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Additions/alterations: Imperial Fists


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Right then. To give my nascent force some real teeth and roundness, and show an indication of how Court Jester's yellow recipe has impacted my life, I present the following:

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They are 2 sergeants, 2 heavy weapons troopers, 3 bolter chaps, two plasma gunners, a rhino and a phalanx of dreadnoughts. Amongst them are assorted conversions, assorted magnets, and assorted rubbish era-gone-by paintjobs.

Now before you all go "what the hell is that peachy pastel rubbish colour doing on a marine?", just understand that yellow ink, like the Emperor himself, works in mysterious ways....

So in time honoured fashion I encourage you to perform those most important of functions facilitated by this board; Brothers, exhort me to continue, sprinkle C and C in a liberal fashion and leave me in no doubt of the fate that awaits those unfortunates who start a thread like this but never update

Edited by AlexCrute, 13 December 2012 - 08:36 PM.

Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
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Shadow Nugz

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I like the dreadnoughts and if all the marines and the rhino turn out the same as they did this will indeed be a very respectable force.

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Those yellows are very well done, and the method is ingenious. I just started an IF force and found the dipping thread on em - looks like I may have to rethink my process.

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Well, you'll be pleased to know I haven't been sleeping. I have in fact been painting.

Proof:
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Bonus proof:
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So, with local nemesis showing up for a game on Friday, will these be done in time to join battle, or will my 2 month old succeed in distracting me with vomit and cuteness? The fate of a dodgy map campaign hangs in the balance!

Stay tuned for the next episode of Real Life vs Fistblog....
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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Harkainos

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Fantastic!!! Keep em coming. You should consider creating the tutorial. Considering jester's links/pics don't work.

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i love the yellow its sorta a golden yello and actually exactly the same colour as Harkainos' avatar!! just a little less orange


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I like the solid yellows you have there and I might have to borrow your idea in regards to batch painting marine pieces.

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I really am still alive, see?

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I dunno if I'm game to admit it, but I think my photos make my models look better than they are. Anti-cliche!
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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Do they look canary? Or more a 'burnt yellow'? If you think the pics look different than the actual models, I'd like to know before I adopt the painting method.

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The colours show up pretty much spot on in the photos. That's what they look like, what I meant is that my painting doesn't look that neat in real life.

Not sure if that's good or bad?

They're not canary, it's quite a strong deep yellow. Rich and golden, but bright. Well you can see the photos I spose.

Anyway, you requested a tutorial, I will outline my method:
Spray white undercoat (important!)
Paint/spray my thinned peachy mix on*.
Thinned pure skull white highlight - you want milk consistency, and 2 passes with the same white mix give 2 levels of highlight - one narrower line one over the top of a wider highlight. The top highlight is almost completely opaque white.
Yellow ink bath (well, almost, paint it on everywhere). My yellow ink is 50/50 water with a touch of fiery orange, but that was more experiment than anything, not really necessary.
Undiluted brown ink blacklining - thinning this makes it suck really bad. Undiluted is important.
Chainmail bits.
Black ink over chainmail bits - with chainmail drybrush to rescue where black ink goes on too strong.
Black bolter nd shoulderpad trim.
Adeptus battlegrey highlight on black.
Knarloc green details (eyes, wreaths). Green ink over this (not on eyes yet, too scared. Might get around to it).
Mechrite red on any wingy-looking bits and chest eagles, assorted lenses, purity seals. Thinned mechrite red hardly even needs a highlight at all.
Khemri brown leather bits and base for paper and bone bits.
Brown ink blacklining on leather and paper, but not on bone.
Bleached bone on bone and paper bits.
Skull white highlight on bone and paper, maybe.

*This was mixed by hand with subsequent batches mixed up by eye - not terribly precise, but something like 4 parts skull white to 1 part fiery orange

Cripes that tutorial looks longer than it feels. Maybe that's why I am so slow :D

Dunno what I am gonna do for the plasma coil. Anybody got an easy recipe for that?
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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They're beautiful and clean.

Stunning work.

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MY personal method for plasma coils is to paint them with 2 parts goblin green 1 part shull white, wash in dark green ink and highlight in scorpion green with the odd extreme faint skull white highlight.



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Losses: 2
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Looking forward to seeing these done specially the dreads mmmmmmmmmm dreads

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i think the rhino's going to look awesome...

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Well here we are, these guys are pretty much done.

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and the back
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Only basing to go, unless anyone sees anything that needs doing?
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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The only thing I can think of at a cursory glance is that it appears that some yellow ink or paint has gotten onto a few knee joints and it only really shows because they are metal. It may just be reflected light though.

Otherwise, very clean marines. I like them.

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With how dirty the somke stacks are on the rhino, the silver parts look too clean, i'd add a little more dirtyness to them to tie the 2 together more.



5th Ed Stats:
Wins: 22
Losses: 2
Draws: 1

Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!

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Progress report:

Have started the peachy-puke colour on 4 more marines, (including multimelta, plasma gun, a bolter dude and a sergeant who has 7 or 8 arm options) and have done the yellow on a dreadnought's body.

I think I'll finish the dreadnought before the marines cos that will round out my Hall of Honour collection to a neat 1000 pts.

Huzzah! Cookie for me!

Pics to follow.
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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Right then, a teaser.

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Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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How long does it take you to blackline the models?
Do you simply 'wash' them with the undiluted brown ink?
What if you did that first, then painted the peach color to the line?

I must say, that yellow is astonishing.

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superb fists there!

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It's not often i post, but . . . . . Wow, these are really good. i've been trying to find a way to paint an IF army for years without success!!

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Those look great.. I too have the same problem(its not really a problem i guess ;) ) of my pictures making my models look better.

cheers,

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Thanks for the kind words folks. ;)

@ Harkainos - Blacklining (I suppose I should call it brownlining) is done with the fine detail brush, carefully placing the undiluted ink in the corners/cracks/whatever. I have heard of others blacklining by starting from black undercoat then painting basecoat up to the line, but frankly that's too difficult on marines where hard crisp lines are important. It might be easy to do on cloth-based of flesh-based models like guard or orks, but I've found that marine models reward fanatical neatness.

Absolutely do not wash the brown/black ink on! That will make you (and me) cry!

@ Shrewsgod - yeah I know what it's like, it only took me 10 years to find this recipe :)
Grimdarkilitude: an evolving term and its definition
  • Discriminating taste in bits and kits
  • Conversions kept strictly to theme, not for conversions sake
  • Thoughtful assembly and posing
  • Consistency of tone and quality maintained across entire force
  • Paint scheme/recipe selected to yield good results in light of hobbyist's skill level. Doing what works.
  • Special techniques (such as chipping, weathering, NMM, OSL, freehand, detailed bases etc) applied in support of general theme, not as a focus
  • Background referenced and honoured continually throughout modelling process
My workbench, My cabinet of honour

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:tu: well done on a great yellow!,
everytime i see some really good Imp Fists it nearly sways me over to paint a small army up.....
i better stop looking now :)

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