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Offline peleset

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #795 on: March 28, 2024, 09:30:39 AM »
I'm afraid I don't understand all the technicalities of how you achieved your results but I do know that looking through this thread makes me want to paint.

Salute!
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #796 on: March 28, 2024, 10:22:46 AM »
Thanks guys, I do like to please with the colouring-in.

I'm afraid I don't understand all the technicalities of how you achieved your results but I do know that looking through this thread makes me want to paint.

Look, if there's anything specific you want a quick rundown on, just let me know. In general I just layer up from a black undercoat, but for specific effects I sometimes have to try something a bit fancier - either through trial and error or cheating by copying someone else's methods!

I specifically recall the first time I copied Kev Dallimore's method for painting wood with woodgrain I was so pleased with myself. I steal techniques from other painters all the time because I love what they do with their models. Shiny metals are still hit and miss sometimes and there's often a repaint and lighting effects I'm still in the early stages of.
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Offline hubbabubba

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #797 on: March 28, 2024, 12:49:23 PM »
Those are beautiful.

I especially like the guy in leather armour drawing his foil, that is so full of character, I can't tell up to what point it's the sculpt but I suspect it's mostly your painting.

Your shift in technique with the cloaks works a treat, that is to say greater intensity of colour rather than the lower intensity that results from adding white or other lighter colours. I must give it a go myself.

Inspiring work Cubs, very much looking forward to the next installment.

Offline batu

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #798 on: March 28, 2024, 02:43:28 PM »
Can you explain the wood grain method?

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #799 on: March 28, 2024, 04:03:30 PM »
Can you explain the wood grain method?

I use pre-mixed colours in (mostly) 4-shades that I mix myself in empty pots I buy online, using any old paints (I find them pretty much the same) but mostly Vallejo because it's cheap! So for a dull wood shade I'd use my 'Earth' mix in Base, 1st Midtone, 2nd Midtone and Highlight over a black undercoat.

I streak the paint along the line of the weapon handle or whatever the item is, leaving a bit of the darker shade showing at the edges, with progressively thinner streaks as I go up the highlights, leaving more of the deeper shade showing between the streaks. I try to keep the streaks straight, but the natural wobble of my hand will result in natural looking woodgrain streaks.

I also concentrate the lighter shade on the top facing up or whatever bit I decide is catching the light. It's easy to decide where the light is hitting, just hold up the model and look! Pretty much every model has a 'face' angle, which you can decide shows the pose off best, the side which will be facing the camera.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #800 on: March 28, 2024, 04:33:01 PM »
Back to the sculpting bench, not to mention 'The Repairs Shop', some stuff getting the Greenstuff.

First up is the Hobgoblin miniature, who has now grown boots, straps, some bulky vambraces on the forearms and a very gorilla-looking skull (no jaw) which will get more facial details later when dry. He's getting there, very slowly, but he's getting there.





Next some repairs to old broken models I acquired in a job lot and felt the need to bring back to life. Three of Karnac's Lizardmen Raiders from the old pre-slotta Regiment of Renown needing some repairs to their bows (and one tail). I will do them up, paint them and then sell them on, because I really don't have any use for them.



Finally a lovely old Citadel Samurai who lost his sword. He's been on the shelf for a while, but as luck would have it, I'm painting up a batch of old Citadels for a customer and the same Samurai is included, so he was a great model for me to compare when making a new blade. I used a diamond disc in my mini-drill on a bit of wire from an under-wired bra, which is flat, rigid and perfect for making swords from. It's one reason why you're lucky if you have access to a lady who needs to wear underwired bras. A thin pin-sized tail was left on to slot down into a drilled hole between the hands, making for a perfect fit. I shall have fun making these gentlemen of Nippon nice and fancy.



 

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #801 on: April 02, 2024, 03:22:25 PM »
Latest up are some lovely old Citadel Runequest trolls, from the 'Humanoid Adventurers #2' boxed set. First is a Great Troll adventurer, with original heavy maul (very common for surviving models to have lost this - I have painted one before using a replacement mace). His Spirit Rune (the cross shape on his shield) was indented into the surface, so I fancied it up a bit to make it 3d. Second is a Mistress Race Troll adventurer, who for some reason has wandered away from her tribe. Since her shield is almost totally obscured, I went simpler and painted it as animal hide.













Offline infelix

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #802 on: April 02, 2024, 03:51:01 PM »
Wow thatís really good painting!

Online Pattus Magnus

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #803 on: April 02, 2024, 04:10:36 PM »
Yes, both of those look great! It always amazes my how much your painting brings out the best on these old figures. I also enjoy seeing the figures themselves - they have a lot of details.

Offline Anatoli

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #804 on: April 02, 2024, 04:19:54 PM »
Incredible paintjobs! Love the muted color, simply fantastic!!  :-*

Offline manic _miner

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #805 on: April 02, 2024, 04:24:59 PM »
 I really like the painting on the RQ Trolls.I used to love that range and had quite a few of the box sets.

 Nice work on fixing the Samurai's sword.Is he one from the very old range from the 1980's?I have a few of them but never seen the un-armoured one.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #806 on: April 02, 2024, 05:04:01 PM »
Thanks guys, it's a joy to keep finding the hidden gems of the old days.

Nice work on fixing the Samurai's sword. Is he one from the very old range from the 1980's?I have a few of them but never seen the un-armoured one.

You know what, I don't know. He's not one of the C05 'Oriental Heroes' range by Aly Morrison and I can't find him anywhere else. It's possible he's a variant of the short-lived C05 'Specialists (Martial Arts Monks)' with sandals and hair added, but it's a pretty classic pose. I'll ask Richard about him.

Edit: He was a limited edition figure given for the Sheffield store opening. Lucky find for me then!
« Last Edit: April 02, 2024, 05:07:45 PM by Cubs »

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #807 on: April 02, 2024, 10:17:26 PM »
Glorious work on those trolls!

Ultimately, Citadel's take on RuneQuest - based on the Luise Perrin RQ2 and Borderlands illustrations - was the best, I reckon - as this thread had amply demonstrated!

That hobgoblin hero's coming along nicely too!

Offline syrinx0

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #808 on: April 04, 2024, 09:22:14 PM »
Lovely work as always on some very unique models.
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Offline randycarter

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #809 on: April 06, 2024, 08:17:23 AM »
Beautiful paintjob on these!