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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Bracnos, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Chicken Lips
    Bastiladon

    Chicken Lips Well-Known Member

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    Lookin' awesome!

    As for materials to use for bases, I cut my bases and movement trays from Bass Wood. You can find whole racks of it from Hobby Lobby back in the crafts section. I recommend taking a single plastic base in your pocket with you and then comparing the depths of the base with the depth of the wood. Then it's simply cutting out the shape you want with a hobby knife. I also recommend buying a package of the square dowels that are the same depth as the sheet of wood that you get. You can use them to make borders for your movement trays.

    This is an image of what I'm talking about before painting it.

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    You can customize these trays to work for skirmishers as well. Here is an example of a unit of Skinks that I completed and made a movement tray for a little while back. The wood is sturdy and doesn't warp due to being painted. Make sure you get Bass Wood instead of Balsa Wood. Balsa Wood is too soft.

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    I hope that helps!
     
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  2. Bowser
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    Bowser Third Spawning

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    I no longer have a use for movement trays, but this is pretty awesome!
     
  3. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's really nice, i was still going to make movement trays for ease of transfer. I was planing on making some for the round bases (As i just realized by happy accident i almost have all of the Khorne bloodbound ^_^)
     
  4. Craken
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    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Ha, the Saurus/Orcs live on! Still gotta finish my massive unit :)
     
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  5. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    @Craken , Hi ya you gave me the idea!!! although I don't think I am up to your level of panting skills and I have found green stuff hates me! but im trying
     
  6. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    Right then i just completed the first of my Primal Temple Guards...I dont know if i was able to get the albino look right but its my take on it and i might only have the champion have this paint scheme. Let me know what you think

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    I was attempting to recreate green obsidian this was my reference green obsidian.jpg

    I also decided to paint the teeth/claws black so they would be a good contrast against the white pallet .

    As always any comments/ Criticism is welcomed
     

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  7. Bracnos
    Carnasaur

    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    Finally I completed. The first of my knights let me know how I can improve ^_^
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  8. Sensei
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    Looks really good, very clean paintjob. I think you could give it a little more depth with a wash and a highlight, especially the skin and the shield to make them look more realistic. For the scales you could try drybrushing, but do it before painting the rest, it's a messy technique so you can clean up afterwards.
     
  9. Bracnos
    Carnasaur

    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    @Sensei ...i did do all that...:( (I hope its the pics why i dose not show up...:oops:) But im still learning so ill try to push it further :punch::blackeye:


    OK i tried to push my painting harder one this one and did some more kitbashing (im really happy with the way she turned out :joyful:)

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    and even if it will never bee seen here is the detail i did on the back of the head peace and a better look at the head and banner
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    As always and comments/ Criticism is welcomed :angelic:
     
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  10. Chicken Lips
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    Chicken Lips Well-Known Member

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    I think they look phenomenal! I especially love the green on the banner as well as the beige underbelly of the Warrior.

    I think that you are losing a lot of detail in your pictures. For instance, it is really hard to see the blue body portion of your banner. I know you even took a detailed picture of it, and I can see where you did a touch of highlighting to it, but just barely. At first glance it comes across as one blue basecoat color. If you have the capability, use either natural lighting (outdoors) or use two lamps on either side of your target, placed slightly behind you, so that you can eliminate most of the shadow and glare that are causing you problems. I think that you'll be much more pleased with the results! :)
     
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  11. tom ndege
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    tom ndege Well-Known Member

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    I like what you did with the head dress! And the painting looks really good. I like your style!
     
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  12. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    @Chicken Lips Your right I need to get a better lighting set up...if only there was an ikea around here.. on a side note I need to be more careful in this hobby, nearly sliced the tip of my finger off:eek: 20151230_000515.jpg
    My wife fixed the boo boo:D

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    It got worse...
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  13. Bracnos
    Carnasaur

    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    Just completed this guy i tried a lot of new things with him and used a different paint combination to give the albino look i think he came out better than the last one, let me know what you think..

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    and a better look at the standard
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    The primal standard bearer

    Comments/Criticism is always welcomed

    (still need to make a light box)
     
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  14. NIGHTBRINGER
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    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    Awesome work!
     
  15. tom ndege
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    Yeah! Looks like some an savage albino badass of a saurus warrior... Would not want to have beef with them... ;)
     
  16. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @NIGHTBRINGER @tom ndege , I am trying to push my self harder with each model i work on....Only 18 more conversions / paint jobs for the hole unit to be completed...

    here is a question since a unit of (primal) saurus temple guards is 5 or more should i make 4 units of 5 with full command or two of 10, or should I have them be one big unit of 20 with full command (I can't decide...)

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    i also began to work a bit on my bastiladon...
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    What do you think to big for a solar engine? lol
     
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  17. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Looking really good and I have a few handy tips that may help you with getting more detail into your models without too much hassle.

    Eye sockets and mouth always paint them black or dark brown first, then when you paint in the eyeball leave a little black/brown around the edges same with the teeth it helps them standout from the skin colour, you can do the same for fingernails/claws as well.

    When you do your eyes try adding a small dot of white to represent light reflection use a 00 brush and water it down a tad you want to just touch the eye with the very tip of the brush.

    And best tip I can give you ALWAYS CUT AWAY FROM YOURSELF!!!! :D
     
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  18. Bracnos
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    Bracnos Well-Known Member

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    @Crowsfoot all but the first cut are made from cutting away...the plastic cuts hard then slips free with little warning....but I did not hurt to much

    And thanks for the tip on the eyes I find them the hardest to do. I tend to overlap a bit
     
  19. NIGHTBRINGER
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    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    Hahaha... you're going to break the poor dino's back. ;)
     
  20. tom ndege
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    Maybe you'd think about something like this:
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    Just for the safety aspect! ;)

    Nice little stone by the way...
     

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