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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby stormboy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:09 pm



Here is a closer look at a few models.

I need to finish the basing so they all match the rocket launcher guy and I need to add decals. But all that will happen once I get 2 squads finished. Decals and basing are always better in batches...

And I see I forgot to retouch the face mask after the wash...
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby SRM » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:14 pm

Much better! I think I'd pick out the studs on the armor in a metallic color or white just for contrast, but they're looking good and ready for the tabletop.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby mace_ace » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:45 pm

Yeah Jack, I really like where these are going but in pictures at least, they look like they need more contrast. Maybe the contrast is more easily seen in person.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby stormboy » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:07 pm

I definitely need to figure out how to get more contrast on the armored bumps... Maybe metallics are a way to do that.



This is my Space Marine desktop. Lots of stuff on deck. Since I did most of the base colors at one time - all I eerie the detailing on the Recon and Assault squads. Fingers crossed for these guys to get finished this week.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby NobleSavage » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:12 am

I definitely need to figure out how to get more contrast on the armored bumps... Maybe metallics are a way to do that.


One possibility:

In addition to painting the bumps grey or metallic, you could also paint the raised ridges (shoulder pad edges, backpacks, "centurion" ridges on helmets.) and small armor areas/details (knees, elbow pads, etc) a very dark gray (Like Vallejo's Dark Green-Grey), which would add contrast with the black, but would still be muted and sneaky. I bet you could do the same thing with a deep, dark red, washed with a dark shade. That's the problem with all-black schemes, there's kinda no where "darker" to go from there.

In the end, hey, they're Raven Guard. An' Raven Guard gonna be dark!
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby Brutal Legend » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:58 am

Take a look at the way the studio painted Corvus Corax and approximate their technique.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby SRM » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:28 pm

Brutal Legend wrote:Take a look at the way the studio painted Corvus Corax and approximate their technique.

*Insert one of those old WD tutorials here where it shows a basecoat for step 1, a highlight for step 2, and an 'Eavy Metal quality model for step 3*
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby NobleSavage » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:35 pm

Brutal Legend wrote:
Take a look at the way the studio painted Corvus Corax and approximate their technique.

*Insert one of those old WD tutorials here where it shows a basecoat for step 1, a highlight for step 2, and an 'Eavy Metal quality model for step 3*


And then cut yourself, just a little, because you can never match even 'Eavy Metal's "quick n easy" method.

Although despair and self-loathing has fueled many of our greatest artists. So... that. :cry:
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby Brutal Legend » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:38 pm

I looked at a picture of Corvus and they use dark grey moving to light grey highlights.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby stormboy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:58 pm

The more I look at the highlighting, the more I realize I need another step to bring out the edge... but damn my hands shake and my edge highlight will get all weird...

But I will give it a go when I get the rest of the force up to a suitable standard.

More importantly... Corax is here!






Into the tub, Corvus.


Time for your bath!


Scrubby scrub scrub!


Now hurry up! Everyone is waiting!
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby mace_ace » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:19 pm

What's in the tub with Corax?
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby stormboy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:26 pm

mace_ace wrote:What's in the tub with Corax?


Just Corax and his display base.

A MKIII guy with a hole in his chest.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby mace_ace » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:55 pm

Ha, no I meant the washing substance.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby stormboy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:09 pm

First wash is just heaping loads of Dawn Dishsoap. Then if there is still a lot of residue, I will use Soft scrub.
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Re: Space Marine blog

Postby SRM » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:52 pm

Extreme edge highlights aren't hard - you just need to have your hands touching, it reduces the shake a lot. Use a lighter color than your highlight and a fine brush and you'll be good! If you have any fuckups you can just go back and cover them up with the regular highlight color. It seems intimidating at first but it's not really any harder than highlighting. You don't even need to do all the edges; just the corners and highest edges. You can see it pretty clearly on these Ultras of mine:
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And I'm stoked to see what you can do with Corax!
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