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Monday, December 17, 2012

Project Dark Angels: Basing.. both ways..


So last week was a complete mess with real life.. so much so that I really did not get much done on the painting front due to the mass of overtime that I had to touch upon.

Then there was this past weekend where my good buddy BuRock showed up for some birthday shenanigans.. and also for me to teach him a bit more on how to use the airbrush some more. Along with some of the other items kicking around my painting area. Including working on varnishing a wooden plinth, and doing a basing test with cork board. It was also the first time that either of us worked with Pigments, so it was quite interesting to see the results below..




You can also see the WIP of the varnish ( Used the Strong Army Painter Dip here actually! ) on the wood plinth. I like it so far, but need to see if the top will also look the same or not. Now I can work on some more mini-dioramas and create a few of my Bust Plinths as well for the Massive Voodoo painting competition coming up ( Deadline Feb 15th now.. thankfully! ).

After a night of drinking and laughing over how poorly we all do different accents... the idea of getting more of my things painted versus some of my clients. Considering the large post I did a while back showing what my collection looks like, and what is unpainted. And also the fact that non of it has moved since taking that photo!

With this in mind, we decided that Sunday was going to be Production line painting day. So with a bit of a hangover, and some local pocas for breakfast/lunch/snack, we dove into the Dark Angels from the Dark Vengeance box set, and the regular marines from the Assault on Black Reach box set. Giving me 30 marines.

Over a few hours we got the above 30 marines assembled, primed, and bases finished. I doubt I will get much more done on these guys this week as I need to finish up my Kingdom Death model for WAMP's contest. So most of my time will be spent on that, but as soon as that is finished, I might continue on with these guys a bit more just to test out a bit more Marine techniques and highlighting. So far I am having fun with them, although I know that my color scheme in mind for them are probably not the most accurate for this chapter. Thankfully, they are for me, so I just have to be happy with them right?

Some more shots of them, and a bit more close up...




The green is a bit brighter here due to the lights and auto-balance on the photos, but I will tone it down a bit more making them a lot darker. Expect lots of dark reds to be applied as well as some NMM sections potentially ;)

Let's see what the week brings me this time around though :)

16 comments:

  1. Hola Amigo
    Buena colecion de marines,buenas las peanas,atento te sigo
    un saludo

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    1. Gracias JD.
      Tengo la esperanza de que puedo hacerlo bien en la sección basando ya que parece ser mi gran lugar para mejorar en estos días. No puedo hacer que se vea bien para salvar mi vida a veces. ¿Algún consejo? Aparte de lo que me llevo de su sitio cada vez que veo tus obras? :)
      ¡Salud

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  2. They are very nice. I like those makes the figures look more imposing

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    1. Thanks Brummie.. more imposing is cool.. though they can also be shot at easier since they are taller now :) Oh well.. such is life I guess!

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  3. Nice work you start Mr Lee I'll follow, beautiful bases
    Greetings

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    1. Thanks Capt LOL.. any advice on how to improve upon the bases?

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  4. I'm painting these guys up at the moment. Not really sure how to though. How do you and what colours do you use?

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    1. Am experimenting at the moment.. but have started with GW Base Caliban Green, and then a 50/50 of Caliban Green and GW Layer Warboss Green. Basically a dark green, with a lighter green mixed in for a highlight. Will do gun, and shoulder markings in Red. Shoulder pads in black, with the rim still green. More green for the top most parts still to be touched up. Khaki or Light cream for the chapter symbols, eagles, and other such pieces. Will see when I get to those parts.. most likely I will just wing it and go with what feels right! Good luck with your bunch Ray!

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    2. That's kinda what I did, dark green, then highlighted twice with lighter greens, they look ok, I think??? I don't know much about Dark Angels I'm afraid!!

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    3. The Dark Angels are heretics.

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  5. Nice work, I am trying to figure out the best method for me to mass paint mine.

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    1. I am not sure if I will stick with all 30 as a batch this time around. Am finding it a bit more difficult for marines than I would normal fantasy infantry. Will probably split them off into 10s once the main colors are put on ( green/red/black/cream ). Looking forward to seeing others results!

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  6. Oh dear, a bad head and painting, I am sure they don't mix. Looking forward to seeing how these come out.

    Ian

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    1. Indeed.. not the best combo, but was a good day all in all.. am also looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

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  7. Really nice bases, i would recomend using some kind of filler to soften transitions between cork layers. Does not take much extra time and it adds another level of detail to the base. However nice job anyways, another example of cork is a must have basing material;-)

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    1. Thanks Tryzna. Will give that a shot on the next batch. Not quite sure how it will turn out, so a couple more tests are in order. This was my first time using it for basing, and also first time using pigments, so am quite happy with the results even here so far! And yes, indeed. An example of why it should be in every modelers basing bitz box :)

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