to! :eek: :p

Mightily impressive work Starks; the weathering on the tanks is very well done and I;m still amzed by the highlighting on the marines, especially given the speed at which it was done.

sartarius
20-08-2008, 08:02
starks your crimson fists look great so far...it also seems that they are mid-campaign with all the dirt on their armour hardly see that now a days

swifty2
20-08-2008, 18:40
Nice work starks the crimson fists are looking really cool and inspiring (I may have to paint some of myne tonight)

Dictator
31-08-2008, 17:33
cool command squad. You will be GSing a majority of those hidden am bits, yeah?

Starks333
01-09-2008, 03:11
i will be GSing joints, feet, arms, and other such things....i may use milliput for the arms actually to be able to sand them

im unsure what to do to the thunder hammer guys chest right now though

hallowed_are_the_ori
12-09-2008, 01:47
Very nice Starks, i like how dirty and 'real' the tanks look, the weathering is spot on. I really dig the way you've painted the Space Marines too.

Big fan of the project log in general, i should comment more :)

Mr.chair
22-09-2008, 18:05
Love that dark angel-esque marine so far. Interesting touch with the redish wash to shade on the bleached bone areas. Where did you get that idea? It produces a very warm effect.

Vimes
22-09-2008, 18:24
Starks, your Crimson Fist are simply great. And the weathering effect on the vehicles and marines is outstanding. And the freehand for the fist on the shoulderpads too.:cool:

Legacy40k
17-10-2008, 02:40
It's been a very long time since I added anything to this, but.... I finally have a squad finished!

http://www.legacystudios.ca/minipainting/StormTroopers.jpg

That is showing up really small for some reason...
To see the full size image go here: http://www.legacystudios.ca/minipainting/StormTroopers.jpg

Dictator
17-10-2008, 03:09
Sweet looking stormtroopers!!

Dictator
02-11-2008, 04:41
Wow nice. Very realistic looking army!

Cygnusmaximus
02-11-2008, 04:44
The weathering on the Crimson Fists is excellent - very possibly the best I've seen.

Shouldn't the sergeant's powerfist be red, though? I thought that all Crimson Fists veterans had two red fists, though I could be mistaken.

Keep it up (both of you)!

Legacy40k
02-11-2008, 12:00
You really need to stop playing with your rhinos out in the sandbox.. you're not 5 any more!

Starks333
02-11-2008, 15:31
my sarges/vets i count as just normal dudes with more experience...i think only those 3 models standing out from the army have both hands red

gonzosbignose
05-11-2008, 14:01
Its so refreshing to see updates from you guys.

I know DV8 has spread his painting into the realms of Warhammer of late... and im loving the Vamp Counts he is doing, but the other amries are looking tremendous.

Starks, as always your Crimson fists are looking great. your way of doing the 'lived in' look on them is amazing, and inspiration to us all. Getting weathering to look good is a difficult art but you make it look effortless.

Legacy... the stormtroopers/karksin look great... jsut the kind of team i expect to see raiding the Ballagio or the MGM Grand in the next Clancy Computer game. I love the lights on the guns and the bases.... just amazing.

Regards to you all

MY name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Starks333
11-11-2008, 17:44
Well with the crimson fists done and out of the way...the rest of my junk mostly gone...I have managed to put together a good amount of figs for an interesting army

this is a long term project with slower updates, however i expect it to be much more interesting and better results than the crimson fists as Im actually going to keep this army!

Army Theme: Speed/flanking
Environment: Desert
Chapter: Desert Scorpions
Colours: Teal, Gold and Offwhite
Concept: Small so I have less to paint and it consumes less storage space!


Working the army to 1000pts before finishing off the remaining 700pts which includes sternguard in a drop pod and plenty more snipers

HQ

Captain- 165pts
bike, relic blade

TROOPS

5 Bikes- 220pts
Power Fist, Flamer
1 attack bike with multi melta

5 Bikes- 210pts
Power Weapon, Flamer
1 attack bike with multi melta

8 Snipers- 156pts
Scout Sergeant Telion, Missile Launcher

FAST ATTACK

1 Land Speeder Tornados- 70pts
Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer

2 Land Speeder Typhoons- 180pts


_____

1000pts

Alex

Dictator
12-11-2008, 22:14
Just saw your post on astro, brilliant like this one.

Xenobane
14-11-2008, 18:16
Fantastic painting one and all. I'm particularly impressed by your Storm Troopers, Legacy40k. How did you create the light effect?

Mr.chair
15-11-2008, 23:17
Wow, Azrael and Celestine are looking great. Are you using glazes to get such smooth blending? They look like figures from a painting. Beautiful.

Starks333
16-11-2008, 02:09
i use glazes/washes usually, but sometimes i get lazy and do my quick blending which can be tricky if not done right, and only really works with P3 paint as it blends a bit smoother

its a type of wet blending, but i use my saliva/brushlicking and i wipe away edges of the layer while painting, or quick blend two damp layers(like a wet blend)


Alex

Mr.chair
15-12-2008, 18:15
Looks great. The transition in color is seamless.

systmdownxer
18-03-2009, 02:04
i was wondering when we would see things from you guys again XD
I like the slight little conversions of the scouts on the bikes
the addition of all the kit makes them seem really nice and fluffy, although i dont know why scout bikers would be carrying snipers lol, nonetheless they look really awesome

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
18-03-2009, 02:43
Nice to see you back, my good man. Astro eagerly awaits your return.

DV8
18-03-2009, 17:37
With the new Imperial Guard codex making it's way over the horizon, I've started to brainstorm on how I will need to reconfigure my Death Korps army (definitely the new Russ variants, in particular the Punisher and the Executioner, will find a place in my list) to keep it mobile(ish) without sacrificing too much firepower. I will have to wait and see how the new Codex turns out before I will do much on them.

That being said, I have not been idle. The new Space Marine codex, and rumors of a new Space Wolf codex have led me to build this puppy. 3 weeks ago I bought my 1000 points of Space Wolves and have been painting furiously since. After 21 days of hard labor, here are the results. We begin first with the (new/not-so-new) workspace shot(s):

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/DSC08372.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/DSC08374.jpg


Workspace. This is where the magic happens. Pretty simple, I use an illustration board to protect my table from spills, and an overhead transparency as my palette (easily replacable, and it won't knock around). You can see the brushes I use (sorta) in their protective cases. I use Raphael 8404's as my main brushes, size 0 and 1, with a Winsor and Newton 7 Miniature Series, Size 00 for eyes and script.
My dual-screened computer. I use a Macbook Pro, with the secondary window for movies. I keep the computer far back so that paint won't splash onto it.
A pair of fluorescent lamps. They're clean light, and allow me to see true colors (avoid halogen, which give a yellow tint to everything). These are also the lamps I use for taking photographs.
Ah technology. Because my computer is so far away, and I don't want to have to constantly reach over to my laptop, I have both a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse. That way I can just keep the keyboard in my lap and just type as I paint. This is also where my USB hub goes for camera/iPhone charging, portable hard drive, etc etc.
Scented candles for purty smell :P, and a picture of me and my girlfriend.
Spare parts used for conversions.
Space Wolf transfer sheets collected over the years.
Next up on the chopping block.
Toolbox with all my paints, situated right to my left for easy access.. I use a mix of GW and P3 paints.
Primers and basing supplies



Here's what I've finished so far (20 Grey Hunters, 9 Sternguard, 5 Vanguard):

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Space%20Wolves/DSC08376.jpg


DV8

DV8
18-03-2009, 17:42
The iconography I've used:

Great Company:
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Space%20Wolves/DSC08382.jpg

Grey Hunters:
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Space%20Wolves/DSC08383.jpg

Sternguard (a variation of the Grey Hunters icon). As a side note, all the Sternguard have unique names painted on all the scrolls as well.
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Space%20Wolves/DSC08395.jpg

Vanguard
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/artrelegis/Space%20Wolves/DSC08389.jpg

If you want any close ups, by all means ask and I'll try and accommodate. Rhinos to come (hopefully soon).


DV8

Serraphim
18-03-2009, 17:52
DV8 its great to see you back posting. You've been one of my favorite painters for a long time now.

And Starks, great looking scouts. Let me know if you need fist shoulder pads as I have a bunch extra.

ghostmaker12
18-03-2009, 20:23
wow man i love the space wolves a lot

Roel?
18-03-2009, 21:56
OMG you actually made Space Wolves cool. Very neat painting, they look awesome together. The metal models tied in very well :>

Krieg Marshall
18-03-2009, 22:21
I've got nothing to say about the painted space marines, except that they're awesomes pices of work. But, where the Krieg guys? Maybe I've missed something...

Great paint job on the space marines anyway.

dave3555
19-03-2009, 18:30
Lovely looking space wolves. I would be very interested to know how you painted the power armour and what colours you used.

Thanks

Dave

Dictator
19-03-2009, 19:39
I think the wolves are awesome but they need a splash of dullcoat. The emblems look a bit too shiny!! Just a tiny complaint, other than that! They are awesome.