Thursday, April 30, 2009

I know I's been a long time. But I was really busy with work, moving to a new home, and steadily painting for GD....I just didn't want to be bothered with taking pictures while I could have been painting. After awhile, time passed by faster than I could have imagined. I mean, there is only 1 week left for GD and I need to still be painting 27/7 to make it in time. Anyway, for you long wait, I just posted up some teasers as I don't want to post the entire model until after it is done. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Black Matt's Black Legion

Just a shout out for you guys to check out a fellow club members blog. Another great player and painter at our local club 'Battle for Salvation'.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Slow progress of GD entry

Well, here's a small update on the status of my GD entries as of now. I am currently busting my butt to finish off the armor on the khorne terminator lord. That way I can start working on the NMM and face. IMO he is about 20%-25% done. As for the nurgle dreadnought, I put a couple of coats of rust on him and going to finish off some of the skeleton sections. Dreadnought is about 85%-90% done. As for squad, the ork stormboyz are all primed and one model has base coat skin...alot of work still needed. I just hope I can finish in time this year with my entries.

I decided to drop the librarian vs sorcerer idea because there is just too much to be done and too little time to finish it. Some more thought and work needs to go into this piece to make my vision a reality and I don't want to make it look like crap trying to rush it.

Well, anyway, the pics below are of the khorne termi lord. pics do not do it justice IMO. some of the club members agreed that the blog is not showing the blending as it is in real life. but enjoy regardless. As usual comments and suggestions appreciated.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another GD Update

So I'm still working on the nurgle dreadnought, but I also needed to start on my single entry. I will be painted up the forgeworld khorne terminator lord. I thought the model was just jaw dropping....literally, like the khorne lord himself. I decided instead of my usual blending technique that I always use, I was going to try out using 'juices'...or in other words, glazes of paint over and over and over again to achieve seamless (almost) blending.

I start with a mid-tone color instead of the usual base coat then highlighting with lighter paints. One the mid-tone has been based on the model, I use a mix of 1:1 base and a highlight color and water it down ALOT. I apply the glazes over and over until I like the color. Then I start on the shadow with is 1:1 basecoat and scorched brown. I don't use black because it tends to be too cartoony looking and not realistic. I think the brown tends to give it a warmer shadow. If I really really need, I'll use a very little bit of black and mix it with the shadow mix to darken a tad.

WIP so far on the glaze in the pic below. I took this pic before I threw on a few more glazes or shadow. I still need to do an extreme highlight and extreme shadow....2:1 ratio or 1:1 with a bit of black or white.

Comments and suggestions appreciated. Especially this is my first go at glazes, those that know better, please critique...the more critiques, the better overall piece I will have for GD. :D BTW, sorry for the bad pic.