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Sil
28-06-2007, 22:54
Greetings everyone!

As my post count clearly shows at this point, I'm rather new to these forums, and as such a log seemed an excellent way to introduce myself, as well as a motivator to get stuff painted!

With no further ado, onto the business. I've built up quite a backlog of miniatures through my years in the hobby, and my goal for the summer is to make a noticeable dent.

I'm rather easily distracted by The New Shiny Thing, and as such my collection spans close to a dozen (small) armies from 40K, WHFB, and multiple specialist games. My attentions in painting are just as fractured, and as such I plan to document herein the meanderings of my projects. Maybe, by the end, I'll actually managed to discipline myself to finish whole squads/regiments rather than single models!

To start, here is the requisite 'painting table' shot:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/table.jpg

-The picture seems to be misbehaving a bit, apologies if it's a bit large :(
~Sil

Commander Zhypher
28-06-2007, 23:10
ohh a new log from a new member :D

just gotta subscribe to that :cool:

Sil
28-06-2007, 23:21
I hope I won't disappoint!

As a quick update, below are the few minis I've painted up fresh so far.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/misc_mini.jpg

I've done a quick touchup in Photoshop to fix focus and brightness... I need to work on my photographing techniques.

CMDante
29-06-2007, 01:28
Great looking stuff so far, the variation in style and colours used on each mini shows you obviously have a good skill range, best of luck in getting the rest done, I have the same problem! Recently started buying up extras for an already huge and largely unpainted/assembled empire army, before becoming overwhelmed by the idea of painting them all to a standard I deem worthy, now back to chaos, less to paint, still takes ages though!

Cheers,

Dante

Green Shoes
29-06-2007, 03:41
Lookin' great! What would be the various armies you have?

tzeentchgiant
29-06-2007, 03:45
Wow, that's one hell of a first update.

If you paint your entire backlog to that standard you're a shoe-in for an award next year :).

Consider this a subscription to your excellence.

TG

Asi the Red
29-06-2007, 04:49
Hey ya'.

Those look really good.
Is that a K-Son I see on your painting table?

Sil
29-06-2007, 16:07
Great looking stuff so far, the variation in style and colours used on each mini shows you obviously have a good skill range, best of luck in getting the rest done

Lookin' great!

Wow, that's one hell of a first update.

If you paint your entire backlog to that standard you're a shoe-in for an award next year :).

Consider this a subscription to your excellence.

TG

Hey ya'.

Those look really good.

Thanks! :D


[...] I have the same problem! Recently started buying up extras for an already huge and largely unpainted/assembled empire army, before becoming overwhelmed by the idea of painting them all to a standard I deem worthy, now back to chaos, less to paint, still takes ages though!

Cheers,

Dante

Aye, 'tis quite a daunting task. I have quite a bit of the stuff I have to paint/repaint sitting on a shelf nearby, and I find I often spend more time looking at said shelf and thinking how long its going to take to paint it all, than I do actually painting. Hence the title.


What would be the various armies you have?

Most of my armies are fairly small - generally in the 1000 pt range if I were to get everything together.

For 40k, my primary forces are Space Marines (Ultramarines, as can be seen), and Eldar (which I'm shifting over to Ulthwe). I also have a fairly small Dark Eldar collection, and a teeny tiny Chaos one.

For Fantasy, I have Dark Elves, High Elves, and a bit of "Archaon's Horde" Chaos - mostly from the army deal back during SoC. Also, a small Empire and O&G army from the 6th edition starter box dealy.

I'm also fairly fond of special characters and limited edition models, so I have a mix of random models from other armies too. I have a few things from BFG, Mordheim, Inquisitor, and LotR as well. Mostly just the starter boxes though.


Is that a K-Son I see on your painting table?

Indeed it is! My teeny tiny Chaos army consists of a box of Rubrics and a couple Sorcerers. All the new rumors got me mussing over them and I decided to paint one up. Should hopefully get it finished today.

Endemion
29-06-2007, 16:19
Great stuff, this is one to watch

konrad
29-06-2007, 23:26
Yep. Really like the paint job there.

Sil
30-06-2007, 00:05
Great stuff, this is one to watch

Yep. Really like the paint job there.

Thanks for all the compliments. :)

The aforementioned Rubric Marine has been finished:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/rubric1.jpg

My photography still leaves much to be desired.

I'm fairly pleased with the outcome, but whats important is that its done! ToP starts tomorrow and with this finished up, I can dive right in and see if I can pull off my first 200pts, which shall be a regiment of High Elf archers (perhaps with a few silver helms as filler if I get tired of archers).

On that note, there might yet be time to sign up for the 'Tale of Painters', so go do so if you haven't already! :D

Asi the Red
02-07-2007, 00:45
Hey ya'.

D@MN that's nice.
The way you do the outlining (like on the left shoulder plate), is that one color around the edge after the plate's painted, or is it built up as well?

Commander Zhypher
02-07-2007, 07:32
i totally love em, you are on a whole different level from me, thats for sure :)

keep up the good work!

Harry
02-07-2007, 10:13
You have clearly been painting a while longer than you have been posting.
Very nice stuff.

The boyz
02-07-2007, 12:34
Wow Sil, looking great so far. I love that Ultramarine, he looks superb, I love the gold areas and the dark blue look to his power armour.

I like the highlighting on that Thousand Son's SM, that looks spot on.Looking forward to seeing some more updates.

Sil
02-07-2007, 16:41
Again, thanks! :D


The way you do the outlining (like on the left shoulder plate), is that one color around the edge after the plate's painted, or is it built up as well?

Do you mean the blue or the gold?

The blue is a base of regal blue (over black), with an outline of enchanted blue, then picking out the cornery bits with ice blue.
The gold is burnished gold base (over black), inked heavily with flesh wash, then more burnished gold (leaving some of the inked bits showing for shading), and a light highlight with mithril silver.


You have clearly been painting a while longer than you have been posting.

Indeed. I got into the hobby around when 40k 3rd edition came out, so I think thats about 7-9 years now (:eek:). In contrast, I just stumbled on Warseer about a month ago!

Unfortunately, no updates yet. I've been struggling to settle on a color scheme for these blasted HE archers of mine. :(

Arhalien
02-07-2007, 21:01
OOh, new log to look at with lots of pretty pictures ;)

Fantastic painting so far; simply brilliant :D

Asi the Red
03-07-2007, 04:15
Hey ya'.

I meant the blue, it looks really fantastic like that.
And thanks for telling.

Sil
10-07-2007, 18:42
My my, page 3. I clearly should be painting faster.
Over the past week and a half, I've come to realize a few things.


I hate painting white.
The High Elf plastic archers are really quite lackluster.
I need more practice painting flesh.
My photography is still rather poor.
Photoshop is fun.
I hate painting white.


The result, I've finally finished the "test archer" to establish my painting scheme for the first month's worth of high elves for the ToFP:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/he_archer1.jpg

I rather like the traditional white and blue color for High Elves and didn't want to deviate too far. However, I'm also trying to break away from doing carbon copies of 'Eavy Metal work. I experimented with doing the coat/skirt blue, but decided against it, as it just didn't seem proper. So instead I've just toned down the blue to a more minor element and introduced a light brown. I think I like the effect, as it gives the model a lighter, subdued color scheme compared to the traditional bright blue pants.

Oh, and yes, not based yet. I was so pleased to be finally finished with this little blighter that I couldn't be bothered to do it up yet. I'm also still undecided of the underlying theme for this army as of yet, and thus not sure where they'd be fighting. I tend to try and make the bases appropriate in that regard, so I'm not sure what I'll do yet.

Now, to see if I can just paint his 15 little friends including my overly ambitous banner plans a little bit faster. ;)

Arhalien
10-07-2007, 18:44
Very nice! :D
The colours are lovely and smooth and well highlighted; I look forward to seeing the finished army in 12 months time ;)

Discover&See
10-07-2007, 18:56
nicely done! highlights work well:) the paint is nice and smooth and clean! keep up the good work would like to see some more of these painted :)

Best regards
Discover&See.

spikyjames
10-07-2007, 19:02
great start. i'll definatley be keeping an eye on this log.

like the ultramarine, very similar to the way i did mine.

keep up the good work, i'm sure the photography will get there fairly soon.

james

TheDarkArg
10-07-2007, 19:07
For someone who claims to hate painting white, you did an incredibly clean and smooth paint job on that archer. The same goes for all of your other work, everything looks sharp.

Good luck working on your backlog of mini's, I know how daunting it can be. But if you keep this standard of painting you're going to have a fantastic looking HE army come the end of TOFP.