Nice work. The broom unit is great.
Absolutely love your colour schemes, this is what I had in my head when I tried to paint my Terrorgeist! Alas, I have not the luscious blending skills you have. I shall study your photos and hopefully they will help me save my poor Terrorgeist!
Keep up the good work, a pleasure to see such an inspirational plog
If you like my work please visit my plog! http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...lves-and-Ogres
So after a few busy weeks I'm back at my Warhammer projects.
Grain Weevil: The brooms fillers where planned from the start of the project to be part of the unit, so they are really an integral part instead of an afterthought. I think that really works with making unit fillers work.
Finn: I'll be painting some Dark Eldar mandrakes first so it might take a while before I get back to the knights. And after the blood knights I really had enough of painting cavalry for a while.
Student: Thanks, I believe I really need to incorporate some more brooms in this army, people really like them.
Vaiuri: There are a lot of ways of making subtle colour transitions: blending, wet blending, feathering, airbrusing. And for all of them there are dozens of great tutorials , I don't think there is a lot of blending advise in this plog. But if it helps you that's great.
Now a small updates, the Black knight conversions are done. The electrical pseudo-science equipment is heavily inspired by Tesla Coils, not the real life ones but the Red Alert ones. I added some cloaks and hoods for extra grimdarkness. The plants on their armour got a few rose flowers to tie in with the bases of the rest of this army.
One word: Fun. Always great to see your work, sir!
Absolutely stunning! Must say the ghouls are my favourite, totally amazing. Kinda remind me of bio shock splicers, and some of the stuff out of the film creep. Whatever though literally the best conversions I think I've seen just ordered myself some flagellants to play with now xD
My Project Log - Dark Elves and Randoms
Of Strider " not all those who wander are lost "
Tolkein, you sir are a boss!
Love this project log, simply awesome looking!
Unit fillers are ACE!
Its been a while since I've been here.
Anvalous: Thanks, the most important aspect of a hobby is fun.
Ryanp111: Great I can motivate people.I still have to play Bio Shock.
Glorfindel: Good to hear.
juicytomatoes: Thanks, once every few months a new discussion arises about whether unit fillers are the spawn of satan or totally awesome. I am of the opinion that if you plan correctly unit fillers can definitely add something to a unit that can't be done by restricting your self to the base size of the unit.
While I spend most of my time on serious work related stuff and 40K I did find the time to glue a terrorgehist together (not really an achievement) and magnetize the wings.
Now I can actually transport the thing without having to resort to moving boxes. And something I discovere the first time it was used, it protects the wings from breaking of when gravity messes things up.
Getting the magnets right to support both the weight of the wings and allowing them to seamless attach to the model was a bit tricky to get right but eventually I was successful:
Those that saw the stereoscopic image of the blood knights might be interested in a tutorial I just made about stereoscopic images and how you can easily make them your self.
Really nice work on magnetizing the terrorgheist, I know exactly how much of a pain it can be to try to magnetize wings on large models and still maintain decent seams! Good to see you're back in this log though, it definitely is one of my favourites and I love watching it progress
As a side question, do you think we could get a few more close up photos of your black guard? I know there are a few of the command group a few pages back, but I'd really like to see some of the rnf up close as well - I feel the need to be completely overwhelmed by beautiful dark elf models
Well I think watching a glacier melt shows more progress than my plogs, but for a patient man there are some nice things in this plog.
I could make a few pictures of them, but not now. They are at a friends place and he's on vacation now.
is there anymore updates? yr conversions are so awesome!!! keep posting!!!
Look an update.
Remember the sorceress whose head I chopped of some time ago? Well she's doing better after some surgery.
And I converted a Master necromancer/caster vampire.
Did I mention I really like plastic characters.
And I have a busy few weeks ahead of me (it isn't even my fault) so something painted may take some time.
That caster vampire is great! You've made it look suitably VC (and unchaosy*) with a head swap, couple of skulls and some nifty hair...will be following this plog with interest, looking forward to seeing him painted
* This is not actually a word.
The caster vamp is great! I agree the plastic characters are really good - I must get some more. Hope you get the chance to paint something soon!
My random painting log- 3/3/2013 now painting winter VC- black knights.
Why did you cut that female elf's head in the first place? It was a nice model, moreover really well painted.
Visit and rate my fantasy log : A lot of green against a feeble mind
Models painted 2011= 45 / 2012 = 62 / 2013 = 7
Originally Posted by snottlebocket
Looking so much forward to see those Black knights done! They are awesome! The Necromancer as well! Great conversion/GSwork
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My Dwarfs http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...arf-Mostly-oop
I have to agree with that one, though I have yet to come up with something impressive enough so far.Originally Posted by Symrivven
The necromancer vampire is looking great! Nice flowing hair in the wind
Those brooms are great, love the creative energy you're bringing to this.
Are you airbrushing most of the models and then brush detailing?
Currently I'm working on the coven throne/mortis engine, but I think there are a few details I'm going to change, so it might be a while before that thing is going to see the light of day.
@LocaLicious: Considering the other things I'm working on it might take some time before I get to painting the knights. :/
@juicytomatoes: You do know hair flowing in the wind adds instant epicness to a model.
@Loth: Unfortunatly don't really have the skill to airbrush models of this size in any detail so no. I use the airbrush mainly for 40k vehicles, terrain and basecoating. When I get better I hope to eventually be able to do more airbrushing on smaller models. So except for the harpies everything here is painted with a regular brush.