Painting

Blanchitsu Stormcasts – Part 3

The Prosecutor below photographed better than expected, I think its something to do with the angle of the miniature and the varnish not reflecting as much. I really should have cleaned up the front of his hammer though.

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They really are huge, if I had the time I would go full Dieselpunk on them and add 40k heresy era jump packs instead of golden wings. They are just begging for them.

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This guy is a massive failure, I tried to fix the model by removing the excess detail and adding a new head and thats pretty much where the mistakes started. Not only did my greenstuff skills fail to make it look like he’s wearing an ancient helmet but the photo gives the face no definition for some reason.

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The highlights for the black I added to him now make him look out of place.

  • Mechanicus Standard Grey has failed me.
  • All hope is lost.
  • Maybe Eshin Gray is the answer.
  • I should have just blended it.
  • Forgive me John Blanche, I have disappointed you.

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The sword is photographed in a way which makes it look glowing white in the below photo. I don’t even know how satin varnish works. As far as i can tell it seems to be some kind of photographic Mandala Effect.

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God that black background is messy.

I wonder how everyone else did.

 

 

Lets do Stormcast Eternals… Blanchitsu style

For the Malign Portents painting competition I’ve been painting up some Stormcast Eternals. This is a competition to paint up a Start Collecting box in a month which is surprisingly hard given the amount of stuff in one of these boxes. Rather than go full gold and shiny with these guys I’ve gone grimy and dirty in an attempt to create a more Blanchitsu style.

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More Imperial Fists

Painting yellow is hard, it took around 10 test pieces to get the base colour and wash right.

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The Eavy Metal tutorials are woefully terrible when it comes to painting yellow, either starting with the spray that’s too light or the base yellow that’s too dark. The trick is Yriel Yellow as the base with Agrax Earthshade in the crevices.

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Of course the brutal truth of this army is that now Games Workshop have “changed” Space Marines to the new Primaris true scale the older versions don’t look that great when standing side by side. I suspect they will be making the old sculpts end of life over the next few years.

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On the brighter side we have a new gloss version of Agrax Earthshade which in theory might make the painting easier if anyone wanted to try this out themselves.IMG_3062

There are painting mistakes here. I probably shouldn’t have done the transfers on the inside of the cloak. and the loin cloth needs to to be cleaned up. He also could have done with the highlights the rest of the squad are missing.IMG_3140.jpg

Not bad for a unit with no highlights on the yellow.

Imperial Fists – Part 1

Note to self: Don’t burn yourself out on your own blog.
Never mind, I’m back now. Have a space marine or five.
The moustache on this guy was pure whimsy on my part.
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Note, no squad markings as I couldn’t decide between tactical or devastator squad:
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I’m quite fond of the squad number on the lower leg, probably impractical from battlefield purposes but it does fit with the 40k vibe.
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The veteran sergeants helmet really breaks the colours up. The Imperial Fists logo is a transfer cut slightly at 10 and 2 o’clock to conform to the shape of the shoulder pad.
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Sternguard shoulder pads on the vet means he can be added to almost any squad type without looking out of place.
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The blue gradient was created on photoshop and printed out to use as backdrop for the photo. I wanted the retro Eavy Metal photo look but by accident the blue and dark yellow face each other on the colour wheel so really make the figures pop out.
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Any questions about the colours used, transfers, colour theory or whatever else you have just pop something in the comments and i’ll get back to you.