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Blog Starting my seraphon painting

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by John1974, May 15, 2018.

  1. John1974
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    It's been nearly 20 years since I've painted and played fantasy warhammer / AOS. But I'm note getting stuck into it again.
    Here's a few ive started on..

    1st up is my saurus knight alpha
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    Now I've started on my carnosaur and a kit bashed Scar-Vet on a cold one..both of which arent quite finished

    Scar-Vet on cold one
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    And my Carnosaur . I went for a more natural look rather than a color scheme for him. And i gave him a bit of drooling blood on teeth and claws to dinish him off..

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    Nice start to your blog, keep the pics coming.
     
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    Good start!
     
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    Indeed! Good job! :)
     
  5. Joshua Horchler
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    Great start! It's hard picking up the brush again after long breaks. My one suggestion would be thinning your paints and washes with a little water.

    Also, something new to try is washing your metal with different colors. Gold/Bronzes are fun to wash. You can use all types of washes to get interesting shades on gold/bronze. Purple, flesh, brown and sepia washes all work and give cool effects.

    Good work mate. Keep it up.
     
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  6. John1974
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    Cheers guys. Yeah Joshua i do water down my paints the gold unfortunately is still a little thick. I'm using my old citadel paints which are also 20 years old the gold didnt hold up that well even watered down. But ill definately try it with another color cheers
     
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    Also I've started air brushing too . Heaps of fun lol. All the main colors have been dine with that. So I'm sill getting used to that also. But I'm enjoying all the same . Appreciate all the helpful tips. I need add many add i can get lol
     
  8. John1974
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    Still haven't finished the others but i started something else lol i like doing paints then coming back to them later just so i don't get bored doing the sane one.
    Anyway i started on my bastiladon.
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  9. Aginor
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    Very unusual paint job. Good start!
     
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    It is but it works
     
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    Indeed
     
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  12. John1974
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    Almost finished bastiladon. Just a little highlighting on the gold and the s little base work

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    Yep, that's going to be a nice model on the tabletop when finished. :)
     
  14. Warden
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    Cool designs on that bastiladon (must have taken a while to get all those red and yellow spots :confused:)
     
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    My 1st unit of skinks almost done. Just Ned to highlight the muscles
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    Do I spott some historic paint bottles in the background?
     
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    lol indeed you do.. i had about 40 paints left from approx 20 years ago.. i opened them up recently when i started painting, and all but about 12 were still in perfect order...i also find that they are a much better paint than what they offer now
     
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    Mine were nearly all dry when I tried them after a similar long time... but that's maybe because I didn't bother cleaning the screw caps before putting them away... some pots I could hardly open when getting back after 15 years or so... some of them were still of pasty consistency anyway...
     
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    Yeah the ones i had dry up had holes or small splits in the lids or i didnt pop the lid properly. But as a rule of thumb if im not planning on painting for more than a week i clean all the pot lids before putting away. Just too expensive to not lol
     
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    Great looking skinks; I like the spots and how you have given the "squad leaders" some different coloration!
     
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