Dee's Paint Filled Hellhole
Where the madness begins...
As I am not a techie I find maintaining this blog a pain in the arse and I don't like hassling my mate who kindly set this up in the first place to keep it running healthy! Therefore I have decided to move it to Blogger which is far more user friendly for techno-retards like myself :D
So i have set up a new blog which is located here
See you there
I have moved bedroom to a much larger bedroom and adjoining sitting room that has now been converted into a paint "studio/hellhole"
Thanks to my good mate Luke for the help moving all my crap today was greatly appreciated and needed.....would have taken me all week to have moved all this stuff on my lonesome!
Although I have not been posting I have been busy working on stuff and travelling to Salute 2013 in London. This year's Salute however made me think long and hard about "Competitive Painting" and why I do it, as a buddhist I the competitive nature of it produces ego and that is counter productive. I honestly enter comps and do not care if I win therefore it begs the question, why do I even bother entering? It seems totally futile or even counterproductive to my wellbeing as maybe there is some underlying ego pushing me to enter. Surely it is better for me to just paint for my own enjoyment/zen with egolessness? Think it will be a while before I come to a valid conclusion on this point. So apologies in advance to anyone I know personally that feels I become distant in the near future.
Anyway Salute also resulted in my being £210 poorer......but a Shadowsword and a Stormblade richer ..... BIG FOKKEN GUNZ!!! :)
On the modelling front there has been progress.
Started to paint the Dreadknight (personally dislike the model greatly, but the rules for it make me think I have to just deal with it and get one on the table)
I spruced up the bases for the Vendettas
And finally I converted a Puritan Ordo Malleus Inquisitor from the FW Huron mode, picked up for a fiver from a mate because of a slight miscast on one of the greaves....purity seal cover up is GO!
right I am all done
All the names are Biblical names, seemed sort of fitting, apart from Brother Maynard which is a homage to Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Inking has progressed on the armour
I have been asked on a forum to do a breakdown on how I do this armour so I thought I might as well copy paste it here also :)
1. Undercoat model black
2. Lay down silver gradient as follows, using zenithal highlighting.
a. airbrush very thinned MrHobby Super Metallics - Super Iron over the entire model from all angles
b. airbrush very thinned MrHobby Super Metallics - Super Titanium at a downward angle NEVER going past 90degrees
c. airbrush very thinned MrHobby Super Metallics - Super Fine Silver at a downward angle NEVER going past 45 degrees.
d. paint on with a brush on the very top edges MrHobby Super Metallics - Next Plate Silver on the areas that would really shine...I advise looking at pictures of chrome shapes to figure this out if you can't work that out in your head, its not a matter of just highlighting at the top edge, especially when there are spheres like the feet and shoulderpads.
3. Start adding shade using water down inks, this has to be done in very thin layers and built up, if you rush it you will get brushmarks and it will look cack. This part is very intuitive and I can't tell you where you should put colours or give you a step by step on this its a very organic process. However I used Daler and Rowney FW Acryllic Artist Inks for this, I made the following mixes, Yellow/sepia (2:1), Red/Yellow/Burnt Umber (2:2:1), Paynes Grey/Sepia (1:1), Paynes Grey, Purple, Black, Blue all of these are thinned down to about 1 part ink 6-8 parts water till they are totally translucent. The theory with this is to have not only a light/dark contrast on the model but also a cold/warm contrast to give more points of interest to the eye. There is this contrast on each armour plate but also there is the same contrast on the entire model, what I mean by this is the armour at the top of the model has a fair amout of warm colours (red, yellow, purple) in the shadows in the upper parts of the composite armour plates and not much cool colours (blue, green, paynes grey) where as the lower parts of the model have the reverse more cool than warm, therefore you not only get the contrast "locally" but you have it "globally".
4. Reapply the Next Plate Silver (for vallejo metallics air silver) to the parts you want to shine
If there is anything that might be unclear and you want me to specifically elaborate on just ask
In an attempt to practice some freehand before I commit brush to GD entries I painted an Inquisitor I picked up at Warhammer World on friday Solomon Lok converted with a Bloodletter hellblade to give one Inquisitor with Daemonblade....bish bash bosh
Thoroughly enjoyed and it pretty much painted itself
Had a trip up to Warhammer World on Friday to drop off the Nurgle Giant for the Demon Winners display and whilst I was up there I got a game in against a mate Dan Jones and mucho fun was had, I even managed to pick up one of my leman russes thinking it was my tape measure and though wait this doesn't feel right :D
But most importantly I picked up some goodies
Two rifleman dreads
Perfect little side project for keeping my painting eye in whilst I sculpt.
Just a few minor tweeks needed now around the maw and then it is ready. There was a brief conversation had with Pete about wrappings for the staff and thought given to colours however i couldn't get the feeling out the back of my head that wrappings just wouldn't look right on a shepherd's crook, sat drinking a brew and having a five min break at work and pow inspiration hit.....why not have tatty leper bandages on his hands. Also with added tentacle-age.
Have a cracking day
Still waiting for bits to turn up on for the dio so made more inroads into the great unclean one mark 2. Staff is almost done, just needs a few embleshments like skulls and general filth attached, was originally going to do a sculpted nurgle symbol but it made more sense for flayed skin nailed to a shepherd's crook, adds loads of gribble AND gives me a nice flat area for some freehand :)
Started to mock up the ground work before I can finish the final parts of the sculpting and then on to the best bit the painting!!
Just waiting for a few final bits and bobs to turn up in the post today or tomorrow and then off we go again :D
So I have hit a little speed bump on the toad dragon diorama and I have to wait for yet more bits to proceed with it, little frustrating as I just want to get on with it :(
In the fight against rot brought about from idleness I started working on another entry, maybe for Golden Demon, maybe just for shits and giggles, otherwise known as my personal collection.
I brought a cheap 2nd Great Unclean One for a Carnival of Chaos based conversion from a guys called stevie on some forums I used to frequent, he wanted to just give me the damn thing but I felt bad just taking a £100 model off him even if it have been chopped at a little and required stripping. so i paid him a nominal fee for ir £10-£20. Think it was well over 12 months ago maybe even 24........
So yesterday whilst i was bored I got the dremel out hollowed out his intestines and went about creating a toothy maw :D
the idea is to head towards this, I purchased the raw mohair for this about 12 months ago, it has been gathering dust on my shelf for that long