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Neon Necron

Using the technique I learned the other day, I painted a necron.

I wanted to use the high contrast to play about with some Object Source Lighting and this guy was not doing anything!

I wanted the balls on the mini to glow and so they would become the lightest areas. I dry brushed up through the colours as before just tried to focus on where the light would hit if parts were glowing.

I’m pleased with these results:

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Corpse Grinders – Necromunda

For a friend’s birthday, I bought them a Necromunda gang. They welfare the Corpse Grinder cult, and shall be used in a weeks time when there is a Necromunda Day at our house. All the gangs will be painted and as this friend isn’t a painter, they asked me to do so.

I agreed of course but when I asked about the colour scheme, they said I could pick. Here is the result:

I decided against adding blood splats because I wanted that pink to be seen by all.

My friend loves them!

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Alternative Pox Walkers!

I have recently painted up a bunch of gravewalker zombies that are going to be used as pox walkers. I had loads of fun painting them up and they didn’t take long to do either. I went for a green and grimy look, and did not need to do the bases as the client will finish them off to match other minis.

I love painting undead things, and these for right in!!

The only thing I might add is some slime here and there, just for extra nurgle grossness!

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Death Guard – a new technique!

I was recently asked to paint a bunch of Death Guard Marines for a client. They asked if Inwould be able to match some miniatures they had already done using a similar style.

It was neat because the original miniatures were done using loads of washes and technical paints rather than string acrylic colours. It was a lot of fun trying to match the colours and grime of the original minis while trying to add my own flair to them. Here they are:

I m so pleased with how they turned out, and would like to try those technique on other models to see how well it carries over.

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Coast Guard Inquisitor Warband!

I have finally finished the Coast Guard commission and I am so proud of the miniatures. I love the tank, and the Warband itself too.

The scheme was blues and gold/yellow and based on the coast guard, as explained in a previous post.

The coast guard symbol is about an inch and a half long, and I’m proud of these miniatures. The faves turned out well, the gold looks deep and the swords well blended.

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Freehand on the Tank.

One of my clients has recently retired from the Coast Guard, and has asked me to paint an Inquisitor and his retinue in Coast Guard colours. This group also need a super cool transport, which I have been working on this past week. He asked if it could be painted in the colours of the Coast Guard’s vehicles, with their symbol on the back. I was only too happy to oblige. It turned out to be quite the challenge. This is the symbol I worked from, and the car for reference too:

I wanted the symbol to look really cool, so decided the yellow would be a non metallic metal gold. First thing I did was sketch out the symbol where I wanted it on the tank in pencil

I then proceeded to add the gold, working up through the colours starting dark and then layering up yellows and browns until I had the effect I wanted.

I added the gems in the crown and tidied up the details.

The final part – which was the hardest – was adding the ‘Greek Key’ pattern over the top of the gold. This was particularly nerve-wracking, as if I had gone wrong, I would have had to start over again. I practiced the pattern first, then lightly drew it on in pencil. I then painted over it.

Lastly, I used bluetack to lift of the remaining pencil and the end result is what you see.

Now I just need to finish the rest of the tank!

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Sisters of Battle and a Couple of Marines

This is another commission I have recently worked on. As many know, I am not a huge fan of Sisters of Battle, but these ones weren’t too bad to work on. Perhaps because there were not too many of them.

I also worked on a Space Wolf Iron Priest, who I am really pleased with. I love putting snow on Space Wolf bases, as I feel this really adds to their look. I used contrast paint over silver on some parts to keep the shine, and even dug out some old yellow ink for some parts.

The apothecary also turned out well. I am still not a huge fan of painting white, as it can be tricky to get looking crisp. I used Ulthuan Grey to help achieve this in this case and I feel he turned out alright.

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Raven Guard – Part 4

The next instalment in the Raven Guard Army is a contemptor dreadnought. I thoroughly enjoy painting vehicles and ‘larger’ miniatures, to this guy was a real joy to paint. I am so pleased with how the edge highlights turned out, and how they contrast the darkness of the black.

I tried to add in green and red elements, they feature elsewhere in other units for the army and so would help tie him in with those. I like to think I have done a good job with this guy.

Here he is, ready to stomp the enemy in 30K battles!