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Friday, May 17, 2013

WIP: Dark Vengeance Chosen #2 Plus Meet Ms. K & Sar Zitani

Progress has been slow since laying down the colors with the air brush. Let's see where I'm at and why...

I completed the black areas, started a bit of gold and even finished the leather areas as you can see above and below.

Here is a decent close up of where the leather is at on the hilt of the aspiring champion's mace...
The highlights are all going to be really stark at this point. Why? Well, I'm doing a whole unit and I'm trying something new so I don't get bored or discouraged with the slow progress. I am going to paint every thing up to have a really strong highlights and then go in and wash/ glaze it all back down. That way I can feel like there is progress across the whole unit and the washes/ glazes will really be the tipping point (I was also maybe a little inspired by how James Wappel works on his stuff and this was a perfect excuse to try it out)!  

* A note on air brushing: It looks great and saves time up front with the base coat and highlights (though you really have to exaggerate those highlights more than normal, especially if you are going to do a wash on top of them). However, you lose time on the back end being super careful not to F-up that gorgeous air brushing with stray colors from the details!* 

I'm sure that will change for me with time and practice with masking and other techniques, but for now there is no significant time savings. Anyway, Y'arrrr...

Meet Ms. K: She speaks softly and carries big... axe, er gun -thingee! Keep yer hands off her box 'o treasure o_O
And a shot of those eyes and that sneer...

Avast! Meet Sar Zitani: He be a fancy boy, but don't cross swords with 'im!

 Sorry about the pirate talk.  I'm knocking those out pretty fast for the folks at the office. Maybe 2.5 - 3 hours each :P  Just something to keep me from giving up on all those damn Chosen and their freaking details on top of details on top of details.
~sigh~
Next post: The veil is ripped away as you get a shocking look at my current hobby related ADHD!!!! Guess what I've added to the blog rolls this week? More awesome blogs! Also, ieuan and Pawel, just a reminder to email me with your addresses so I can send you your prizes from the giveaway ;)  Questions, comments and critiques are encouraged as always and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain!

12 comments:

  1. So I reckon I missed it, what's with the pirates? Quite a far departure from your norm and they just pop up every now and again. They're awesome! I'm just a little confused...

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    1. We have a pirate ship in the office and we needed a crew to represent us! I spent some time finding minis that looked like my co-workers and I. It's also killing 2 birds with 1 stone. I wanted to expand my skills by painting things outside 40K which would force me to try new styles of painting. It's really helped me to avoid power armour burnout ;) So much detail on the Chosen, so very much detail...

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  2. Haha the detail fairy is chasing you round the detail tree! Keep at em man, I had a similar thing with fantasy plaguebearers, so much filling then so many colours, fickle chaos gods is what it is!

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    1. Yeah, its true. Freakin' chaos! I would be looking forward to the Space marine side of the Box set, but I opted for a split scheme O_o God willing silly putty and air brushing will help me out with that...

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  3. I'm not by any means a math-hammer list maker but chosen just never make it into my lists even if I take abbadon. Instead I started repainting Kairos Fateweaver :-D. the leather looks really good on the lads. I really enjoy the axegun girl too

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    1. Thanks! I have heard people are opting to spend the points on other units. The chosen were a bit of a meh entry. Actually, the whole choas codex was kind of lacking compared to other recent releases (said the guy who hasn't played a game in years).

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    2. They work well with Huron(if they have ranged weapons). With this setup they just can't stand to termies.

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    3. Oh don't tempt me! I've always wanted to do renegade army with marines from various chapters centered around Huron and his Red Corsairs.

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  4. those defo are on my to-get list, they look soo great and you realy are doing them justice. since there is no way for me to play 40k (no one even remotley close that would play it) I have an idea of making a chess set using some miniatures, and i think chosens would look great in there

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    1. Thanks, I haven't played in ages either. They are nice minis but so much detail it's really hard to keep going!

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  5. Keep going! They'll be great in the end. I like your pirates too. Where's Sar Zitanni from? He's got a really neat Roman look.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Sar Zitani is from Reaper. Most of the pirates are, with a few from ron and bones and then a few from freebooter or dark sword.

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