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Blog Ndege's painting and conversion lab - Nuff said!

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by tom ndege, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Aginor
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    The green gem looks a bit too much Skaven to me but that's really personal taste, it does look cool.

    About the ladybug Basti itself:
    I think it looks pretty good already.
    Will you use gloss varnish on him?
    I think it can look awesome on Bastiladons I'm general, especially when using very bright colors such as your red and white.
     
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    Yeah... gloss finish... good idea!
     
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    Oh I see now, more of an ivory than a pure white but looking forward to seeing how it comes out!
     
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    Indeed... you have to see the white as a kind of undercoat... I thought it might be easier to tone it down later... also the red is quite strong...
    That's true... looks more like warp stone... we'll see if I stick with the green or change the color while progressing... also I'm still unsure about the color/material of the rest of the engine... metal? Which? Stone? Wood? Or any combination of these?
     
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    For me the engine looks like it is stone or metal. I went for metal with mine. (I am painting it right now in fact).
     
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    Some progress... washed the mephiston red basecoat with Vallejo red wash... redid the mephiston on the single scales and highlighted the front shell with evil sun scarlet...
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    Also did something on the crystal... don't ask what... I only know that there was some moot green involved... alongside Vallejo livery green, some yellow, white scar, coelia greenshade... biel-tan green and waywatcher green... and drybrushing... lots of drybrushing... final step was a mixture of livery green and glaze medium... 1:4...
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    And for the fun of it... monster and engine assembled... well... the engine placed loosely on the back of the basti...
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    Looks promising!
     
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    Little update: decided to go all lady bug and am now planning on making the skinks look like the larvae of said insect...
    Here's the first try... basecoat only...
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    The other scales will be black...
    Also this decision makers the question of which part of my forces the model belongs to obsolete... the grey skins...
     
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    Again a very unique paint scheme. They will also have a good contrast to the red Basti. Looks like it could work.
     
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    Thanks! Uniqueness was one of the goals for this paint job... ;)
    Here more progress:
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    Love the crests!
     
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    Found a tutorial for ice crystal over at coolminiornot... tried to convert it to green...
    Basecoat was moot green... then I layered two coats of a mixture of livery green and moot green with some glaze medium... first was 1/1/2 second 2/1/3... then I did the edges with pure livery green and glazed with waywatcher...
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    Not completely finished yet... but I feel like I'm in a good way...
    And again for the fun of it: loosely assembled the whole model...
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    Still unsure about the rest of the engine, so opinions welcome!
     
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    Hmmm I did mine metallic (bronze) but I think that would look a bit out of place on yours.
    Maybe you can make it look like grey stone that has a metal frame and hinges.
     
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    Stone looks really good, reminds me of warpstone! For the engine itself, maybe something like a lotus sitting on the back of a giant lady bug? I've always thought bastilodons would make perfect venusaurs....
     
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    What if you painted the engine (bronze or stone, your choice), and then made the crystal "glow" by washing the inside panels of the engine with various greens?
     
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    Since it does look like a giant Ladybug, maybe you could make the panels look like wings?
     
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    Indeed something I had in mind, too...
    That's a nice idea... hmmm... have to google lady bug wings... they have a slight pattern on them... though most parts are transparent... guess I'll have to think of ways to paint transparent... or switch to light grey or something...
     
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    You could look at Ritual's wings on his Plague Drone things. That might give you some headway.
     
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    Do you want me to get some color shifting paint or to start a Nurgle army?
    Both things I consider now... ;)
     
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    Ugh. Nurgle turns my stomach...
     

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