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75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:33
Hi guys, so here it is an updated version of my old thread, but with (hopefully) better photography ;)

What with the TOFP going on (why on earth did I decide to do 4 armies!!!:confused:) there should be plenty of updates and some nice eye candy for you.

I also have a few projects on the go at the minute which will make an appearance or two on here, as well as my beloved Death Korps.

I am also going to try and get back to painting up my Limited Edition and Unreleased minis.

Enough waffle from me, on to the pictures!

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:34
What better way to start than the "Rogue Demon" the first pic in my old thread.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/RogueDaemon1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/RogueDaemon.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:37
A more recent Limited Edition mini the GamesDay Space Wolf. This mini represents my first attempt at modelling icicles onto a base as well as using a different product for the snow.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/SpaceWolf.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/SpaceWolf2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/SpaceWolf1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/SpaceWolf3.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:41
Some Death Korps of Krieg models, I still have a lot of work to do on these guys and just today decided that I am not happy with the bases! I have decided to go with fresh wet mud and did a few practice bases today using MIG Pigments. I'll get some pics of those for you soon.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps9.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:43
More Death Korps...

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps8.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps10.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps7.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DeathKorps6.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:46
My TOFP Ostland Empire Army..

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Outriders5.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Outriders1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Wizard2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Wizard3.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:48
A couple of Dwarfs. 1 a Handgunner for my Ostland Army, the other a little more familiar...

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Handgunner1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Handgunner.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/WhiteDwarf.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:50
Another Dwarf....

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GD06Slayer4.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GD06Slayer3.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GD06Slayer2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GD06Slayer1.jpg

75hastings69
06-08-2007, 20:55
One of my other armies for TOFP is a HoC Nurgle force. I decided to theme all the bases of the army to tie it together, I got a bit carried away and also decided to theme the movement trays!!!

I have a GUO as my General and simply had to use the FW sculpt. I have made him a base to fit in with the rest of the army. Thank god I have 3 months to get this guy finished thanks to his high points cost, I think I am going to need every minute!!!

Up on the board at the minute are some of a 15 strong unit of Chaos Warriors of Nurgle, armed with the mark of nurgle, 2 hand weapons, full command, and the Plague Banner. This is some of my best green stuff work to date, and I am really pleased with them so far. I think I may name them "the crows of decay".

Hope you like these.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GreatUncleanOne-1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/ChaosWarriorsofNurgle5.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/ChaosWarriorsofNurgle4.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/ChaosWarriorsofNurgle3.jpg

Harry
06-08-2007, 21:23
What a load of *****.:D



OK where to start.
Always loved that Rouge Demon.
I had no idea how beautifully you had painted it until now.
Great to see such a good photo of it.

Finally your photographic skills can do you painting skills justice....and you do have skills.

Not just in the painting department either. There is some wonderful greenstuff work going on in this Nurgle army. Can't wait to see this painted up.

Love the mud effects you achieved in the end on your DKoK. That's a good looking army. Look forward to seeing the board to go with them.

But my favorite mini on here so far...

That Dwarf handgunner. Perfection in a little Dwarf size bundle.

schoolcormorant
06-08-2007, 21:30
i just laughed so hard at Harry's comment - i think i love Harry :p

those death korps are amazin!

everything is, good work :)

SC

spikyjames
06-08-2007, 21:31
despite the fact that harry's post made me giggle a bit (hope you 2 know each other) it's a great start to a log, i'll be keeping an eye on this for sure. some great pics aswell.

james

Dino
06-08-2007, 21:46
This stuff is really nice. I expecially like the warriors of Nurgle. They're rotten, pusgages of decay and slime, just how they are suppose to be.

Oh and I never thanked you for telling me how you did the chesnut horses, so thx:D.

schoolcormorant
06-08-2007, 21:57
btw - mig pigments YES! i have used them for mucky water over mud. i love it.
pic here (http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/schoolcormorant/S3700006-3.jpg)
and here (http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/schoolcormorant/S3700001-25.jpg)

it's gloss varnish, choice of colour (dark mud/russian earth/brick dust - applied shade/base/hilight) thinned with a bit of thinner, water might work but you must use thinner to fix pigments, water only spreads them, and thinner 'fixes them'
any more info, check this article (http://www.missing-lynx.com/rare_world/rw05.htm)

SC

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 07:59
Here is what I want all of my bases on my DKoK to look like (I wish I decided this before I painted and based so many!!!!)

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/NewMud1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/NewMud.jpg

Harry
07-08-2007, 08:12
Nice, how was that achieved?

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 08:26
That is a mix of Mig Pigments, Acryilic Resin, Acrilic Gloss Varnish and plaster. I am pretty happy with it, so I'll be adding it to all my DKoK over the next month or so. I'm pretty sure that my DKoK table will look good with this finish on it too, with water puddled in deep craters etc.

Harry
07-08-2007, 08:35
Thanks. I will have to give that a try.

Thanks schoolcormorant for the link to the article as well. Very useful for both the mud and the rust effects.

Arhalien
07-08-2007, 09:07
And I thought your painting looked good with the bad pictures! :eek:
Simply stunning work; the Daemon is excellent and the Krieg force just looks amazing! :D

Great work!

McMullet
07-08-2007, 09:35
What a load of *****.:D

I dunno... Hastings posts all this hard work, then Harry steals the limelight with a one-liner. :p

Really lovely work though - I especially like the muddy base, it's the most convincing mud I've ever seen (except for, you know, real mud).

schoolcormorant
07-08-2007, 09:36
i have some acrylic resin, and have had a lot of bother with it :(

any tips? what am i doing wrong?

SC

dave is the best
07-08-2007, 09:37
Wow, you have some serious skills!

Lovely DKoK, i would really like to see them in person.

Dave

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 09:48
i have some acrylic resin, and have had a lot of bother with it :(

any tips? what am i doing wrong?

SC

What kind of problems? I just followed the instructions (read really crappy series of pics) and it all went pretty straight forward. PM me and let me know what's wrong and we'll try to fix it.

Punk_in_Drublic
07-08-2007, 10:01
sweetness. I am a fan.

I'm especially looking forward to follow your chaos project, but who cannot love dkoks? (hurr hurr)

EDIT: And while I'm at it, will you be using water effects and such on the nurgle bases?

Laters,

-Punk

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 11:11
Yes the bases will be finished with water effects to make the GS parts look like stagnent swamps.

Marsekay
07-08-2007, 11:50
Really good looking stuff there, i have a feeling your GUO will look super good when finished.

Anardakil
07-08-2007, 11:51
Wow, you've got some really cool stuff here! I especially like the empire troops and the dwarfs. What colours did you use for the brown horses?

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 11:55
It is a pleasure to have you visit my Project Log Anardkill, I have been watching your Christmas Gobbos very closely since you started them. Love to see a group shot at some point.

Anyway, the chestnut style horses were basecoated dark flesh, washed with scorched brown & chaos black, then worked up through dark flesh adding bleached bone (my favourite GW colour) for each progressive stage.

CMDante
07-08-2007, 12:29
Everything looks great mate, loving the GS work on the nurgle warriors, they look nice and gribbly like nurgle lovers should (of course, being a follower of Tzeentch myself you never heard that from me!;)).

Looking forward to seeing how you paint them up.

Also, the mud effects really make the DKOK look alot better, the drybrushed mud on them before just seemed to lack the texture that they now have, keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Dante

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:03
I should share this with you as well. This has been WIP for months now, I pick it up do a few strokes then leave it again. I hope to get him finished pretty soon. Sorry but the pictures aren't great.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DarkAngelsLibrarian1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DarkAngelsLibrarian2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DarkAngelsLibrarian.jpg

Don't know whether I should add a few paint chips to this guys Terminator Armour?

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:34
Here are some more retakes of my older stuff. I'll keep adding a few at a time until the old pics from my previous thread have been replaced.

First off Slann Mage Priest, my favourite model of recent times from GW.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Slann1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Slann2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Slann4.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Slann3.jpg

BTW the skinks coming from the water looks better in real life, the water effects gave quite a feeling of depth.

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:36
Lizardmen from the Lustria campaign.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen4.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen6.jpg

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:37
The Lizardmen Special Character..

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen3.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Lizardmen2.jpg

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:40
Some Skaven stuff (need to give these guys a spray with some dullcote to get rid of the awful shine left by the GW branded "satin" varnish)..

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Skaven.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Skaven2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Skaven1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/WarpLightning.jpg

schoolcormorant
07-08-2007, 14:40
i wanna slap the slann mage priest's tummy :angel::D

ta for the Pm too, very helpful, i tried out the mix and it's worked really well :)

SC

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:41
High Elves

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves9.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves10.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves7.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves8.jpg

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:43
More High Elves

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves5.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves6.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves3.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves4.jpg

skidrow
07-08-2007, 14:43
Hastngs your stuff is amazing. Love the Skaven. I have started a skaven army as well that so far consists of 1 half painted clan rat...lol. Awsome work mate. Keep it up. :D

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 14:44
and a few more....

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/HighElves.jpg

Aquilla
07-08-2007, 15:11
Nice chocolatey mud! That will do the job nicely.
Great job on all the figs.

mrtn
07-08-2007, 16:02
This is all really nice, keep up the good work! :)

BlazeXI
07-08-2007, 16:22
Bloody hell! Stop painting right now and prepare a pictorial of every mini in the old thread!

75hastings69
07-08-2007, 16:33
Bloody hell! Stop painting right now and prepare a pictorial of every mini in the old thread!

I can't Harry wont let me stop, he's making me do 4 armies for TOFP (well you are kind of Harry, not that I'm complaining ;))

I'll get through the old stuff in time, but my energies are firmly focused on the TOFP, I cannot afford to fall behind, and due to my choices I have quite a bit of GS work to do. I even made a painting calendar to tell me what units need to be painted when, and so that I could break the workload down into even pieces, so I didn't end up painting 20 Empire Swordsmen, 20 BoC, 33 NG, and 15 WoC all in the same month!

I am off to work tomorrow, so there will be updates of my WIP for this months TOFP pretty soon.

Zodiac
07-08-2007, 16:35
Hey Steve, good to see a replacement for your already great log :D

And ( because I have to comment on something ) I really absolutely love the rich hair colours you gave your high elves, ( including helmet plumes, that red is lovely! ) Awesome..

.. just like the rest ;)

Anardakil
07-08-2007, 20:56
It is a pleasure to have you visit my Project Log Anardkill, I have been watching your Christmas Gobbos very closely since you started them. Love to see a group shot at some point.

Anyway, the chestnut style horses were basecoated dark flesh, washed with scorched brown & chaos black, then worked up through dark flesh adding bleached bone (my favourite GW colour) for each progressive stage.

Well it's a pleasure to visit it! :D Damn! I'm impressed with how much you paint - and you paint them so very well too!

All your models are great. I really like that terminator character's base. Your skaven and lizardmen are lovely. You paint the skin of the lizards very well you know.
The only thing I don't like is the colour scheme of the high elves. It's boring. Their painting is good though.

Excellent work!

Okay, thanks. I might have to get myself a pot of dark flesh :) Yeah bleached bone is a great colour. I use it quite a lot too.

Oh and I was going to wait with the gobbo group shot until my first unit of 42 spear gobbos are finished. But maybe I should do one before that...

I'm very happy you've followed my log from the beginning. Thanks!

Drakemaster
08-08-2007, 16:08
Wow, what a difference decent pictures make! Some spectacular stuff there I have to say, particularly the newer stuff... the Outriders are a particular favourite. The basing on some of the larger models is marvellous as well, particularly the Slaan... I need to take some inspiration to improve my own shockingly bad basing efforts. Will look forward avidly to your TOFP updates from now on...

Anardakil
08-08-2007, 20:43
That little skink on the skink special character's base is so feaking cute by the way! XD

Verfallen
08-08-2007, 22:59
Wow i'm really liking those DKK. i've changed my scheme to the one similar to those in IA as well. i'm interested on to how you painted the grey, (i'm using a reaper triad that works great) and how you painted the weathering on the tanks as well as the metal on the thudd gun as they all look spectacular. Your other minis are amazing also, I hope all goes well with the TOP.

~V

75hastings69
08-08-2007, 23:07
Thanks for your kind words Verfallen, I think the DKoK range brings out the best in most peoples efforts, however as you may see I plan on redoing the bases to get a wet look mud (check out the Thudd Gun) so the tanks will get this as well (and so will my 4 foot x 8 foot DKoK themed board!).

Thought I should share this with you guys, he is nearly complete and will be the General for my Ostland Empire Army. I have a bit of work yet to do on him, and may even enter him in the Golden Daemon this year (if only so me and Harry can get in early ;)). The Imperial Pegasus is just the Plastic general kit horse with the removal of part of the barding and addition of plastic Pegasus Wings, I used the head from the Empire Knights box, and the right arm is magnetised so I can swap between the Runesword and a Lance, I need to add the shield to this guy yet so it is not fully complete. Hope that you like the pics and think he deserves a place at GD.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral6.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral5.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral4.jpg

75hastings69
08-08-2007, 23:09
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral3.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/EmpireGeneral.jpg

Arhalien
09-08-2007, 09:06
Ah, nice to see good pics of this model at last ;)

I really like the way you;ve painted the black areas of the armour; the shine on them really works IMO.
The white on the pegasus is excellent; smooth and very nicely shaded.
The red Ostland symbol on the barding is also very well done.

Great work! :D

sanctusmortis
09-08-2007, 09:54
I sense a lack of posting due to being gibbering wrecks...

MutantMaggot
09-08-2007, 10:53
Hastings, that really is excellent. Your painting is some of the best I have seen for a long time (except for my own, of course :D -- joking... sort of), and think that there is only one thing I can say, and even that a minor point.

Make sure you always paint figures eyes, and emphasize the shading on faces, as it gives the models more character.

Otherwise, though, you really are an excellent painter, and to paint that well, while doing 4 armies, is remarkable. I can paint well, yet am struggling to finish a small 1500pt empire army... *sigh*

Just my opinion, feel free to burn if it's wrong,
MutantMaggot

75hastings69
09-08-2007, 11:02
Advice taken, although in my own defence I don't do badly for someone whos colour vision is just a little better than that of a dog* - yes that's right folks I am REALLY colourblind.

* dogs see only in B&W (in case you didn't get it;))

Anardakil
09-08-2007, 11:16
He's very well painted. He makes a great general! However I'd like to see a few more daring highlights on the red cloth, and on the barding. They look a little flat to me. But hey that's a matter of taste I guess. Your figure is probably more realistic that way.
The face is stunning and the pegasus is incredibly well painted.

I'm not sure you'd win in the GD competition, but it's much better than what I could have done ^^

75hastings69
09-08-2007, 12:18
I agree, there is still work to be done on him, the shield has to be added and there are quite a few highlights needed to finish him off properly. If it doesn't place anywhere at least we'll get in early and get our mits on any exclusive items ;)

Anardakil
09-08-2007, 12:34
Well he'll be a worthy contestant :)

Harry
10-08-2007, 07:27
It is that greenstuff work on the barding of this horse that inspired me to get some green stuff and have a go myself. (Thanks).

Never really been able to see the face before. It is beautifully painted.

MutantMaggot
10-08-2007, 09:29
Advice taken, although in my own defence I don't do badly for someone whos colour vision is just a little better than that of a dog* - yes that's right folks I am REALLY colourblind.

* dogs see only in B&W (in case you didn't get it;))

You are joking, aren't you?

If not, then you are definately even more insanely good at painting than I thought... how do you do it? Pick a shade of grey that looks about right? ;)

75hastings69
10-08-2007, 10:04
You are joking, aren't you?

If not, then you are definately even more insanely good at painting than I thought... how do you do it? Pick a shade of grey that looks about right? ;)

No sadly I am not. I am really badly colour blind. Thank god for the labels on paint pots!!

I should have some pics up later today of my WIP Stone Trolls for my Night Goblin army for the TOFP.

Harry
10-08-2007, 11:05
He should be alright on the stone trolls. They are mostly grey. :D

One day, just for a laugh, I am going to switch all the labels around on his paint pots and sit back and watch the results get posted. :D :D

75hastings69
10-08-2007, 11:29
He should be alright on the stone trolls. They are mostly grey. :D

Mine aren't ;)

MutantMaggot
10-08-2007, 12:56
You mean, being that colourblind, you can't see your own glorious work that well? *gasps* That must be worse than eating brussels sprouts! (And that's something, believe me.)

Aha! Stone trollz!
Now den, give uz piks or you is gonna be dying like, reel soon, mizter...

Joking, it was meant to be a troll accent. But yes, I do want to see these mysterious stone trollls that aren't stone coloured, particularly if they're as good as the other models.

captain_bas
10-08-2007, 14:21
I have to say, there are some really outstanding parts about the General model. The greenstuff sculpting on the barding is top-drawer, you've done well there mate. The pose it pretty good too and I love the base.

However, I feel like I may be the only one who thinks this but seriously I reckon you try to do too much with your time. You've taken on 4 armies for the Tale of Fantasy painters and I think it shows in the quality. You've shown you can produce really good quality stuff, like the painting trophy on the first page, and I think you need to drag this qality into all your models, even if it means getting less done.

For example, I think you need to make the highlights cripser on your models, such as on the General's gauntlets and clothes... they look like very much flat basecoats with no highlighting or shading visible, and look like a rush job. Likewise, the wings on the pegasus look like they've been drybrushed in a hurry and lack the definition to make the feathers stand out.

The bull's head is a great example of where you've managed to get the shading just right, you just need to draw that quality onto the rest of the model.

I feel the same could be said of your pistoliers - it looks like you spent ages getting the first one looking amazing (the one with the reddy-brown horse) and all the others feel rushed, the shading and highlighting on the horses isn't as crisp and it's a real pity 'cos you've got the talent, you just seem to be in some ungodly hurry (and I suspect the influence of the nefarious Harry is at work there! ;-) )

Meanwhile, though, bravo on the sculpting, looking bloody good. Would love to see more of your sculpted stuff if you have any.

CB.

75hastings69
10-08-2007, 16:18
Sorry to hear you aren't too happy with my painting Captain_bas, the Empire General is still WIP, but I wasn't planning on adding any more highlighting stages on the gloves, the cloth below the saddle and the red sash do still require a few more highlight stages yet though. I tend to go for more muted and neutral colours in my work, and prefer natural looks to the extreme highlighting that some people find more pleasing.

I can assure you that the pegasus wings were not done in a hurry, I wanted the pegasus to be as far as possible pure white (like the description of them) so didn't want hardly any colour other than white in the wings, I included as little shade as I could get away with just to break up the different areas of the wing, I am pretty pleased with how the wings and indeed the pegasus conversion as a whole turned out.

*EDIT* It would appear I have missed the underside of the left wing! is this what you were reffering to?

I have some WIP GS work on the first page as part of my Chaos Warriors of Nurgle "the crows of decay", you should check that out, or check back in a few months when my Chaos Spawn of Nurgle and Exalted Daemon will make an appearance.

I would really appreciate it if you wouldn't mind pointing me to some of your work so I can get a few tips?

MutantMaggot
10-08-2007, 16:54
captain_bas that was a heretical post! I agree with all of it, yet... burn him! Burn them all!

Anyway, I do (sort of... mostly) agree. As for showing you his work hastings, I agree, I would like to see it too. I would show you some of mine (just not my NG, they were my first army, and... uuurgh! The painting is awful, and I can't find time to update it...), but I have no good camera! *gasp*

I can't wait for the Nurgle stuff, Hastings, but don't let that make you rush it. ;) Please? Nurgle pics?

MutantMaggot :skull:

captain_bas
10-08-2007, 17:15
Oops! I must have come across as an interweb complainer but that wasn't my intention. I thought my post was balanced and constructive, not an out-and-out slatefest, but I apologise if it caused offence.

Anyway, I think you've taken my comments a little hard - and besides, I am in agreement with you on most of the stuff. I like muted paintjobs as well, very much so, in fact I prefer them to extreme highlights myself. This (http://uk.games-workshop.com/empire/modelling-generals/3/)piece I did for WD online a little while ago shows what I mean (mine is the WW Sensechal).

All I was saying was that highlights do't have to be stark and highly-contrasting, all they have to do is break up a large area of flat, single colour, showing texture that the sculptor has put on the model. This applies especially to areas such as clothing, which could appear to be pretty flat without highlighting to define the movement and flow of the cloth. I did some Elves for WD 325, mine are the green and grey ones, which again show that highlights can be used to great effect even in a muted pallette.

This is pretty much a matter of graft and time spent at the coal face, since highlighting is a slow and laborious process. If I see a model with flat colours and no discrnable highlighting I often suspect a rush job - I myself am partially guilty of this, often rushing an army with flat colours to get it done for gaming... but I always go back and finish them later :angel:

Anyway, like anything on the web mate, don't take it personally. Accentuate the positive and all that, your painting standard is high, just don't let the old impatience get the better of you!

CB.

75hastings69
10-08-2007, 17:31
No, I think you misunderstand Captain_bas I wasn't taking the comments hard at all, constructive critisism is the best way to achieve better results (apart from good old practice) so if that is how my post sounded I apologise. I like the picture from your link and have looked at it before, I'm not sure on the horses eyes, or the skin and beard on the man (that is due mainly though to me disliking that particular plastic head) but really like the composition of the mini, I had considered sculpting a small bull type head and using it in the same manner as the wolf head you used on the horse, but I figured it may have detracted from the barding.

I may revisit the gloves and try and add a bit more to them but I would be worried about overdoing it, as it is reds, browns, and greens that I have most trouble with. The Rogue Daemon is an altogether different model, it needed all the highlights to bring out the details in its muscles, and I usually enjoy working in blues (I'll post new pics of my HORDES Trollbloods when I get home).

The stone trolls I am working on at present will hopefully represent a nice transition from midnight blue to bleached bone, to skull white. I really want them to stand out from the blacks and greys of the Night Goblin hordes so had to pick something other than grey, I am pleased with how they look already with just the basecote done, I'll get pics when I finish work and get them posted up.

@ Captain_bas, thanks again for your input and your constructive critisism, and also for the link.

MutantMaggot
10-08-2007, 18:29
Captain_bas... that shows your true name! Quick! Hide! :eek:

Anyway, you didn't come across as a complainer, and, as I've said before, I agree with many (if not all) of your points. Don't worry, I've cancelled the execution order.

75hastings69
11-08-2007, 07:47
Here are a few WIP shots of my stone trolls. I need to do alot of work on these guys but your C&C is very welcome.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0336-1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0337-1.jpg

Harry
11-08-2007, 08:40
Very nice. Very neat, very smooth on the lighter grey. You get better and better.

(Don't tell him I swaped the blue and red stickers on the top of his pots. Tee Hee. :D)

I would take Rob's (captain_bas's) comments as a huge compliment.

1)He knows what he is talking about he has painted a mini or two himself.
2)He has never bothered to post on my thread so clearly doesn't think I have the talent to be worth encouraging. :D
3)He is right. Top notch painting is not about talent it is about hard graft and taking your time to build up the highlights carefully.

I am just off to look up what nefarious means. (I hate it when people use big words I don't understand). :D

Harry
11-08-2007, 08:53
nefarious |niˈfe(ə)rēəs| adjective (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal : the nefarious activities of the organized-crime syndicates.

Surely there has been some mistake?
I thought I was one of the good guys?
captain_bas you have got me all wrong. :D

However I think he is right about something else.
Perhaps we should both drop an army (or two in my case) and up the quality.

(What he doesn't realise is if we don't crack on we have no chance of painting everything we have already collected before we die! :D)

75hastings69
11-08-2007, 09:11
However I think he is right about something else.
Perhaps we should both drop an army (or two in my case) and up the quality.

I can't mate, I have gotten caught up in the moment and to be honest I don't really want to drop any of my armies (although ask me again when I am painting my 100th or so NG!!!). I have produced more finished minis over the last few months, and got more motivation to get even more done, than I have in the last few years!


(What he doesn't realise is if we don't crack on we have no chance of painting everything we have already collected before we die! :D)

Yeah, not only that but with new stuff coming out all the time it is a continuous uphill battle! I like that he says about doing 4 armies for TOFP, I wonder if I should tell him the other side projects I am working on..... DKoK, DA, Ltd Ed/Unreleased minis, Kroot Mercs, VC Mousillon, Zombie Pirates, CSM, Brets, OK, O&G, Savage Orcs, Lustrian Marauders, A few Dioramas, Dwarf BB team, LM BB Team, LM BB Arena, DKoK themed table with complete trench system, HORDES Trollblood Army, HORDES Circle Army, Hell Dorado Sarecens, Hell Dorado Demons, Wargods Sebeki, Wargods Typhon, Wargods Themed Table, Replacing all the minis from WH Quest, ....... should I go on?

Harry
11-08-2007, 09:38
LOL No don't. Although it's making me feel better. At least I am not the only person in the world who is completely bonkers. :D

I won't fill your thread with my list of projects but it looks very similar. :D

"side projects" FTW:D (You will probably paint more in "side projects" than most gamers will paint in a year).

I don't want to drop any of mine either. :D In fact, having seen your trolls I want to go and paint mine and add Orcs and Goblins to the list of armies I am painting!!! Bonkers. Completely stark, raving bonkers. The pair of us.

MutantMaggot
11-08-2007, 11:02
... At least I am not the only person in the world who is completely bonkers. :D

Arr? You forgot this auld pyrate. I be the maddest corsair on the ocean! Arr!!!
Sanity is for the weak!

Ahem. Anyway, no, I'm not mad in the sense of lots of armies, but in terms of insanity... I'm only collecting, all at the same time... HoC, CSM, O&G, Empire, Bretonnia, and random other models... all at once...

Anyway, those trolls are looking good so far, and I await further pictures.

:skull: MutantMaggot

captain_bas
11-08-2007, 13:56
Wow, Hastings! That troll sure showed me good! Way to up the quality sir, I stand firmly corrected. The highlighting work on that really accentuates the texture and gives depth to the model.

Awesome stuff.

75hastings69
11-08-2007, 14:15
Thanks very much captain_bas, I plan on getting stuck into the other 2 tonight, I think the old Stone Trolls are my favourite of the O&G minis, I have about 28 of them but I am only using 3 for the TOFP NG army, I'll get round to the others at some point as I'm quite enjoying painting them. I have about 12 River trolls and the new trolls too, but I'm not keen on them. I'll paint up a few River Trolls though for the "Troll Bridge" Skirmish scenario, as if you recall part of my modular WFB table is actually specifically made for that scenario ;)

BlazeXI
12-08-2007, 12:31
(...), I think the old Stone Trolls are my favourite of the O&G minis, I have about 28 (...)I have about 12 River trolls and the new trolls too, but I'm not keen on them. (...);)

Nut! I have all six models and am being called a nut myself. But 28, you must have been buying them when staff was buying metal models by weight.
1680 points in one unit....

75hastings69
12-08-2007, 12:42
Nut! I have all six models and am being called a nut myself. But 28, you must have been buying them when staff was buying metal models by weight.
1680 points in one unit....

All six? I think there at least 8 varients IIRC, I'll check when I get home. I have loads of the rock above head troll, some of which are being used for conversions ;)

CMDante
12-08-2007, 14:53
The trolls are looking good so far, I like the skin and scales on the most complete one, always been a fan of blue trolls! Do you always paint over a white undercoat or did you just choose to for these guys since theyre largely skin and scales?

Cheers,

Dante

75hastings69
12-08-2007, 16:04
@ CM Dante, thanks, I am enjoying painting the trolls and hope to have them finished in the next few days, I'm doing them whilst also working on a detachment of handgunners and some chaos hounds.

I've also been making some fungus out of GS to tie the trolls bases to my Night Goblins.

I used to paint only over a black undercoat, but recently I have been using white for more and more stuff as I find it easier for me to see the detail on it when I am painting due to my colour blindness. The empire general and outriders were all over black, the wizard was over a white undercoat, the trolls are over white but my Ostland Handgunners are over black. I just kind of look at the model before I start and think if it will be easier for me to work from a black or white basecoat

BlazeXI
13-08-2007, 19:24
All six? I think there at least 8 varients IIRC, I'll check when I get home. I have loads of the rock above head troll, some of which are being used for conversions ;)

six (http://www.solegends.com/citcat9x3/c92364ogtrolls-03.htm). Unless you mean older versions as well.

Smokedog
17-08-2007, 08:17
subscribed!

75hastings69
20-08-2007, 06:44
Here's a group shot of my WIP Stone Trolls for my Night Goblin army from TOFP.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0346.jpg

Harry
20-08-2007, 11:00
Very, very nice Steve.
Blending on the tummies is outstanding. (but nice and contrasty all over).
Look forward to the finished result.

Verdi
20-08-2007, 11:48
love the death corps, great models.

MutantMaggot
23-08-2007, 18:41
Been in France for a few days (actually I still am), so I didn't get a chance to reply, but those really have surpassed my greatest expectations. And those were high.

Loving the mushrooms,
MutantMaggot

Anardakil
23-08-2007, 21:39
Those trolls are wonderful hastings! You certainly did them justice.

The only things i don't like are the green edges ;)

Lavieth
23-08-2007, 23:40
it's always a pleasure to look at your threads. Your work is very impressive ... and even more so seeings as you are color blind. Although I too would like to see a different color on the edges of the base of those trolls. The green takes away from your magnificent paint job.

- Lavieth

75hastings69
24-08-2007, 07:29
Right, so no-one seems to like the green base edges so I have decided I'll change them, as I only have 5 minis done for my Night Goblin army it isn't really a problem to redux them and continue with the new scheme. What colour should I go with? maybe black?

Harry
24-08-2007, 08:56
Black might be too harsh and stand out nearly as much as the green.
I would go with whatever colour was you base colour on the bases.
Is that Scorched brown? Bestial brown?

Although you do see black used more these days.
It depends on whether you see the base as a plinth or part of the model I guess.

75hastings69
24-08-2007, 10:22
The base colour was Scorched Brown, so I'll have a go with it later.

BlazeXI
25-08-2007, 07:07
The base colour was Scorched Brown, so I'll have a go with it later.

Good choice Steve, after all ground is brownish not green. Save the green for the top of the mini. You're going to need it;).

75hastings69
25-08-2007, 08:23
Save the green for the top of the mini. You're going to need it;).

I'm guessing that is because I have so many Night Goblins to paint Marcin? ;)

I have done the bases of the Stone Trolls scorched brown and think it does look better, so I'll change the other stuff when I get home. My empire are staying green though. Not sure about the nurgle stuff yet, I plan on having green slime oozing down the bases and movement trays so I will need a colour on the base edges that shows up the greens etc. of the slime, I may use black for that.

BlazeXI
25-08-2007, 12:38
The trolls seem almost finished now. What colour will you use for the irises? Black, red, navy blue?

75hastings69
25-08-2007, 13:04
Not sure yet Marcin, either black or red. I was considering just leaving them yellow but giving them a wash of red.

I have made a bit more progress with my Chaos Hounds for the BoC army for TOFP and should have some pics up in the next few days, also nearly finished my Warrior Priest and a detachment of 10 Handgunners, so I'll get pics of those up as well.

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 15:50
Some updates. First my August BoC for TOFP.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/WargorBSB.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/BoCHounds.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/BoCHounds2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/BoCHounds3.jpg

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 15:51
Night Gobbo with Shield

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Gobbo.jpg

Finished Stone Trolls

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/StoneTrolls.jpg

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 15:52
Ostlanders (please note the Handgunners are now finished - pics will follow)

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/WarriorPriest.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Handgunners.jpg

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 15:54
And WIP shots of my Nurgle army and next months Doombull armed with the black maul.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GUO.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Plaguebearers1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/NurgleCW.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Doombull.jpg

Arhalien
04-09-2007, 16:01
Fantastic work all-round Hastings :)

What's the Dwarf doing in the handgunner regiment out of interest? ;)

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 16:28
What's the Dwarf doing in the handgunner regiment out of interest? ;)

Erm.... Shooting?!

No, I thought it might be a nice idea to break up all the endless ranks of men to include a few dwarfs etc. throughout the army, it mentions in some book/fluff somewhere that alot of "young" dwarfs wander the land and end up fighting in different armies at one time or another (in fact I seem to recall that was where Gotrek met the other Dwarf in the last Slayer book?)

MutantMaggot
04-09-2007, 16:57
Try creating a regiment of halfling bowmen, dwarf crossbowmen, and gobbos disguised as humans ... your opponent may have difficulties working out which army he's facing... :D

But yes, it is a good idea -- one I may "steal", in fact. (I bought SP recently -- though only for the 70 goblins -- and have some spare stunties.) If you permit it of course, O all powerful lord. :D

Also, it fits immaculately with the fluff. I don't know about the G&F novels though.

Dino
04-09-2007, 17:45
All of this stuff is awsome man. I perticularlly like the Empire stuff(expeciattly the kind of out of place dwarf). The Night Goblin stuff is really nicely done. As for the Beasts they look nice to and if I may ask a question where did you get the dead leaves and ferns for the bases?Also might I suggest adding a little more stuff to youre doom bulls mace to make it look more menecing.:D And I can't wait to see how you do youre Nurgle stuff. Good luck man.

75hastings69
04-09-2007, 17:51
Thanks Dino, the Black Maul is nowhere near finished yet, the GS work on the Doombull is just to work out basic shapes. The dead leaves are birch seeds I think, I got them years ago from Antenocitis Workshop - they are simply called leaf litter. I have so much crap in my scenery/basing drawers that I thought I should start using some. The ferns are brass etch and were quite expensive, I have an absolute tonne of them so I'm going to use them on the bases of my BoC as well as my Kroot Mercs and Lustrian Marauders. I am really looking forward to getting stuck into my Nurgle stuff myself. I have pretty much done the Chaos Warriors regiment, I am just waiting on 3 CW being delivered and some bits from GW (hence why some of the guys have no weapon heads) then I'll get started.

Harry
04-09-2007, 22:37
The beastmaster is, I think, one of the best of the army, limited, BSB and you have done a great job on this one. The painting is great all over but the skulls at the top and the bloody one in particular caught my eye.

The bases have transformed those, already well painted hounds into a fantastic looking unit.

The goblin is nicely painted but looks like he could use another highlight on the skin.
(But it is probably just the lighting has killed your highlights).

Some of the blending on thoes trolls is simply stunning.
They look much better for the brown bases I think. Do you think the odd tuft of static grass maybe around the mushrooms might be the finishing touch? Or tooo much?

The armour on the Warrior Priest is also stunning but again the red looks like it could use another highlight (so it probably is just the lights).

Love the dwarf in the handgunners. You should get hold of that marauder empirial Ogre firing a cannon as a handgun and stick him in the unit aswell. The older fluff had ogres in the Empire army as well as dwarfs.
Those boys clearly all use Daz for whiter, whites in their washing machines. :D

My favorite of the lot has to be the Nurgle army. I can't wait to see all those guys and all that sculpted ooze on the bases painted up.

Great stuff Steve. You remain an inspriration to me.

Off topic.
Thanks for the mini's.
I am speachless.
What a corker you are.

75hastings69
05-09-2007, 07:11
Thanks for your input Harry and the rest of you for your feedback.

When GW finally get my bits to me I can make a start on the rest of the Nurgle stuff, I plan on getting all the converting and GS work out of the way first then getting stuck right into the painting. I need to search out a good scheme for Nurgle Armour (kind of like the back of the SoC book?) so if anyone has any tips please feel free to pass them my way.

@ Harry, which Ogre do you mean mate? I suppose I could just use current OK Leadbelcher (as I have loads of them lying about) and just make it look more empire?

MutantMaggot
05-09-2007, 17:14
Could we have more please? Please?

Your painting really is inspiring, and your work with GS is astounding, but I don't think I can wait any longer -- give me more pictures!

MutantMaggot

PS> The doombull is really excellent!

75hastings69
05-09-2007, 23:13
Give me chance MutantMaggot, I do have a day job you know ;)

I'll try and get pics of my GUO up as I progress with him.

Harry
06-09-2007, 03:46
@ Harry, which Ogre do you mean mate? I suppose I could just use current OK Leadbelcher (as I have loads of them lying about) and just make it look more empire?

I mean this guy.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1647.jpg

75hastings69
06-09-2007, 15:02
Very nice, he would look good in a unit of handgunners, thanks Harry.

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 07:53
Update time. Here are some WIP shots of my GUO for TOFP. Still alot of work to do yet, but I think I should have him finished this week, with the exception of the base.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GUO-2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GUO1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GUO2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GUO5.jpg

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 08:02
:eek: All praise Father Nurgle!

The base looks amazing.

I've always considered FW's Greater Daemons to be awesome, and this the best, but never had the money to buy 'em.

Anyway, I like the colour scheme. Often the green is a bit OTT on Nurgle models, but I think you've got it just right. I would recommend adding purple tints to the blood, and sculpting maggots on, if you want. I take it you're going to make the sword look corroded? Try using thin dribbles of PVA as drool, pus or general shinyness. Ming you, even without any of that it looks great.

;) MutantMaggot

Harry
08-09-2007, 08:21
Looking very, very good. Its a great mini and you are doing a great job on it.
Painting a model this big is a whole new ball game because there are such large areas of colour but you are really managing that challenge well.
Love the variation in skin tone you have going on.
The colour of the raw flesh is looking very believable but I wonder whether some of the older, open wounds that the 'meat' would not have started to go darker in places (like a bit of red meat left out over night) and whether you should have a bit more fat visible in the 'meat' in places. Just for a bit of variation in the colour as there is a lot of it rather than for greater realism.
Great stuff so far.

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 09:51
@MutantMaggot, the maggots are already sculpted on (you can also see some on the left hand side of the models mouth and tongue), I just haven't picked them out yet. The sword isn't even started yet, just basecoated Boltgun & Brown & Black Ink, with a thin wash of scorched brown afterwards. I have yet to GS gore and filth on the blade. The teeth are also going to get washed of brown, green and yellow. I am also going to "blind" his left eye with a technique I have been trying out recently using shadow grey with loads of very thin skull white washes.

@ Harry, I only started painting this guy last night, already he has had 6 different colour washes! I have only started working on the face, right pectoral and right upper arm, so I have still got a long way to go. The open wounds will not finish the colour they are at the minute, I had to let each succesive wash dry before I can work it more. There are purples, yellows and browns to go into those wounds yet. The skin is going right up to rotting flesh and then being washed with greens and yellows. I also plan on having puss coming out of some of the sores and boils. The spots themselves are going to need alot of work simply as there are loads of them! The fat will be worked up using red ink and kommando khaki, right up to bleached bone and skull white, working with raw meat day in day out I am pretty sure I can capture this look right ;)

Expect updates every day or so as I am really into painting this guy, in fact I am loving my Nurgle army, seemingly my bits have now arrived from GW (2 days after I left home!!!) so I can get stuck into the rest of it when I get back. The Chaos Warriors are coming along really well, as are the 2 hero level mortals in the army (I changed my list again Harry, but the Exalted Daemon will still get made).

schoolcormorant
08-09-2007, 10:29
Right it looks amazing, but i think it needs two things...
1) why has he got his tongue round the blade? one can only assume something tasty is there...blood!
2) i think all the wounds and stuff need a glossy wash, red ink slightly thinned or gloss varnish or something.

apart from that it's manifique!

SC

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 12:34
I ONLY STARTED IT LAST NIGHT!!! give me chance! all will become clear within the next few days as to what he is licking off the blade etc. I have so much work to do on this guy yet, these shots are WIP from the first 2 hours painting last night, each progressive wash needs time to dry and set properly in the correct locations before the next can be added, or I'll just end up with a dark coloured mess.

@ SC, as the post above I have yet to model gore on the blade, that is what he'll be licking. The wounds so far have only had 2 washes, brown and red, there is loads yet to go as noted above.

synapse
08-09-2007, 12:47
that GUO is looking nice. love the flesh tone and the base - yet, no nurglings? what you talking 'bout willis? you gotta have nurglings!

great stuff

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 12:54
AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

For the last time this guy is WIP!!!!!! I have painted for about 2 hours on him, he isn't even 5% done!!! The base is not done, there will be nurglings coming out of the ooze on the base, which isn't even levelled off yet which no-one has pointed out?! Just to save anyone else pointing this out, the horns are not attached, the fingernails are not painted, the toenails need to be done, the base hasn't been painted etc. etc.

The pictures are just WIP shots from last nights work. I'll post again when he is finished.

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 13:09
AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

Easy, Hastings. None of us (except possibly me) are plotting to make you paint him by tomorrow, we just think he's very good.

The deadline is 17:00 today. Get painting! :D

I'm joking. We understand it's WIP. Just don't shout like that ... my ears are ringing with your screaming, now. :mad:

;) MutantMAggot

sanctusmortis
08-09-2007, 13:52
He looks like he's missing something - does a horn go in that circular dint on the top front of his head? Because if not, well... one should. A big, brown filth covered one, like the ones on Plaguebearers.

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 14:00
Perhaps Hastings is painting it seperately?

sanctusmortis
08-09-2007, 14:06
I'll be honest, I don't think the FW model has one. But it looks like it should...

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 14:23
Perhaps he could sculpt one then?

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 14:45
He looks like he's missing something - does a horn go in that circular dint on the top front of his head? Because if not, well... one should. A big, brown filth covered one, like the ones on Plaguebearers.

Are you taking the *********** **** mate?

Did you not read the phrase....


AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

For the last time this guy is WIP!!!!!! I have painted for about 2 hours on him, he isn't even 5% done!!! The base is not done, there will be nurglings coming out of the ooze on the base, which isn't even levelled off yet which no-one has pointed out?! Just to save anyone else pointing this out, the horns are not attached, the fingernails are not painted, the toenails need to be done, the base hasn't been painted etc. etc.

The pictures are just WIP shots from last nights work. I'll post again when he is finished.

Does anyone on these forums actually posses the abilty to read for ****s sake!!!!??? :mad::mad::mad:


Perhaps Hastings is painting it seperately?

Indeed I am. I travelled just short of 300 miles to get to work 2 days ago, including an airplane flight, train journey, 3 taxi rides, an overnight stay in a hotel, and a 30 minute chopper ride into the middle of the North Sea, I thought it may be for the best to attach the horns after I get home as attached to the bulk of the model they will inevitably be in several bits by the time I have completed my return journey via, chesterfield, Harry's house, Gamesday, and back home.

@ Sanctus mortis, a simple glance on the FW website would confirm that the model does have horns, in fact he has a choice of 2 styles of outer horns, I decided to go with the stag style antler horns. This is exactly what I was talking about the other day when I said why this forum is starting to **** me off, people can't be arsed to read or search for information that is readily and openly available, rather it is easier to sit around and have the answers come to you by starting threads like "How long is a piece of string?" etc.

End rant.

Harry
08-09-2007, 14:56
Guys he has expalined "the horns are not attatched" a few posts back.

Read the post quoted below.


AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

For the last time this guy is WIP!!!!!! I have painted for about 2 hours on him, he isn't even 5% done!!! The base is not done, there will be nurglings coming out of the ooze on the base, which isn't even levelled off yet which no-one has pointed out?! Just to save anyone else pointing this out, the horns are not attached, the fingernails are not painted, the toenails need to be done, the base hasn't been painted etc. etc.

The pictures are just WIP shots from last nights work. I'll post again when he is finished.

However, I do have a few questions and suggestions.

Are there going to be Nurglings coming out of the ooze base?
It looks like you need to do some levelling on the base.
I think you should pick out the fingernails and toe nails in a different colour.
Are you going to paint the base? It doesn't look finished.

(Don't stop now guys. We have him on the ropes. I think he might finally crack if we all keep asking the stupidest questions we can think of. :D)

For my part I am sorry I didn't realise the flesh wasn't finished. I assumed it was done as I would have painted the model 'inside out' and finished the wounds before starting on the skin.

Do give us regular updates we all promise not to ask any more stupid questions or say anything stupid until its finished. :D

EDIT : LOL we were typing at the same time mate. :D
EDIT : Hey if he is with you that means I get to see him in the flesh. (on his way home). :D

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 15:07
Do give us regular updates we all promise not to ask any more stupid questions or say anything stupid until its finished. :D


To do that you should close the thread. You've just asked for the impossible here on WarSeer, Harry...

Rats! Okay, my lips are now sealed from stupidity. :eek:

75hastings69
08-09-2007, 15:10
@ Harry, I love you mate (in a non gay way of course) that actually for the first time today made me smile. I do indeed have him and the Doombull with me, both should be finished (apart from the bases) by the time I get to yours.

Normal service will resume with more updates tomorrow thanks to Harry and his amusing quips.

You know, some days I actually feel like that guy from the movie "Falling Down".

MutantMaggot
08-09-2007, 16:28
Harry ... force him to paint the rest of it at your house! Give ... us ... pictures ... of ... a ... completed ... GUO ...

Sorry. :(


(Don't stop now guys. We have him on the ropes. I think he might finally crack if we all keep asking the stupidest questions we can think of. :D)

If it was an annoying and stupid post, blame Harry! ;) :p

Arhalien
08-09-2007, 17:13
How much does that model weigh exactly in 1/2 eggboxes (the 6 egg size) :p

Absolutely incredible work so far Hastings; beautifully putrid (not something I ever thought I'd say ;)) :D

sanctusmortis
09-09-2007, 00:52
I will hold my hands up and admit I didn't know he actually SHOULD have a horn there!

BlazeXI
09-09-2007, 11:10
Steve, the big fat mini is repulsive. My soon-to-be-wed financee cannot bare to look at it. ....Well done:evilgrin:!

silverstu
09-09-2007, 20:48
@ Harry, I love you mate (in a non gay way of course)
I'd watch yourself there mate- have you seen his village people bowmen?:p

Very nice- the skin tones are looking great- especially the face- i wish my finished models looked as great as your WIP ones.

Harry
10-09-2007, 06:19
P-L-O-G

Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G
It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G.
It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal, (PIE!:D)
You can do whatever you feel ...

Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you've got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the P-L-O-G
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G
It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G

Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so jive ...

That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
It's a place there called the P-L-O-G
They can start you back on your way.

It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G.
It's fun to stay at the P-L-O-G

:D

(If there was ever a lyric that you would have thought less likely to speak to you....and yet. :D)

75hastings69
10-09-2007, 06:48
OMG!!!, erm Harry, I don't think I'll be coming to your house anymore, it's not you it's me ;)

(besides there is no way I could grown an adequate moustache in such a short time).

I'll get some more pics of the GUO up tomorrow, progressing nicely with him now.

silverstu
10-09-2007, 09:01
(besides there is no way I could grown an adequate moustache in such a short time).




You could always get one of those fake ones- maybe all the warseer boys could wear one for Gamesday? That would be some sight!:p
looking forward to the new picks of the GUO.

75hastings69
10-09-2007, 09:43
Are you going Silverstu?

We could wear fake moustaches and little leather biker hats, that would be great!!

In fact one of those cheap Nose, Glasses, Moustache disguise combos could come in handy if I meet Trish again at GD, she wouldn't recognise me, and Harry wouldn't realise it was me talking to her!! :)

Arhalien
10-09-2007, 09:45
Somebody mention false moustaches? Great idea :D

silverstu
10-09-2007, 09:52
Unfortunately I'm skint so can't make it- just thought the fake tash thing would create a few laughs and better than a rolled up trouserleg and a crafty handshake.

75hastings69
18-09-2007, 06:42
A small mini update which has taken longer than planned due to the server at work playing up!!

My WIP Doombull with Black Maul (PLEASE note that the Black Maul is very WIP!!!)

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0421.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0420.jpg

schoolcormorant
18-09-2007, 10:14
hastings are u going to GD?!

me too...i'll find 'ya:p

SC

75hastings69
18-09-2007, 10:20
I sure am mate, me and Harry will be going together again, guess we'll see alot of you guys there (probably trampling over each other to get to the FW stand) :)

Dino
18-09-2007, 13:17
Nice start on youre Doombull man. Hope you get this and youre other stuff done for TOFP. Good luck man.

dave is the best
18-09-2007, 16:27
I sure am mate, me and Harry will be going together again, guess we'll see alot of you guys there (probably trampling over each other to get to the FW stand) :)

You may not know it but your also going with me:)

Doom bull looks exellent!

Dave

MutantMaggot
18-09-2007, 16:32
The doombull is very good ... he has that expression which seems to say "I finks I may be be able to stare you to deaf," :D No, the stare is good. Though he makes a nice difference to most other fantasy models -- he's not got his axe in the air, something which really contributes to the spirit of the model. (Yep. You got it. He's too drunk on Vodka to pick it up. Spirits, get it? No, MM, that was appalling. He doesn't live in a graveyard ... ghosts, spirits ...)

MutantMaggot
18-09-2007, 16:33
I meant that he looks better resting his axe, that is. Oh, and what are you going to do with the base?

75hastings69
18-09-2007, 18:27
The base will be in the same style as the Wargor BSB and the Chaos Hounds from last months BoC submissions for TOFP.

Marsekay
01-10-2007, 14:52
I really like your work hastings, for some reason my favorite thing is your mud effect on the DKOK bases etc, it really does look how the farm i used to live on looked! 10/10 for that sir!

Tutore
02-10-2007, 10:35
Great work hastings, I'll never be able to do such a job with painting!

75hastings69
06-10-2007, 07:34
Just to show I'm not dead and that I am still painting stuff here is a pic of something I'm doing outside of the TOFP.

The Death Korps Commissar (Still WIP).....

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/DKoKCommissar.jpg

Harry
06-10-2007, 07:46
He looks great. (The red linning looks immaculate).

...and i'll try the sweet chili duck with prawn fried rice. :D

MutantMaggot
06-10-2007, 07:52
:eek: Awesome commissar. Sometimes the red is over-done on models like this, but this is not so whatsoever ... it's amazingly painted there ... full marks yet again ...

MM

EDIT: Pea and ham soup? I think I'll stick with the scotch eggs ...

75hastings69
06-10-2007, 09:02
No one for the Fillet Steak & Onion Rings then??? (BTW that is tonights evening meal menu)

spikyjames
06-10-2007, 09:24
yep steak for me please, medium rare!

Oh and the commisar's very well done, great stuff.

james:)

Zodiac
06-10-2007, 10:35
yep steak for me please, medium rare!

Oh and the commisar's very well done, great stuff.

james:)

Quoted, because both are true!

Makes me think KRK ! ( Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, from the Hellboy comics. )
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/87/KroenenLG.jpg

MutantMaggot
06-10-2007, 10:37
Honestly ... people nowadays, stealing posts ... :D Joking. It is a true post.

schoolcormorant
06-10-2007, 10:44
lol, i love the bluntness, at the end it just says "scotch eggs" :D

looking good so far Hastings, i want to paint mine but am afraid i'll ruin it.

SC

Arhalien
06-10-2007, 10:48
That is fantastic Hastings :)

75hastings69
06-10-2007, 10:58
lol, i love the bluntness, at the end it just says "scotch eggs" :D

LOL, that's true, I have to be pretty blunt and to the point out here as if brains were plastic most of these guys wouldn't have enough to make action mans shoelaces!!! :D

MutantMaggot
06-10-2007, 13:59
Hmm ... for someone who seems reasonably intelligent, that's a lot of wrong punctuation there ... :D (Joking.)

MM

75hastings69
06-10-2007, 14:05
Shut up!

;)

dave is the best
06-10-2007, 14:15
That comissar is looking excellent!

Dave

MutantMaggot
06-10-2007, 14:23
Shut up!

;)

*runs for it*

:D
MM

Kasrkin 666
06-10-2007, 15:07
:eek:

These are some beautiful models! I'm subscribed.

-Sunny:mad:

Novogord_Vivendi
06-10-2007, 18:15
We want more, we want more.(This means lovely stuff).

silverstu
06-10-2007, 18:48
Lovely commissar mate- I particularly like the red trim, red sash and the brocade[if that is the right term?] on the front of his jacket. Really wonderful work and great colours as always.
But I have to ask -were is the vegie option or am I limited to simply "a selection of veg"?;)
edit: pants I've just burned me dinner writing this- does your place deliver??:D

Harry
08-10-2007, 06:48
Hows the GUO coming on?

75hastings69
08-10-2007, 06:52
He's sat at home mate, I plan on finishing him during the time off I have 19th - 24th Oct he'll then be my October entry for TOFP.

Max1mum
08-10-2007, 07:12
i have finaly read through all of the posts...i think

i might have skipped a couple of "that's great" posts.

Anyway --> since i'm not that well experienced as i would like to be ...quite a lot of things made me go like 'wtf' ?!

But after some searching the internet and carefully looking at your photo's ...i think most of it worked out.

Except for --> your beasts of chaos bases. How did you do it..and how much work is it to that ?!

75hastings69
08-10-2007, 14:45
@ Max1mum, the BoC bases are simple. Buy some "leaf litter" from Antenocitis Workshop, dab some pva glue on the bases, drop the leaf litter and let it set (be sure it is fully dried!!). Apply a few washes (brown, green, black, red) to various bits of the litter. Now once again make sure it is thoroughly dried and spray varnish your mini (I use Testors Dullcote), this will reinforce the adhesive qualities of the PVA glue on the leaf litter. Excluding drying time it takes about 4 minutes to do those 10 warhounds and the BSB.

Edzard
08-10-2007, 15:19
Oh, good lord that Commissar is amazing!!! I'm painting an old GW one, and was doubting about the chest-button-thingies colour. I had it silver but I'm gonna do it red now :)

Thanks for helping me find a cool colourscheme!

His Master's Voice
08-10-2007, 17:42
Pea and Ham Soup? Buerghh...

Great red in the Commisar, something that's not easly doable. It has a sort of a "it's just for the stains to be less visible" feel to it, if you catch my meaning.


Makes me think KRK ! ( Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, from the Hellboy comics. )

Thank you, thank you, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! How could I forget dear, old Karl. His mask is just what I need for my next sculpt.

75hastings69
08-10-2007, 18:28
Great red in the Commisar, something that's not easly doable. It has a sort of a "it's just for the stains to be less visible" feel to it, if you catch my meaning.

Thanks, good old Mechrite Red, those foundation paints are a godsend! I just worked up from there with a very slight highlight of blazing orange.

Max1mum
08-10-2007, 19:50
Antenocitis Workshop

....what's that ?! ..

seriously ..i don't think us dutchy's are blessed with that.
But ...since it's something that's on the market..i'm sure i can find it.

If you can buy it, amsterdam sells it :P.

But thanks a lot :P i had no idea it was a ( sort off ) finished product :P

Harry
08-10-2007, 20:49
The leaf litter is made from the seeds from silver birch trees. You dutchy's have some of those. Right? The seeds look just like little ivy leaves.

Antenocitis Workshop is an internet shop ...I know you have the internet. I have been to Amstadam. :D

They sell these seeds, ready dried and dyed in different colours.
But if you can find a tree yourself and you visit it at the right time of year you can pick up all you could ever need in a couple of minutes.

Tsen
08-10-2007, 21:24
Your stuff is looking great. I'm very jealous of that death korps army. How did you do the leaves on the chaos warhounds?

Thanks

Zodiac
08-10-2007, 21:26
Your stuff is looking great. I'm very jealous of that death korps army. How did you do the leaves on the chaos warhounds?

Thanks

Dude... :p:rolleyes:
read some posts..

Tsen
08-10-2007, 22:44
Ugh, fine, I'll do it the hard way.... *grumble*

Harry
09-10-2007, 04:48
LOL How long is a piece of string? :D

75hastings69
09-10-2007, 06:57
Lol, "String too long"???

A LINK (http://www.barrule.com/workshop/scratch%20builders%20paradise/leaves,%20feuilles,%20blatter,%20fogli.html) for the leaf litter to save searching.

Been working on the FW Ork Skwadron Leader last night, I'll try and get some pics up later.

Pic here...
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0617.jpg

Zodiac
09-10-2007, 07:26
Been working on the FW Ork Skwadron Leader last night, I'll try and get some pics up later.

Awesome! I really like the skin tone, very subtly highlighted!
The goggles are very neat too, looking forward to seeing the finished figure!

spikyjames
09-10-2007, 08:38
Seconded on the skin tone, it's shaping up to be a very nice mini.

Great work

james

Max1mum
09-10-2007, 11:20
Ugh, fine, I'll do it the hard way.... *grumble*

intrestingly enough it's only 3 posts up ;-) ( from your post ) :P

anyway - thanks a billion..thats a amazing website.
Lots of cool stuff that's going to save me lots of time working out lots of ideas still in my head. :D

So hastings, do you work on reqeusts ? ...;-).

As in - you give us a list of what you still have up that needs to be painted, and then you let us throw up votes into a big hat and you start painting by populair demand ? ;-)

75hastings69
09-10-2007, 11:57
It would have to big a pretty big hat ;) (although admittedly not as big as the one Harry would need - I don't think they make hats big enough for that in Texas!).

I'd love to work on requests, however with the amount of work I have and the TOFP I couldn't possibly commit to it. I am trying to work my way through though so be patient.

Arhalien
09-10-2007, 12:17
That skin tone is just fantastic; one of the best I have seen. Great job :D

75hastings69
10-10-2007, 07:10
I have done a bit more work on the FW Ork and pictures are below.

I need some feedback for the Orks trousers, I thought I would try a camo style scheme, but it hasn't worked out how I thought it would look, and I can't work out if I am happy with it or not. What do you guys think? does it look ok? or have you got any suggestions as to what I should do with his trousers?

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0626-1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0624-1.jpg

Max1mum
10-10-2007, 07:19
if you told me they where his sleeping gear i would have believed it as well :P.

75hastings69
10-10-2007, 08:15
The trousers are definately getting redone. I was waaaaay off with the camo pattern and just found what I was looking for on the net so I'll have another go tonight and post the new trousers tomorrow.

His Master's Voice
10-10-2007, 10:36
Isn't the shirt (or whatever he's wearing under the vest) to bright? It pulls the attention from the face which is IMO a bad thing. Maybe you should try to highlight it (the face) a little bit more?

75hastings69
10-10-2007, 11:29
I think it is meant to be a lifejacket, and as I wear one very often I can tell you they are orange, usually without exception. I do agree with what you are saying though HMV.

schoolcormorant
10-10-2007, 12:04
yeah Lifejackets will be orange or yellow so you can be found.

same way as my Thunderbolt pilot's jumpsuit will be orange, ala Star wars.

SC

Arhalien
10-10-2007, 12:24
You've surpassed yourself this time Hastings... :p
Lovely work :D

unwanted
10-10-2007, 12:58
Beautiful Ork, if there's such a thing :D

Great work on the googles, like 'em a lot!

His Master's Voice
10-10-2007, 14:37
I think it is meant to be a lifejacket, and as I wear one very often I can tell you they are orange, usually without exception. I do agree with what you are saying though HMV.

A lifejacket?! I would never have thought an Ork could think about something so esoteric as a lifejacket... well, in that case, don't change the color, just add some more light on the cheeks and nosebridge. Generaly, brighter areas tend to stand out so it might help to balance the... urgh... lifejacket.

Max1mum
10-10-2007, 20:00
but then again,..would orc wear a bright item to be found ?

i'd say a orc would have something more "dakka" to be found :P ...

i can understand why the orc would want to float..:P somehow i don't think orcs have anybody spending there time giving swimming lessons ;-)...

Harry
10-10-2007, 21:03
It is a life jacket.
But the whole uniform is based on a WWII bombers uniform and the early life jackets that went with that Bomber jacket were a sort of tan colour. (But orange is fine :D)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/uniform.jpg

I think camo trousers came along later aswell. :D

silverstu
10-10-2007, 21:19
Brilliant ork mate- silly idea perhaps but what about stripy trousers? Pinstripe perhaps?I like the contrast between big brutal ork and nice refined tailoring -but I'm probably on my own there....

75hastings69
11-10-2007, 07:22
The trousers have been done again, but I'm still not 100% happy with them. Here are pics for your comments.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0628.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0627.jpg

Do the trousers look better now?

thalamus
11-10-2007, 07:37
This one looks really nice.

About the trousers: Why don't you start painting it the other way arround. I did a few years ago one of the old female WE-Mages. I painted the mini also in camouflage (the german). I started with the lightest color and then i used every darker color later. The advantage is, that the lighter colors do not look as if there are "on top" of the trousers, but somehow in the trousers, so granted for a more realistic look. If I look at your mini, it is this fact that will not completely satisfie me. The choice of colors is just damn right, but not the combination how there are put on the miniature.

Anyway, this is a nice thread with loads of very good painted miniatures. I still lurk everyday this log.

sanctusmortis
12-10-2007, 16:42
The pants look fine!

spikyjames
12-10-2007, 17:36
i personally don't see what your not happy with, i think he looks great. i'd be more than happy with this result.

so what's next?

james

75hastings69
12-10-2007, 18:00
Thanks James. When I get this guy finished I'll be getting back to my TOFP stuff and I also plan on doing some Ltd Ed and Unreleased SM, I also fancy having a go at the Ltd Ed Inquisitor sooner rather than later.

75hastings69
14-10-2007, 07:08
Here is the finished Ork Skwadron Leader - the pics aren't great as the lighting in my office is not the best.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0629.jpg

Arhalien
14-10-2007, 10:15
Lovely stuff :)
One thing I'm not too sure about is the base; it looks a bit unfinished to me.

75hastings69
14-10-2007, 10:45
There are a few small holes drilled in so I can put some long grass in, maybe that is why it looks so sparse? other than that it is finished. The angle that you see the base at on those pictures doesn't help really. It is meant to be a desert style base, but in hindsight I should have used much finer sand.

Arhalien
14-10-2007, 10:56
I think it's the fact that the sand doesn;t come up to the edge of the base; the small expanse of flat black doesn't look that great IMO.

Max1mum
27-10-2007, 17:00
did somebody kill hastings ? ?

-edit-

and whats the name of the first model hastings did in this thread ;-)

i want to see if i can get my grubby paws on it.

MutantMaggot
27-10-2007, 17:23
The base looks good there!

And the ork is, as usual, fantastic.

MM

75hastings69
28-10-2007, 08:03
did somebody kill hastings ? ?

-edit-

and whats the name of the first model hastings did in this thread ;-)

i want to see if i can get my grubby paws on it.

I'm still alive, just living in a building site at the minute due to some extensive conversion work on the house at the minute (no green stuff involved though).

The very first model is the "Rogue Daemon", he was the prize for a painting competition back in the 80s, they occassionaly turn up on ebay.

Anyway, as most of my stuff is currently boxed up out of the way of the ever advancing dust clouds I only have a few bits at work to be working on, and I'll be struggling with the TOFP due to the building work so I may need to Joker all 4 armies this month!

Here is what I have been dabbling with whilst at work, one of the excellent Wargods of AEgyptus sculpts by Chris Fitzpatrick. The Beloved of Sobek is a really nice model but he has loads of scales that need quite alot of work to get a good feel, I only started two days ago and he is very much still WIP.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0634.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0635.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0633.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0632.jpg

Paragon Belial
28-10-2007, 08:50
Very cool model! do you play Wargods or just appreciate the models? I thought about checking it out.

75hastings69
28-10-2007, 09:19
No I don't play Wargods, I was told that it is pretty difficult and also that mini releases are VERY few and far between. I bought the Sebeki & Typhon models that are available, and to be honest I like alot of the other minis, but I don't want to get carried away with it as I still have all my HORDES stuff and Hell Dorado stuff to paint as well as all the GW minis.

mrtn
28-10-2007, 13:24
That Beloved of Sobek is dead sexy. :)

Earthbeard
28-10-2007, 13:48
Love the crocman, very nice effect you've done for the scales and leathery hide, can't wait to see the finished article.

Max1mum
28-10-2007, 21:56
Good to see your still alive ;-)

and..*gasp* a none gw mini .! ...

*wristes hastings up for the inquisition*

Good luck with the renovation !

Kasrkin 666
30-10-2007, 00:20
Very nice! What white primer do you use btw?:D

-Sunny:chrome:

Harry
30-10-2007, 07:06
... living in a building site at the minute due to some extensive conversion work on the house at the minute ... most of my stuff is currently boxed up out of the way of the ever advancing dust clouds I only have a few bits at work to be working on, and I'll be struggling with the TOFP due to the building work so I may need to Joker all 4 armies this month!
Excuses. Excuses. :D

Nice croc. Painting up to you usual high standard.

Painting : 9
Excuses : 4

:D

75hastings69
30-10-2007, 08:04
Very nice! What white primer do you use btw?:D

The model was primed with GW white spray, the underbelly was then painted with VMC Deck Tan, washed with very thin VMC Black Grey, then back up to Deck Tan, then highlighted using increasing amounts of VGC Skull White then pure Skull White.

I had to use yellow to build up the highlights on the skin as white gave a too minty look. Hopefully have this guy finished in the next day or so with the exception of the water effects on the base.

@ Harry, only 4 for excuses! I must try better ;)

yankeeboy
30-10-2007, 12:34
Great log so far! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished Greater Daemon of Nurgle. That's a great paint job so far!

AwkwardSilence
23-01-2008, 17:29
consider me subscribed, I just have to see the finished Great unclean one :D

BlazeXI
23-01-2008, 18:30
consider me subscribed, I just have to see the finished Great unclean one :D

So do we. Steve, post some of the goods you deliver before AkwardSilence gets bashed for threadomancy!

75hastings69
23-01-2008, 19:06
I'll try and get a few of my Ravenwing bikers up tonight, I do actually have quite a few updates to put on, but I have been really busy lately, and also had quite a few issues that needed sorting, hence me dropping out of the TOFP (and not having time to take the xmas hat off my avatar!). But I should be back up and running soon.

Arhalien
23-01-2008, 19:52
Woo! Great news! :D Very glad you're able to rejoin us (edit: Ie, we loonies that inhabit the plogs section) ;)
Looking forward to seeing whatever you have in store for us Hastings!

MutantMaggot
23-01-2008, 19:59
Good news! I'll be interested to see the bikers, and not only for my own possible benefit ... :)

MM

(PS: as you're a mad Plogger, why not visit the AB? http://z3.invisionfree.com/the_ammobunker -- it's far better than it used to be ...)

75hastings69
23-01-2008, 21:10
Right sorry for not updating in an absolute age, hopefully these will wet your appetite until I get home. Ladies & Gentlemen (and MutantMaggot) I give you my WIP Ravenwing Bikers....

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0781.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0782.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0783.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0784.jpg

75hastings69
23-01-2008, 21:14
I have 12 of these to get done as well as 2 attack bikes. I am giving my whole DA army CoD style bases, and to be honest I have found it quite an enjoyable change to the run of the mill WFB style bases.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0785.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0786.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0787.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0788.jpg


C&C is most welcome, but please don't forget they are still WIP.

Cheers,

Steve

Arhalien
23-01-2008, 21:14
Lovely, lovely stuff Hastings :) My one little niggle is that the yellow on the sword looks a little bit thin in places, but that's only very minor.
Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing it finished :D

sanctusmortis
24-01-2008, 13:30
Well, he did say WIP...

Arhalien
24-01-2008, 14:16
But it seems already to have ben weathered so I asssumed that the sword was finished. Sorry if I was wrong.

MutantMaggot
24-01-2008, 17:06
I like the bases ... do they use the GW advice with added awesomeness? ;)

Very nice all round, though I agree the yellow seems a tad thin -- mind you, that's very minor, and a marine would probably have no qualms about madly (preferably suicidally ... these are marines ... ;) ) charging to battle with a sword with a thin yellow ...

And it's not even that thin. :D

Very, very nice: what did you use on the white? :)

MM

EDIT:


... and MutantMaggot ...

It's good to be appreciated: it's those small touches we spawn really appreciate ...

75hastings69
03-02-2008, 21:54
Now as mostt of you know I had to pull out of TOFP recently due to several issues. This hasn't meant the end of my armies, in fact far from it! I now have more time to get each army exactly how I want it (meaning numerous time consuming conversions and endless episodes of greenstuffing, cutting and pinning!). Anyway Over the next few weeks I'll be postin p my progress on each of my TOFP armies (HoC Nurgle, Ostland Empire, BoC, Night Goblins).

To start off here is the heavily converted standard bearer for my Ostland Empire Swordsmen. I am not to keen on the new plastic Empire infantry (what is with those faces, all the skulls, and people not having shoes on ????).

Hope you like this guy, still WIP.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0850.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0851.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0852.jpg

75hastings69
03-02-2008, 21:56
My 2 completed Empire Great Cannons, these were specially sculpted for the Ostland army by the forges of Nuln.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0862.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0863.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0864.jpg

75hastings69
03-02-2008, 21:58
My 2 WIP Nurgle Spawn for my HoC army..

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0857.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0858.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0859.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0860.jpg

75hastings69
03-02-2008, 22:01
Lastly not related to TOFP the start of my VC army!!!

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0854.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/CIMG0855.jpg

Voltaire
03-02-2008, 22:11
Hastings, your Konrad Frightens me in ways I thought were not possible. It looks frightening on SO many levels.

How did you do his armour?

Arhalien
03-02-2008, 22:22
Great to have you back in action again Hastings :)
The Standard bearer is looking lovely; great sculpting work on the banner!
And yet more great sculpting on the cannons ;)
And on the Nurgle spawn (notice a pattern here?) Those things are disgusting!
I take it that if I ask how you have Konrad I won't get an answer? :p Ah well, I'll just say that the armour and face are looking brilliant so far!

mrtn
04-02-2008, 00:03
It's looking very good. Really nice sculpting there. :)

When the cannons hit something, I assume you will shout "Bullseye!", eh? :D

Kasrkin 666
04-02-2008, 02:21
:eek:

A VC?! How?

-Sunny:cries:

75hastings69
04-02-2008, 07:47
Thanks guys, I was particularly pleased with the Ostland bull head on the Standard Bearer's armour. The whole unit is shaping up to be pretty nice but I have had to dig round for suitable figures, and with removal of the classics and collectors Empire minis it has been MUCH harder.

I still have alot of work to do on the Nurgle spawn, but they are coming along nicely.

As for Konrad, whilst I can't say how I have come to be painting him already, I can tell you how I did his armour. I thought the pictures of him we had seen had it much to bright and cartoony looking, and by using a darker and more limited palette I should be able to make him look much more frightening, and I think it's working. I used Vallejo Gory Red mixed with Black to form the base of the armour, I gradually work towards a 100% Gory red highlight, then add Bloody Red to the mix, and finally pure bloody red. I'm not too sure about the "pearls" that he has on him (waist and glove) whether I should do them black, or go for a more natural look? Also I'm not happy with the bats, they have been done, but the highlights barely show on these pics at all, guess I'll have to try again.

Guyver OmegaX
04-02-2008, 08:31
I personally think a more natural look is the way forward for the pearls, assuming they don't jump out too much done that way; if I picture them in black or 'pearl', the black ones seem very dull and go missing quite easily.

I actually didn't realise the bats had been painted yet! I agree that the 'standard' GW colour scheme for poor Konrad is too cartoony, but your darker version is excellent :) Good stuffs!

Prince Sairion
04-02-2008, 12:40
Think taking time out from the tofp will really assist you with your armies, you'll be painting more for yourself than for warseer.

The sculpting on the multitude of bulls there are on your empire is excellent, Ostland is my favourite region and your army fits the theme nicely.

The Konrad model is too cool not to want to paint, that's exactly how I'd want it to look too, well done.

Looks like you are having fun with your work, good to see :)

BlazeXI
04-02-2008, 15:24
Thanks guys, I was particularly pleased with the Ostland bull head on the Standard Bearer's armour.
Indeed the BSB looks great.You even managed to capture an angry expression that he lost his bottle;).



As for Konrad, whilst I can't say how I have come to be painting him already, I can tell you how I did his armour.

Now that is what I really envy you. Korad and the winged one are the best new VC character models, the only two I intend to buy at least.

Also the cannons are really stuning. As I recently had been hyped by the Egyptian vibe (Honeymoon in the land of Pharaohes, Iron Maiden 1984 album Powerslave and their upcoming tour) I started considering getting into Wargods. So you do understand what mini I want to see soon!

sanctusmortis
04-02-2008, 20:34
I think doing the sword handles and pearls bleached bone would make a nice contrast...

MutantMaggot
05-02-2008, 16:11
These are awesome: Konrad's armour is subaerb, and the spawn look horrible ... in a nice nuglesque way ... ;)

Khorghan
05-02-2008, 21:29
The BSB is very nicely done, im looking forward to more conversions like him.

Kodamas
06-02-2008, 00:34
Excellent work there. Keep it up. Loving the bull heads on the armor and cannon. I am already thinking of a homage I can pay to you when I do my vamps although I don't knew if I'll be able to sculpt the bulls head quite as well.


Inspirational stuff there. Now finish Konrad and get more goodness painted!
Ryan

75hastings69
06-02-2008, 10:56
I'm back off to work today, and I'll be taking my BoC chariot, I plan on making it a bit more dynamic by chopping the Tuskgors up and positioning them so they have a bit more movement and the gor also having a bit more movement. I'll post progress as it is done.

mrtn
06-02-2008, 12:29
Oh, I'm very interested in remade Tuskgors! Looking forward to that.

Jedi152
06-02-2008, 12:36
Wow. Just wow. Konrad is amazing (the darker armour looks far better than the 'Eavy Metal version), but the Empire standard bearer is the best i've ever seen. I need bits lists!

75hastings69
06-02-2008, 18:06
Thanks Jedi you are too kind!!

As for bits it needed very few. The Direct Only Empire Champion, a plastic standard from the new Empire swordsmen, a plastic hand (drilled through) to replace the hand attached to the original models mace, a hat from the plastic empire swordsmen, and some brass rod and green stuff.

I have a few other special conversions, including the old helblaster crewman as my Halbedier champion, and the kneeling guy from the "blessing of sigmar" for my musician. I'll have pics of these up when I get home.

Jedi152
07-02-2008, 11:58
Thank you sir! They're well worth the praise.

What did you use for Konrad's skin? Elf flesh? I've been trying to master vampire skin properly for a while now...