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Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by ChiliPepa, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. ChiliPepa
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    ChiliPepa Active Member

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    @Aginor @n810 @tom ndege @NIGHTBRINGER
    Haha, thank you :) I hope you like him :) sadly I'm away from town, so I can return to painting him only tomorrow evening. I found this cool tutorial by @neveroddoreven of how to paint a skink - will try to replicate the scales pattern on him. Also will try nmm gold, which will be my first attempt at painting non metallic metal. Wish me luck!
     
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  2. Warden
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    Agreed.

    Mighty @ChiliPepa that is a beautiful sculpt. Reminds me of a samurai warlord calmly surveying his troops on the battlefield.

    Well done!

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  3. Essmir
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    I Love how you add so much character and expression to this miniature it is a completely new sculpt that far surpasses the stiff GW models he seems ancient and wise while extremely dangerous in close combat.
     
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  4. ChiliPepa
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    @Warden
    That was my initial intention for him :) a calm general smoking his pipe, ready to knock some skulls if the necessity comes. I'm glad I could maintain that vibe!

    @Essmir
    Thank you! Yeh, the overall quality of the GW sculpts was probably the main reason why I decided to take on my own sculpts for saurus. I've received a few proposals on copying them, so I might consider doing that in a distant future (not sooner than 1,5 year though).

    Now guys. The progress on the oldblood is really slow. And it got even slower because I'm painting fifty miniatures in a row along with him. Yet I don't want this blog to get stalled, so I'd like to share some progress with you:
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    His torso is almost done and now I'm struggling with his carapace. I want to add purple to the shadow a nd hidden areas and highlight the upper parts a bit more, so it'll take good few days to finish this miniature. But overall, I like where this is heading.

    Hopefully I will post 6 converted ripperdactyls and a salamander of my own (dunno what comes first: them or the oldblood).

    Cheers!
     
  5. ravagekitteh
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    He is looking utterly fantastic! Absolutely amazing! You can hardly tell he isn't finished!
     
  6. ChiliPepa
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    @ravagekitteh
    Haha, thank you, though his brownigh gold kinda requires a bit more effort ;)
     
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    Epic stuff you got going. :)
     
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  8. ChiliPepa
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    Thanks @Captaniser ! Will try not to upset you with the final result!
     
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    Fantastically painted! Beautiful color scheme so far, he looks very old and wizened, and yet still so dangerous and battle-hardened.
     
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  10. PhoenixTheCat
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    I'm wondering how he moves around. His tail appears able to support his weight, so would he slither, or walk normally?
     
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  11. ChiliPepa
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    @Warden
    That's what I'm aiming at! I've alrady painted the golden parts and they turned out to be rather old-looking. But the miniature itself is far from over, sadly(

    @PhoenixTheCat
    I think that normally he would slither for "slow walk", in case he's not rushing anywhere. But for running he uses legs.
    Either way, he would use both legs and tail as his "foothold" for greater balance in close combat, giving his size and the weight of his equipment (I haven't posted a comparison picture yet, but he is 1,5-2 times bigger than the original GW oldblood).
     
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  12. BeardyGecko
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    How have I missed this?! amazing sculpt and I'm sure the finished paint job will do it justice.
     
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  13. ChiliPepa
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    @BeardyGecko
    Thanks! Well here he is then:

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    This miniature took heluva time to paint. And still I consider it not being finished just yet. There are a few things here and there I will improve later on. But overall, he's ready to be fielded and considered to be mostly painted, haha. And now I have 3 characters to lead my force into battle:
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    Not bad, but I'd really like to speed up the process a little bit. Next will be my skirmishers (20 in a row) and then - saurus.
    Finally, I picture of size comparision of the original saurus model and my oldblood conversion. He looks quite impressive I believe:
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    Hope you like him.

    Cheers!
     
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  14. NIGHTBRINGER
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    That is some mighty impressive work! Congrats to you good sir! :)
     
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    Many thanks! Still there is much, MUCH more to paint...
     
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    They are absolutely stunning. I'm not surprised they took ages to paint - I think a paint job like that would take me years!
     
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    Amazing work! He looks fantastic, a legendary hero to lead a legendary army. Looking forward to seeing him at the head of a troop of saurus at some point.
     
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    Excellent, could you tell me how you did the shield the wood looks really good, brush size etc.

    Your detailing with the greenstuff is beyond belief, every time I try to sculpt something it turns out like a sausage!
     
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    Same here. I am very impressed by that model!
     
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    Thank you guys for your replies!

    @ravagekitteh
    Haha, well let's hope the rest of my collection won't take that long to paint ;)

    @Warden
    Indeed. I hope to finish my unit somewhere 'til the end of September.

    @Crowsfoot
    Well, it wasn't something spectacular to paint actually (just lots and lots of accuracy and patience). I base coated wooden parts with Vallejo German Black Brown, and then started drawing thin lines with a mix with Vallejo Cold Grey simulating texture towards the upper part of the shield. First run was with the mix of something like 5 parts Black Brown + 1 part Cold Grey, then 4+1, then 3+1 etc. When I reached 1+1 mix, I added 1 part of German Camo Beige to add a little more highlights. That's pretty much it. Hope it'll help you ;)

    @Aginor
    Thank you! Although I find it maybe a bit too bulky for a saurus - but hey, why not, after all!
     
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