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Friday, June 26, 2015

WIP: NOCF Marines - Lenses, Purity Seals, OSL & Decals

Man were the lenses easy to paint! Good thing too, there were a lot. Paint white on the lens. Flood the area with Waywatcher Green Glaze. That's it...


You could take it further, but these were for gaming and we were asked to keep things simple so it is easy for whoever wins this army to paint up and add units to it ;)
The purity seals were next. there were only slightly less of those. They went fast too though...
Paper first with simple layering of Aged Bone, Polished Bone and Linen White. Then the text was added with a thinned down Rhinox Hide & Black Grey. I also used Wazdakka Red to add illuminated text in areas. Then the whole thing was washed with Sepia wash. The wax seals were done with a basecoat of Wazdakka Red and then a 1:1 highlight of Wazdakka Red & Kislev Flesh, then a final highlight of 1:1:1 Wazdakka Red & Kislev Flesh & Pallid Wych Flesh. Finally 3-5 glazes of Bloodletter made them pop. let each coat of glaze dry completely and keep them thin, don't let it pool or it will leave a white residue in the recesses.
Right now the red doesn't really read against the armour, but once it is weathered and shaded the wax will show as a very vibrant red against a very beaten and dinged crimson. Trust me ;)
Plasma OSL was next AND it was done without an airbrush so don't let all those fancy Youtube videos of OSL with an airbrush stop you from using this great effect!
Basecoat the wire on the sword and plasma coils with a few thin coats of Caledor Sky. Layer on a thin coat of Teclis Blue leaving some of the previous color showing. Now layer on some Baharroth Blue in an even smaller area. Repeat in an even smaller area with White Scar. Now glaze the entire area with a thinned layer of Guilliman Blue. Once that is dry do a second heavier glaze of Guilliman Blue in the recesses. When that is dry, drybrush some Teclis Blue around the area you want the glow to be. Take it slow and build it up. Finally, drybrush some White Scar in a smaller are leaving some of the blue from the previous drybrushing showing. Now you have a nice OSL without even needing an airbrush to do it :)
I also applied the decals to all the shoulder pads. I'll go over them with paint later, just using them as guides for my freehand really.

NOCF Charity raffle information (Go get some tickets):

The beneficiaries of this effort - Doctors Without Borders (DWB) - www.doctorswithoutborders.org  
You DO NOT have to be present at the NOVA Open to win, they will ship the armies to anywhere in the world in sturdy, custom-cut, KR Multicases! 
There are other armies/collections in the works for 40K, Halifax, and Flames of War. Tickets purchased for each of these other armies benefit a variety of other charities including Fischer House, and the Wounded Warrior Project.


NOCF blog  - novacf.blogspot.com
NOCF website  - novaopenfoundation.org

Models and supplies for the armies being painted are provided by the sponsors below:
Atlantis Games & Comics (USA) - http://www.atlantis-comics.com
KR Multicase (UK) - http://www.krmulticase.com
Element Games (UK) - http://elementgames.co.uk
Secret Weapon Miniatures (USA)- http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com

Next post: Armour, chipping and streaking. We are in the home stretch with these guys! Check out the blog roll, go buy some raffle tickets and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain :)

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous - the white on the helmets is exemplary!

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    1. Thanks, it was John's simple recipe :) Wait until you see it all chipped and beaten up!!!

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  2. For simple lenses they turned out really well.

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    1. Thanks, i really had to rein it in cause i wanted to add white reflections, dark glass and OSL o_O Its a sickness really.

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  3. Looking great, you can't really tell that painting the lenses was so quick :) Can't wait to see them all together

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    1. Thanks, when one of the other NOCF artists suggested it I was skeptical but holy crap its quick and easy and great or nice table to jobs and it wouldn't take very long to push it over to a display quality look!

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  4. I've been doing optics wrong all this time. Guh. I tend to swing back and forth between blue and green optics so this is good to know. I've already got the blue glaze on tap. :D

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    1. Yeah that was one hell of a nice table top painting hack from one of the other NOCF artists :) Just make sure you leave a bit of a line of dark color around the very edges when painting the white in before you glaze you that is has some contrast for the glaze to tint.

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    2. I've been layering it up with Caliban>Warpstone> a dab of white scar. I have to be so fine with it I get heart palpitations sometimes.

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    3. Yeah I certainly wouldn't use it for display minis but it looks soooo good for a quick job. Tricks like this almost makes me want to paint up an army and play again. Almost.

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    4. Heh. Standing offer out here in Markham. You want a game there's a pretty solid community out here. If you want to borrow my Guardsmen even and fight my Nids then that's also an option.

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    5. Thanks! I may take another stab at my dark angels at some point. I do like the beakies best :)

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  5. Keep it simple...Zab proceeds to continuously wow me. Well geez Zab :).

    Looks great as always..only a few months before I can see it in person!

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    1. I wish i could claim it as my idea, but at least i was able to execute it well :)

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  6. What a good idea for painting lenses. I never thought of doing that ever. Shows you what I know.
    A question though ... is the glaze medium essential for this technique to work? That's like making a glaze act as an even more efficient surfactant. Am i right? :)

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    1. Thanks, no the glaze medium isn't that big of a deal I mainly used it to get my white to flow smoothly, but if you used another nice light color like vellejo ivory that flows well when you thin it you can just apply the GW glaze over that when dry and it will work fine :)

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