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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    I'm glad you finally found some time to get back at this project.
    I really like this build and it would've been a real shame if you'd have abandoned it.

    Well when it comes to a paint scheme for this nice gothic built - this immediately comes to my mind


    On the other hand even black, with a Boltgun drybrush and then copper/brass/gold trimming and highlighting can be very charming


    So, good luck with your color choices - I look forward to see more.
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    a very nice piece of machinery you have there, i salute you!

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    I'd go with the aged copper and a red and weathered prow.
    The black piece is well painted, but the ship picture Klaus posted looks more characterful.
    Maybe added a few aged pewter high lights.
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    cool log and a great idea, it came out really well and will be cool when painted im sure, the only thing i would have done different would be a pair of prow guns, but its undercoated now so nevermind lol. keep it up
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Best. Thunderhawk. Ever.

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    So, my first go at starting to paint this got thwarted early on, by lots of work and such. Sorry for not replying to all the comments earlier, I really appreciate them, though=)

    Quote Originally Posted by Xarius View Post
    a copper with oxydisation would look cool and a bit of rust, weather worn from all that nose diving at 36000 feet, stuff on the right is nice
    Thanks. I'm quite happy with how the copper came out, but I'll give it a few extra tried to see if i can improve it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klaus, not Santa View Post
    I'm glad you finally found some time to get back at this project.
    I really like this build and it would've been a real shame if you'd have abandoned it.

    Well when it comes to a paint scheme for this nice gothic built - this immediately comes to my mind
    http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...tz/40k_021.jpg

    On the other hand even black, with a Boltgun drybrush and then copper/brass/gold trimming and highlighting can be very charming
    http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...z/IMG_3466.jpg

    So, good luck with your color choices - I look forward to see more.
    Cheers
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    Thanks for the input=) I don't think my girlfriend would ever allow me to abandon this project, as it's way to big to be kept unfinished.
    The picture of the BFG ship is nice for inspiration, thanks.
    (Nice superheavy, by the way)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommygun View Post
    I'd go with the aged copper and a red and weathered prow.
    The black piece is well painted, but the ship picture Klaus posted looks more characterful.
    Maybe added a few aged pewter high lights.
    I made a few attempts at a dark red, but I ran into some problems, as I'll explain below.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deus Ruinus View Post
    a very nice piece of machinery you have there, i salute you!
    Quote Originally Posted by segmentum solar View Post
    cool log and a great idea, it came out really well and will be cool when painted im sure, the only thing i would have done different would be a pair of prow guns, but its undercoated now so nevermind lol. keep it up
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
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    Thanks, all of you=)

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    So, even though I haven't gotten around to posting here in a while, I have done a little bit of trial and error once in a while. I've had several goes at painting a nice cream or dark red for the prow, but due to the huge flat area this proved to be nearly impossible. Getting an even coat over the basecoat requires way to many layers, and by then, any imperfections in the surface show up way too well. Also, shading and highlighting is tricky, as there are almost no places to put them on such surfaces.

    In an attempt to get away from painting the large areas in a flat colours, I suddenly came up with an "unusual" idea:



    I know it's a little cheesy/tacky, but after all, this is Battlefleet Gothic, where huge cathedrals cruise around with statues on top of them

    What do you think?

    As for the other areas, I'm leaning towards going for the original idea for the walls, and some variation of the first attempt for the copper roof. That only leaves the weapons and such to figure out...
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    nice conversion man

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    omg, that green marble effect is simply stunning!!!!!!

    just a note, if you're going for the oxidised copper look you need to wash it with green?? just my 2 cents, but otherwise looks "tres cool"!!!!!

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    yer now i think about thats about right

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord Nazgred View Post
    nice conversion man
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Batatius View Post
    omg, that green marble effect is simply stunning!!!!!!

    just a note, if you're going for the oxidised copper look you need to wash it with green?? just my 2 cents, but otherwise looks "tres cool"!!!!!
    Thanks I'm quite happy with how the marble came out, but I think I'll need to get a bit more practice before doing it on the model.

    For the copper, it will indeed be washed with a pale grey-green, to make it look oxidized.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord Nazgred View Post
    yer now i think about thats about right
    I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, but if you're talking about the marble, I'm glad you think so.

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    Not much in the way of pictures for this update, but I have managed to get some of the most bothersome work done: I've given the entire model a basecoat of black, to cover up any spots missed by the spray, and to give a nice base for the drybrushing of the walls. (To give you an idea of how much work that was, it took me two hours and half a pot of Chaos Black paint :P)
    Now I only need to go over it to pick up any spots I missed the last time, and make sure the paint has covered everywhere it was supposed to.

    I'm planning to start my painting the walls, as I'm fairly sure I know how to do them. This gives me some more time to make up my mind about the marble effect, and hopefully to get some more feedback here
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    sounds cool!!
    it looks good anyway, mkind sharing that green marble recipie?? i get most of it but i just want to clarify . . . thanks

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    awesome thread keep us all posted

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Watched the build, can't wait for the paint........... Awesome fitting conversion!!

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    I'm surprised no-one mentioned it before, but your model reminds me of the original Epic Thunderhawk Gunship.

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    Your really going to paint it and not finish it off?
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    we need more piccies
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Is this what an older one looks like? Lookin good man lookin good.

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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Once again, I'm sorry for disappearing for such a long time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Batatius View Post
    sounds cool!!
    it looks good anyway, mkind sharing that green marble recipie?? i get most of it but i just want to clarify . . . thanks
    The marble started with a black basecoat, onto which I added areas of gradually lighter green, using a sponge. I then added the white stripes with a small brush, and gave it a coat of gloss varnish.

    Quote Originally Posted by theunwantedbeing View Post
    Your really going to paint it and not finish it off?
    I'm not quite sure what you mean? As far as I know, it is finished...

    Everone else: Thanks a lot

    I'm rather short on time for an assignment for school at the moment, which is what it usually takes to make me work on some old project



    So far I've finished the base colour of the hull, painted the windows and done the skulls. All 400 of them. (Though I've probably missed a few.)

    I'm still not sure how to do the prow, and me and my girlfriend are throwing various ideas around at the moment. I'll probably be doing the more obvious bits first, to get a better impression of how the rest will look before making the final decision.

    Anyway, any comments are greatly appreciated, and I'll try to reply to any questions a little quicker this time
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    Re: Building a Thunderhawk Gunship

    Perhaps you could go with a bone color for the trim and eagle on the prow?
    Then give the bone color a brown wash and a white high light.
    Leave the rest of the nose black or a dark crimson red.
    Ether way it should match the wings.
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    please keep this thread going!
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