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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 10:58:46 PM »
Buccaneers #04, John Grimek



Couple more pics on the blog.

Only one left to go  o_o
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2015, 04:39:43 AM »
Looking good. Don't let up!  :)
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2015, 02:57:53 PM »
Got the last one off the pain(t) station couple of days ago:



Couple more pics of him on my blog.

And, the full team line-up:


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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2015, 08:59:50 PM »
Well done. Look forward to the ref, ball and decaled versions of them.
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2015, 08:51:17 PM »
Well done. Look forward to the ref, ball and decaled versions of them.

Here's the ball. Couldn't get the core right, so went for a simple pj.



Ref is due any day soon, and THEN I'll go hunting for some MicroSet and MicroSol for the transfers...

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2015, 11:23:19 AM »
Nice work. I have a team of these to do, and the Marauders. This is inspiration!
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2015, 05:25:34 PM »
Thanks, I probably could have done better, though, if I had had the time and patience to layer each individual armour plate up to hightlights, but I think they'll do OK on the pitch as is.  :)

The base of the ball was replaced by a neodynium disc-magnet, btw; in that way it stays on the base of the carrier (because of the washer-base).

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread, DreadBall Referee added.
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2015, 07:30:32 PM »
Here she is, Delta-Beta-Rho-100235, ready to send anyone off at the slightest offence.



Couple more pics on the blog.

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2015, 09:38:06 PM »
That's a nice sheen, I can't believe it's only a black wash. Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2015, 10:49:54 PM »
Nice painting!

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2015, 12:33:06 AM »
That's a nice sheen, I can't believe it's only a black wash. Look forward to the decals *cough*. :)

Ah, not quite:

Base Coat Mix: Vallejo Polished Gold + Black - gives a very dark, worn golden colour
Then Badab Black wash to shade the base coat a bit further.
Vallejo Polished Gold, heavy drybrush
Mix of Vallejo Polished God + silver, light drybrush. This last mix is the 'secret' to my gold painting - when layering it creates an even shinier highlight.

Nice painting!

Thanks!

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2015, 03:21:16 AM »
Great colour scheme on the Buccaneers
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2015, 03:25:29 AM »
I did read your blog post :P, I just didn't think it was the highlight, but the wash. I will try that for myself in the future.

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2015, 01:40:54 PM »
Great colour scheme on the Buccaneers

Thanks - I had plenty of time to ponder about it  lol


I did read your blog post :P, I just didn't think it was the highlight, but the wash. I will try that for myself in the future.

I see, OK.

If you want a smoother look, start with an even darker basecoat mix, skip the wash, and layer up the colour instead - the gold on the second Rohan warrior on the following page was done that way:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=66304.45

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2015, 10:54:52 PM »
The ref-bot looks great! I will be copying that!

 

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