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Larkyn
07-08-2013, 20:05
Yup, another Imperial Fist plog. :rolleyes:

I'm going to try and put my own unique spin on my Fists though, starting with this guy:
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1382_zps9e81c86c.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1382_zps9e81c86c.jpg.html)

He's still WIP, and I'm not completely sold on the bronze, but I think once I get my weathering powders, and do a bit more shading, it'll look pretty nice.

And yes, I do have a Dorn.

This project is going to be VERY large.
The expected TO&E is going to be something like:

20-man Mk4 Tactical
20-man Mk3 Tactical
20-man Mk2 Tactical
20-man Mk4 Despoiler
20-man Mk3 Breacher
20-man "Real" Breacher
10-man Plasma Support
10-man Destroyer
10-man Seeker
10-man Recon
10-man Cataphractii
10-man Cataphractii
5-man Tartaros

Yup, that's a lot of models.:eek:

More to come later.

Inquisitor Engel
07-08-2013, 23:31
A very nice yellow!

That said, you need a finer tipped brush, more than anything else. There's way too many spots where you either haven't covered into crevices (the shoulder pads) or gone over the intended area of detail (most of the bronze areas on the legs). A set of appropriately sized brushes will get you everywhere.

This should also go without saying - Thin your paints just a smidge. Keep it up Brother, for Dorn.

Larkyn
08-08-2013, 00:14
A very nice yellow!

That said, you need a finer tipped brush, more than anything else. There's way too many spots where you either haven't covered into crevices (the shoulder pads) or gone over the intended area of detail (most of the bronze areas on the legs). A set of appropriately sized brushes will get you everywhere.

This should also go without saying - Thin your paints just a smidge. Keep it up Brother, for Dorn.

Agreed, I do need smaller brushes. Unfortunately, my cats love to chew them when I forget to put them away.

I just ordered these:
http://www.thewarstore.com/product44569.html
http://www.thewarstore.com/product44570.html
http://www.thewarstore.com/product74145.html

So we'll see how they work.

As for the thinning, that was the Army Painter demonic yellow primer. I touched it up a bit with thinned demonic yellow paint, but the AP primers are a bit different than the primers I'm used to. I'll have to go a bit lighter on the coating next time.

And I'm definitely thinking of joining this years' Tale of 40k Painters (even though my army is 30k). It'll give me the motivation I need to crank this army out.

Trazior_Brother
08-08-2013, 15:36
I find that working on a few models at a time motivates me to finish and the fact that it takes longer doing more than one means you naturally start to look for quik methods to help you out. Come to a compromise.

Don t worry about fancy bits for now mate, you ve got loads to get through by your army list lol, if I were you I would 'adapt your brief'. For exmple graphitey painters started off with stencils to be quick, save time and not get caught lol Those models you have are so detailed you can use techniques to let the model do the work. I agree that I think you should thin your paints down but then you could get an airbrush, cheap, with propellant, spray all miniatures yellow at once, add your gold bit by brush and them wash the hell out of them lol even dip them or maybe spray a wash with your 12 quid airbrush an 8 quid propellant. Wash plenty of times, don t fineline armour with yellow, use lightsourcing if this suits your current painting style with thinned down yellow then dapple metallic chips over yellow armour with a blister pack sponge as forge world do. The last method will provide the extra detail for the eye, plenty of people are doing that nowadays. ;) So you hardly need a brush at all!! good luck mate.

For the Glory of Dorn and Him on earth.

Larkyn
16-08-2013, 21:35
I have made some progress.

I changed the bronze to black, as it was not getting along with the yellow. I have now finished the Termie, with the exception of weathering and sealing. I'm still working out how to best use the weathering powders.

I started work on a librarian, which I'm using the Sevrin Lok model for.

I also picked up a few things on ebay that I'm eagerly waiting for.

I'll update this post with a picture of the almost-finished termie tonight.

EDIT: As promised, here is the nearly completed product.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1383_zpsf7461ce6.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1383_zpsf7461ce6.jpg.html)
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1386_zps15690b45.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1386_zps15690b45.jpg.html)
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1384_zpsd317e3fa.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1384_zpsd317e3fa.jpg.html)
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1385_zpsec65c8d5.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1385_zpsec65c8d5.jpg.html)

Keep in mind that I am not a great painter, but I'm happy with the result.

Promethius
17-08-2013, 21:37
Keep it up matey. I also am not a very accomplished painter but I find the old fashioned technique of dry brushing to make up for many flaws - may be worth a think about?

Larkyn
18-08-2013, 03:02
I've tried drybrushing in the past, it just seems like a waste to me. "I'm gonna fill my brush with paint, then wipe most of it off." I do agree that it looks nice, but...I dunno. This is working alright so far. Just have to tidy up my brush strokes.

And while I'm at it, anyone have any ideas for painting my recon squad? As I'm sure it's hard to do proper recon when wearing bright yellow power armor...

PrimeMinisterSinister
18-08-2013, 03:58
Dry brushing is one of the basic techniques of the hobby, it's a good one to keep in the quiver.

As for recon-squads, you could riff on something like the night world camo the Howling Griffons used (http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Howling_Griffons) in the Badab war.

Larkyn
20-08-2013, 01:12
No progress really on the painting aspect, but I have gotten something very special done.

I present to you, Dorn's Huscarls Command Squad:

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1388_zps328efc55.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1388_zps328efc55.jpg.html)

These three are the "Challenge Mooks". They'll be taking the brunt of the challenges that are thrown at me.
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1389_zps9ebe7f2e.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1389_zps9ebe7f2e.jpg.html)

While this guy wallops in at I1 to get kills.
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1390_zps5a64daf0.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1390_zps5a64daf0.jpg.html)

Then of course, the banner.
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1391_zps777b97ee.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1391_zps777b97ee.jpg.html)http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1392_zps5cd956a7.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1392_zps5cd956a7.jpg.html)



And then this guy, just because I had him done too. Heavy Support Squad sergeant.
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1393_zps74d53045.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1393_zps74d53045.jpg.html)

Larkyn
26-08-2013, 20:50
Another update: Work In Progress Praetor:

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss32/Hellghast/DSCN1395_zps0c76e80b.jpg (http://s559.photobucket.com/user/Hellghast/media/DSCN1395_zps0c76e80b.jpg.html)

I'm finding the yellow EXTREMELY easy. Prime using Daemonic Yellow, wash with Seraphim Sepia, layer with Flash Gitz Yellow.