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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by tearingfuture, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. tearingfuture
    Jungle Swarm

    tearingfuture New Member

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    I started collecting lizardmen about a month ago. I love looking at other peoples plogs and I hope some of you enjoy watching my army and skills grow.

    I'm going to use the sacred spawning colours to differentiate my units: Skirmishers will be green, fighters will be red, priests, temple guard etc will be purple, and mounted characters and handlers will be orange. I couldn't think of a use for the yellow though.

    So... Here we go.

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    My first Lizard, he is going to be in a cohort, with or without Kroxigor.

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    Some skirmishers

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    I tried to have little differences in scale patterns and marking to give them some individuality

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    My first "finished" unit in their movement tray!! I've achieved more in a month of fantasy than I did in a year of 40k :D

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    A closeup of a weapon showing the finish I used. It looks a lot cooler in real life. The paint is aerovision space by Schmincke.

    I'm calling it finished, I'm not painting any feathers yet, and I haven't decided what colour to paint my base rims. The top choices are currently Rinox Hide, and Incubi Darkness. I didn't post step by steps or lists of paints as I don't know if anyone would be interested. If anyone asked then I'd be more than happy to.

    I often get distracted and paint something else (Yesterday was a VC cairn wraith, last week was a plaguebearer of nurgle). again, I didn't know if this would be too far off topic or of interest.

    My WIP is basically an entire army, and I could quite easily spam this forum with images of half built and half painted models. Having said that, heres a half painted salamander...

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    why do they only include 3 handlers? It's so annoying and I've temporarily run out of skink. I'm thinking of using a spare from the bastilodon or stegadon

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    blurry close up of the burnt skeleton

    Hope you like. Any comments, criticisms, suggestions, or requests are very welcome.
     
  2. Hojdar
    Cold One

    Hojdar Active Member

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    The basing of the salamander unit is easily the best part! It's good to see some thought and time put into basing. Good work!
     
  3. Kblock
    Kroxigor

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    Nice looking Salamander and base. I have two to paint and this gives me some ideas. For the frouth handler in my Salamander units, I did use extra Skinks from my Bastilodon kit. They don't look quite the same as the Skinks that are included, but they do look OK. Still to be painted too.
     
  4. tearingfuture
    Jungle Swarm

    tearingfuture New Member

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    Thankyou for the kind words! It's probably becoming apparent that I'm not exactly a speed painter. I've been building things mostly, and I also painted this kroxigor which I'm not very happy with but can't figure out why.

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  5. NexS1
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    NexS1 Well-Known Member

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    I like the ideas and the colours, but it seems like you're not thinning your paints out before applying them to the model.

    This is something which was raised with my own painting and I've never looked back once!
     
  6. tearingfuture
    Jungle Swarm

    tearingfuture New Member

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    Finished a bastiladon. Big models are so fun to paint.

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  7. tearingfuture
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    I do thin my paints, however its always either not enough or waaaay too much, and I can never seem to get the same consistency twice. I love your army, especially your chakax and croq gar.
     
  8. NexS1
    Carnasaur

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    Thanks mate :) I've got a mounted oldblood in the last stages at the moment.

    The way i measure it is:
    Take 1 half-tip dip of paint and tap it into your water pot. mix it into you pallet (i use the potato salad tub at the moment)
    That's for base colours. I add one or 2 more drops of water for layers, depending of how smooth the blending needs to be.

    Number 1 rule: Never be afraid to do more layers of really watered down paint. It will always end up looking smoother than too many layers of not-watered-down-enough paint
    :)
     
  9. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I like the shading on the Bastiladon scales. It looks like a good hybrid between realism and fantasy there. The basing blend into the movement tray is veyr nice. Excellent attention to detail.
     
  10. Kblock
    Kroxigor

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    Great looking Bastilodon. I like the paint scheme and also the glow of the jewel on the gold panels.
     
  11. n810
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    The Blastidon turned out great, Real nice light sourcing from the giant ruby. :)
     

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