Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Contemptor Dreadnought WIP 4

I managed to get 2 coats of paint airbrushed into my Contemptor Dreadnought. After the matte black basecoat, I airbrushed on scorched brown which made my model look like a chocolate followed by bleached bone. As you can see, some areas around the joints I have purposely left black/brown for the boltgun metal colored bits.
I wanted to give the model a richer sense of color depth by doing brown first followed by bone. As you can see the effect is kinda weird. It looks more like rotting flesh/nurgle/death guard color than deathwing bone.
I think tonight I will try remedying this by doing diluted layers of devlan mud in successive layers to build up the tone I’m looking for.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Contemptor Dreadnought WIP 3

In this entry, I have added a kitbashed assault cannon arm from the blood angels furioso kit for my contemptor dreadnought. I’m very pleased with the results especially since the whole build utilized GW parts with the exception of the tip of the assault cannon barrel. Managed to prime the model with resin primer/black basecoat.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Contemptor Dreadnought WIP 2

For my contemptor dreadnought, I’ve managed to articulate the entire upper + the head. Sadly the thigh and the knee joints were too small for me to effective bevel out a rectangular niche for to install a joint housing. I tried to pin/glue the legs in a dynamic pose. As for the dreadnought close combat weapon, since a flamer is housed inside the middle of the fist/palm I plan on drilling more holes around the circular forearm bit so that the fist can rotate by plugging into different holes. Still left to do is adding some dark angels bling. I’ve been having a difficult time finding suitable bits as dark angels only have 1 upgrade sprue to choose from. I think I’ll need to use plenty of blood angel bits to chop/convert.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Contemptor Dreadnought WIP 1

I'm trying to build this dreadnought with as much of the original resin bits as possible. As the pre-heresy dreadnoughts are more humanoid in shape, I didn't want to mess with the proportions like I do with the recycle bin pattern dreadnoughts.

The following pictures showed how I made the arm movable.

Dark Angels Pre-heresy Forgeworld Conversion wip 2

The main thing I found about assembling forgeworld space marines is that with the pre-heresy MK3 armor, the heads seem to be lacking a neck when assembled into the body hence the overall model looks a bit squat. I remedied this by pinning all the heads to the forgeworld bodies. The pin can give a bit more elevation allowing you to pose the head in a more dynamic posture.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dark Angels Pre-heresy Forgeworld Conversion wip 1

This is to revive my dark angels army. I’ve had only 2 full tactical squads, 1 assault squad and 10 terminators since 3rd edition. I’ve been looking for inspiration to revive this force and I think I’ve found it while looking through the visions of heresy book.

Been using the forgeworld space marine MK3 power armor as a base to start with, plenty of blood angels and space wolves bits were used. These guys will be my assault troops without jump packs as I remember from the Decent of Angels/Fallen Angels novels that the original knights of caliban were expert swordsmen. I am still deciding the color, I think black will be rather boring. I’m leaning towards painting them green to capture the time period just after the horus rebellion and right before the caliban civil war while the newer marks of armor were being circulated to the loyalist legions. Since dark angels are all about tradition, certain elements of the army will retain their original armor to match the fluff as much as possible.

Stay tuned for my full action/posable contemptor dreadnought & dark angels fortress of redemption converted terrain soon! Its like dark angels month for me… hahaha

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mantic Forgefather Miniatures pics!

I am getting properly excited for its release in a months time.
Decided to use the pic edited by scarletsquig from Warseer forums. I think it brings out the minis much better then the original blue they did it in.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Painting Yellow Dark Eldar step-by-step

Trying out a not so common color scheme for the Dark Kin.

Last picture is taken in daylight and I feel that it does not look as yellow as I would have liked it to be. It feels like a failed attempt at Non Metallic Metal Gold instead......

Any suggestions or thoughts on this outcome?
Keep it or try again?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Completed Empire Handgunners of Nuln

These guys have been sitting around in basecoated state for almost half a year. Decided to bite the bullet and finish them off.

p.s everything is done except for the banner. Still have not decided how I wanna do it.


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