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Author Topic: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - four Urghuls in an hour!  (Read 4236 times)

Offline The Voivod

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - Tiny Templar
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2022, 06:21:31 PM »
Watch out for the furries, Brother!

Nice little sideproject. Looks fun.
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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - Tiny Templar
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2022, 07:13:21 AM »
Another group of miniature that has been languishing in limbo for many years: prepped, based, undercoated but never actually painted. This time I took on a trio of original Necromunda Milliasaurs.

But what kicked them off was the grub-like monster I bought at Poldercon this Sunday. I saw it, and realized it would be a very good match with said Milliasaurs. I kind of liked the exaggerated features, and it being Reaper Bones, it was really cheap too, so I picked it up.

I had the day off on Monday, and no obligations, so I took them on immediately. This must be a new record for me; the Reaper grub was bought and then painted the very next day! In contrast; those Milliasaurs had been in my posession since uni, so well over 20 years... ::)

This was another quick and easy paintjob, but I'm still pleased with the results. Well worth the afternoon. The only thing I didn't do in the one sitting was basing them, which I did yesterday evening. I also varnished hem, but overdid it a tad and some areas are now a bit satin. I will redo the matt spray later on though.

So, firstly, here are the original Milliasaurs:





Here's their big relative:



And finally, here they are in a nice familiy portait:



I imagine the Milliasaurs to be hatchlings, with parts of their rock hard egg-shell still clinging to their bodies, as extra protection in this early stage. The larger grub is an older sibling, which has shed the egg-shell remains and is growing to mature dimensions before possibly cocooning. Not many live to this stage, and one can only shiver at the thought of what it will eventually turn into...
« Last Edit: May 04, 2022, 07:14:53 AM by Daeothar »
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Fantastic job on the wormy things  8) 8) Love the stunty marine  8) 8)

Offline The Voivod

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Gross.
Cute.
I dunno.
Anyway, keep them away from my Delaque.

Nice little project. You're leaving me in the dust with the mini's your finishing.

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Cheers :)

On the table, after again not so long a time actually, is one I have been wanting to paint for a very long time: a Rogue Trader Ambull.

I did this one mostly with washes and glazes; only the claws, teeth and eyes were painted in layers. This was also my first time using Contrast paint. It served as the basic brown, and I glazed over that with different colours to get a colourful nineties impression, without being too garish. This is a subterranean beast after all.

Oh; first time using zenithal undercoating too. And I must admit this works really well with the contrast/wash/glaze techniques... :)

« Last Edit: May 15, 2022, 05:57:33 PM by Daeothar »

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2022, 01:47:24 PM »
Lovin’ the colours on these  8)

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2022, 09:42:52 AM »
Cheers  :)

but it really is just the one. I spliced two different angles into the picture, and withouf faffing about, they were almost seemlessly integrated...  ;)

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2022, 04:35:57 PM »
Really cool.
Lovely weird old model with a fitting PJ.

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2022, 09:26:45 PM »
That is a good looking ambul.   :o
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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2022, 01:53:19 PM »
That ambulls great! Love the colors you’ve used

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2022, 02:24:20 PM »
Cheers guys; much appreciated :)

Like previously mentioned; I used a medium brown as a base over a zenithal undercoat. I then glazed over this with purple, turquoise and a dark orange in specific areas; purple for the 'softer' areas on the inside of the arms, legs and belly, turquoise for the protrusions of the carapace and the dark orange for the scales on the back and lower legs (and apparently also on the 'cables' on the carapace).

It's a fun way of painting I must say, and I will be using it more in the future :)

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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - RT Ambull
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2022, 04:31:59 PM »
OK, so I have actually been studying hard for a test required for my licence to actually perform my job, which has to be renewed every five years. And each time it's a bit of a nerve wracking experience.

I had scheduled this afternoon to do a practice test and I actually finished early. So with about 1.5 hours to kill before having to collect my daughter from daycare, I decided that enough was enough and a bit of relaxation was in order.

Then my eyes fell on a set of four Urghuls (sp?) I had snatched off a local auction site for next to nothing and were sitting idly on my desk. They were already glued to their bases and undercoated grey, ready to be painted (so they're actually adopted abandoned paintjobs, these ;) ). And I came up with a wacky challenge for myself. I would paint them all in one hour's time! The models are simple, lend themselves well to washing and drybrushing, and not many colours  are required.

Now, I'm not the most prolific or fast painter at all, so this was an interesting way to push myself a bit (without going over the top; this was supposed to be fun after all). So I set the clock and went to work. After the initial wash of olive green over the grey, I ran upstairs to fetch my wife's hairdryer, because washes take forever to dry without.

This helped a great deal and in no time (well; one hour's time ;P ) they were done, including basing, which took almost as long as the entire painting proces (PVA does not dry very fast, even with a blowdryer...)

And here they are. I reposed some of the arms with the help of the hot setting on the hairdryer halfway painting, but other than that, I did nothing special. They're not prize-winners, but they're perfectly serviceable and I learned I can actually paint really fast :)

Which is nice.


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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - four Urghuls in an hour!
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2022, 05:05:21 PM »
Looking good mate and at impressive speed! 👍
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Re: Daeothar's Home for Abandoned Paintjobs - four Urghuls in an hour!
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2022, 01:16:08 AM »
They came out very, especially when you consider they only took an hour!

 

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