And thus it came to pass that after sitting down at the feet of the Master @2DSick, I ventured forth from the Goosefeather Brush in search of equipment. At first I purchase some white primer & grey paint in a bottle, thinking to simply go over the old paint job, but when I presented this proposal to the Master, he demonstrated the gentle English coaching technique know as Ecky Thump. Then he spoke: "Wise man says: Painting is like Brazilian waxing - do it properly, or there will be tears..." Damn! So after looking around, I finally got a can of grey all-purpose paint that would not dissolve my plastic model on first contact. The next step was to strip off that old paint, so I bought a bottle of Dettol Concentrate, because I knew I'd need a lot to cover the model. Turns out this model is a monster to remove from its base after supergluing, and very few containers can accommodate its sea-urchin shape easily. I first tried putting it in a plastic tub 4/5 covered with a plastic cap to keep off the rain, flipping it over a few times a day - but when I came to scrubbing it off with a toothbrush it was a disaster. Gunk everywhere, paint stains everywhere, and stink everywhere - so again, I went out and got a bigger container, repeated the process, and the second time it worked - not fun spending an hour outside on a cold rainy day, but after just two weeks of screwing things up I had achieved THIS! The next day it was time to prime. What could possible go wrong right? Well... I carefully read the instructions by glancing at the pictures. Apparently I needed to use a screwdriver to make sure it worked. Placing it carefully on the tiles outside, I pushed delicately at it. Luckily for me it was a lovely day. So when I blasted half my face and glasses with all-purpose primer, I knew it would dry fast: WITNESS ME!...It only took about 2 hours to wash off too. But now I had achieved THIS! Grey Primer The next few weeks were spent on and off trying to squeeze in 30 minutes here and there to either basecoat or wash the skin. I haven't worried too much about splashing the horns and spines, and I used a blend of Amy Painter's Matt White (2/3) & Necrotic Flesh (1/3) for the color and Citadel Earthshade for the wash. It's not perfect by any means, but I plan to use the ancient WotDG cop-out of splattered blood effects to cover the ugliest bits. So, as of now, it looks like THIS! Coat & Washes So far my 4 year old daughter has helped do all the washes, but she has mentioned many times that she is looking forward to doing the spikey bits next. We look forward to taking the next step on The Way of the Goosefeather Brush... [Read More]
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A Tale of Many Gamers Part 5!
We have been very busy this month. Many of us getting ready for the Battle of Copenhagen. Here's what some of the guy's have been doing this month:
Battle of Copenhagne came and went, I think in the end I switched lists around at least 20 times. Adverse effects of this was that I didn't focus my painting at all and ended up with 5ish unfinished projects. In the end I decided to make it easy for myself and take a necroguard star list. The only thing I needed to finish up was basically some characters. So this month i finished a Harbringer and a Pharaoh.
At Battle of Copenhagen I got a lot of helpful comments about my army, mostly my bases so I decided to jazz them up a bit. I've changed the edges to black, which quite frankly I don't know why I didnt do earlier and I added some tufts. In the future I will probably add some variation in the vegetation as well but for now I only had one color.
My army the night before Battle of Copenhagen... and the discussion we had about count as models.. and the the army at the tournament
I went to Battle of Copenhagen with a WDG Chosen army that I started working in mid January.
Wrath Lord on Chariot
Lust Lord on Steed of lust
8 Barbarian horsemen of Lust
14 Warriors of True Chaos
5 x 10 lust chosen
When I started in January I had the 14 warriors and the 8 horsemen done and nothing else. Everything else I have to be assembled and paint in 1 month and here is the result.
This was the first time I tried my new airbrush for something other than a base coat and I think the result I okay. The base coat of on the cape on the lust lord is black, then at purple with airbrush, purple wash, a little lighter purple with the airbrush in an angle and in the end a new layer of white.
The Chosen of lust
I got the last 40 chosen for my Army just 3 weeks before Battle of Copehagen so those 3 weeks was very busy for me. All my spare time was spent painting but who needs a social life
Basecoat is black, lots of gold, flesh and purple, Washed with nuln oil, highlight, purple wash and more highlights. All swords and axe have blood (blood for the blood god) on them. I still think that all the models need more highlights and all the bases need more work.
I have been super hobby-motivated this month. I have been very productive. As well as a casual third place in a pretty big tournament I have been working on about 3 armies.
I repaired Daisy the Dragon from the damage she sustained on the flight home from the UK.
I also had some Varkolak Inspiration and gave Polly a facelift and a makeover. For those not following my Vampire blog the-ninth-age.com/index.php?th…&postID=208236#post208236 Polly has a pretty in depth back story and is 90% scratch built.
I have also finished a couple of witch hunter wraiths. These have an ACTUAL story!
I also finished a chaos Chariot/hero/mauler for my Wrath army. These pictures aren't great but you get the idea
That's it for last months painting.
If you have any questions about any of the models/techniques/inspiration in this months blog, please get in touch either in the comments field below or send us some mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ammertime team x [Read More]
It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.
So it has come to pass, that after many shameful soft-scores in painting, I have decided to make the pilgrimage to the remote monastery upon Mt. Awesomeness.
There in the rarified mists of airbrush white 10632b and the pure waters of wash 90815c, I had heard there was a Master - him of the Goose Feather brush (or perhaps it was Heath?) who once made 2 dragons sick from envy with a mere puff of smoke from his pipe and a flash of his color palette!
My knees trembling from the hike up the 1001 base-coating steps, I threw myself at his feet and my face burning with shame (and poor fitness), told him I wished to learn!
However, before we could begin, he demanded a demonstration of my skills...So here goes
OK, this time for real...
I know right.
So, after nearly hurting himself with laughter, the Master agreed to instruct me in The Way of the Goose Feather. We shall begin with possibly the greatest challenge he has ever undertaken from a complete nOOb, for not only is he instructing me, but I will be inviting the original master-painter of my model to join along.
And here it is:
That's right, no pressure, just a 4 y.o.'s pride and joy. I'm sure she will be delighted when she finds out daddy is going to basecoat all over her proud art that she spent carefully painting one rainy afternoon.
For anyone who wishes to join me on my odyssey of painting knowledge, you are most welcome to sit back and enjoy the ride.... [Read More]