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Friday, February 07, 2014

WIP: Dark Vengeance Cultists - Basecoats & Highlights

What the hell?! 40k on my blog again?! Weird. Remember when I converted up the duplicate models in these guys way back in the sands of time? Me neither. Let's finally put some paint on them shall we...


I plan to use these guys as an exercise to learn more about air brushing and to try out a new "secret weapon" I recently got my hands on.
My gear.
My limited palette.
 I'm going to try and do a bunch of the colors with the airbrush to work on control and to see how far I can push it's fine detail work while only thinning with water. I have a new fine detail airbrush, but I really want to see how far I can push the Patriot with it's.03 nozzle. So here is how things look with no masking and just base colors sprayed on...
 Not bad. Will require some tidying up with a brush. Below you can see them mounted on some grey things next to the ones on paint pots. Those are called poly plugs. You can find them in various sizes in your local DIY store in the plumbing section. About a $1.50CAD each. Very handy for squads.
So, here is how they look after cleaning them up with the brush...
 Between the AB and the brush, I only spent about 1 hour getting this far! Yay me! Now I'll stay with the brush from here on out and move onto the highlights mixing only the colors in my limited palette to highlight up with.
 That took about 1.5 hours. The next step will be to use those "secret weapons" I was talking about to shade back down. I'm not just branching out my subject matter anymore, now I'm trying new tools and paints...
Oh... it's gonna be fun XD

Next post: We get a little shady before coming back into the light, also a little look at The Lady Inquisitor's hobby skills o_O What? You thought we share a hobby room to cuddle or something?! No. She's hardcore. So hit me up with any questions, comments or concerns and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the step by step walk through. My mate has an air brush set-up like your's and I'm so so tempted to walk down that path. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses and how amazing your secret weapon turns out!

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    1. It's not a scary as it seems. It does save time but has limitations too while you learn. The secret weapon washes are very interesting - not quite wash, not quite an ink...

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  2. Great start Zab... always nice to see such things ( even if it is 40k ;) ). Looking forward to the final result, and how much time in total it takes for you. though you could also hit the bases with the airbrush before going too far to get them finished up quickly also!

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    1. They are just gaming minis so I won't spend a ton of time on them, but I won;t mail it in either ;) I forgot to do the bases but I'll probably leave it until last so i can wash the colors up onto the minis and tie them into the bases.

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  3. Great start Zab ;)
    Looking forward the next step , Greetings .

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    1. Thanks captain! This is all just practice for when i break out the larges scale models like you do. I figure if I can get good at 32mm then 90mm+ should be a walking the park (or a complete failure)!

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  4. Nice. I've been playing with my airbrush a lot lately and finally getting somewhat decent. The biggest pain in my ass is clogging tips, drives me crazy!!! So far ive used badger minitaire and Vallejo, the brand doesn't seem to matter much just certain colors. I've found airbrushing terrain to be a great way to practice: i get stuff accomplished but I'm not too fussy about the results and it usually looks allright. Once I get my technique better and run out of terrain I'll go back to trying it on minis.

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    1. Yeah the clogging tip is a real problem especially once you try to get finer detail lines. I have to get some liquitex AB medium to help with viscosity. water does appear to have it's limits o_O I wish i had my airbrush when i was building all that city fight terrain several years ago - damn you hindsight, damn you to hell.

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  5. Good stuff man! Great control with the airbrush, I'm still terrified to take the plunge. Looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. DOOO IIIITTT! Start with terrain like Bush Craft says or the next set of vehicles you do like those great vids over at excommunicate traitoris. Join us, join us. join us...

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  6. Nice to see you doing great work on one of my fav W40K miniatures.

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    1. Thanks man. Cultists have been a weak area for me so it was time to get over it and paint 'em!

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