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Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:43
Hi there,

I'll be posting pictures of my latest work on my High Elves army with a Caledor/Dragon theme.

Those minis are just a first attempt at the "Caledorian concept", the draconic look of the army theme will be more evident on the units i'm planning to finish in the future .

The Great Eagles are provisory, cause i'll be replacing those by Warmaster or Citadel dragons, to fit better to the army general style.

Expect some updates, but i'm not very fast!:angel:

Comments are welcome!

Cheers!:)

OBS: Sorry for the crappy pics!:rolleyes:

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:45
Archmage:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/MageConverted-Front2-1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Archmage-Front-1.jpghttp://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Archmage-back.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:47
Mage:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/archmarge-composite-1.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:50
Great Eagle 01:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle01-Front.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle01-Up.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle01-Face.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:51
Great Eagle 02:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle02-Front.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle02-Back.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Eagle02-Face.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:53
Spearmen:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Front.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Side1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Side2.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Back.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-09-2009, 13:55
Spearmen (Details):

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-FrontRank1.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-FrontRank2.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Banner.jpghttp://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Spearmen-Shield.jpg

smokemeakipper
09-09-2009, 19:39
a great colour scheme that i havent seen before, very well painted too

Jiggy
09-09-2009, 19:42
Incredible paintjob:eek:

tancrede
09-09-2009, 19:51
Wonderful paint scheme, very well executed !
Consider me subscribed, as your elves are one of the best, maybe the best, high elves army I've ever seen !

What color did you use for the red/purple ?

mdiscala
09-09-2009, 20:23
wowzers! good painting!

Witchblade
09-09-2009, 22:40
Damn! Incredible paintjobs.

Chaos Puppy
10-09-2009, 01:12
Are you a 'eavy metal painter?! That's an incredible paintjob!

FLESHGRINDER
10-09-2009, 03:19
Those are great models!

How did you paint the gems like that? I've always wanted to know, but I don't think &G has many gems to paint

thebaz
10-09-2009, 04:58
sublime I love everything about it. Are those the actual colours of Caledor? or is it your own scheme. Either way it is amazingly well done. subscribed!!

Lord Azoth
10-09-2009, 07:00
really a nice and original colour schema, well done conversions and a gorgogeus paint job..so..keep on mate...

Deff Dread red Edition
10-09-2009, 07:39
A well painted army with good conversions,very well executed thus far.Those are some of the best reds I've seen,and the movement trays for the HE spearmen look awesome!
I also love the eagles,good blog all round thus far.Give us an update soon.

krauti
10-09-2009, 08:41
I am in awe.....

Firestorm Falcon
10-09-2009, 15:13
Truely beautiful painting, probably the nicest high elves I've ever seen a brilliant combination of subtle conversion and detailed painting, masterpieces sir, I envy your skill :).

Killshot
10-09-2009, 17:57
Excellent High Elves!! Subscribed!!

Gargobot
10-09-2009, 18:08
Those are incredibly well painted HEs. I'll watch this.

Hadriel Caine
10-09-2009, 18:10
well that craps all over my high elves.

Incredible paint jobs. wish I had the patience. great job.

Paulo Cavalcanti
10-09-2009, 19:07
WOW!!:D

Thanks very much for all your replies, I'm really happy for all those positive comments and compliments, it's really motivating for me. I promise to try to keep this log as updated as possible.

I'm currently working on two RBT, about 30% done, so expect some updates on a near future!

Answering to specific questions:

@ Tancrede. Hey there! You are a great painter, and i use to lurk you logs, i'm truly happy that you liked my work.
Here come the long answer: :)
color scheme is basically: Scab Red > Scab Red+Blood Red > Blood Red > Blood Red+Blazing Orange (just a tiny little bit). After this, apply a glazing of red ink (extremely diluted). As many layers as you think you should(very important).
I use to work with extremnely dilluted paints, wich helps me to naturaly blend the colors. The more intermediate layers between the steps above, the better the blending will be. The glaze with the red INK (not gw new washes), leaves the red looking more "cherry", and helps to blend the colors a little better.
On the Heroes and the banner i used a darker color scheme, folowing the similar steps described before but ranging form Black+Scab Red to pure Blood Red (that is "orangy" enought). It's very important to keep the color on the "dark range", saving the blood red only for the extreme highlight. (or you will have a firefighter, hehe)
I preffer this color scheme, cause it allows to employ a richer contrast and shading than the one i was using previously. Looks more "regal" too.

@ Fleshgrinder. The gems on the speramen are green highlight with yelow (several layers). And the gems on the heroes are pinted with a dark green highlighted with white (several layers). At the GW website thers a usefull tutorial about ´painting gems, i suggest you to start there.
Hey, the New Azagh have a gem on his Crown!! hehe

@Thebaz. I don't know if my color scheme is the oficial for Caledor, but red is strongly related to dragons and to caledor. My inspirations are the red dragon prince on the 6th edittion book and the Romans (heh), and red just seem to be a perfect color for a agressive oriented theme!

Thank again for all your comments, feel free to make questions, and to comment, of course!:rolleyes:

Cheers! :D

Deff Dread red Edition
10-09-2009, 19:24
Were do the eagles come from(sorry if they are from the GW HE range,I'm not to familiar with it)?

Also where do those ruins on the HE spearmen movement trays come from?

Sorry if those were dumb questions.Any who as said befoe,keep up the good work.

tancrede
10-09-2009, 19:35
WOW!!:D

@ Tancrede. Hey there! You are a great painter, and i use to lurk you logs, i'm truly happy that you liked my work.
Here come the long answer: :)
color scheme is basically: Scab Red > Scab Red+Blood Red > Blood Red > Blood Red+Blazing Orange (just a tiny little bit). After this, apply a glazing of red ink (extremely diluted). As many layers as you think you should(very important).
I use to work with extremnely dilluted paints, wich helps me to naturaly blend the colors. The more intermediate layers between the steps above, the better the blending will be. The glaze with the red INK (not gw new washes), leaves the red looking more "cherry", and helps to blend the colors a little better.
On the Heroes and the banner i used a darker color scheme, folowing the similar steps described before but ranging form Black+Scab Red to pure Blood Red (that is "orangy" enought). It's very important to keep the color on the "dark range", saving the blood red only for the extreme highlight. (or you will have a firefighter, hehe)
I preffer this color scheme, cause it allows to employ a richer contrast and shading than the one i was using previously. Looks more "regal" too.

Cheers! :D

Thanks for the reply (and for the comment). I will try your recipe soon, as I really like this color.
But now, I must find my old red ink !! :D

richy376
10-09-2009, 21:13
Lovely high elves, the colours are beautiful and your freehand work is seriously impressive too. Looking forward to seeing more of them.

Paulo Cavalcanti
10-09-2009, 22:11
Hey,

Thanks for commenting! :)


Were do the eagles come from(sorry if they are from the GW HE range,I'm not to familiar with it)?

Also where do those ruins on the HE spearmen movement trays come from?
.

The Eagle 01 is from Lord of The Rings, and Eagle 02 is an old model from GW, i guess it's available at the collectors range.

The Ruins are from the Plastic dragon kit.

Cheers!:D

MF3000
11-09-2009, 07:02
Hooo weee... beautiful models! I can't wait to see more of your stuff!

sj

Commodus Leitdorf
11-09-2009, 12:11
those Spears are flipping gorgeous! Absolutely wonderful!

Breazer
11-09-2009, 16:36
i will just be one to add to the long list of compliments but yet i have to praise you for your awesome work..
these are the coolest high elves i have seen so far...
keep up the great great work...

noeste
12-09-2009, 00:11
Wonderful paintjob, very well done!

What comes next, if I may ask? Looking forward to seing more.

maze ironheart
12-09-2009, 08:14
What the those are awsome high elves.

Desert Rain
12-09-2009, 09:37
Amazing painting, the red robes look really good. And you have the Everqueen! One of my favourite models ever.
Just a quick question, how did you do the wood on the spear shafts?

Paulo Cavalcanti
12-09-2009, 20:21
Hey, Thank you all very much for those new comments! Those comments are really motivating! :D

@ Noeste: I'm working on 2 Bolt Throwers, i think they will be done soon!

@Desert Rain: I use the following recipe for wood: Basecoat of Bubonic Brow + A tiny little bit of Chaos Black. then i begin to paint the wood pattern in irregular stripes. I do this by mixing increasing amounts of bleached bone to the initial mix until a reach to a final bleached bone layer(but just on some spots).

3-4 layers will be enough, you just need a steady hand and lots of patience! :)

Cheers!:D

WhiteKnight
17-09-2009, 04:24
So where are the dragons? haha

I look forward to seeing any dragons and/or dragon princes you bring out on this log.

Gadhrain
17-09-2009, 06:40
Stunning! :eek:

Still cant get over the HE plastics though... even with your mad skills they still just dont hack it.

Always feel sorry for "all the kids out there" that have to live with the plastics instead of the excellent old metal figures. ;)

Can just imagine how great this would look if you scavenged eBay for a while! :)

Again, stunning so keep it up!

/ Rob

EDIT: subscribed

Count Demandred
17-09-2009, 08:34
Amazing.

I cannot wait to see the rest of your army, especially the Dragons. Simply amazing.

Harry
19-09-2009, 19:45
Paulo, Paulo, Paulo .... Damn!, but you can paint. Every time I see any of your stuff I am stunned.

Its not just the incredible free hand but even the most basic stuff I find staggering.
For instance how do you paint the metal? (the scale, plate and spear tips).

Mabus
19-09-2009, 20:05
Can I be the first to say D-A-Y-A-M!

I too am in awe.

mrtn
19-09-2009, 20:50
Wow, this is a really great army. :)

grhino
19-09-2009, 20:55
amazing paint job, cant wait to see more. Your troops look better than my characters... :(

happy_doctor
21-09-2009, 07:35
I don't have much to add, previous comments have pretty much covered what I wanted to say ;)

Subscribed, and hoping to see more of your amazing High Elves over time!

Paulo Cavalcanti
24-09-2009, 13:35
Hey,

Thanks for all those new comments, i will try to work faster to bring you guys more updates!;):)

@Harry: Thanks for your suport and compliments! I 'm a admirer of your work (the man of a thousand armies) and specially to your commitment to the painting (and rumor! heh) comunity!

The metal parts are no big deal. GW Metalics, thinned paints and old fashion black ink. I begin from a Black + Bolt Gun base, passing through Chainmail and working my way to the pure mithril silver.
Eventually, i make some corrections, or further shading, with the base color. After this, aplly black ink glazes before painting the final highlith with mithrill silver (this highlight just on the extreme edges). Those glases realy help on the blending and improves the contrast.
(as a general guideline) I try to paint the spear tips as NMM, but using with metalics, get it?, I think it makes the blades to look more interesting and realistics, but still kepping the coll shinny result.

On the scale mail, very controled washes with thinned down black paint on the recesses, can help a lot on bringing out the scales. In the end you will have to pick up some individual scales and highlights those with mitrill, to improve the overall effect, and to make the result more "clean" and precise.

I thinks that's it, with high elves i believe that the cleaner the better, i don't like a rusty or wear out look, Those guys can really take a shower, wash his clothes and keep his equipment! hehe:D

Cheers!

Elfboy
24-09-2009, 16:04
Stunning :O Lovely painting, look forward to more

New Cult King
25-09-2009, 10:14
Holy Eagle Poo! Amaaazing :D Love that scheme.

wreiro
25-09-2009, 10:59
Fantastic High Elves. I really like the extra details on the movement trays. The freehand is brilliant.

H

Paulo Cavalcanti
04-08-2011, 21:17
Hi There,

Firstly, i'm still alive! :DAnd after a very long time without painting, I resumed some old projects and the first of them, the long promised RBTs' are finally done! Yay!

It was a struggle because of the way I painted the golden parts, and for the wood grain (countless layers)

There's some little conversion all over the place, 'cause i really wanted to fit the RBT's to the Theme of my Caledorian Army. The most "drastic" conversion was the decapitation of the RBT Eagle head! I replaced it with a dragonesque head form a 40k kit.

That's it. I really hope you enjoy, your comments are always welcome! And hopefully, I will not take another age to post new stuff again! (there are some projects brewing).:shifty:

Cheers! :)

PS: Sorry for the crappy pictures!

RBT 01

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1Full.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1Side.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1Up-1.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
04-08-2011, 21:18
RBT 01 ...

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1Base.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT1-BaseComposite-1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1CrewFront-1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT-1CrewBack.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
04-08-2011, 21:19
RBT 02


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Full.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Side.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Up.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Base.jpg

Paulo Cavalcanti
04-08-2011, 21:21
RBT 02 ...
(A cokkie if you know from were the quiver is!):shifty::p Edit: (oops... Cookie!) duh! Thanks The Yak!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Basecomposite.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-Crewfront.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/RBT2-CrewBack.jpg

The Yak
04-08-2011, 22:09
Whaaatssss Kidda!!!! (Sorry Regional Dialect, translates as = wow shockingly good). That is some damn fine painting.

I love elves in alternative colours and these are some of the most striking yet.

As for your puzzle I would state the old Ellyrian reaver minatures? (If I am right, could I just clarify that I get a cookie instead of a cokkie, each to their own but I prefer a chocolate biscuit to a bit of man flesh :D)

Paulo Cavalcanti
04-08-2011, 22:44
Hi The Yak,

I`m glad you liked my minis... and glad to learn a new slang too!

It was meant to be just an ordinary cookie! Thanks for the input! ;)

regarding the Quiver-Puzzle, close enough but its even older and actually bigger!

Cheers! :D

emperorpenguin
04-08-2011, 22:52
They look fantastic, and that's even more impressive because I think High Elves normally look crap! :eek:

fluffy05
04-08-2011, 23:42
Is the quiver from the old HE Chariot kit?

I too would prefer the cookie over the original prize :P - lol

Great conversion work with brushwork that matches :D

Awesome!

Harry
05-08-2011, 04:13
Great conversion. Stunning paint job. The gold is amazing.
I would be delighted to read about how you did the rocks, painted the gold, the red and the wood grain ... in fact if you could just write a 'masterclass' article with step by step pictures for the whole model that would be great. :D (Only Joking).
Excited to see what's next.

Meraklis
05-08-2011, 06:57
Great conversion. Stunning paint job. The gold is amazing.
I would be delighted to read about how you did the rocks, painted the gold, the red and the wood grain ... in fact if you could just write a 'masterclass' article with step by step pictures for the whole model that would be great. :D (Only Joking).
Excited to see what's next.

I have to say that I agree with what Harry wrote. Especially the part where you tell us your colour recipe :P

tancrede
05-08-2011, 07:24
Very happy to see you back with your wonderful caledorian elves !
Simple but nice conversions, and always a very high painting level.

I hope to see more of your stuff soon !

DeathCat147
05-08-2011, 07:54
Stunning work Paulo Cavalcanti!

gonzosbignose
05-08-2011, 16:08
Breath taking Paulo... Ill point my good lady over to have a look at these because they are stunning and shes working on HE herself at the moment.

regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Paulo Cavalcanti
05-08-2011, 17:58
HI,

@ emperorpenguin: Thanks for the comment. Hope to change your mind on the High Elves, heh! :p

@ fluffy05: Your answer to the "puzzle" was very close and i will take it. The quiver is from the Ancient 3rd/4th? high elf chariot kit (with "human" horses and only one crew with a gionormous helm). I only sawed off the regular arrows and replaced it for RBT arrows mad out of paper clips and green stuff.

Here's your cookie: http://www.adpic.de/data/picture/thumbnail/Cookie_62369.jpg

@ Harry: Thank you very much for your words, mate!:) The tutorial bit is quite challenging for me, but i can certainly answer some questions and give some tips!

About the red and the Silver parts I already written something on previous posts.
As for the the wood grain, the hard part is to have a steady hand and pelnty of patience. I begin from a base of bubonic brown + a tiny drop of Black, then a start the actual grain by mixing increasing amounts of bleached bone to the original mix ( 2/3 layers will be enough), the final grain is made out of pure bleached bone. It's important to apply less paint to the grain trough each of the layers in order to create a better texture.

If you guys find this kind of explanation useful I can post other recipes latter? What do you think?

@ Meraklis: Coming form a fellow from Caledor, makes your comments even more special. :D Your High Elves are great. Love your color scheme and paint job. A very neat painting!

@ tancrede: Glad that you liked my stuff. By the way, your log is a thing of wonder! On other topic... have you found your old red ink?;)

@ DeathCat147: Thanks!

@ gonzosbignose: Thank you for your comments, hope to be a good reference to your lady's high elves.

Hopefully, more stuff soon. And for those that haven't seen it yet, i will post my old High Elf obelisk!

Cheers!:)

gogs78
05-08-2011, 21:54
Best painted high elves i have seen.

Everything else has been said already!

Pumpavius
06-08-2011, 01:00
Beautiful, great conversion on the RBT

Brother Muninn
06-08-2011, 01:13
Your red & gold scheme looks really rich & elegant. Many props to you. I originally clicked on your plog expecting the standard white/blue scheme & was quite blown away by your work. I also really like the fair hair on the RBT crew. It's understated & natural, but still very well defined.

I've never subscribed to a thread before, but yours is worth it.

Keep up the great work.

~Muninn

Paulo Cavalcanti
06-08-2011, 21:11
@ gogs78: Thanks mate, I`m happy you like my work!

@Pumpavius: Thanks!

@Brother Muninn: I hope not to let you down by subscribing to my log! I will try to bring updates as soon as possible! Thank you for your words !:)

Nineswords
06-08-2011, 23:32
Hey Paulo great job mate! I was wondering, how do you light your miniatures for the photographs?

ftayl5
06-08-2011, 23:43
WOW!! Everything's so clean and crisp, it's awesome.
The gold particularly, is stunning. Top notch stuff.

Paulo Cavalcanti
08-08-2011, 02:09
Hi,

@ Nineswords: Good and old sunlight. But you can`t simply put the models directly under the sun, for it creates to many shadows. What I usually do, is to use some white surface to reflect indirect light on my miniatures. A white painted wall or some sheets of Styrofoam can do the trick. Be creative! Thanks for the compliment.

@ ftayl5: Thank you the comments. For me is always important to paint as clean as possible. I find that quite important when it comes to painting high elves.

:)

Paulo Cavalcanti
09-08-2011, 17:42
Here comes a small UPDATE:

I actually painted these archers before finishing the RBT's as an exercise to "reclaim" my abilities after a long period without painting. The archers are part of my effort to recycle my Real old unit of archers. The unit used to be 12 strong, but i'm updating it to the 8Th edition, so it will be 14 strong with a musician.

The unit is almost done, I just have to finish the new movement tray, and that will be very important to the new recycled look for my old archers. The old unit have a "dated look", not only for the models but mainly for the way i painted the red back in the old days... too Flat. Luckily i got better, but the down side of it, is that i can't stand to look to them anymore (great discrepancy from my latest work)! :shock:

As you all know, the plastic core is the Achilles heels of the High Elf Range. Until GW launch some new archers... these will have to sufice... but they are kind of cute! :)

So... here it is my effort to bring these models to life again. I hope you like it:

Archer 01: This is completely new.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Archer01.jpg

The Musician is recycled. If you look carefully, the red strap on his chest remain painted in the old style (Urgh!). The new elements are the clothing, which was the main problem. And I also added a horn, in order to make him a musician. The horn was taken from the Cold-One riders, I just sawed the hand off and filled it a little. After that, I pinned the thing to the archers waist and made some improvised green stuff straps. (it's quite easy to see differences in the way i used to paint the bow, the metallics and the skin)

OH! The base was repainted and flocked properly. I made the bases of the 2 new archers to mach the old one. In fact, i don't use this kind of basing on my units anymore. (you can see it in my other units)

The other archer with a darker shade of red, is band new also. I made some experiments on red with this one, but in the end, this shade of red is not very far from the "official" scheme.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Archer02e03.jpg

Group Shot! So you can have a glimpse of the finished unit... not so bad!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Paulo_Cavalcanti/Archers.jpg

That's all for now, your comments are welcome!

kublai
09-08-2011, 22:24
I realy like the old high elve bowman as well as the old plastic spearman.

Nice to see the old models get a propper paint job by a talentet fella like you.

Very nice stuff !

Saulot
10-08-2011, 03:10
Gee-zus!! You should put a sign that reads: "Warning GORGEOUS Minis Ahead".

I nearly had a heart attack from seeing the first painted picture!!

Brother Haephestus
10-08-2011, 03:31
Paulo, those are some of the most magnificent figures ever! The colors are beautiful, and I bet this army is an absolute joy to game with! Well done!

shabbadoo
10-08-2011, 06:53
The "Dragon Claw Bolt Thrower" looks great!!! A Chaos vehicle sprue dragon head, plus some High Elf standard tops on the handles, makes for a really nice look. :cool: I'm betting a few people will loot that idea. I like how you are rockin' the old school starter set archers too. Even the old and simple Jes Goodwin model still look good- better than the current archers to be sure.

I never liked the Everqueen model, and now I remember why- check out the noggin on that girl! It's like a watermelon on a tooth pick! :p Beautiful painting on that out-of-proportion mini to be sure though.

Really nice themed army you have going here. :cool:

Lord Azoth
10-08-2011, 07:46
you really make the best out of these really old models... awesome painting as usual...

Paulo Cavalcanti
11-08-2011, 12:04
Hi,

@kublai: Thanks for the comments! About the models, i do think they have their charm! :) And compared to the "new" archers they look even better!

@ Saulot: Your comment actually have made me chuckle! :D Thanks, mate!

@ Brother Haephestus: Thanks! The joy would be greater if my army was already finished! :( It's a work in progress...but I'm really happy with my models.

@ shabbadoo: Your comments are very much appreciated. I too share your opinion about the archers... but i'm eager to get new models!:p About the Everqueen, well... not every girl is born very pretty... but we can still love them!

@ Lord Azoth: Thank you for the compliment! I Appreciate it!

See you guys soon!

Lord Dan
11-08-2011, 13:54
Absolutely brilliant, and quite frankly my favorite active log. I don't know if I missed it or if no-one's asked yet, but would you be able to give us a tutorial on the red?

Pumpavius
11-08-2011, 14:35
Great stuff!

Wich colors did you use to paint the hair and the bow shaft?

remrem
11-08-2011, 16:19
three words for you:

O MY GOD

you are a very good painter!!!!!

Paulo Cavalcanti
12-08-2011, 01:51
Hi there,

@ Lord Dan: Thank you very much, man. Hope not to let you down. I gotta say that you have a fantastic log. One of the most original with empire! :)

As for my Red, the color scheme is basically: Scab Red > Scab Red+Blood Red > Blood Red > Blood Red+Blazing Orange (just a tiny little bit). After this, apply a glazing of red ink (extremely diluted). As many layers as you think you should(very important).
I use to work with extremnely dilluted paints, wich helps me to naturaly blend the colors. The more intermediate layers between the steps above, the better the blending will be. The glaze with the red INK (not gw new washes), leaves the red looking more "cherry", and helps to blend the colors a little better.
On the Heroes and the banner i used a darker color scheme, folowing the similar steps described before but ranging form Black+Scab Red to pure Blood Red (that is "orangy" enought). It's very important to keep the color on the "dark range", saving the blood red only for the extreme highlight. (or you will have a firefighter, hehe)
I preffer this color scheme, cause it allows to employ a richer contrast and shading than the one i was using previously. Looks more "regal" too.

@ Pumpavius: Thanks for the support.

For the wood I use the following recipe: Basecoat of Bubonic Brow + A tiny little bit of Chaos Black. then i begin to paint the wood pattern in irregular stripes. I do this by mixing increasing amounts of bleached bone to the initial mix until a reach to a final bleached bone layer(but just on some spots).
3-4 layers will be enough, you just need a steady hand and lots of patience.

For the blond hair, I use a recipe that i once read at the GW site (In a Legolas tutorial). The beauty of it, it's that it don't requires almost any use of yellow.
The recipe: the base color is Snakebite Leather + Codex Grey + A bit of bleached bone. All you have to do is adding increasing amounts of bleached bone to the mix. In the end you can pick some "Light spots" with pure bleached bone followed by a further highlight of bleached bone + White, or even pure white.
After that, I apply some layers extremely diluted brown ink (actually it's flesh wash.. old stuff) to some spots to add some further shading and to help blend the layers!
In the end, if you find that your model is not blond enough, you can make a couple of glazings with extremely diluted yellow, just to bring some light and color to the final result. This is very subtle! Please do not use drybrushing!

@ remrem: Thanks man, really glad that you liked my stuff!

If you have any further questions... ask away!:D