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15 hours ago, il_direttore_sgravato_skiz said:

very good work! i really love this alternative scheme, i was looking for an alternative color scheme for my new fyreslayer army, can you give me more info about the process used to obtain it? thank you in advance

Sure. It's mostly about speed with these and if I were to do it again I'd do a few things differently to reflect that (I'll give you my improved ideas instead of what I actually did).

1. Skin

Get a good basecoat of white (corax white undercoat or what have you). I didn't get great coverage so I had to paint the skin rakarth flesh then shade it a bit wasting lots of time.

Shade the skin with diluted (with a medium rather than water) rakarth flesh. Should provide the all the colours you need for tabletop on the skin. (You can choose your own skin tone ofc, I just didn't want the tanned look from more fleshy tones).

2. Hair and beards

Use guillaman blue glaze on hair and beards. Use a different shade near the roots (I chose purple, red or green would also work and give very different feels). Dryrbrush very light blue and then white near the tops.

3. Bronze 

Use dilute dark green blue (like incubi darkness) to paint all the areas you want to be bronze. Then overbrush light copper or bronze (I used sycorax bronze) on those areas. You want some of the blue to show through but not a lot. Shade the areas after with the likes of agrax.

4. Iron/steel

If steel paint bright silver and then wash with dilute black wash. If iron paint darker metal and wash with brown or black (depending on your desired end look).

5. Cloth

I'm prob doing light purple. Pink also works. So would dark blue, leathery brown or green. This is a secondary accent colour and frankly nearly any colour would work.

6. Runes

Gold and then a red wash is my recommendation. Anything else is lots of work for tabletop.

 

Annnd that's about it! I've done steps 1 - 3 so far and then based. Got 4 to 6 to go.

Then there's all sorts of little improvements I can make before the next time I want to use these guys. Highlights would be in order on the skin, cloth, runes and metallics for instance!

 

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21 hours ago, il_direttore_sgravato_skiz said:

thank you very much for your super fast and detailed answer, and especially for the improvements suggested, cause im super slow painter so tips and tricks for a tabletop result is cheese, i owe you a beer :D

No problem! Hope it helps you get a force done up fast.

I'll be done with these to good tabletop standard this week so it will have been maybe 2 weeks for 30 which is a good rate. Mostly evening painting as I don't really have time until then. I'd say maybe 30 to 40 hours.

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Got em done, just on time for tomorrow. They are pretty decent standard actually. Not just tabletop - my version of it I suppose - but high tabletop.

They just need some metal highlights.

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The scheme looks really effective.  It’s good to see fyreslayers can be painted in cool colours and still look great.

 

Also thanks for posting the instructions. Your pale skin wash was something that I never considered!

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I entered my Beastclaw raider army into armies on parade and got a silver :

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October was a pretty good hobby month! 

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I started painting my Lord Aquilor as he'd lain about undercoated in parts for too long.

I took my sweet time to start with then realised I wasn't doing it for contests or display (not by design anyway) so sped up in the end and rushed out a finish. This is often how I like to paint things when I've no goal when I start painting. I enjoy the flow of paint, taking my time and then I get bored and want to move onto a new model!

Anyway here he is:

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Just found out Steelhearts warband won best painted at my local GWs recent  tournament. How nice!

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Okay I'm looking for feedback here if anyone has any on my next project - The Sepulchral Guard.

My goal - a dull kind of 'rainbow skeleton' look. Glowing eyes are a huge uncertainty for me just now. So is the base (also unfinished). The bones I like. The cloth colour I think I'll keep. The metals - my flavour of the month. I like the rusty copper bronze (this recipe has a tweak I like).

So what do folks think of the eyes and base?

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Hey turragor, very nice job with that vulkites. Can you post a picture of a model from 1-2 inches away please? 

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On 11/12/2017 at 12:56 AM, Erdemo86 said:

Hey turragor, very nice job with that vulkites. Can you post a picture of a model from 1-2 inches away please? 

Sure:

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They're still not "done" in my eyes but I don't feel I need to do more - not really. 

They are just for tabletop.

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3 hours ago, Turragor said:

They're still not "done" in my eyes but I don't feel I need to do more - not really. 

They are just for tabletop.

Yeah, thank you. Im searching for a way to paint my 30 vulkites fast. And i think thats the way to go. I will only change the goldparts to retributor armor and violet to kantor blue. Did you used any wash for that rakarth flesh? 

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I've had trouble doing glowing eyes for tabletop in the past, trying two different methods. 

Any tips from your skeleton?

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1 hour ago, Erdemo86 said:

Yeah, thank you. Im searching for a way to paint my 30 vulkites fast. And i think thats the way to go. I will only change the goldparts to retributor armor and violet to kantor blue. Did you used any wash for that rakarth flesh? 

Kantor would look nicer than the violet for the cloth actually. Would strengthen the theme.

Wash for rakarth I wouldn't really recommend - better to wash rakarth itself over the white basecoat.

It was lahmia medium, then reikland fleshshade with drops of druchii, drakenhof and carroburg shades.

28 minutes ago, tolstedt said:

I've had trouble doing glowing eyes for tabletop in the past, trying two different methods. 

Any tips from your skeleton?

I'm painting a good few layers of white in the sockets to get the strength of the glow there. Then it's glazing the light blue round the sockets and then glaze a bit of a darker blue towards that light blue. What you end up with is a glow that can't possible 'be' (the light from the eyes wouldn't hit the skull forehead for instance) but it works at a glance better than a realistic glow for a source that small.

/Edit - bonus tip. Where it's impossible (or there's not enough space) to glaze effectively, I'm tending to glaze a stronger light blue immediately. Like my last two (which are models with obstructions that can also get a bit of a glaze - hood and coronet respectively):

 

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Forgot about this guy! Single eye with skull I tried to paint 'hollow' (failed pretty much). There's just the champion and warden left now.

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Your Beastclaw look great! I love the way your Cats look, cool colors.

The Vulkite color scheme you used is so sick and unique!

Shadespire Stormcast are amazing!

I love the purple on the Sepulchral Guard!

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I think those are some of my favourite Stormcasts out there, great job 

The Skellies too really stand out, it's good to see bright colours on them as everything I was thinking will be dark, the colours really work well

Again great job @Turragor

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