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tagsta
03-04-2006, 18:31
//NEWS
Updates on Page 2
Welcome Guys.
This is my new Ultra Thread.
I finally managed to improve my photography skills
Here are some snapshots:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/lib1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/vetsg1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/vet1.jpg

tagsta
03-04-2006, 18:59
another Pic of the Libarian for CMON
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/lib_big.jpg

Bloodthirster90
03-04-2006, 19:05
Ah Tagsta! I want to know how you got the blue that dark because my blue usually seems to come out light. I need a simple guide like "this colour, then this, drybrush this etc" or soemthing in that kind of format.

Liking the familiar, looks kinda 'nid head-ish. Dont really like the black/white combo on the wepons though. I prefer the black casing with all the metal parts in a metallic colour.

tagsta
03-04-2006, 19:17
Ah Tagsta! I want to know how you got the blue that dark because my blue usually seems to come out light. I need a simple guide like "this colour, then this, drybrush this etc" or soemthing in that kind of format.

no problem..
black undercoat
2 thin layers of ultramarines blue
highlight with 50/50 ultramarines blue/ skull white

thats it ^^


Liking the familiar, looks kinda 'nid head-ish. Dont really like the black/white combo on the wepons though. I prefer the black casing with all the metal parts in a metallic colour.

it actually is a nid skull ^^
the libarian is a hive mind libarian and a tyrannic war vet...

Warboss Garfang
03-04-2006, 19:37
The only thing I saw that needs fixing is the meltagunner's gun and respirator look very thick, and should probably be highlighted.

ArtificerArmour
03-04-2006, 21:00
the libby looks like hes feeling sorry for the dead nid. stroking its head and stuff. but the painting is top notch.

Bloodthirster90
03-04-2006, 21:20
holy...tagsta, are those MOULD LINES on Velanto? For shame!

tagsta
04-04-2006, 16:11
holy...tagsta, are those MOULD LINES on Velanto? For shame!

could be :cries: shame on me! velanto is an old mini I just recycled! sorry

But here is another mini WITHOUT ANY mold lines :D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/chap1.jpg

tagsta
04-04-2006, 16:47
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/dread.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/vetsg2.jpg

tagsta
04-04-2006, 17:27
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/bearer.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/galatan.jpg

Scorpio
04-04-2006, 17:31
Top notch painting but I must agree the black and white weapons do not look the greatest,But that is just opinion:D

-Scorpio

tagsta
04-04-2006, 17:57
looks like the only one who posts in this thread is me ^^
never mind

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/chap2.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/vet2.jpg

tagsta
04-04-2006, 18:12
here is my captain

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/cap1.jpg

Animerik
04-04-2006, 18:35
yeah I know the feeling (and hate it) so I better join you in the posting :)

the blue looks good but could be thined a bit and a bit mor e highlighted, considerd blacklining? it would look awsome on these. The white looks a bit thick to and the bleached bone to flat and could be painted in many thinned layers to achive a better look. hope this helps. the minis look almost great only small things to do and they will improve alot

tagsta
04-04-2006, 18:42
yeah I know the feeling (and hate it) so I better join you in the posting :)

the blue looks good but could be thined a bit and a bit mor e highlighted, considerd blacklining? it would look awsome on these. The white looks a bit thick to and the bleached bone to flat and could be painted in many thinned layers to achive a better look. hope this helps. the minis look almost great only small things to do and they will improve alot
thanks ^^

I know about these problems and think I finally managed to improve them... Some of the minis I posted here are over 1 year old..
I re-did most of my army and because of that you can find these different quality differences

dave is the best
30-08-2006, 11:09
your army is one of the best ive ever seen any mor progress

chicodon
30-08-2006, 18:56
Argh resurection! :eek:

tagsta
30-08-2006, 19:36
Argh resurection!
Indeed. Seems That I've forgotten to post progress on warseer :cries:

your army is one of the best ive ever seen any mor progress
thanks

Here is the progress:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/Rhino1.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/termcomsquad1_med.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/galenus_med.jpg

tagsta
30-08-2006, 19:37
sry for double posting
*annoyed about that stupid image restrictio*'http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/termagemman_big.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/action.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/landing2.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/landing1.jpg
Action (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/landing.jpg)

more stuff can be found in my Photobucket (http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/)

Hope you enjoy

Greetz tagsta

tagsta
30-08-2006, 19:41
more to come:
I painted Sicarius for fun:
I have no use for hin so I'm probably going to sell him.. If anyone is interested :D
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/sicarius_med.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/termbearer_big.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/Tagsta/Warhammer40k/Ultras/maximus_big.jpg

dave is the best
30-08-2006, 20:01
do you do comision(sp) work

tagsta
30-08-2006, 20:48
do you do comision(sp) work
yes ;) just drop a PM

Scorpio
31-08-2006, 02:59
Whoa havent seen this thread in a long time. They look great tagsta. The thunderhawk looks good. Did you lengthen the lightning claws on sicarius?
Love the action shot of your army with the smoke and stuff.

-Scorpio

captaincortez
31-08-2006, 04:52
This is a great example of how "tabletop-quality" minis can be made to look very spectacular and professional on the web by applying Photoshop techniques and a nice gradient background. Well done and I enjoyed your action shots.

Mr.chair
31-08-2006, 07:08
I need to take photshop 101! My pics tend to look like crap. Nice painting. I especially like your freehand on the standard.

tagsta
31-08-2006, 13:31
This is a great example of how "tabletop-quality" minis can be made to look very spectacular and professional on the web by applying Photoshop techniques and a nice gradient background. Well done and I enjoyed your action shots.

exactly... Photographing miniatures is not easy...Good models can look crappy if you take pics under horrible light conditions..
I have to say that I didn't use much photoshop on the ordinary pics.. The only function I used was "levels" to re-adjust the colours...

The battlefield scene was done by a friendly user fromthe B&C forum.. He is called "Chaptermaster Greymantle" Cheers to him :evilgrin:


Did you lengthen the lightning claws on sicarius?

no

dave is the best
31-08-2006, 14:11
they are verry nice are you gunna add to your army

TCUTTER
31-08-2006, 14:14
for gods sake dont go crazy guys, yes photoshop is good but take a look at the tau box art, theres a program i think i can quote "too far tony"

dave is the best
31-08-2006, 15:23
how long does it take you to paint them
check your pm

Mr.chair
02-06-2007, 23:11
I was only referring to the light blue faded background, not any added details or smoothed colors. Just that little touch adds a real professional look to your models that makes people look twice. Anything more coming? Lets see a new paint job eh!

bloody_sabbath
03-06-2007, 03:09
LOL threadomancy.