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    Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    I found new toys. Itīs the Warmachine. Very, very convincing sculpts.
    Decided to go for cryx. As I will probably never play a game, which is a sad thing, I thought it would be a good idea to try new techniques, and produce a higher painting quality than before.

    My first finished piece, but not based yet, since I want to use modelling water, which I wonīt melt for just one base.

    Itīs a Helldiver.

    I did not convert anything, allthough these minis scream for it. As I plan on building a second Helldiver sometime, I guess some serious sawing will happen to the next one.

    Hope you like it.

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    As you can see, I gave the "forearm" a bone colour.
    I will repeat this pattern on all the jacks I will paint.

    Next in the pipe, a Harrower.

    C&C very welcome.
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Very nice, I love the smoothness of the black an the metal. Subscribed

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Stunning work and blending there.
    I, too, would love to have a game of Warmachine/Hordes but with not much interest in my area I have not been tempted yet. And I would also go Cryx or their Hordes counterpart everblight

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Very Smooth work, liking the metal alot
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Small update.

    Goreshade w.i.p.

    Rather bad pic, but one can see, what the plan is.
    I decided to stay close to the greenish armour. Additionally, I want those patterns on his armour, which are usually left black to shine in the cryxian creepy green light. Quite a challenge. His eyes also shine green, but the camera wonīt catch that.

    Thanx for the kind words, btw.. I had a look at your stuff, guys. Well done, especially that Tarik dude and his bird. I will certainly keep an eye on these logs.

    Finding someone to play will be hard, as everyone in town seems to play Flames Of War.




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    Nice work so far on Gorshade, i really liking the sculpting of this mini and your paint job is making it stand out, looking forward to the end result.

    Thanks for the comments regarding my log, i will be updating soon if i get the time...

    keep up the good work!
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    looking very good so far, i will be keeping my eye on this one.
    i also have problems finding someone to play against
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    Well I gotta say, that is the best Helldiver I've ever seen. I wish I could paint my Cryx half as good as that. You really have a superb "Glowy-effects" thing going on with him out of the gaps in his spine. You also do a really nice glow on Goreshade's sword (and eyes? not the most detailed pic ever...would like to see a higher res on him some time) that honestly makes me jealous. I've tried to do that ambient glow forever, but with limited success. As your Helldiver prooves however, you've mastered the technique. Did you even brush the exterior of the vents or did you only paint the interior with the glow?

    In any case, looking forward to the rest of this log. Since you aren't planning on playing (for a while at least - sorry about that, cause Warmachine and Hordes are such fun games), you can just paint what you like (most people who play Goreshade are stuck buying Bane Thralls because of his feat). My personal favorites in the Cryx range are the Pistol Wraith and the (soon to come) Withershadow Combine. I'd like to see a lot more from you, so I'll be keeping an eye on this log.

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Thank you, Guy!
    I must say, I am quite proud of the little creep . It will change a lot for the better, if IF the base turns out the way I want it to. I have never worked with modeling water, so letīs see what happens.

    Goreshade is progressing slowly. The glow gets better with a hell lot of patience, planning and a good brush. I will try to put up a new pic tonight, as the maīam has the camera with her. I am also working on the Harrower. Will make a step by step tut on the one vent it has. The ribs are already done, so that a tut on these must wait until I work on the Nightwretches I have.

    I also like the Pistolwraiths, but the ones I really like are the Biles and the Bloat. Look like those bloated demon soldiers from the animated pic "Wizards".
    Grand!
    I donīt care too much about Goreshades accompanying Thralls right now, as they are expensive, and my money goes out to all those wonderful jacks available for cryx.
    However, painting these minis takes much longer than anything I have done before. Even the marines conversions I did a while ago (log link in my sig) were faster done than the stuff Iīm doing now.
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Some very nice work so far warflag, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this log

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Here is a little update on Goreshade. Worked on the glow. And his legs and sword and leather parts and whatnot.
    Still a while to finishing.
    I put up two pics, because it shows how working with photoshop can bring out the colours better. Pics almost never show how something looks in reality. A little touchup with the program can bring back some of the delicious feats and details you worked out on your mini, while your camera just swallows them.
    Harrower pics follow later tonight. Hopefully I can get hold of the camera long enough to make the tut on the Harrowers vent. Right now the missus carries around. Sheīs out and Iīm home alone painting minis.
    Itīs a geeks life





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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Fantastic stuff - keep up the good work. I need to get my Cryx stuff on here too. I play the Coven, and they are awesome. Warmachine is my current favourite wargame by a mile.
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Yeah, the coven got my attention too.
    The way it works is so different from the GW game mechanics. Cool models aswell. Show us your stuff, I wanna see it!
    Thanx again to all people watching, subscribing and commenting on this thread. Does anyone know why they removed the thanks button?

    On to new piccies.

    My Harrower w.i.p..
    What we have here is rusty legs, the creepy glow inside, and some impressions of the bronze and black I use.
    Some people say the Harrower and the Leviathan do not stand very well.
    This one is not even glued together yet. It is stable by the pins alone.
    But maybe its weapons will make it tip over.





    Second pic is not sharp enough, sorry for that.

    Any comments or suggestions?

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    Gorshade looks awesome, love the glowing effect you achieve
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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    I got a Harrower too - I got a friend of mine to pin the model to death - I haven't painted mine yet. Your Goreshade is looking great.
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    Amazing Cryx!

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Update: Got my first little tutorial done. AAaaargh

    Itīs the vent tut I planned.

    The first pic is not too good, but you get the idea.

    First, paint a dark turquoise (spe?) into the center of the vent. Leave a black rim around it. Do not use this colour for the glow effect. Make sure to thin the colour down a bit. Itīs easier to work with, and the black can shine through the dark turquoise close to the rim.



    Then use snot green a little south of the center of your dark turquoise spot. Make it a spot aswell. Use it thinned aswell, and apply it strongest in the middle.
    Also apply a slim line of snot green on the inner rim. If there are parts hanging over the vent, or whatever you paint, apply a thinned down snot green on these parts aswell.
    I did this on the downside of the little overhanging part on top of the vent.



    Next pic has two steps in it.
    Step three I used Goblin Green.
    It is applied in a kind of half circle in the lower area of the snot green area.
    Then I put a slim line of Goblin Green on the southern part of the rim, strongest in the lower center of it.
    Step four was Vallejo Lime Green.
    The half circle of gob green was lightend up right in the middle of it.
    Lime green is not used for the glow effect.



    The last step is done with rotting flesh.
    It goes right into the center of the lime green area.



    Thatīs it!

    Itīs really easy, with a steady hand and thinned colours.

    Then buy a decent camera and take good pictures, and make a tut for people with less imagination, than you will need to recognize the steps in the pics!!

    Hope this is useful.

    More updates on Mr. Harrower soon.

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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Continued work on the Harrower.

    Quite happy with it so far. And it does not tip over yet. But there is still one arm missing.
    Think the green on his weapon turned out quite well. Still some flaws to fix.

    The black gaps on the base will be filled with water, Wonder how that turns out.

    Tell me what you think.









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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Good evening folks.
    Completed the Harrower today. And Mr. Heinz Lee Spikey stands without glueing. I am amazed! It still needs some little touch ups here and there, but so far I am quite satisfied with it. I need to do some rusted scratches like on the Helldiver, and some corrosion effects on the bronze on some parts,...







    .... but right now Sir Bile got my total attention.
    Heīs w.i.p.. Collar is done, gloves not. Got some more ideas for his skin to give it a more rotten look. Weapon and tubes only basic colours.
    Still he looks somehow alive by now. Well, at least when I told him to look into the camera he did.




    Next I took a shot of what I have done by now. Itīs been 14 days since I bought my first WARMACHINE minis (Goreshade, Helldiver and Biley + pal).
    Progress is slow, but the result justifies the time invested. Thatīs at least what I think. What would you say?



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    Re: Cryx, baby (warning: big pics)

    Next shot is what I have so far. The band of buggers.



    Looking forward to the Necrotech and the scrapper.
    The chickies are Wretches.

    I swore to myself not to buy anything new before this gang is painted.

    But I want another big jack. Badly. Now...
    The Seether, the Stalker and another Caster or the Machinewraith will be the next purchase. After all is painted. (speaks creepy voice: No, tomorrow!)

    Thanks for all comments, interest and of course all kind words.
    Keep your eyes on this. Updates are much more regular than in my other log ( which is not dead yet!)

    Later,
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