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Argh, real life! damn you for getting in the way too much! :)

Well, here is the first part of my obligation for getting my pledge done. I recently started getting a Space Wolves force together (I was soooo tired of painting Black Templars) and had been playing around with a 'quick fire' method for getting the minis done. While these won't be winning me any Golden Demon awards any time soon, I feel having a decent looking paint job on a completed army is more satisfying than a top notch paint job on only 1/3 of an army.

Started with a spray undercoat of Army Painter Wolf Grey...

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...then washed (generously) with Devlan Mud. Did anyone here try out the method that was in the WD SW issue back when these came out? I did, and the results sucked! Thinned down scorched brown did NOT look like any of the pictures in WD did lol!

Anyhoo, I have blocked in the armor plates with Vallejo blue grey:

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Butt shot:

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I know it doesn't look like much yet, but soon, they should all be looking similar to my 'test' wolf I painted using this method:

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More to come shortly!
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Wow I really really like that grey you have there on the test model.
If you have any time ( I know real life is a pain in the arse) I would love to read a tutorial or maybe a list of paints you used.
Oh on the topic of washing with Scorched Brown....
I use a similar method for painting my Carcharodons but you have to really thin the paint.
Almost to the point that it looks like dirty water.
If I know WD and their cryptic painting guides, if you follow it exactly you will not get the same results!

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they're lovely and I have to trial the AP Wolf Grey, looks pretty much equal to Adeptus Battlegrey except much cheaper and a spray :)

how long did it take for you to do the first 5 guys and how many guys are you doing?

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they're lovely and I have to trial the AP Wolf Grey, looks pretty much equal to Adeptus Battlegrey except much cheaper and a spray :lol:

how long did it take for you to do the first 5 guys and how many guys are you doing?


Thanks both!

I'll be putting up a tutorial once my pledge is done, so watch this space :D

I can't sing the praise enough for the Army Painter spray. It's not cheap, but it is outstanding. I recommend it!!

Well, for my pledge i'm only doing 5 guys, and collectively to this point here I would say about 2 hours have been spent. After this stage everything else really doesn't take long. In theory I could get a squad of 5 done in an evening. Studying, working, fatherhood and laundry keep interrupting my equilibrium though haha! :P
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They look good.
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I don't like blue space wolf but I like the way you paint blue :)


good job
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I don't like blue space wolf but I like the way you paint blue :tu:


good job


Thanks Sam. They do look more grey in real life, but obviously the blue comes out more in the photography. I toiled for a while on what 'shade of grey' to do the wolves, and while I do like dark grey, that's more of a pre-heresy look I feel. (also, one scheme I tried looked almost as if I had highlighted the bare plastic!) My purpose for this scheme was to get a force painted and on the table relatively quickly.
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Can you tell me how you did the skin? Looks awesome, keep up the good work!
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Can you tell me how you did the skin? Looks awesome, keep up the good work!


Thanks Stryke! :Elite:

The skin is painfully, and I mean painfully simple...

Basecoat tallarn flesh
Wash with Ogryn flesh, let dry
wash with Gryphonne Sepia, let dry
wash mouth and eye sockets with Devlan mud.

Thats it! -_-
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This may sound mad haha but as a poor man I've not been able to get the new washes - what would you suggest I use instead (I have the old inks but Flesh Wash is wayy too dark).

Thanks - and as always they're looking lovely :) (I'll have pics on me own up this evening)

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You could always maybe try a wash of thinned Scorched Brown over Tallarn Flesh maybe? I used to basecoat flesh in a chestnut brown, then add Bleached bone to that and gradually highlighted, but that was when I had lots of spare time for hobbies lol!
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I'll try that - thanks brother - keep up with the LPC business :lol:

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2nd update post (thus satisfying another part of the pledge requirements)

Started doing the highlights on my Wolf boys. I am doing simple, hard line highlights, again, in the interests of getting painted troops on the table and not having them sitting half done on a shelf <_<

It may be simple, and it may be too much of a unsubtle clash for some, but I think it actually makes the figures pop quite nicely.

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Butt shot:
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I hope to get the other 3 highlighted tonight. Then the hard part is over! I'm still undecided as to what designation to have on the shoulder pad. While I like the Russ icon, I think it's too overdone...

By the way, is anyone has any good recipes for blondish hair, please let me know!

Also, am I the only one that thinks that some of the hairstyles on the SW heads are truly ludicrous?
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Really looks good. Keep it going.
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Really looks good. Keep it going.


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Thank you, good sir!
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looking good dude, very good if thats your speed painting. absolutely agree about the SW heads, whats with the guy with really tall hair on one side and a skin head on the other, not even a crazy blood claw would rock a haircut like that!!!!! can't wait to see more of those wolves. might "borrow" your recipie if you dont mind. cheers, geek

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By the way, is anyone has any good recipes for blondish hair, please let me know!


my own recipe for blond goes with Iyanden Darksun (flat layer) then a flat layer of Blazing Orange, highlight with Badmoon Yellow and then further highlight with Bleached Bone/Iyanden Darksun mix.

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Love your highlights! Very nicely done.
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These space wolves are looking impressive.

I have a 2k force just sat in my glass cabinet begging to be painted.

I've actually just ordered the wolf grey spray and Grey blue paints.

What did you do for the highlights?

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Thanks all!

@Geek - absolutely help yourself to the recipe mate!

@Crimson Fury - The highlights were just lines of Space Wolves Grey over the base coat. Thinking about it, I can't believe I didn't put that in the post... durp! :)
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You missed a mould line on the power axe. They still look good.
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You missed a mould line on the power axe. They still look good.


Offending line hath been removed! (thanks!) :lol:
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