I asked black matt what colors he thought would be best for making red pop. The colors we came up with were red gore, blood red,and blazing orange. It turns out i didnt really need the red gore because the base color was mechrite red with a heavy badab black wash, which was essentialy the same. I also picked up some baal red wash hoping to help blend in all the various reds. This is how i did it. After the mechrite red with the baal red wash,(or just use red gore) i painted all the areas where i thought light would hit with a watered down blood red. Then i did the edges where the blood red was with blazing orange. After that i used the baal red wash to make the colors look more "together" and after it dried i did finer higlights of blood red and the blazing orange, repeating the first two steps basically.
Using all these different reds really adds depth to the model.
Its about time i started working on my chaos again. Ive been playing necrons and have a whole fully painted army but ill save that for another time since this blog is dedicated to chaos. I learnde so many techniques and have made some cool looking models that some people have loved and hate, but i want to finish this army. I want them to collectively become something that i can be proud of and it wouldnt hurt to win a few "best painted"s here or there. So im starting from scratch. i want all my models to be of the same quality as the fig below. Ive learned that with painting red, orange is your best friend. It catches the eye, especially when on top of a dark red color. With this guy i used mechrite red with a badab black wash and blazing orange highlights. I think he came out suprisingly good. Of course when i paint the face it should come together
And my rhinos are going to be themed by each individual god. 4 rhinos, 4 gods. If anyone has checked out my blog a while back i talked about doing this. Its a chaos undivided army so it should work. To represent a god for each rhino. Im painting these goofy deamons on every one of them. It goes as follows:
Nurgle (painted by BCJ)
Tzeench (painted by me)
Slaanesh (painted by BCJ)
Khorne (i cant figure out how i want to paint this one. Maybe a skeleton or a bloodletter i dont know. Any ideas?)
An this is just an example of how im doing weathering and highlighting on the rhinos as well as painting the lenses on the top hatch. I dont want to miss any details!
Thats it for now, this is just the first part of my journey to making a top notch army.
First time sculpting faces and whole bodys for that matter. Think im getting a little better.I used alot of blending on the armour. Any tips as far as sculpting goes would be greatly appereciated, because this guy looks kind of rough. Its a good start! *Im also going to chang the backpack*
Hard to see from this angle but there are 3 hydra heads sculpted on
Ive been dying to do another primarch after reading the HH novel "Legion". The background for the Alpha Legion as well as Alpharius is just too good. So, after doing a little searching around the net i stumbled upon an interpretation of him made by James Craig. In my opinion his is the best representation of Alpharius ive seen. After some planning i knuckled up and began sculpting. This was my first time almost completely sculpting a model from greenstuff. It took about 2 weeks to do because i had to build layers for it to come out properly. Ithink i did ok on the face but i would like some feedback. Thats not the base im using and i have to add some stuff like the backpack to finish. I want a really nice resin base for this guy. Im gonna paint him first then worry about a base. I will keep updating him until hes done. Im using some extra greenstuff to stick him on to the base to take the picture.
Ive been trying a few new techniques lately. This guy consists of lucius' body, huron blackhearts arm, and a terminator combi melta hand. As well as a cool resin base. I would love to put a more intresting backpack on him but i just cant come up with anything!
I finally found my camera! Now back to the high quality pics. Anyway, about this guy. Hes 1.5 years in the making (with the right wings and head finally found thanks to the sanguinary guard set). I used all the painting techniques ive learned up to this point. It took me 2 weeks to paint(i worked on it every other day) and is by far my best painted model to date imo. Id appreciate any comments or tips to make the model better. I put alot of TLC in this and it is my favorite. I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking...