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Wayfarer
08-08-2007, 09:07
I had to keep my other log on track so here's another one to cover my artistic meanderings. They say pictures are worth a thousand words so here's chapter one of my book about starting up in the paint for a living business.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/daemonettesgroup.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/daemonettes1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/daemonettes2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker1.jpg

To be continued...

Crube
08-08-2007, 09:09
A little dark for my taste, but they look very well painted nontheless.

Are you going to be accepting commissions, or are you selling painted minis....?

Wayfarer
08-08-2007, 09:09
Right now!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker4.jpg

Crube: Both if I can get the work.

hallowed_are_the_ori
08-08-2007, 09:57
Sweet. man you're a great painter

Crube
08-08-2007, 15:23
Now that WarWalker is ace... is the canopy slightly frosted around the outside?

Wayfarer
08-08-2007, 22:24
Yeah it is (frosted), I'm glad it's noticable. I was worried that it would be hard to see. Also I edited in some brighter pics. I'm glad you two like my work.

Anardakil
08-08-2007, 22:54
They look very nice. Very well done!

Wayfarer
09-08-2007, 20:40
I've finally invested in a DSLR, which is something both my fiance and I have wanted to do for a long time.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker1a.jpg
Worth
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker2a.jpg
Every
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker3a.jpg
Single
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/warwalker4a.jpg
Penny.

Also here's a shot of the daemonettes.
click (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/daemonettesgroup-1.jpg)

The only problem is that this camera has so many settings that can be finely tuned that I know I'm not getting as good a picture as I could.

Discover&See
10-08-2007, 10:59
looking rather nice there, specially the demonettes i like the colour scheme and the use of colours, although i think the skin tone on the demonettes could be brought out abit more, other than that well executed great job :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

hallowed_are_the_ori
11-08-2007, 15:06
Wayfarer, you're one of the most talented painters on this forum.

Wayfarer
13-08-2007, 10:28
Hallowed: Thanks for the compliment but I don't know about that. This place is stuffed full of great painters. Also don't get me started on "talent." It's all about practice, practice, practice.

Anyway, onto my latest work. This is a model I've wanted to paint since I first saw it and it was pretty enjoyable. I'm happy with it, which isn't to say I think it's perfect, but I think it turned out well.

Sammael, master of the ravenwing:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/sammael1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/sammael3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/sammael6.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/sammael7.jpg

Comments, as always, are very welcome.

Discover&See
13-08-2007, 11:19
all round well execution! robes and cloak are stunning :) looks like you masterd green nicely!
The black armour is high-lighted really well :D
Free hand is really nice really brings the model out that extra bit xD
scin tone is nice bu seems to be to bright in all areas could be to do with the camera but nothing bad there
Gold is nicely done too, silver could do with afew washes here and there to give it more depth other than them minor things top quality model there keep up the awsome work looking forward to your next peice of work :D

Best regards
Discover&See.

Arhalien
13-08-2007, 19:58
Very impressive work Wayfarer; the pics are definately better :)

I really like the War-Walker; the camo looks very nice.
And Sammael is just excellent :D

Harry
13-08-2007, 21:05
Top notch.

Wayfarer
16-08-2007, 04:54
This guy was fun to paint and to be honest, makes me want to start up a marine army. Comments welcome as always.

Discover: Thanks for the specific comments. I really appreciate them. I agree about the silver, and it shows on the chaplain I recently did. Some very subtle glazes gave the silver/steel more depth. I'd hate to make the same mistake twice. However I don't think that the glazes will be apparent without some careful observation.

Anyway on to the pics.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaplain1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaplain2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaplain3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaplain4.jpg

One thing that I wanted to do was some OSL with the eyes but as I went about doing the glazing with red (my second color choice) I found that I didn't like the results. So regular old glowing eyes for chapy here. The next piece that I do I'm certainly going to use OSL as I need more practice with it and it's really appropriate for the model. If you are wondering what it'll be I'll give you a hint: He also wears termy armor and is also a cool sculpt, if not a bit OTT.

Arhalien
16-08-2007, 12:02
Erm, wow!
B
The NMM gold is beautiful, the parchmen looks great and the skull helmet looks great!

Superb work! :D

Discover&See
16-08-2007, 13:11
outstanding model well executed i really enjoy looking at your work!
The skull is done really nice the depth and tone are spot on :D
Parchment is also nice and well executed apart from afew areas of the red lines look alittle sloppy but nothing to noticable :P
NMM gold is really nice top job there :D
NMM silver on the left sholder pad is alittle under the standard of the rest of the model.
The black armour is done really well great job there!!!!
Can't wait to see your next peice looking forward to it :D keep doing what your doing!!!

Best regards
Discover&See.

Luthien
16-08-2007, 13:41
That chaplain is just fantastic

warboss48
16-08-2007, 14:00
Very nice stuff Wayfarer, he Chaplain is brilliant.


If you are wondering what it'll be I'll give you a hint: He also wears termy armor and is also a cool sculpt, if not a bit OTT.

It wouldn't happen to be a termy Librarian would it?

Wayfarer
16-08-2007, 19:44
First, thanks for the comments, I'm glad you guys like the piece. Second, there isn't a single bit of NMM on this model, it's all real metallics. Third, the crux is painted up to look like stone, not silver. I'd seen someone do that once, though they had modelled a ton of battle damage also, and I liked the idea. With mine the effect is different, and perhaps I should have painted it bone.

Warboss you may be right... Let's just say that the next mini has to wait for an order of paint to ship to me. Blue paint. So in the meantime I have a unit of DA marines that I'm going to work on. Oh yeah, and take a little break to make some progress for my other paint log.

Discover&See
16-08-2007, 20:14
hmm i thought it might of been metalics but alot also looks like NMM my fault
i think it's the back of the corsium not to sure on spelling probably due to light sorcuing from the cam, any ways as you say it's stone it actually looks like it :P
Did you go up to almost white on the metalics cause it looks like it which kind of made it look like NMM well again my apologise.

Best regards
Discover&See.

the1stnerd
17-08-2007, 17:58
Those look Awesome. How do you take your pictures to get them so clear?

the1stnerd

Wayfarer
18-08-2007, 07:14
Discover: I do highlight my metallics pretty bright and looking at that pic I see what you mean. Also, don't worry about thinking it was NMM, it's no big deal man.

first nerd: I use a good lighting rig and an expensive camera. You can get pretty good results with a standard digital if you know what you are doing. There are a lot of threads here and elsewhere that tell you everything you ever need to know about mini photography, with one exception: Very few people tell you to crank up the exposure, and I find that to be very important.
+1.5 to +1.7 is the sweet spot in my experience.

the1stnerd
18-08-2007, 12:28
Alright thanks, I was looking through the manual and it does have a way to raise the exposure. I'll have to try that. Thanks for the advice and great models.

the1stnerd

Wayfarer
30-08-2007, 04:00
Finally got this one finished. It didn't take me very long but there were many times when I wanted to work on it that I couldn't. I had to take these pics in a rush (and this post) so I may go back and take new ones. I think they are ok though. I think a lot of things are a bit lost in the pics. I tried out some new techniques on this one. I'm very happy with the face and pretty happy overall with the figure.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/librarian1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/librarian2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/librarian3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/librarian4.jpg
Pic5 (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/librarian5.jpg)

I welcome the comments.

Edit: I took some new pics. The camera has a much better eye than I do... Still looks ok I think.

hallowed_are_the_ori
30-08-2007, 04:14
Looks amazing, great work as always!

Wayfarer
14-09-2007, 09:53
Long time since my last update. I was starting to paint up a DA command squad when much to my surprise I was contacted about doing some commission work. That's kept me pretty busy these past few weeks. I was pretty surprised at how fast I got a job considering when I started to put myself out there. No luck so far with straight up sales over forums though. I guess my work isn't as nice as I think it is, or rather, it isn't worth what i think it should be worth.

Doing commission work is hard for me to do, but in a way I hadn't really put much thought into. The first squad I did for example (pic at the end of the post in case you hate reading my ramblings and just want to look at the pictures and move on) is painted at a much lower standard than I'm used to. As you can guess that's because the client wanted tabletop models that wont break his bank account. I knew all along that I'd never be able to just paint display work right off the bat but it's hard to paint models to a standard that I know I can do much better. Sometimes I think of some new technique to try or something and then I remember I have to keep them simple and quick. I still think the squad looks nice, and I would never paint something that I didn't think looked good.

You'll have to forgive the verbose nature of this post. I'm normally not too talkative but I felt compelled to share a few feelings I had about doing commission work. Whether this will increase the number of replies I get or decrease them I don't know. Anyway, I'd like to know what the myriad of people here at warseer think about this stuff. Maybe some honest opinions about the cost:quality ratio of the work I'm selling or just a "shut up stupid!"

Here's a pic of the squad. I'm aware of the out of focus back ranks. I am at a loss as to how to broaden the field of focus for my camera but I think with some more experimenting I'll figure it out.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/GKsquad2.jpg

I'm working on one each of the assassins for the same client (no death cult though) and after that I'll be finishing up the DA command squad. I've got a huge banner to freehand for the first time and I'm apprehensive about it. Not just making it look good but also content. I can't decide if I should paint up some "epic" picture of victorious battle or just paint a large simple chapter symbol.

Thanks for looking and reading.

Discover&See
14-09-2007, 11:22
right first of all your work i like it quite alot but commision work isn't about how you rate yourself as you are painting for what they want and not your self so it becomes more difficult! your not painting there models to achive new techniques by practising on there models your simply paid to paint either table top quality or above, well i can't say about the prices as i don't know how much you go about selling them for, but the more commisions you do tends to get your name out more. i think you'll do well in that kind of feild also think about doing center peices for peopless army if they are intrested etc. and the best technque you'll possibly learn is either washes and glazes as they are quick but effect!

the GK don't look as bad as you think all they need doing is basing just keep the above inmind ^^ and also think about doing some kind of portfolio to promote your work as well incase people are intrested so you can say look iv'e done this etc...

well hope this helps you abit.

Best regards
Discover&See.

hiveminion
14-09-2007, 13:33
I don't know anything about commission stuff but I can see why it's bothering you to paint to a lower standard than you're able to. I read something similar once about GW's artists, the guys like John Blanche who do all the art work, and that they had to do a painting in two weeks for example. However as they are artists they of course want to do the best job they can do, but as time progressed they became used to doing artwork to a slightly lower standard than possible.

I think that's it really, give it some time to get used to, and you'll eventually be able to do 'standard' commission work, and your own personal models that push your limits.

But I can tell you the Grey Knight look fantastic.

Also, the Librarian is ten shades of AWESOME! I just love the face, absolutely amazing! And the blue is just magnificent.

hallowed_are_the_ori
14-09-2007, 14:44
I love the Grey Knights!
Look really nice.

Wayfarer
17-09-2007, 23:59
Thanks a lot for the comments I really appreciate them. I should have mentioned that the client didn't want the bases done (which is why they aren't done) because he hasn't decided how he wants to base his army yet. Here are some pictures of the assassins I painted for him.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/calidus1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/culexus1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/eversor1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/vindicare1.jpg

There are some wierd things going on with the pictures because I am almost certain I had my camera settings wrong. It's a shame that I continue to have trouble with my camera because there are some subtle things going on that are lost. I'll get the hang of the camera soon I hope.

the varks
18-09-2007, 05:10
Wow, they look kick ass!

quoted for truth

the1stnerd
18-09-2007, 12:37
Your models are definately painted to the standard the client was looking, I have peronally been practicing to paint to a lower standard and I find it difficult not to do your best on each mini so congrats on getting them to look good at a tabletop standard.

the1stnerd

P.S the picts look fine to me

Discover&See
18-09-2007, 12:51
looking good as usual all the assasins look really good!
i think you should of gone alittle higher when highlighting black but thats just me :P
can't wait to see these babies based :D
keep up the good work!

Best regards
Discover&See.

75hastings69
18-09-2007, 13:22
WOW!!!! I can't believe I missed this log before! Your work is excellent wayfarer, the Master of the Ravenwing is almost faultless, in fact who am I kidding? it IS faultless!

I Love the colours used on the scrollwork on the Chaplain - fancy sharing your recipe?

Can't wait for more updates on this thread.

Wayfarer
19-09-2007, 06:27
Thanks for the comments guys.

Hastings: I lay down a basecoat of VMC Khaki, then I highlight it with a 1:1 mix of khaki and VMC iraqui sand. Then a layer of 1:2 khaki:iraqui sand. Then I highlight the edges with VMC ivory. If there are really deep recesses then I paint a very thin scorched brown (burnt umber color) into them. I keep my paint pretty thin so that everything aside from the basecoat needs two layers to cover. This allows me to have softer transitions between the layers.

As for the text I use a flat black and a very fine brush. I keep that paint very thin as well so that with a little shaking and wavering I get a variety of effects from a single color. The same goes for the red parts. By simply adjusting the pressure of the brush you can make it look as though the ink is new or faded.

Hope that helps.

75hastings69
19-09-2007, 08:08
That is excellent Wayfarer thanks. I'll give that a go when I get home.

Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent stuff.

Wayfarer
28-09-2007, 05:25
Well I finished a vet squad. Little story for this one, right as I'm moving them to be varnished I drop some purple ink that splattered all over and got a few specks on the vet sarge. The worst of it was that it had managed to get a tiny drop on just about every unique color on the mini so I had to use my entire palette just to do some small touchups. I didn't know it was possible to hate an ink so much let me tell you.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultravetsquad.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultravetstandard.jpg

Again, not my best work by far but I think they turned out ok. I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong with the pictures, probably over exposing them, but they are a bit washed out so the yellow aquilas and the robes only look like two colors rather than 3-5 plus glazes.

the1stnerd
28-09-2007, 12:39
Great work as always!

the1stnerd

Toschenko
28-09-2007, 18:07
Indeed, a great work! All your assassins has been saved to my "inspiration" folder, hope you don't mind.

As for the pics, I'm having the same problems: I guess the solution is to get a tripod, and go with slower exposure time with a more distant source light. Thus far I haven't managed to get a tripod BTW, so I can't tell you if I'm guessing right or wrong :p

Toschenko

Wayfarer
08-11-2007, 05:06
Thanks for the comments. Been a while since I last updated but at least this one has plenty of stuff.

I have been doing more work for the same client. I am a ***** though and forgot to take pictures of the last squad I did but I do have pics of the squad before that and the one before that.

First up is a close combat scout squad. Pretty basic stuff.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultrascoutsquad.jpg

Then I painted up some snipers for him. He wanted an interesting camo (green and white) and I had fun with them.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultrascoutsnipers.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultrascoutsniperscamo.jpg

The last one that I forgot to take a picture of was a mixed bolter and shotgun squad with two missile launchers.

A little while ago some locals started up a Warmachine/Hordes league and I decided to start up a Hordes force rather than use my Menoth. However things have been busy and stressful lately so I've only gotten a fraction of my army painted so far. Anyway here is what I've painted up. Hopefully before the year is done it'll be finished...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/TotemHunter1.jpg

Wayfarer
08-11-2007, 05:08
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/TotemHunter2.jpg

I'm happy with the Totem Hunter but the Bronzeback that follows isn't as good. I rushed it and it shows.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/BBT1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/BBT2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/BBT3.jpg

devolutionary
08-11-2007, 05:21
Ohh the Bronzeback did come out quite nice though. The only thing I could suggest would be a bit more work on the silver parts and one the bronze ridgeline. Other than that, nifty! :)

Wayfarer
14-11-2007, 04:46
Small little update here. The latest commissioned squad. Even though these are simple as can be (to keep them cheap) I still like the way they look. At the same time it's hard to look at them sometimes because I really wish I could paint them better. The picture doesn't really capture the banner very well and I need to get better at photographing them. Something I wanted to comment on earlier but forgot, these are old. The bases on these and the scouts have 91 and 92 molded into them. I was really surprised when I saw that.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultratacsquad1.jpg

I could have taken quite a few detail shots but to me the freehand and other details aren't really much to look at. I'm hoping Ill have some time to get some more of my own projects done sometime soon because then I can paint them to a higher standard. I'm also stoked because I'm working on a piece for a contest over at dakka which I can't show or talk about until the contest is over. I just wanted to mention it because it's been a long time since I've painted anything for a contest.

Also, since I've pretty much abandoned my other log thread I'm thinking about taking all new pics of my SoB army and doing a little mini showcase for it, if anyone's interested that is.

Toschenko
14-11-2007, 09:31
I like them, and the general 2nd ed feeling, with the red weapons and banner. Great work, your customer should be enthusiast. From distance the freehands seems ok, I bet you're too harsh with yourself :)

A word on the bronzeback: you should try to darken a bit (but not too much) the small scratches (:confused:) on the skin, it's a 5 minutes work but it should help him to "pop" a bit more, and work on the hair on his back, which honestly seems a bit rushed... The rest is amazing!

A SoB showcase? Made by you? I'm definitely interested :D *raises hand*

Just my two (euro) cents,

Toschenko

Wayfarer
25-11-2007, 20:39
Thanks for the comments toschenko. You know I think with the bronzeback I just overexposed the pic a bit. The client is an old school ultras player which is why they look old school. I actually really like the older look of the ultras too so it works out. Though I do paint these slightly darker than the older codex.

Before I showcase my SoB army I have to repaint my cannoness. That thing, to me, looks awful. Though I worry that a lot of the problem is my sculpting work on it. I'm tempted to just redo the whole mini now.

Anyway, the latest commission piece: an assault squad.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultraassaultsquad1.jpg

Sorry that these pics aren't as detailed but I never feel compelled to take fancy shots of the commission work I've been doing because it isn't fancy work itself. If that makes an sense.

Anyway I wish I had more to post but the only other projects I've worked on are for contests so I can't show them until the contests are over. Hopefully I'll have something cool to post within the week.

Thanks for looking and thanks for the comments.

As an aside, my Menoth stuff I'm now posting in this log (I can't remember if I mentioned that) along with everything else as I've put a halt on my 40k projects so that log is done.

bram kuijpers
26-11-2007, 08:22
i just love that beast

Wayfarer
10-12-2007, 09:05
Glad you like it bram.

Well the contest is over (it was the one over at dakka) so now I can post that piece here. It's one small step towards finishing my ever growing Menoth force. I am pretty happy with this one, though I can still see a lot of stuff that I should have taken more time on. I have also been working on some commission stuff as always but to me it isn't really noteworthy. I'll probably post a pic anyways because people seem to really love marines.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Menoth/Paladin1.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Triggerdog
10-12-2007, 09:13
I'm likin' those scouts. Espectially the hammer sergeant and the two guys with vindicare rifles.

Arhalien
10-12-2007, 13:01
I am very impressed with that Menoth model Wayfarer; the highliughting is beautifully done and the freehand is superb.

How did you do out of interest?

Toschenko
10-12-2007, 20:20
Woah, that Menithe (Menothe? Menothish? Menotherian? :wtf:) is amazing. Nice one Wayfarer

Toschenko

Wayfarer
11-12-2007, 11:50
Thanks for the comments guys.

Arhalien: I'm not sure if you want details on just the freehand or the highlighting or both and what sort of details you want so I'll try to cover it all generally.

The model is, for the most part, highlighted and shaded with numerous successive glazes. I did feather the highlights on the cape but I followed that up with a few glazes to smooth it out. I don't think it's very smooth but I had realized that I was spending far too much time on just the cloth so I didn't "finish" it. I tend to work with very thin paint even when I'm not using glazes (in which case it's so thin that a single layer makes very little discernible difference). The metals I paint a solid bright color and then shade it with thin glazes.

As for the freehand, that's just size 0 and 000 brushes and some patience. If this doesn't answer the question well please let me know so I can clarify. I hope I've been helpful.

Toschenko: Menite is the word you seek.

Thanks for looking.

brambleten
11-12-2007, 17:33
all these pieces are masterpieces in my eyes, they just look briliant! (and far better than the staff at my local GW can produce (they paint cold ones Orange!)

Arhalien
11-12-2007, 18:50
Arhalien: I'm not sure if you want details on just the freehand or the highlighting or both and what sort of details you want so I'll try to cover it all generally.
.

:o Sorry, I didn;t make myself clear enough; I was wondering how you did in the competition with the Menoth model.
Sorry for making you go through the trouble of writing the tutorial.

Toschenko
11-12-2007, 19:02
Toschenko: Menite is the word you seek.

Thanks for looking.

D'oh! :D

May I ask the recipe you used for the color of the war walker base? I know that is a rather old model, I'm asking since I'd like to use something similar for the anvil of doom's base and I'm looking for inspiration.

Thanks in advance,

Toschenko

Wayfarer
11-12-2007, 23:00
Arhalien: Shows what I get for reading and responding at 3 am. I must have thought I had seen an "it" in your question. I am a tremendous idiot. I won the competition with this one which caught me a little off guard I have to say.

Toschenko: Hmm, I hope I can remember just how I did it. I am pretty sure I basecoated it in VGC filthy brown (i think this is GW vomit brown) then I heavily drybrushed bleached bone over that leaving it slightly patchy. Then I heavily drybrushed VMC iraqui sand over the whole base, again leaving it a little patchy. Then I washed it heavily with brown ink. Then I re-drybrushed it with bleached bone and again with iraqui sand. Then I drybrushed the edges of the rocks with pure white. This last bit was very light. This should give you a light colored, yet uneven, sandy rock look that is very slightly towards the reddish side. I also added a small amount of static grass and some woodland scenics tall grass.

Toschenko
11-12-2007, 23:12
Thanks for the info, mate :).

Toschenko

Wayfarer
12-12-2007, 04:15
Glad to be a help. I'm looking forward to seeing if it turns out well for you. (I've debated starting a dwarf army myself.)


So here's a bad pic of the bikes. You can see the alternate magnetized parts. A lot of detail isn't visible but I snapped this pic in a hurry.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultrabikesquad.jpg

Hopefully I'll have something a little fancier coming up in the next few days.

Thanks for looking.

Pekel
12-12-2007, 08:55
Was never a fan of the old Ultramarines scheme, but your wonderful job has me converted. Always love to see old schemes and models done more justice than GW gave them in the first place. :D

hiveminion
13-12-2007, 16:50
It's been a while since I last checked out your stuff, it's looking fantastic! The Hordes stuff is awesome, amazing quality of painting.

I really like the Ultramarines too, it's a treat to see full squads of nicely painted models at once. Only thing is the pose on the Tactical squad's sergeant, I can't help but feel it's a bit...girlish. But that's just me. Anyways, brilliant stuff!

EDIT: oh, and maybe this is a bit late, but I'd personally love to see a showcase of your Sisters army!

Wayfarer
11-02-2008, 09:23
What do you know I'm not dead!

Thanks for the comments. I agree with you hiveminion, it does look like that guy is saying something about getting "icky mud" on his new boots or something.

Anyway, after taking a short break around christmas, and then getting hammered with the worst illness I've had in recent memory I've gotten a bit done.

Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of some of the stuff (five terminators with every possible arm combination) here's a few things.

I painted up some attack bikes for the same client. Not much else to say about them since they look just like the bikes.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/ultraattackbikes.jpg

Then I painted the termies which I didn't get the chance to take pics of. Then most recently I painted up an inquisitor and retinue. The client had some very specific requests on these but it was a nice break from painting so much blue.

Here's the whole group and then a pic of the Inquisitor himself. I did a simple conversion for the familiar and I can post some single pics of that if anyones interested.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/inquisitorgroup.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/Inquisitor1.jpg

I've just started on Marneus and his honor guard so I should have some pics of those up in a bit. Then I'm going to take some time off from commissions and catch up on a huge backlog of mini's I have for eventual ebay.

And maybe, maybe, get the chance to work on my own projects.

Thanks for looking.

JonesRob
11-02-2008, 09:49
Top work Wayfarer, you have a nice clean style.

Nice to see some Warmachine / Hordes minis aswell :chrome:

keep up the good work

Arhalien
11-02-2008, 19:39
Good to see youre still alive Wayfarer ;)
The confessor looks great; lovely and clean, and the other stuff is looking nice too. :)

Wayfarer
15-02-2008, 04:52
Thanks for the comments guys.

Here's some wip pics of the honor guard. I figured I'd update a bit even though it isn't finished because it's probably going to be a while before the entire squad is done.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/wiphonorguard1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/wiphonorguard2.jpg

I'm not too keen on nmm anymore but the client wanted it. I think it's shaping up ok but I'm a little rusty with it. I think once the whole squad is done the effect will look nice.

Arhalien
15-02-2008, 09:37
I think the NMM looks fantastic Wayfarer, especially on the face plate. :)
I look forward to seeing what the whole squad looks like ;)

Wayfarer
17-02-2008, 07:39
I'm glad you like the gold arhalien. I'm still not too sure about it but that's how it goes.

Anyway the mini is finished. I need to take a photography course or something because experimentation has thus far failed me. The subtle and soft blue highlighting and shading is all washed out to mention only one problem. Maybe I'm using too much lighting as an overcompensation for using too little in the past.

Anyway let me know what you think please.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/honorguard1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/honorguard1b.jpg

hallowed_are_the_ori
17-02-2008, 07:45
Woo! More wayfarer goodness. Love your painting dude.

Arhalien
17-02-2008, 10:09
Beautiful, utterly, utterly beautiful. :) And the gold still looks pretty impressive to me ;)

Toschenko
19-02-2008, 23:10
Great painting, when I'll finally try to get some NMM done I'll use that last pic for reference, it's simple and yet so effective *saves it to his hard disk*

Thanks for sharing,

Toschenko

Wayfarer
25-03-2008, 19:51
Thanks for the comments guys though I think you give me too much credit. Here is a quick pic I took of everything but marneus.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/honorguardgroup1.jpg

Nothing too complicated but they are turning out nice I think.

Thanks for looking.

JonesRob
25-03-2008, 22:04
Thats a great looking squad Wayfarer

Arhalien
25-03-2008, 22:16
And I think you're a bit hard on yourself :p
That is a beautiful squad; the NMM is excellent, the blue armour is a lovely piece of highlighting and the freehand is incredible.

When will we see Marneus out of interest?

Wayfarer
29-03-2008, 09:37
Here's some terrible pics of the finished. I'll figure out how to take better ones eventually, hopefully. I'm going to try over the weekend and see what I can come up with.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/marneus1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/marneus4.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/Honorguardgroupcomplete.jpg

Thanks for looking and thanks for the comments.

rev
29-03-2008, 10:58
Terrible pics?! They look awesome regardless!

rev

Fallan
29-03-2008, 12:51
Well done! You're a fantastic painter..
Wich colors did you use to paint their faces and all the other skin?
Keep up!

Wayfarer
30-03-2008, 08:13
Thanks for the comments, you're too kind.

rev: Yeah about the pictures. They really do need to be better. I have to figure out the field of focus and fine tune how much exposure and lighting I use.

fallan: Well each face I do is different, sometimes it's only a subtle difference though. Primarily I use reaper master series flesh tones. Tanned shade though fair highlight gives me a six color spread just for lighter flesh. Then I also frequently shade and glaze with VGC dark flesh (gw is just fine and happens to be one of the few colors of theirs that I really like). I also sometimes use purple (ink or acrylic glazes) to shade under eyebrows and noses and inside mouths.

Harry
30-03-2008, 08:39
These guys are magnificent.

Do you have a plan for the bases. (Sorry if this has been asked and answered already).

I also really like the camo cloak on the sniper.

Fallan
30-03-2008, 13:06
fallan: Well each face I do is different, sometimes it's only a subtle difference though. Primarily I use reaper master series flesh tones. Tanned shade though fair highlight gives me a six color spread just for lighter flesh. Then I also frequently shade and glaze with VGC dark flesh (gw is just fine and happens to be one of the few colors of theirs that I really like). I also sometimes use purple (ink or acrylic glazes) to shade under eyebrows and noses and inside mouths.

Thanks mate!
I've just started using VGC and my first impression is that it's so thin..I find it hard to get it to cover all surfaces some time wich makes detailing So much harder to do. :P (could be something wrong with them also because some of them are so much thinner than others)
On the other hand, it makes layering som much easier..
But I'll try some of your method and see how it all ends up. :)
Thanks again..

WillFightForFood
30-03-2008, 16:57
Any chance of a tutorial on that NMM?

Wayfarer
30-03-2008, 22:34
Thanks for the comments, now on to questions!

Harry: The client was really unsure of what type of bases he wanted so from the beginning he wanted me to leave them blank until he decided. It's also funny you should mention the snipers at the same time as bases because at that time he actually wanted me to do snow bases. Then after I did up a test base he decided against it. So I don't know how they'll end up. I did at least get to mess around and make some snow bases which I hadn't done before. Now I'm trying to find a poject that would look good with snow because I quite like the effect.

Fallan: Try shaking the jar like crazy. Often times that helps because VGC can seperate a little and shaking will recombine the paint. In fact the only reason I bought the color in VGC is because at the time I was too lazy to find the appropriate one in VMC. The key to faces is to use a lot of layers (or smooth blends depending on your current skill level) and don't be shy when adding color to the shading.

Will: I could try to do a visual one if that's what you're asking. I'd have to find a mini to paint on that I'd actually use nmm on rather than metallics so it may be a week or two. Otherwise, it's more a matter of color choice, soft transitions between colors, and knowing where light would reflect. I'm still very new at knowing where to properly place reflections so I don't know if I can help you there but maybe I can still give you some usefull tips. Let me know just what you want and I'll try to help.

rev
30-03-2008, 22:40
I'm using a niKon D50, it was really expensive but i'm finding it hard to get close enough to take detailed pictures while retaining focus - but i'm getting there. I've been setting the apperture to f22 and increasing the whitebalance by between.07 and 1.0, but i'm still learning how the thing works really.

Your ultramarines really do look the business, perhaps its the blue background which is clashing with the blue armour of the marines? regardless they are an inspiration mate.

rev

WillFightForFood
01-04-2008, 15:39
Well, you don't have to go to the trouble of a picture tutorial. Just listing the steps and the colors would be very helpful. The locations of reflections I can try to copy, but I have no idea how to do proper color transition. I'm not a particularly intuitive painter.

Thanks.

Wayfarer
03-04-2008, 08:08
rev: I have a nikon d40 myself. I think you have a point with the blue on blue though. I used to take all my pictures against white and I didn't like that much. I'm glad you like the ultras, coments and crits really help to keep me painting.

will: The gold is done with three colors. GW (or in my case, VGC) snakebite leather, black, and white. I use a mixing black (liquitex ivory black) but all that means is that it's semi-transparent and thus weaker. Start by giving the gold areas a solid basecoat of snakebite. Make sure that your paint is thin and paint on multiple coats. Smoothness is critical for nmm. Then you're going to need to mix up a shade and at least three highlight colors. Start with snakebite and add just a touch of black until you get a sort of greenish tint. This is your shading color. Mix up your highlight colors with the idea of smooth transitions in mind. I start with a 2:1 mix of snakebite and white, then a 1:1 mix, then a 1:2 mix, and then for the brightest a 1:3 mix. Work with thin paint to keep the area smooth and to help ease the transitions. Knowing how to feather or wet blend really helps. If you don't just practice until your transitions look nice. What's important is that the highlight is in the right spot. I've noticed that light being in the right place is much more critical than a smooth blend. I start with the shading first and then highlight progressively brighter but you can do this step in any way that you feel most comfortable. Remember to keep the shaded areas fairly small and also use your brightest highlight sparingly.

The grey's I paint using thin glazes (this is because I get better results with glazing than feathering). I use four colors primarily: VMC Dark grey (gw codex grey is probably ok here), VMC dark sea grey, VMC medium sea grey, and VGC stonewall grey (gw fortress grey). I get away with using only four colors here because I blend them smoothly into each other. You may want to mix dark grey and dark sea grey 1:1 and also dark and medium sea grey at 1:1 with each other just to give yourself more colors to work with. As with the gold start with a nice smooth basecoat of dark grey. Then, using thin paint highlight where light would reflect starting with dark sea grey. Do the same with medium sea grey but on a much smaller area. Use the stonewall grey for the very edges facing light and just the smallest of brightest areas. If you feel that the piece you're painting isn't popping enough mix up some white at least 1:1 paint and water and touch the edges and brightest spots with that. If you can't/don't want to buy vmc colors then you'll need to mix up your own greys. The key is have enough colors to create a smooth transition. I find that painting steel is a lot less forgiving than gold but it may be different for you.

The best tip I can give though is to study a lot of nmm pics and practice.

Wayfarer
05-04-2008, 05:41
Well I just finished a chaos lord that I've had on the back burner for months. It's in a scheme I made up for a as of yet un-named slaanesh warband. To me it seems like there aren't enough non-pink slaanesh warbands/legions and it's a shame that harlies do it better when it comes to eye burning colors. So here we have a turquoise and silver monster. I had some fun on this one as I tried out a new technique for metals. On to the pics!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaoslord1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaoslord2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaoslord3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/chaoslord4.jpg


The pics aren't as good as I wanted but they're better than the last ones I took. Some funny stuff is happening though with some reflections off of the silver. Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.

Wayfarer
05-04-2008, 05:45
As an aside I also finished some terrain pieces that I am giving to my local mini gaming club. I saw some really good tutorials over at necrotales months ago and I couldn't resist trying them out. I finally got around to adding the felt to the bottom and taking pics. I know it isn't as interesting as a mini but maybe you guys will enjoy seeing them.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/craters.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/swamps.jpg

These were a lot of fun to make too. I'll probably do a few more if everyone down at the club likes them.

Killshot
05-04-2008, 07:15
The terminator looks great. I like the designs on the rock! Well done. Cool terrain too, I am trying to get a chance to build some little pieces of my own but I have too much painting to do.

Arhalien
05-04-2008, 11:55
Great terminator. I really like the corroded look of the metal trimming, and the designs on the rock are a good touch :)

Wayfarer
10-04-2008, 08:51
Thanks for the comments guys. With the rock I was going for a look that suggested that it was surging with warp energy, particularly that of slaanesh. There is a large freehand slaanesh symbol on the upward facing surface of the rock that was difficult to photograph so unfortunately you can't see it.

So lately I've been trying to squeez in some time to paint my own armies which have been sorely neglected I'm ashamed to admit and I finished up Kreoss today. It's probably one of the fastest things I've painted in recent memory but the quality reflects that.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Menoth/kreoss1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Menoth/kreoss2.jpg

I was going to do some freehand on his robes but I haven't yet decided on the type/pattern so I've left it blank. I intend to paint over the paladins freehand so that in the end the entire army has a unified feel through the freehand. One thing I normally do when painting an army is choose my own scheme, (that sisters showcase is going to happen I swear, I just have to get around to repainting a squad) but this time I only altered the studio choices slightly. My reds are warmer and more intense because I'm not too fond of the wine color on the studio scheme. Or rather I should say that I don't like that color for this army specifically. I did paint a little homage too that color on kreoss' sash but that's partially due to me not really knowing what color to paint it but wanting something other than intense reds or warm ivory colors.

I also have to repaint my two light jacks because when I look at them now I think that they are just awful. I'm going to try and get my menoth (and skorne) stuff at least to 50% painted by the end of this summer so hopefully I'll have a lot more PP stuff to show in this log.

Thanks for looking.

JonesRob
10-04-2008, 09:35
Woohoo more Menoth on Warseer! :D

Great work Wayfarer and good to hear you are going to pick up your Warmachine and hordes again. Ive nearly finished my Kreoss sculpt aswell, really nice to paint IMO.

The Termi lord looks awesome too, i love the turquoise (sp?) colour used.

Keep up the good work mate

Wayfarer
17-04-2008, 23:35
Thanks for the kind words jones.


You know people don't often talk about the path to becomming an obliterator. I've looked into and it and I think I've found out why. It's a long a complicated process and frankly it can be a little confusing.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/oblit.jpg

In all seriousness though here's what I've been working on for the past week and a half or so. It's a fully magnetized chaos terminator squad. I painted these up as word bearers because I love the scheme. I did make the silvers look much more like oiled steel because I find that it makes them look more gritty and realistic and a little more menacing. Just my opinion and maybe you all won't agree but that's how I see chaos.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearerstermy2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearerstermyshoulders.jpg

And some links to the parts and pieces.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearerstermy1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearersarms1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearersarms2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearersarms3.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/wordbearersarms4.jpg

This squad also gave me the chance to use some of the resin basing kit I've had since, well about as long as I've had the box of terminators. You'll also notice some of the lord kit arms as well.

Thanks for looking.

Harry
18-04-2008, 07:27
Now I'm trying to find a poject that would look good with snow because I quite like the effect.
Space Wolves. :D

Coming soon to a hobby store near you.

Thanks for the NMM Tips. Very helpful.

I like the terrain pieces. Can you just do a quick description of how you do the watery ones or give us the link.

rev
18-04-2008, 08:15
those look great WF, esp the guy in the center he looks mean!

rev

Wayfarer
22-04-2008, 07:29
Harry: http://www.necrotales.com/ Though I used woodland scenics realistic water instead of envirotex lite. As thematic as it would be to use snow bases for space wolves I've never really liked them much. Or I could also say that I just don't have any ideas for them. Still a good suggestion.

Rev: Thanks for the comments.

So I painted up my second paladin a few days ago but because he's spent most of his time on the gaming table I didn't get the chance to take pictures until now. You can tell he's a bit of a rush job. I wanted to get him done in a hurry for last weekend and it shows.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Menoth/paladin2.jpg

I have the feeling that I'll go back and blend the ivory colored parts of the cape because I'm not happy with leaving them layered but otherwise I like it. I find myself torn because I want to get my stuff done fast but at the same time I feel like I should pour myself into my own armies. If only each day was a little bit longer...

Also the only problem with this picture wise is that I was only using two of my lights instead of three but I think that from now on my picture quality is going to be better.

Thanks for looking.

JonesRob
22-04-2008, 08:30
For a rush job thats still a pretty damn good job mate! looking forward to more Menoth :)

Wayfarer
23-04-2008, 08:00
Thanks jones. I should have some more protectorate stuff done soon. I think I'm going to paint a redeemer next and then severius. I need to get my shootier stuff done because in the last few scenario's I've played I was shot up quite a bit. Hopefully I'll have those two and a reckoner done before may.

On to something different. I've gotten a little burnt out on painting marines, chaos or otherwise, so today I took a little break and painted this:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/woodelfsorc1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/woodelfsorc2.jpg

This is a sculpt I really like, apart from the hands, that I've been keen on painting for a while now. I'm really pleased with it especially considering I painted it up quickly. It was nice to work with muted earthy tones for once and I really need to do it more often. I went for a late summer sort of look, maybe the turning point from summer to fall. I also experimented a bit with my shade colors and although it's subtle I'm happy with the result.

It sure looks like she's falling over from the back angle...

Thanks for looking!

Müller
23-04-2008, 08:27
I absolutely love all your work...
Eventhough you posted your Ultramarines a long time ago I'd just though I'd ask if you've ever concidered a Ultramarine theme out of the "ordinary"...
I play them but I hate their "standard" theme with the yellow colors (and all the light shades on them as well), so I made my company the 5th company, who uses black on the banner and I applied that and my commander's heraldry (which I've made fluff up to me mostly red and silver) and applied it to my models. I use UM blue as my armor color but I then wash the whole model with blue ink, only to dry brush over the whole model... then the iconography (eagle, skulls, etc.) is painted metal and the shoulder pads are black (with blue trims) along with black kneepads, elbowpads and the joints between two armored parts. Then I paint my helmets and weaponry red with metal details (note that ALL my models have red helmets)... some details are painted in gold, but not much...

What do you think of that theme? I'd love to see you try it ^^, (I want to see how good it really can look as I'm nowhere near as skilled as you with the brush)...

rev
23-04-2008, 11:14
It all looks so good I don't know where too start.

I love the water bases/scenery you made - must try using water effects one day.

I think me favourite on the page are the terminators. Both the build and the finish are so striking, especially with a scheme that can easily look bad - you've made them look fantastic WF. Keep posting pics!

rev

Wayfarer
27-04-2008, 09:00
muller: The ultramarines were a commission piece. I don't play marines, or 40k any more for that matter. Your scheme sounds like a nice break from standard ultras. I'll have to take a look at your log (if you have one) and check them out.

rev: Out of curiosity which scheme can easily look bad? The custom lord scheme or word bearers?

Thanks for the comments btw.

So anyway I painted up ezekiel finally. I really like this mini aside from the sculpted banner. Flames almost always look corny like 80's metal album covers.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/ezekiel1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/ezekiel2.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/ezekiel3.jpg

Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.

Arhalien
27-04-2008, 12:13
Me likey Wayfarer :)
THe blue is very nicely blended, although the cloak in places appears to be a bit blocky; at the front near the bottom there appears to be one area when the layering just goes straight from brown to bone, and it looks a bit odd, especially when compared to the rest of the model

Jon_Irenicus
28-04-2008, 23:44
First of all, thanks to Grimtuff for pointing out this thread again to my person - I was so lost I was looking at each page of Dax's log twice as I was sure they* were there!

*your word bearer terminators. Thanks a lot, bub.

Honest, I was thinking that if I ever did Chaos, I'd do Night Lords. Then, I buy a boxed of Possessed... And all I can think of is how wonderful your Word Bearers are. Mind spilling the beans on the colours? They look very effective, and I was thinking of starting off with Mechrite Red, but I'd like to know your guide first.

Amazing work on everything!

Wayfarer
29-04-2008, 09:19
Arhalien: Thanks for the comments. I know what you mean about the dress. It isn't quite so chunky when it isn't being washed out with my crummy pictures but it isn't blended as smoothly. I have to admit that I am sick of off white robes like you wouldn't believe. I've been painting so many of them lately. I'm probably going to glaze it a few times when I get the inclination. Probably around the time I repaint my paladin. I appreciate the crits, honestly I always feel like I don't get enough. People are too nice. ;)

Jon: Well to get that red I started with a basecoat of 1:1:1 VMC burnt cadmium red, liquitex ivory black (a semi-transparent mixing black) and magenta ink. If you don't have a mixing black then 3:1:1 VMC BCR, black, and magenta ink would probably look the same. Layer two thin coats to achieve a smooth base. Then glaze VMC red until the highlights are as bright as you want them. Follow that with a magenta ink glaze using plenty of matte medium. If you aren't the glazing type then I think you could layer by adding single drops of red to the basecoat mix until you worked your way up to a pure red. Then wash magenta ink over everything. Let me know how it works out for you and post some pics because I'd love to see more word bearers.

Hope I've been helpful. Also updates incomming!

Sarlock
29-04-2008, 10:03
I've just spent about 15mins going through the whole log. wow nice work on the models..particularly the ultramarines...The free hand on the honour guard guys is sweeeet. I particularly liked the work on the ammunition feeding into Calgar's bolters...that struck me as nice..probably because it contrasted nicely with the red and blue

keep up the good work I Shall follow this log with increasing interest!!

wreiro
29-04-2008, 10:44
Hi, loving your painting! Never really been a fan of NMM but the gold on the Ultramarine honour guard is brilliant. Will give it a shot on a wee project.

H

Jon_Irenicus
29-04-2008, 16:05
Jon: Well to get that red I started with a basecoat of 1:1:1 VMC burnt cadmium red, liquitex ivory black (a semi-transparent mixing black) and magenta ink. If you don't have a mixing black then 3:1:1 VMC BCR, black, and magenta ink would probably look the same. Layer two thin coats to achieve a smooth base. Then glaze VMC red until the highlights are as bright as you want them. Follow that with a magenta ink glaze using plenty of matte medium. If you aren't the glazing type then I think you could layer by adding single drops of red to the basecoat mix until you worked your way up to a pure red. Then wash magenta ink over everything. Let me know how it works out for you and post some pics because I'd love to see more word bearers.

Hope I've been helpful. Also updates incomming!

Tsc, thanks, but most of that isn't available - the mixing black, the cadmium red, I've only got the magenta ink unfortunately...But I'm willing to experiment with Scab Red and Mechrite Red! Since you enjoy looking at Word Bearers, I've found an interesting scheme here : http://www.coolminiornot.com/168486 (http://here)

In the meantime, keep yours coming, I can't enough of marvelling at them. Unfortunately, though your terminators look quite impressive I'm worried that the lack of bulkiness from regular CSM will somehow detract from any elaborate paint scheme. I mean... It's not just detail, it's all the lines where you can work. And I'm afraid I'll end up buying the terminators and not the marines ;)

Wayfarer
29-04-2008, 22:01
Well if you must use only gw paints then try 3:1:1 scab red, chaos black, and magenta ink. Then build up highlights with blood red. Mechrite is a bit too flat for this scheme.

Also I'm not starting an army or anything. I don't really play 40k anymore. 5th ed may change that but who knows. I was tempted I have to admit, but I'm going to sell that squad sometime soon.

Don't worry about the difference between csm and termies, the silver and red will look just as good on both.

Jon_Irenicus
29-04-2008, 22:17
Thanks, I was looking for an online comparison between paints and had just found the equivalents. I'll give your scheme a try, though I admit that the one from CMON is pretty catchy, and I have to try it out with watered-down Scab red and mixing one (probably Codex) of the greys to get that effect.

In the meantime, about criticism, was the Slaneesh Terminator Lord the finished thing? I think that the blue hits a bit hard (like the pink, thus they offset it with black) - but then again, I understand that this is what you wanted (you're no novice, after all ;)), but I think that his face looks unfinished.

Wayfarer
10-05-2008, 04:18
Jon: Thanks for the comments. I hope the colors work out well for you and you're happy with the result. What is it about the helmet that makes it look unfinished? There is a pink glow comming out of the vision slits but I didn't take a good enough pic of it. Something I'll have to get around to.

Anyway, I painted up huron very recently even though I've been pretty sick. I think these pictures are pretty good but I'll let you guys be the judge.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/huron1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/huron2.jpg

I painted this one up differently then my usual because I felt like I needed to brush up on the GW studio style. This is actually a really good sculpt aside from minor pose issues and I had fun painting it. I also did a little lava base and some minor OSL. Let me know what you think.

I also painted up a redeemer over a wek ago and in doing so decided to change my protectorate color scheme (again) so it'll be a while before I post more menites as I have to repaint some things.

Thanks for looking.

Sarlock
10-05-2008, 07:48
awesome model awesome painting. I just don't like the colour of the face.. it just seems to pale compared to the nice warm reds on the model

JonesRob
10-05-2008, 09:56
I love this model, and youve done a great job with him

silverstu
10-05-2008, 10:08
Excellent work there- really good job on that mini- the only thing I would say is I thought the skintones on the face are a little pale/needs a little more depth maybe. But great use of tone and shading- especially on the armour- love the metalwork.

Wayfarer
24-05-2008, 03:13
Thanks for the comments guys. I thought hurons skin is supposed to be pale though?

Anyway, I've had these two minis done for a while now but I finally got around to taking pics of them. They aren't fancy as I painted them using really fast techniques.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/Krea.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Skorne/Agonizer.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Wayfarer
27-05-2008, 04:16
Latest commission piece finished. Classic themed paintjob. There were some slight glares I couldn't avoid when taking the pics for some reason

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/tigurius1.gif
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Commission%20work/tigurius2.gif

Thanks for looking.

Wayfarer
10-06-2008, 09:17
Well if those last updates didn't catch any attention maybe these will. I know power armor gets a little old after a while so if any of you guys are still watching, harlies are next up. (I needed a power armor break)

Imperial Fists masters of the chapter. I didn't get too fancy with these or anything but I hope you guys enjoy seeing them.

First up the group shot:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmastersofthechapter.png

Master of the Watch and Captain of the First company:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthewatch1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthewatch2.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthewatch3.png

Wayfarer
10-06-2008, 09:18
Master of the Arsenal and Captain of the third company:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthearsenal1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthearsenal2.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthearsenal3.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthearsenal4.png

My favorite sculpt of the four.

Wayfarer
10-06-2008, 09:21
Master of the Fleet and Captain of the fourth company:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthefleet1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofthefleet2.png

Master of recruits and Captain of the tenth company:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofrecruits1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/IFmasterofrecruits2.png

I hope you enjoy seeing these and please don't hesitate to comment.

JonesRob
10-06-2008, 11:37
Great group of minis,

liking the warm yellow you have achieved.

Mr Feral
10-06-2008, 12:00
That Huron is amazing! :eek: I really dig the clean look despite the fact I prefer grimy methods of painting. Sweet Imperial Fists too!

Wayfarer
14-06-2008, 07:40
Thanks for the comments guys.

Here's the first harlequin. This one was interesting. I had to really work outside of my comfort zone which was good. I also really feel like I need to work on my micropainting and this gave me a small amount of practice with that. I'm still working out some things with this one though. It's "finished" but I'm not happy with it. I can't put my finger on it either. It may be that I tried to keep it pretty simple this time and I just want to go in and spend a lot more time on things.

I think the biggest problem I had was to come up with a color scheme that was harlequin enough but still harmonious. Something odd happened this time when I varnished it. The metals seemed to not get dulled this time around but the sword and megenta loincloth lost something. I dunno it's hard to describe.

I may change this one if I can think of exactly what I dislike about it. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy and please let me know what you think of it.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/edharlywip1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/edharlywip2.png

Thanks for looking.

Toschenko
14-06-2008, 11:24
To me, it looks ok except for the blue/turquoise parts... they're too empty and "flat" (especially the chest) for a model which is otherwise busy like an harlequin should be. I don't know if it's better to add some freehand or completely repaint in another colour the parts (at least, as I already said, the chest: the legs are fine as they are now)

BTW, nice marines as always :D!

Toschenko

Arhalien
14-06-2008, 12:00
Right, Warseer's susbscruiptuion system seems to have broken, as I have missed every single one of those updates :confused:

The masters are lovely; very nicely shaded, and the blue-black colours for the robes looks fantastic.

As for the 'Quin, I can see what you mean; it somehow looks a bit off to me. It may be because the scheme contains too many colours, and there's also the fact that the blue areas in particular seem a bit flat, certainly compared to your normal standard of painting. I also think that maybe you've gone a bit over the top with the striping on the yellow areas; it's fine on the sleeves and one legging, but the crossghatching on the left leg takes it too far I think.

Great job on Huron and Tigurius too.

Are we by any chance going to see any Skorne infantry too? I love those models and would love to see you paint them ;)

Wayfarer
15-06-2008, 04:03
Thanks for the comments guys. I really appreciate it when I can get some critique. Especially on that particular mini (and it's future friends) because with harlies, like I said before, I am way outside of my comfort zone. Though that's exactly what I wanted because it's really good for me as a painter. Anyway, on with the show!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharly1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharly2.png

Some subtle changes. I agree that the teal was flat and lacked volume so I went over it and shaded it more with a dark turquoise color, then I brightened the highlights and glazed the whole thing with teal ink. I've been really moving away from using ink but this was a good use of it I think. Maybe it's because I added some matt medium to it and turned it more into a paint than an ink. I have to admit that I'm just not very good with teal as a color.

Arhalien: Good call on the leg diamonds. I made far too many of them (I'm no razza) so I went in and faded them out like I did on the sleeve. I like it a lot more but I'm curious to hear what you think. (edit: The only skorne infantry I have are paingivers, but I'll probably paint them within a month. Hopefully.)

Please comment and thanks a ton for having a look.

hallowed_are_the_ori
15-06-2008, 07:06
I really envy your painting skills. I love how smooth and real everything looks that you paint (well as real as giant cyborg humans in power armor can get).

I love how you've painted the harlies too man, nice smooth clean work.

Toschenko
15-06-2008, 09:52
Undoubtedly better :)

I wouldn't mind too much for the overdone leg, though: as long as it fits the mini and the harlequins theme, is ok (and what you've done, to me, appears fitting)

Looking for more harlies...

Toschenko

Arhalien
15-06-2008, 10:27
Definately an improvement there Wayfarer; the fading out of the diamonds adds a lot more depth to the leg.

DarkMark
15-06-2008, 12:20
Like this harlie, but I reckon you could do with at least one or two more highlights on the braids, both sides of the mask (especially darker half), and pick out the belt more. Looking forward to more.

fluffystuff
15-06-2008, 12:44
Beautiful painting, some really nice blending and colour transitions. The colours really suit the model. I think the eldars gun ( is it a shuriken launcher?) should be painted the same way as his sword. The gun looks a bit patchy against the sharp, clean lines on his sword.

Favourite bits:- sword, face and the linework on the left leg. Really nice mini.

Wayfarer
17-06-2008, 09:50
Thanks for the comments guys.

Darkmark: I think that's more an issue of the less than stellar picture because the braids have 7 layers or more if I recall correctly. I'll have to see if I can get a better picture when the whole squad is done.

Here's the next one. I wasn't sure if I should have done more freehand. I liked the way it looked with only a touch of freehand so I left it that way.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyb1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyb2.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyb3.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyb4.png

I hope you guys enjoy seeing this one. I had to experiment a lot to get the right colors because I don't own a pink paint and I never use the color. I think it turned out pretty good but I'd love to hear what you all think.

Thanks for looking.

DarkMark
17-06-2008, 11:14
This ones much better than the last, sometimes simple is better. Try giving the purple a very thin orange wash, or using dwarf flesh in the highlighting stage. This will give the purple a better depth, and I think you'll agree once you've tried it a few times. Keep them coming.

Wayfarer
03-07-2008, 06:39
Mark: I specifically avoided doing that because I wanted to keep the violet as pure as possible on this mini. Thanks for commenting though. Normally I like to work with complementary and splitcomplementary colors but with these I'm trying some new things.

Next two are done. I've been a little distracted with other things (mgs4 and THIS (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2748595&posted=1#post2748595) so only these two are done instead of the remaining four.

This one I like quite a bit. It's more subdued and that's fine by me.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyc1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyc2.png

Wayfarer
03-07-2008, 06:41
Here's the second one:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyd1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyd2.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyd3.png

This one was trickier because I was trying to come up with a color scheme that was both new and interesting to me. I think it turned out ok though I wonder if more freehand would look better or worse. I have been using the term done to describe these but that's not entirely true becuase after I get them all painted I'm going over their bases again and adding some grass to help tie them all together.

Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think of them.

hallowed_are_the_ori
03-07-2008, 06:56
I like these a lot wayfarer, nice to see some of these awesoe models painted up :D

rev
03-07-2008, 18:39
wow loverly job WF, I love the one at the top of the page. Great colour choices and a very smooth finish.

brilliant!

I'd love a walkthrough on the IF yellow too, never been moved to paint fists before... until now!

synapse
04-07-2008, 23:47
like I said before, I am way outside of my comfort zone. Though that's exactly what I wanted because it's really good for me as a painter.

QFT! bst thing to do to improve your skills is to do something youre unfamiliar with, just like what im doing right now ;)

theyre technically very good, though im not a fan of bright colours, so im finding it difficult to like them. though like i said, theyre pulled off very well and its noce to see some harlies without the seemingly-obligatory chequers! which give you more room to do proper highlights and blending!

good job

Wayfarer
06-07-2008, 05:17
Thanks for all the comments guys.

Rev: Yellow for you: Basecoat with VGC filthy brown (GW vomit brown iirc), then shade with glazes of violet (which one is up to you, I personally love Liquitex heavy body prism violet) and with glazes of Liquitex soft body burnt sienna (most any burnt sienna would work). Then highlight with glazes of VMC golden yellow (not like GW's paint of the same name). Then bring it all together with glazes of filthy brown. The "trick" is to use softer, desaturated yellows with a lot of warmth to them.


though im not a fan of bright colours
Tell me about it. These have been tough to paint but I know it's doing me a world of good.

So some new pictures. This one I like but the pics are a little crummy. When I base all of them in the end I'm going to make a good effort to get some top notch pics of the group.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlye1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlye2.png

Thanks for looking!

Wayfarer
14-07-2008, 03:29
Group's done.

Bossman:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyf1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlyf2.png

Group shots:
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlygroup1.png
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/holybolter/Other%20work/elharlygroup2.png

Thanks for looking. It may be a while before I update this thread with any more pictures so just a heads up. My other thread will be getting a lot more attention from now until august.

(Also, this page is now called the harlequin page)