Sunday, June 28, 2015

GALLERY: JUNE 2015

June was partially dominated by Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's release. Not that i can't motivate myself to paint, but with a regular job to occupy me by day i was eager to slay some monsters and taste love of beautiful spell casting women by night. Each time i tried to pick up a brush the Witcher jumped out of nowhere to steal my full attention. Thank gods that Batman: Arkham Knight was such a disaster otherwise i might have fallen to predation of another PC game. Apart from the infatuation with Witcher June may be considered fruitful. It started with a test comission consisting of Infinity, Lead Adventure and Warlord Games miniatures all painted at different levels and with use of different styles. These motivated me to invest some time in starting a Painting blog. After that came a bunch of Mansion of Madness miniatures and a Malifaux gang : the Dark Debts. I also layed my hands on some minor half comissions and finally managed to prepare two sets of Infinity miniatures for myself to be painted in July. Not much to show off as a month's output but this is the price i had to pay for both time to relax and comission painting advertisement.


Fusiliers (Infinity) lvl 5/4/3,5/3
 Fusilier (Infinity) lvl 5

Celtic Warriors (Warlord Games) lvl 3/3,5

Dark Debts (Malifaux) lvl 3 (buffed)
 
 

Mansion of Madness lvl 2

Miscaellous Mordheim miniatures (Lead Adventure) lvl 4/4,5
 
 
 

Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

TUTORIAL: INFINITY CONCRETE BASES part 2: Painting


Here is the painting guide for my Infinity Concrete bases.

Each painter has his own ways to paint metal and any gadgets that would be put on a base so i will only describe how to obtain browny-rusty-edged effect of the main body of the base.

You will need:
* Games Workshop Large/Medium Drybrush
* Basecoat Brush,
* GW Adeptus Battlegray (foundation),
* GW Devlan Mud (wash) / Army Painter Sttrong Tone (ink), do not use GW Agrax Earthshade - it sucks!
* GW Scorched Brown,
* GW Calthan Brown (foundation),
* GW Ryza Rust (dry),
* GW Lugganath Orange (edge),
* GW Flayed One flesh (edge),

1) I assume that the base was undercoated with black colour. Apply Adeptus Battlegray using Basecoat Brush. Do it twice if necessary so that grey layer covers black undercoat completely.

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2) Use wash brush, or any soft hairs brush to paint whole base with Devlan Mud (or AP's Strong Tone). Once again i will recommend to do it a second time once the first layer is dry. More stains and blobs of paint - the better.

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3) Apply Scorched Brown onto most accessible spaces using Large Dry Brush. Do it with stippling technique (brush is held upright and pressed mutliple times onto the base at 90* angle).

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4) Apply Calthan Brown using the same brush and technique but try to cover less space than before so that you will be able to see some Scorched Brown stains through Calthan Brown layer.

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5) Now it's time for Ryza Rust, once more same brush, technique and try to cover less space, but this time you may cross the border of Scroched Brown - it won't do much harm.

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6) And yet again: same brush, technique and try to cover less space but this time use Lugganath Orange. Be aware as this colour has less pigment than Calthan Brown or Ryza Rust. I'll recommend that you dry your brush with paint on it before stippling.

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7) This is the last layech of stippling: use Large Dry Brush and the stippling technique to apply Flayed One Flesh. After that just highlight some edges with Flayed One Flesh and the work is done.

The bases i used for this painting guide are just some flat bitz of plasticard so the effect is not the same with bases of my Miniatures. You will see the difference when painting pre-modelled bases with lots of bitz, uneven surface and rants painted black which will bring some contrast to the colour scheme in the end. Hope you find this tutorial helpful and interesting.

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Be sure to check out another part of this tutorial at: INFINITY CONCRETE BASES TUTORIAL part 1: Modelling

Remember:
Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)

Friday, June 5, 2015

GALLERY: MAY 2015

May was full of painting diversity. It started with small tasks. Single miniatures and army additions from all over the Game's spectrum, including Mordheim, Malifaux, Infinity and even self made Boxes produced by jenova7project filled the first half of the month. Most surprising comission was Kate Blanksheet and two other miniatures from Waste Knights Boardgame. A main comission appeared half way through May being an Imperial Knight which took around 24 hours to be completed. I have a regular job so am only able to paint after 7 pm. This way the Imperial Knight comission was distributed over time and lasted till the end of the month.

Imperial Knight (Warhammer 40,000) lvl 4,5

Kate Blanksheet (Waste Knights) lvl 3,5

Crates (Jenova7Project) lvl 2

Neverborn (Malifaux) lvl 3

Military Orders, Panoceania (Infinity) lvl 3

Hired Swords (Mordheim) lvl 3

Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)
Regards,

COLOUR RECIPES: INFINITY NOMADS

 Here are some Colour Recipes for my Infinity Nomads.


RED:
Black Undercoat,
Mechrite Red (GW)
Wazdakka Red (GW)
Wzdakka Red + Skeleton Bone (AP)
Wzdakka Red + Skeleton Bone (AP) + White
White edging or lines in the middle,
Strong Tone Ink (AP)
Skeleton Bone + White edging or lines in the middle,
Red Tone Ink (AP)
Red Tone Ink (AP)
Eventually some lines once more (some places require this after 3 layers of wash),
 

BLACK/GREY outfits:
Black Undercoat,

Adeptus Battlegrey (GW)
Adeptus Battlegrey (GW) + Astronomican Grey (GW)
Astronomican Grey + Blue Horror (GW)
Astronomican Grey + Blue Horror + Skeleton Bone (AP)

Astronomican Grey + Blue Horror + Skeleton Bone + White
White edging or lines in the middle,
Dark Tone Ink (AP)
White edging or lines in the middle,


WEAPONS:
Astronomican Grey (GW)
Astronomican Grey + Skeleton Bone (AP)*
Astronomican Grey + Skeleton Bone (AP) + White*
*A lot of layers - like 10-15 in total,
A 50%/50% mix of Strong Tone Ink (AP) + Soft Tone Ink (AP)
Skeleton Bone + White edging or lines in the middle,


 You can also find Colour Recipe for the bases in Infinity Bases Tutorial

Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)

TUTORIAL: INFINITY CONCRETE BASES part 1: Modelling

Ever wanted to make some cool looking bases for your Infinity models? Here's a tutorial of how to do so :)

You will need:
*Round bases,
*Plastticard,
*Some SF bitz,
*Modelling Knife, File, Sculpting Tool and glue,

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1) Attach some bitz onto the bases using Super glue. You don't have to fit these bitz ideally, just place them so that they create a nice composition with the rest of the base.

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2) Now glue some small pieces of plasticard around the bitz. Try not to use too much glue as it may spill onto the edge of the base. If need be you may want to prepare plastticard pieces to ideally fit around bitz you've used.

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3) Use sharp modelling knife to delicatelly cut off all the excessive plasticard. Use the edge of the base to guide the knife's cutting edge.

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4) Here's how the effect of your work should look like:

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5) It is a good idea to further smooth the edges using knife so they will be easier to file later on.

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6) Now it is time to get rid of protruding bitz. The quickest way to do it is to use plastic cutters.

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7) Next step is to file the edges of both plastic bitz and plasticard.

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8) The work is almost at an end. The bases will look much better with some facture added to them. Use a sculpting tool or other similar object to carve some futuristic straight lines and bolt holes.

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9) You can easily add some battle damage. Just embed the modelling knife in the edge of the base and then pull it up to rend some plasticard chunks out of it.

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10) That is all - you've just made a SF, battle damaged base for yourself :)

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You

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Be sure to check out another part of this tutorial at: INFINITY CONCRETE BASES TUTORIAL part 2: Painting

Remember:
Steel for humans...
Silver for monsters...
Brush for miniatures ;)