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Hello all. I am new to the site as you can see by my post count. I am also fairly new to the hobby. I have been painting for just under 2 years and have only played a couple of small games. My wife bought me the 5 ultramines starter painting kit for Xmas to help me find a new hobby to crack my warcraft addiction. Little did she know what she had started. Having had a go at a few ultramarines I got hold of DV. I thought I would share my progress. I am very much still learning and settling into my style. You'll notice various attempts at robes and power swords.
 
These are my first attempts from the DV box
 
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ICs With something a bit bigger

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Edited by JJD, 21 June 2014 - 08:12 PM.

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Everything looks great!

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I'm impressed, especially with the Deathwing Terminators it can be hard to make them not look like either Apocrathary Termies or Christmaswing, so great job with that.

I like the highlighting on the Tacticals, it's enough to be noticeable at a distance but not overblown.

 

Finally I think you did a good job with the flesh, that's always the thing that messes me up the most, I can just never seem to paint flesh without having it be super thick or so thin I have to paint on 12 coats, which of course leads it to being overly thick. Overall a great job.



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Welcome on board!

 

Those are your first painted models? Holy Moly!


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Thanks for the comments. A friend donated some more DV tact squads to help grow my army. These are my 1st attempts at minor conversions. I
 
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Edited by JJD, 21 June 2014 - 08:15 PM.

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Not Quite my 1st I painted a tact squad and a terminator squad of Ultras before DV gave me my true calling



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This is the last image but I though it would show the progress
 
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You can also see the origional robes on the DV Sgt that i repainted.

Edited by JJD, 21 June 2014 - 08:18 PM.

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Holy poopsicles batman just a few squads in and your models look this good? life really isnt fair sometimes... In all seriousness great look models brother! The Deathwing are exceptional. Keep up the good work, and dont forget to take a group shot of all your work once you have an army's worth of models.


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Despite my most recent painting project converting my study into a nursery I finally finished these guys. The lighting isnt the best and loses some of the more subtle highlights but I'm very happy

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Edited by JJD, 21 June 2014 - 08:16 PM.

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I don't know how much time I will get for painting but I still have my 2nd set of deathwing and ravenwing from DV along side the left overs from my DWK and a RW upgrade spruce so I'm going to search for inspiration.

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I will admit I'm jealous, really pinch.gif . These look great! Keep up the great work. 



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WOW....you are a natural.  That is very impressive.  Keep it up



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Very well done! I insist your next investment is in a pin vice so you can drill out those barrels.



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EPK your not the first person to say that. Ill have to make the effort to get one.

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JJD, all your posted material is looking very nice! Awesome to see someone kick the Warcrack habit in favor of plasticrack! It's a lot more fun and has more custom options. :D
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Yay I swapped one addiction for another.
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Great start! I'd grab and mix in a box of the new tacticals just to break up the obvious DV look, but otherwise carry on.



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Great job! Finally getting back to painting my DA. I love your highlighting, thats been my biggest stumbling block (highlighting power armour). Going to do some this week and conquer that fear.



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JJD, that is some serious talent there. Extremely crisp work. I have two comments for improvements.

 

1. Drill out the stormbolters of the Deathwing squad

 

2. Your troops need a transport so please give them an APC or a tank and enter the tank in to the Currus Belli contest!!whistlingW.gif

 

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My painting has come to something of a crashing halt since my little girl was born but I finally have 2 more Ravenwing finished to add to the squad. Im quite happy with the conversions considering my very limited bits box. Im not really as happy with the black armour highlights as I am with the bone white but Im still learning. I have a final Ravenwing squad member to convert along with a command squad and Land Raider Crusader but at the current rate 7th will be out before I get them finished. gallery_74577_9223_727285.jpg

Edited by JJD, 23 January 2014 - 12:48 PM.

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Firstly congratulations on being a Daddy, I'm impressed you've found any time to paint!

 

Secondly, the bikes look good. Black can be a surprisingly hard colour to highlight well. I try to use a very dark grey thinned suitably for the first highlight and then a mid-grey for the starkest highlight. The trick with the second highlight is to thin it again so that there is enough pigment to lighten the existing highlight, but not so much that it forms a strong grey line.

 

Another thing I've found with the darker colour (first highlight) is to pick one which either has an element of brown or blue in it, depending upon the colour you're looking for. That actually provides a bit of depth to the miniature, suggesting colour to the monochrome. I would still pick a neutral grey for the second highlight though.

 

You'll have to forgive my lack of familiarity with the new paints, but you could try Dryad Bark followed by Dawnstone (perhaps - it's hard to say when you don't have them in front of you).

 

The other thing to do is wash the black parts of the model with black after you've completed the highlights to darken them down a touch. The result should be a noticeable, but not garish highlight. Don't forget you can also tidy up highlight lines that are too thick with abbadon black.


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As this is my first vehicle I decided to go all out and paint the interior. I went for a light colour to hopefully make it easier to see through the hatches. Now to work out how best to build and paint the rest of the tank.

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Excellent work, as ever. I ma most impressed by the black-lining which really makes things pop. It's a very clean style. The work on the lenses is first rate too.


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Finally after months of doing a bit here a bit there I have a finished land raider. I had a bit of a disaster as I painter the sponson’s separately and as I was adding the left one it snapped on the hurricane bolter axis argh. I tried to save it but it has set ever so slightly wonky. It was literally the last step. So this image is taken from its best angle hiding its wonky side. The ramp is magnetised to see the paint job inside.

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Edited by JJD, 19 April 2014 - 06:18 PM.

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Didn't realise how out of focus that picture is. I will have to take another when I get chance. Next is a command squad with banner. Let's see how long I take this time




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