It has been a true pleasure looking through your plog, i'm eager for more
Since I don't have that much experience with the new paints I more or less did a rip-off on the suggested paints from the games-workshop homepage (minus the dry brush which I replaced with White Scar).
Averland Sunset base (watered to about 1:1), took about 3-4 layers to get even coverage
Casandora Yellow wash (2 layers with small amounts at a time, be careful not to overdo it)
Highlight with Yriel Yellow
Thinner highlight with Flash Gits Yellow
Thinnest highlight with White Scar
Glaze with Lamenters Yellow
And if you want you can do some small point highlights again with White Scar at the very tip of the edges that could use it
Takes quite a lot of time but the end result is worth it.
I have managed to put some paint on the cloak of the inquisitor, but not much more, it's been a busy month. I'm mostly just toying around with the new colours trying to see what they can produce for me. This cloak is an experiment with the new glazes (using the blue one over the top layer of the cloak to give it a blue hint):
I'm having fun with the new paints thus far, which is good seeing as how it was quite a monetary investment...
I did get all my recent purchases and I've been working on them (slowly) over the last few days with most work put into the Firebelly Servitor. I took a long hard look at the miniature before I set out with my dremel and my scalpel and I've been doing a lot of minor modifications and more are on the planning stage. As you can see I'm bulking out the stomach area with cogs and tubes and I'm going to build up the surrounding tissue with green stuff and then as the layers grows I'm going to add pants (open pants) and build up the belt as opened (so that it makes sense miniature-wise since it would cover up the cogs if the pants where closed and belted). I'm also slowly building a new right arm for him (inspired by the servitor arms) which will incorporate some kind of power fist apparatus when completed. Anyway, there are a lot of details slowly being added and nothing is close to being done yet but I felt like I wanted to show the progress anyway:
Till next time!
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Great to see this log active again! The latest batch are conversions are madness of the best possible kind, especially the Firebelly is shaping up to be something really cool. Looking forward to seeing this conversion overkill of a unit progressing!
I would not expect you to paint any model for me , that is something I prefer to do myself,
however, sculpting/ converting wise I am only able to do simple work as yet. Swapping an arm, or
building a composite model out of several human plastic bits is easy, but when regarding resin and
putty, I am no good much, apart from the basic arm swap.
What a wonderful thread! You painting is mind-blowingly breath-taking and the conversions leave me speechless. What more is there to say?
Looking forward to the next update!
Big fan of your stuff pretty sure your miniatures are the reason I've made around 5 or 6 different marines bitz purchases!
Not keen on the bolt pistol on the inquis (lovely conversion btw, was it Migsula that inspired it? Love his stuff too!), the conversion would look loads better with a more unique, more human-sized pistol. A stub gun from necromunda perhaps? The more-compact, human-sized bolt pistol from the baneblade sprue?
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Thanks for the reply (following your Saturnine project closely)!
The funny thing about that pistol is that it's taken from the Imperial Guard command squad kit - so it is "human sized", at least if your trust GW. The hand on the bolter is the original hand attached to the bolter, the only addition I did was to sculpt the arm. It's probably just the arm that makes the pistol look big - since it has no sleeve!
Progress pictures for those interested in the Firebelly servitor project. I haven't been putting in that much work in it to be honest (I've been fiddling around with mould making and also been playing way too much minecraft for some reason).
I've added the front "flaps" of the pants. They aren't very detailed but at the same time I don't know if they have to be (seeing as the side that could have some details (the front) is mostly covered by the folded fabric anyway. I'm not imagining these pants as full fledged pants with seams and such but rather pieces of fabric held on with a semi functional belt and his obscenely thick thighs.
Yet again we see the pant flaps from a different angle which also reveals the end of the belt (which I have now added). I made some holes in it but they aren't showing that well from this side so I'll be making them bigger once the green stuff dries. From this angle you can also see some other minor details I've added. I decided to give him a little definition underneath the armpit since I thought that area was looking kind of boring as it was:
Finally I have a picture from the rear where you can see my first attempt at starting the bionic arm. I've just made a ball out of green stuff and put it in with some blue-tac (which is why it's poking out a bit too much at the moment but that will be adjusted as we go along):
Hopefully I'll have time to do some more work on the servitor today. I'm slowly approaching my goal with him with baby steps...
Hah, thing is, I don't trust GW I strongly dislike that they went for the normal Marine-sized bolt pistol (and bolter, plasma pistol, plasma gun and meltagun) in the two Command Squad kits. Forgeworld do it better (love their guard-size special weapons and bolt weapons). Oh well
Servitor looks great so far, what's the plan for weaponry?
Love the new inquisitor and henchmen, the firebelly is looking damn good - kudos for an original idea and for implementing it so well
Fire Angels :http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288637
Kublai's historical stuff : http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...45#post6678545
The plan is no weapons in his hands... See below for more details on that matter as I might need some suggestions.
Here's another update on the Firebelly servitor. I've finished the melta exhaust in his mask and connected one of them (the most visible one) with some tubing into his neck. The plan was originally to connect it to one of the exhausts in his back but the tubing looked odd when I test fitted it so I decided against it. I'm just going to blend this one in a bit and it will be fine. I'm also going to add some "fumes" coming out of the melta nozzle to make it look like he's firing from 3 nozzles (2 on the sides and the one in the middle of the mouth) at the same time to create part of the flame effect he's warming his gloved hand with.
You can also see the start of the bionic arm, testfitted for the purpose of taking these pictures (I can still move the shoulder and lower arm so I can adjust the position of the arm pretty much any way I want). I'm still not 100% sure if I want him to hold something, maybe you could help me out there? As I see it, one option is to make his fist into a mechanical power fist and just leave it be at that. The other option is to make some kind of fuel tank which is connected to the exhausts on his back (as if he's filling up on fuel while firing). What are your thoughts on the subject?
And, as if by magic, I actually picked up the paintbrushes for the first time in what feels like months and put some paint on the inquisitor, I did half his gas mask yellow but now I'm leaning towards doing the top of it yellow as well (ie his forehead above the lenses but before the hood), what do you think?
Till next time!
Really liking your conversions!
The fireball servitor is a great idea! But the Inquisitor is even better. Great greenstuffing by you!
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Space Sharks, Crusaders and more
Amazing work, I particularly like the marines, great work to make the look of grit over clean armor, I have not perfected that much to my dismay.
Watching Tour de France in Australia = No sleep
Looking great! Personally I would do the whole gas mask yellow, and some nice lens effects on the gas mask.
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I've far from perfected the use of grit, I'm still trying out new stuff and learning from others - it's sometimes hard to get it right but I feel it's mostly due to lack of correct tools/materials rather than actual skill at applying said products.
Tiny progress on the inquisitor, getting the paint on the majority of the face proved vital though as it gave more life to the entire miniature. Now I just have to decide on which colours to use on the lenses, the bolt pistol casing and the power sword. I think blue for the lenses and maybe a "water" pattern on the blade (such as on my jump pack librarians force weapon) but I'm all out of ideas on the bolt pistol - someone on another forum suggested a "bone/horn" pattern similar to the horns on the miniature, that might work...
Till next time!
A natural style for the bolt pistol would be cool indeed, either wood and/or bone.. amazing model so far dude