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syrme
07-03-2007, 19:43
Hi,

I don't post a lot on these forums but the project logs are really fantastic and I thought if i put everything together on one log it would inspire me to get things painted more quickly.

At the moment im finishing off my wood elf army - here is a pic of a glade guard champion or maybe waywatcher I finished last week,


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1161.jpg

Next on the list is a Death Korps army and some ork figtha's and bombas for I.A.

Here is my test Death Korp guy i did just before christmas -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0783.jpg

Oh a ghoul (hersey) just testing out some colour schemes


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1143.jpg

Voronwe[MQ]
07-03-2007, 20:35
The wood elf is great and captures their image perfectly whereas the Death Korps infantryman looks very cool and the ghoul's skin and blood colours are the ones you must use.

Voronwe

syrme
08-03-2007, 09:08
here is a pic of my eternal guard champion just finished this morning

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1222.jpg

syrme
08-03-2007, 10:22
bloody hell did photobucket just die?

ss_cherubael
08-03-2007, 10:36
yeah whats the go?

The boyz
08-03-2007, 12:52
Wow great work so far Syrme. Those two WE miniatures look superb. The bases look great too.

Nice work on that DKoK chap. I like the Blue/Grey tone to his uniform.

Good work on that Ghoul, the flesh tone looks awesome. The blood on his arm and the severed leg looks very realistic. Look forward too seeing some more updates.

sir.spamalot
08-03-2007, 23:16
Ah yes 'mika' blood, beautiful job.

cheers, keep up the good work

no-use4a-name
08-03-2007, 23:36
Every single one of them...AWESOME! I have to get some of those Heresy ghouls.

Keep the picts coming.

syrme
09-03-2007, 09:00
took this last night banner guy needs some fixing

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1233.jpg

FearFrost
10-03-2007, 01:07
Damn man, you've got some skills.

75hastings69
10-03-2007, 07:59
That wood elf shot is beautiful. Looking forward to more updates.

BlazeXI
10-03-2007, 08:50
Syreme,

if you buy the new GW woods scenery piece make sure to paint it in the same way as those elfes. Those are stunning as is the just out of a trench Death Korp Guard. I personally would like a closeup of that ghoul,as that is the mini that interests me most (having Vampire Counts).

syrme
10-03-2007, 22:27
I personally would like a closeup of that ghoul,as that is the mini that interests me most (having Vampire Counts).

close up of the ghoul:

just zoomed in on the pic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/gore.jpg

chunk
11-03-2007, 10:20
The ranked up regiment of elves really captures the spirit of the models, if you see what i mean.

Arhalien
11-03-2007, 12:24
Superb! Really good painting. I'll definitely be following this! :D

sir.spamalot
12-03-2007, 00:48
Do you have a source were I can get that backround? Models look Ace as always.


cheers

BlazeXI
12-03-2007, 22:07
Do you have a source were I can get that backround? Models look Ace as always.


cheers

Post #429 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26344&page=22) - courtesy of Mr. SpikyJames.

syrme
17-03-2007, 20:45
Rust - Ive never been 100% convinced with my attempts at painting rust - As my next army will have a lot of it Ive been doing a little practise - Below are some pics of some rusted ogre bits and some dried in blood on the edges/points.

Please let me know what you think both positive or negative - Have I gone OTT - I really want to get it looking the best I can so im open to any suggestions

- I know there some tide makes especially on sword i used a hair dryer to try and speed up the drying process :roll: wont happen next time around!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_12672.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_12682.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_12652.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_12712.jpg

Starks333
17-03-2007, 22:07
looks good but you might find a little more orange might help, or more dark brown, because your rust just looks like shading kinda

syrme
19-03-2007, 21:44
ok second attempt at rust getting a little better...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1279-1.jpg

sLai
20-03-2007, 00:08
Really nice rust, the spotted look on the top of his helmet is top-notch! (pun intended)

syrme
03-04-2007, 08:19
havent been too idle - i have had bad neck shoulder injury so last two weeks no painting but i have assembled the guts (probably 1250 points worth) of the kreig army - going to paint it now!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1366.jpg

close up on a tank
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1365.jpg

Machinepriest
04-04-2007, 16:32
Damn I'm jealous of you.
I wish I had the patience to build up a Krieg army the sice of yours.
I stopped at half a squad and a heavy bolter team.
There were too much moulding faults, so I lost my patience since Forgeworld didn't answer my E-mails requesting replacement parts.

I hope to see some of these troopers painted soon :)
Cheers.

syrme
06-05-2007, 19:29
long time no post had a bit of a back problem

well my first ever 40k tank -its the centaur tractor thing from the Death Korps range - going to start painting the crew next.

Ive gone for a battleworn look to fit in with my ww1 theme

Thoughts?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1439.jpg

sir.spamalot
06-05-2007, 19:31
Cool! Good job! Are you using MIG pigments for that weathering because that looks ace(your weathering, not MIG in this particular sentence...)

cheers, keep up the good work!

jasevx
06-05-2007, 20:00
Great work, and the paint scheme really works. Is that a Mars pattern hull I see there?

janos
06-05-2007, 20:52
Wow everyrthing is just wow. Lovely colour choices and execution. Lovely models and lovely bases. Andlast but niot least lovely foto skills. Keep em coming man. I rwally like your tanka nd I'm normally someone who doesn't like tanks. I might also "steal" your woodelf colour cheme. It is neither too autumn nor too grenn if you understand what I mean. G´reat job!:D

Oh and check out my thread (link below) if you like too se more undead;)

Jaybles

Arhalien
07-05-2007, 10:28
That is a great looking Centaur; lovely mud, lovely everything really :D

syrme
07-05-2007, 17:02
cheers guys all the weathering was with mig pigments - i went from basecoat to current state in only 2 hours - first time using the stuff here is a pic of the centaur along side a basecoated one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1442.jpg

NorthernMike
07-05-2007, 17:24
What are "mig pigments" and where do you find them? Your tank effects look absolutely amazing. Did you do any highlight painting or is that what that pigment stuff does? Would you be able to do a tuturial on how you got those to their final state? I have many tanks to paint but I really want them to look as good as these.

syrme
07-05-2007, 18:50
Over a black undercoat i spray painted it tamiya german grey (an airbrush would be even better) So i got a nice even basecoat really quickly. I had a pot of german grey so mixed in a little white and gave it a very light drybrush.

The glass lens was my first attempt at wet blending of a sort - Basecoat most of the lens with the foundation red (except for where I put in the two white dots. When that was dry i tried out the new p3 reds used skorne red blending in khador red and then khador red highlight (fiery orange) and that was it really havent even put the gloss varnish on yet.

I did all the weathering with Mig pigments -. Over a black undercoat i spray painted it tamiya german grey (an airbrush would be even better) So i got a nice even basecoat really quickly. I had a pot of german grey so mixed in a little white and gave it a very light drybrush.

The glass lens was my first attempt at wet blending of a sort - Basecoat most of the lens with the foundation red (except for where I put in the two white dots. When that was dry i tried out the new p3 reds used skorne red blending in khador red and then khador red highlight (fiery orange) and that was it really havent even put the gloss varnish on yet.

I did all the weathering with Mig pigments -. http://www.missing-lynx.com/rare_world/rw05.htm

The mud is european dust mixed with water, static grass and Valejo plastic putty and just stippled on.

The rust is water + the various (3 shades) of rust in their range.

I then gave most of the panels a dusting (straight pigment) to blend everything together. Then i used boltgun metal in places to show the scratches on the paint work.

I was really experimenting as i went along - trying out different pigments - i was especially pleased with how the mud came out - and as i mentioned it took 2 hours almost half the time it takes me to do 1 standard 28mm figure!

syrme
08-05-2007, 14:16
This is a test ork fighta i did for Aeronautica Imperialis last night.
Was trying for a cobbled together rust bucket look

Any thoughts or suggestions?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1463.jpg

Arhalien
08-05-2007, 15:30
Looks very nice, can;t really think of anything to fault :D

Farris
08-05-2007, 16:32
REALLY liked the (can't recall the real name) "light bulb" on the mars pattern tank:D

NorthernMike
08-05-2007, 16:49
Thanks for the mig pigment instructions. I do have another question about them though. They seem like they are just "dusty" effects. Does that mean they will "blow" or rub off in time? Can you seal them in with a matt spray or anything or would that ruin them?

Do you use these are troops too?

syrme
08-05-2007, 17:00
@northernmike - The pigments when mixed with water or alochol are fine (if you rub hard enough it might come off but ok for general play - the dusting (that is using the pigment straight from the pot without mixing it with another medium) needs to be sealed as it will smudge if you rub it (again if your careful its ok).

I use testors dullcoat to seal it - matt finish and doesnt affect the pigment at all.

I used the pigments (straight ffrom the pot) on my test infantry guy on the first page - on the end of his coat and over is boots and even a little on is helmet and armour - i sealed it with Testors - no problems.

syrme
13-05-2007, 21:28
bad pic of a few DK im working on better pics tomorrow when im finished!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1475.jpg

sir.spamalot
13-05-2007, 21:54
Nice! they look really good already! Just a question (you might have said this already but I can't find it...) How much did that kreig army cost you?

cheers

syrme
14-05-2007, 10:47
ok here are some better pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_14832.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1490.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1488.jpg

Arhalien
14-05-2007, 13:38
Those look fantastic Syrme :D

Ninners
14-05-2007, 17:30
Everything is looking really great, i espicially like your gems and your weathering. How did you make the movement tray for the wood elves?

Keep up the good work

sir.spamalot
14-05-2007, 18:53
Wow, those look really ace!:)


cheers, keep up the good work

syrme
04-07-2007, 19:37
wow 6 weeks since my last post - work busy so painting has suffered - Im working on an elite LotR army (based on the book version of the grey company)


This is a little project im working on - half of my grey company

almost done these guys

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_1611.jpg

Arhalien
04-07-2007, 19:51
Some fantastic looking work there Syrme :D

syrme
19-07-2007, 20:35
Finished!

Im going to take better pics and close ups of individual models sometime tomorrow i hope

let me know what you think

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/dsc000222.jpg

spikyjames
19-07-2007, 20:54
looking good, looking forward to seeing the rest of the pics.

james

sir.spamalot
19-07-2007, 20:58
nice work, excellent basing there what are the red spots?

syrme
21-07-2007, 08:21
ok a few more (better) pics if anyone is interested! i tried to weather the clothing to get a more lived in look

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/dsc000532.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00056.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00055.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00054.jpg

mrtn
21-07-2007, 10:20
Very nice painting all around! :)

Arhalien
21-07-2007, 16:25
Quite simply brilliant :D

syrme
28-07-2007, 07:50
this is my almost completed DKoK leman russ (well one of them) i still have to add the tank markings (im going to stencil them or free hand) and do a little work on the back of the tank. WW1 is the inspiration for the 'look' im going for.

let me know your opinions please!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/photo0012-1.jpg

Arhalien
28-07-2007, 11:34
Lovely lovely lovely :D
My one criticism is that the tracks look a little bit too light for my tastes.

sir.spamalot
28-07-2007, 14:59
awesome, awesome awesome. :p

It's looking really good, I can't think of anything else to say..

Harry
28-07-2007, 18:10
There really is some beautifully painted stuff in this log.
Love the woodies.
Love the weathering and overall look of the tanks.
Top banana.

syrme
11-08-2007, 14:14
some storm troopers better pics later if the light improves....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/dsc001102.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/dsc001062.jpg

Arhalien
11-08-2007, 15:40
Wow
Just wow :D

syrme
09-09-2007, 17:10
Almost finished this test pirate for a merc warmachine army Im just starting - just need to tidy up the jacket and glaze the skin.

- oh all the paints are p3 (the metals are gw)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00183.jpg

Arhalien
09-09-2007, 17:22
Nice work; the skintones are lovely :)

syrme
09-09-2007, 18:55
double post

syrme
13-10-2007, 21:06
update!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00213-1.jpg

chunk
13-10-2007, 21:14
I like the pirates. Is P3 the system used by the foundry? If so you can really their 'look' about the figures.

Excellent subdued colours on the grenadiers

syrme
14-10-2007, 16:20
@ chunk p3 are the privateer press(warmachine, hordes) paint range - foundry are a different range. The whole idea with the pirates is to move away from the very muted paint tones i usually use!


here' another pic with the warcaster shae and doc killingworth in it.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00220.jpg

Arhalien
14-10-2007, 16:53
Very, very nice work :)
I really like the bases

Toschenko
14-10-2007, 17:35
Your painting is terrific. These are the only words I can say :eek:

I'm in love with your leman russ, can you ask him/her/it if I can have a date :D??

Keep up the great work,

Toschenko

Tyrion
14-10-2007, 19:02
WOW! What can i say? Really great miniatures!

chunk
14-10-2007, 19:37
The whole idea with the pirates is to move away from the very muted paint tones i usually use!



Which you've done spectaculary!

syrme
18-10-2007, 19:23
here is my test guy - id appreciate your thoughts - note base is not done -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00244.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00243.jpg


Now as dipping is all the range i decided to try it out - this model took longer to glue than to paint - very rough base coat 5 minutes tops and i painted on the dip rather than dunking - not to shabby - you could get a tabletop standard army done in a couple of nights - no excuses anymore for the don't have time to paint crowd :wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00241.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00242.jpg

i must say it does seem to shade pretty well - i might experiment a little more with applying dip on certain parts of a model and painting as normal else where

Arhalien
18-10-2007, 19:43
Hmmk, the dipped one has come out well :)

The properly painted one looks far better though ;)
I like the use of the dark green on the test model; it makes a nice contrast to the lighter than usual bone colour. Not too sure about the steaks on the bone though.
Also, is there any need for the chest eagle to be silver? It's not a colour that appears anywhere on the model except the gun and it looks a bit out of place; maybe make it gold/green/red instead?

floyd pinkerton
18-10-2007, 20:54
ooh, all absolutely awesome.

I love the DKoK

syrme
18-10-2007, 22:32
Hmmk, the dipped one has come out well :)

The properly painted one looks far better though ;)
I like the use of the dark green on the test model; it makes a nice contrast to the lighter than usual bone colour. Not too sure about the steaks on the bone though.
Also, is there any need for the chest eagle to be silver? It's not a colour that appears anywhere on the model except the gun and it looks a bit out of place; maybe make it gold/green/red instead?

The streaks are to try and give the idea of 'aged' armour considering the suits are meant to be 1000's of years old and constantly recycled it always seemed odd to me to see them painted 'factory fresh'

Your right about the chest eagle (its actually grey not silver) i may go with the gold or maybe red to tie in with the shoulder pad.

syrme
13-11-2007, 19:57
everyone seems to be starting HE so i got to work on a HE prince last night. So far only base colours applied and a little shading on the armour -
Don't tend to paint 'bright' colours so its a bit of a challenge!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00313_edited.jpg

syrme
14-11-2007, 22:03
update! more armour done

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00314_edited.jpg

Arhalien
14-11-2007, 22:10
Ooh, very nice looking armour; I particularly like the muted look to the silver. Any chance of a tutorial?

Enimaq
15-11-2007, 09:12
You have great painting skills. All your models look Superb, I'm really jealous!
Keep up the good work, your doing well at inspiring me :)

syrme
18-11-2007, 11:32
new pic almosr there now shield and base to be finished and some tidying up

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00352_edited.jpg

deathskullork
18-11-2007, 14:11
Id like to second the requst for a tutorial that is exactly the type of metal I want to achive.

Arhalien
18-11-2007, 17:32
Beautiful work Syrme/Emrys :p ;)

syrme
18-11-2007, 17:38
Metal tutorial:

base coat boltgun metal (2 coats)
wash with chestnut ink, chaos black, and tamiya orange - i use glaze medium ro avoid pooling and a spot of matt medium to take the shine off.

Next highlights:

boltgun mixed with chainmail, then chainmail. Highlight edges with mithril.

Final bit Glazing.

Any colours you want i glazed (about 3-4 glazes) one part purple ink to 20 parts water.

Hope this helps!

syrme
02-01-2008, 15:56
how time flies - loads of work done not to much to show.

Here are two white lions part of a unit i have almost finished still WIP but almost there

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00516_edited.jpg

Arhalien
02-01-2008, 15:59
Nice stuff :)
The scalemail could do with a bit more shading though I think; I can't see any real definition between the individual scales.

Shadowphrakt
02-01-2008, 16:01
Some good painting here! nice colours on the HE prince, makes me want to paint high elves!

syrme
22-01-2008, 13:22
heres a pic of my white lions taken about 2-3 weeks ago - been to busy to update recently - Anyhow these guys are not quite finished but it gives you an idea of the look im going for. Archers, sword masters and dragon prince pics to follow shortly.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00530_edited.jpg

poorbareforkedanimal
22-01-2008, 13:43
Hey man those Lions are wicked. I'm sick of blue elves

syrme
14-02-2008, 11:46
WIP of my painting table!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00560_edited.jpg

Arhalien
14-02-2008, 19:16
Nice to see you're able to commit to painting one thing at a time Syrme :p
That mountd noble is looking interesting; any chance of a close up?
And I saw those swordmasters on ebay recently (the conversions) I take it you bought them? ;)

syrme
17-02-2008, 17:51
well here is a pic of the almost finished unit

have to tidy up so of the swords, touch up here and there, a glaze or 2 on the plume varnish the model and then pick out the gems with gloss.

let me know your thoughts

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00562_edited-1.jpg

Toschenko
19-02-2008, 22:19
As you already know for sure, yours are amongst the best painted pointy-ears I've seen in a while :p... I've never been an entusiastic fan of the swordmasters sculpts, but these are going to make me change my mind... I love the contrast between the red and the white robes, nice touch :)

Just remember to straighten the banner pole ;)

Toschenko

syrme
29-02-2008, 18:30
new pic of a mage and noble ill resize a little bigger later

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00583_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00584_edited.jpg

Arhalien
29-02-2008, 19:55
I like that noble; I would say that the highlighting on the helmet is a bit thick, but overall he looks very good :)

syrme
29-02-2008, 22:08
converted dragon princes

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00588_edited.jpg

Arhalien
29-02-2008, 22:29
Ok, now those are good, those are very, very good :D

syrme
01-03-2008, 10:39
Ok, now those are good, those are very, very good :D

glad you like them they wil have lion mounts - much cooler than the off the shelf Dp's i think.

syrme
19-03-2008, 19:21
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00658_edited-1-1-3.jpg


test vampire for my next project - went for a purple/grey skin tone to give it a more 'undead' skin tone

hallowed_are_the_ori
25-03-2008, 11:02
Beautiful log and i love your DK, howd you do their bases?

Fallan
25-03-2008, 16:15
After I've seen your pics I'm tempted on getting some DK..^^
Lovely painting..
How did you do the dipping on the terminator.. You said you applied the dip by painting it on then you shaked it or what did you do?
I think that a mixture of dipping then highlighting could turn out to be really nice..

Toschenko
25-03-2008, 16:44
Lovely red on konrad's armour, although I would have painted his skin with a lighter shade of purple (something like rotting flesh for the base then a lot of blueish glazes). Overall a great looking mini, though: it will be an inspiration for mine :)

Toschenko

syrme
26-03-2008, 10:49
@ hallowed - DK bases are very simple - GW sand, painted scorched bron drybrushed snakebite then bleached bone, edged with GW earth. Grass is a pale grass i got from barule.com

@ Fallan - Dip is painted on with a brush (biggish brush size 2-4) if it pools i use a spare brush to suck up the excess - no shaking required!

@ Toschenko - thanks for your comments - your right about the skin and I plan to keep the purple hue but bring it up with a couple of more highlights as its a little on the darkside.

and now for an update:

not the greatest picture but here are a unit of 10 lothrien seaguard, second unit almost done

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00673_edited.jpg

i still need to paint in the eyes and maybe a little more work on the hair but comments appreciated as always!

syrme
29-03-2008, 19:22
re highlighted the face and took a slightly better pic..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00675_edited.jpg

Toschenko
29-03-2008, 19:41
I'd add some deeper shadow in the inner wrinkles of the face, and one further highlight on the most prominent parts (nose, cheeks...): otherwise he looks good :) (even better in the last pic :D)

Toschenko

Frankly
25-04-2008, 01:04
this is a brilliant log. Nice work!

My partner and I have spent the last 20 mins trolling it and we both think its excellent!

syrme
25-04-2008, 14:01
here's my take on mannfred and a varghulf. I enjoyed painting mannfred - fantastic model

Thoughts and comments appreciated!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00726_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00725_edited-1.jpg

sigur
25-04-2008, 14:26
Your HE look phantastic; congrats on those. You even have Maiden guard! Very cool and characterful minis, that. I adore how you made the colour scheme of the army and the bases fit together.

One question: In one picture, I saw that you fitted a Dragon Prince to a pot of machrite red. Since the piece of cork i used to use for mounting cav miniatures for painting seems to have vanished, I'm looking for new ways of making painting cav models more comfortable so how did you stick the guy to the paintpot? I can't see and pin....

Your Vampires look good so far. I'm not so much of a fan of the Carstein dude crossing his swords (modelwise, the painting is cool), Mannfred is looking rad. Somehow, the red armour seems to look a little flat; maybe some additional highlights would make it look even better?

hallowed_are_the_ori
26-04-2008, 06:31
Looks good dude.

Fleafa
26-04-2008, 09:50
Excellent job on both models. I especially like the gold armour pieces.

syrme
30-04-2008, 18:24
Did a little painting last night - its still very much work in progress but i like how the skin has come out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00759_edited-1.jpg

hallowed_are_the_ori
03-05-2008, 11:08
That looks sweet. Like how you've done the horns

syrme
17-06-2008, 12:31
Here is gotrek - i used him as a test for the new washes

shrunk the pic too much but anyhow gives you an idea.

Skin metals and hair all received a wash using the new gw washes straight from the pot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00795_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00791_edited.jpg

Crisis_Core
17-06-2008, 12:35
I love your elves mate!! Could I ask how you did the metallics?

hallowed_are_the_ori
17-06-2008, 14:45
very nice, the washes did well

syrme
05-07-2008, 08:28
well i fell for the FW upgrade kits :o

Here is a test WIP model - thoughts? nurgley enough?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC00869_edited.jpg

G.Hawke
05-07-2008, 09:35
wow nice work. my one suggestion would be maybe add a few more highlights or some other colours. its a bit monotonal green. still impressive though, keep it up!

hawke

syrme
04-02-2009, 18:01
omg so long since i posted anyhow DE well underway

sorry for tiny pic more to follow next couple of days

well light to bad this morning here is a pic of the test model - only the armour is finished (although ill likely glaze it down again a little)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01332_edited.jpg

Harry
04-02-2009, 18:11
The converted Dragon princes are magnificent.

The bases don't do it for me (although I can see where you are going) but those Elves are going to look magnificent all together.

Wonderful tight scheme.

Arhalien
04-02-2009, 20:08
He lives! :D

That Dark Elf is looking excellent: the metallics are wonderful. Would be nice to see a larger picture however.

Really looking forward to seeing more

syrme
05-02-2009, 15:05
well its great to be back posting and painting - that silly warhammer online took up to much spare time till i kicked the habit.

Harry - Ill try and get a group shot of the High Elves - the army was finished last April (omg. so long ago!). The bases are a love/hate thing. Imo they really help the army 'pop'. I enter tournaments to play a few games but specifically with the aim to get a best army nomination:rolleyes: The HE colour scheme with matching bases really helped this imo. Got Best army in the 2 tournaments i used them in last year in including a GT (irish) which was great.

@ Arhalien - Thanks for the comments on the armour - Hopefully i will have a group shot of the WIP unit tomorrow!

I am concentrating on the DE for the nex few weeks but I have a couple of other projects already lined up for later in the year (orks and WoC) as well as plans to expand my IG (more tanks!) and other bits.

syrme
06-02-2009, 17:24
wip of the BG unit hope to have it finished over weekend (except for standard)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01336-1.jpg

Putty
07-02-2009, 02:15
Ahhhh Emrys... I remember your wood elves from another website.

good to see you here!

nice stuff! Keep going!

syrme
07-02-2009, 14:38
had a few hours free this morning so started work on the sorceress

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01344_edited-2.jpg

Hawkmoon
08-02-2009, 02:35
Holy cr@p on a pita! I can't believe I just noticed this thread now.

Some great work you have going on here Syrme.

I think the colour scheme for the High Elves Is excellent! The red/white/gold looks way better than the blue. It makes for more dynamic looking models IMO.

Looking forward to the updates! consider me subscribed!

syrme
02-03-2009, 11:49
my resin bases arrived last week - black guard still unfinished but better pic than previously

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01439.jpg

Hammer49
02-03-2009, 19:32
These are really good. Look forward to seeing more!

syrme
09-03-2009, 10:48
here is my painting table this morning -

need to finish the dark riders asap so i can start on all the goodies in the background.......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01466.jpg

syrme
14-03-2009, 12:54
here is a close up of the wip manticore - any idea on a colour for the mane?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01476_edited-1.jpg

syrme
17-03-2009, 11:32
did some work on the rider and managed to break the weapon! anyhow lots of work still to do armour needs glazing etc

guys any idea for the mane on the manticore - im kinda stumped and would appreciate your input

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01493_edited.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01497_edited.jpg

syrme
19-03-2009, 21:22
still very much wip but much better pic

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01525_edited-2-1.jpg

JLEH
21-03-2009, 22:55
Great work, dude!

For the mane what about a creamy, off-white colour? Although, to be honest, I think it looks pretty cool as it is.

syrme
17-04-2009, 23:55
Hi this is my general for my upcoming woC army - Pic is slightly blurry will post better pics and from different angles tomorrow.

comments welcome

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01598-2-1.jpg

syrme
18-04-2009, 09:17
slightly better pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01600.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01603.jpg

Fallan
18-04-2009, 09:33
Really nice.. The armor is superb, very nice tone on the green and excellent choice of hl-color..
The only thing I've would have done different ist the color of the horse.. Maybe something a little bit more nasty looking than brown... But that's just my oppinion, the painting is ace.

Keep up!

syrme
28-08-2009, 17:55
hmm tempted to go paint some more VC now. Happy how this came out


edit - just noticed sword is not quite finished yet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01872.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01871.jpg

Wintermute
29-08-2009, 15:12
I'm moving this thread to the new Random Project Logs Forum.

Wintermute

Toschenko
02-09-2009, 12:14
Man, the last mini is wonderful :D

How about a larger shot of the WoC general, too? Especially of the shield, it seems we're losing a great work of yours...

Toschenko

richy376
02-09-2009, 22:46
That's a great figure - wight king? It looks great, very imposing.

syrme
07-10-2009, 15:54
here is a quick pic of the blood knights im currently working on - again armour matching the wight - which is a theme that will be carried through on all the armour.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01923.jpg

syrme
14-10-2009, 14:25
more updates of WIP



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01930.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/DSC01936.jpg

syrme
13-11-2009, 19:07
so here are the blood knights - lettering needs to be added to banner

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0055_edited.jpg

my wight king rebased

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0059.jpg

and a WIP black knight

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0061.jpg

The_Dark_Raven
13-11-2009, 23:08
Amazing stuff man, loving the colour choices on the units of knights.

You got some amazing talent, and the base work is great too, i look forward to seeing this thing completed as the current products are impressive.

bluewolf74727
18-11-2009, 03:36
good looking stuff amazing painting looking forward more


BlueWolf74727

spekkiebig
19-11-2009, 07:10
Lot's of cool stuff here. Do you ever finish an army? You seem to be distracted be every cool new modelrange (like most of us i guess! :D).
Where do those resin bases come from? They look prety cool.
Keep up the good work and finish an army for once! :evilgrin:

syrme
19-11-2009, 07:57
Lot's of cool stuff here. Do you ever finish an army? You seem to be distracted be every cool new modelrange (like most of us i guess! :D).
Where do those resin bases come from? They look prety cool.
Keep up the good work and finish an army for once! :evilgrin:

i actually finish them all -my weakness is taking pictures!

resin bases are from http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/battle-bases-c-3.html

GomezAddams
19-11-2009, 13:32
Think this is the first time I've seen those knights painted up on a forum and they look pretty nice, I think the verdi gris sets them off really well

syrme
19-11-2009, 15:19
cheers - the verdi-gris/bronze armour is the theme throughout the army.

Im using grave guard models as regular skellys and all characters and black knights have same scheme.

Hopefully have a pic of the finished GG/skeletons sometime tomorrow.

syrme
20-11-2009, 10:42
here is a pic of 3 of my skeletons (I am using grave guard models as rank and file skeletons)

I resized it a little small but you get an idea.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0068_edited.jpg

BoyMilla
20-11-2009, 11:02
Your stuff is excellent!

The verdi-gris effect is really well done. An army of this standard is gonna look awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

BM

Daniel36
20-11-2009, 11:41
I have been a member of this forum for almost three years now, and I still run into amazing logs from time to time that for some reason I have not yet seen. It seems to happen to me quite often these last few weeks.

This is another one of them.

My goodness, you have some amazing stuff in here. I like the fact that each page is pretty much dedicated to a different army, so you'll never know what kind of things you'll run into next.

As a Wood Elf player, your first pages are very inspirational to me. I like how you did your Wood Elves quite a lot. Too bad you haven't shown much else afterwards.

Not that it matters much, because all the things that come after are a joy to look at as well. Those Blood Knights are sick, and your entire Vampire Count army is amazing to look at so far.

But I guess your High Elves stuff amazes me the most. Not because I like High Elves so much, because they are my least favourite of the armies you're showing here, but because of the fact that you pulled off both bright and red in such a way, that it actually looks good on them.

You see, I don't really like those models, and I hated the dreaded "Red Period" of GW, but you pulled it off magnificently. They might even be the best High Elves I've seen so far.

Keep it up! Hope to see more.

syrme
20-11-2009, 12:10
cheers Daniel - i really appreciate your comments! just for you i have searched through my photobucket account for some more WE pics! most were painted just before i started blog

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/img_09463.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0407_edited_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0241_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/we2a.jpg

Daniel36
21-11-2009, 15:57
Dude!!! You made me cry! Why?!?

These are wonderful!!!!! (Yeah, I really needed that many exclamation marks)

I'm glad to see that my basing is being done the same way as yours... That is kind of reassuring. And you even gave them a movement tray, just like I did! >_<

What isn't reassuring though, is the fact that your Wardancers look so muscular! How the HECK did you do that? I love the earthly tone on them.

I chose a very colourful purple for my Wardancers. I don't regret that decision, but I kind of wish I have a unit that looks like yours.

You'd make me happy if you could tell me how you did their skin and faces. And how was that green brownish colour of their clothes done?

Top job!

EDIT: And who's that guy in front of the Wardancer Lord? Is he a Direct Only?

syrme
23-11-2009, 17:03
Hi - The skin was painted with GW tanned flesh (discontinued now) over scorched earth base colour with bleached bone add for highlighting - I used layering to give th idea of muscles (you can still see the scorched brown coming through in places)

The cloth was painted with snakebite base colour adding desert yellow to the mix for highlighting.

Daniel36
23-11-2009, 19:04
Hihi, well good thing I bought about 5 pots of Tanned Flesh before they were discontinued.

Interesting approach... Don't you mean Scorched Brown as a base colour?

And that guy in front of the "Lord" model. Is that Direct Only? Because I don't have that one, and I like him!

syrme
24-11-2009, 20:45
Hihi, well good thing I bought about 5 pots of Tanned Flesh before they were discontinued.

Interesting approach... Don't you mean Scorched Brown as a base colour?

And that guy in front of the "Lord" model. Is that Direct Only? Because I don't have that one, and I like him!

yes scorched brown - nope he is a regular wardancer - direct only models in back rank with 'lord' model

syrme
26-11-2009, 10:25
Here are my Black Knights on barded steeds.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0098-1.jpg

BoyMilla
29-11-2009, 13:14
The black knights look fantastic!
Very glad you posted your wood elves, they're brilliant! Love the earthy, autumnal tones!
Great stuff!
What's up next?

BM

The_Dark_Raven
30-11-2009, 00:25
Amazing work man, love it~!

syrme
04-12-2009, 10:58
characters:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0104.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0108.jpg

syrme
31-12-2009, 18:38
here is a vermin lord i did up for possible next wfb army once i finish VC

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0258-1.jpg

close up of my light sourcing attempt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0259-1.jpg


comments always welcome

syrme
20-01-2010, 13:49
a bad pic og the skellys/GG

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0301-1.jpg

The_Dark_Raven
20-01-2010, 15:57
Very cool~! The armour blends so well and yet i'm not focused on it or the skelies bones, really well done colour balancing here. Nice work, keep it up!

spekkiebig
21-01-2010, 12:01
I realy like the paintjob on your Vermin Lord, eventhough i don't realy like the model itself. Maybe it's the pose that makes it look a bit better... i don't know....

syrme
22-01-2010, 16:05
I realy like the paintjob on your Vermin Lord, eventhough i don't realy like the model itself. Maybe it's the pose that makes it look a bit better... i don't know....

his left leg (the bent one) is shorter than the other leg - I found by mounting it on foam so its slightly raised helps (at least to the naked eye) correct the perspective a little.

syrme
23-01-2010, 12:36
another vamp

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/emrys/IMG_0304_edited.jpg