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Anselneo's Heresy Death Guard

Pre-heresy Death Guard

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Hi All,

 

After being bitten by the Horus Heresy bug, I've decided to start a plog about my forays into pre-heresy shenanigans.  As the title says, I'm doing Death Guard since I've loved the background (although I dont know much of the lore, so I'm hoping the experts can point me in the right direction laugh.png ) .

 

I currently have no list, but will work something out soon and post them here smile.png

 

So without much ado, here's the first batch of in progress miniatures (from the BaC box). Please comment, since I'd like to improve.

 

The marines have a bit of a shine to them since I was experimenting with a semi glass varnish and an oil wash. They'll be toned down in the end.

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The praetor is done, but he's in the local GW store for a competition over the weekend, so I'll take better pictures when I get him back home smile.png

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I love what you have so far. It's always good seeing the glory of unpainted ceramite and jade. If I may make a comment: they don't look gloriously dirty yet. What oil paint(s) are you using? I know I need some different colours on mine but I've always felt Burnt Umber really sets the mood when it's applied correctly. Have a try making a Burnt Umber wash and selectively applying it to details and raised surfaces all across your models. The wash should be semi-opaque so that we can still see that lively ceramite underneath the grime.

What you have so far is great. They look like they've been walking in the mud for about a year.

Keep up the great work!

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Thanks Mehman, I did use burnt umber but I think i got the mix/thinner wrong, it looks days to dry lol. So i'm going to mess around with some different solvents and then get back to these :)



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Did you use Seraphim Sepia before you sealed the model with gloss varnish for the oil paint? There's something about that specific GW wash that merges well with Burnt Umber. I guess they're close to the same colour.

 

Looking more closely at your models because I'm on an actual computer, I like the streaking you've done. I don't know what you've done in your experiment but I coat my model in thinner before I do the pin point and line wash/shading/griminess. If you have sufficient thinner on the model before you apply the oil wash, you should only have to just touch the tip of your brush to the model. The capillary action will see it really get into those crevices.

 

Another thing- it shouldn't take more than a day for the oil to feel dry to the touch. Try this: get some paint onto a paper towel and let it sit there for 10-15 minutes so that the medium that was in the tube separates from the paint. That's usually the culprit when it comes to the oil paint not drying. There are some great videos on YouTube about working with oils but many of them are not for 30/40k.


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Nice work on that Praetor. Personally id add a colour to the bolters as they look a bit bland otherwise it all looks good. I look forward to seeing them 100% finished and based.



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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback and I'm going to try them over the weekend :)



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whoop whoop, nice to see anouther death guard brother!!!

 

nice clean work mate, looking forward to seeing more rolleyes.gif


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An update. First 4 of the tactical squad nearing completion. I need to give them a satin varnish and I'm done with these, 26 to go.

@Mehman, you tip with the oil wash did the trick, so a big thank you to you  biggrin.png

 

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And the praetor from the box.

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C&C welcome :)



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Hi everyone,

 

First things off, a happy new year and wishing you all a good hobby year smile.png

 

I've been busy with a few vehicles to go with the death guard and testing out some weathering techniques.

So first off.. an in-progress Drop Pod.

 

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A completed Predator Infernus (converted from a Baal Predator).

 

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Let me know what you think smile.png

 



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And the droppod is done.

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Looking great Anselmeo - love the weathering and the tone of the green. Top notch!

 

The yellow inners for the door liners look great too - just spotted that!


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Looks great, Ansel. Your weathering particularly is top notch.

 

About the Flamestorm Predator - is it me or does the greenon the armour panels of the hull look slightly brihter than the green you used for the sponsons? :tu:

 

Moar?



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@Augustus, It is. I was testing out the green on the hull but didnt like it too much. From now on, you'll see the darker green more often cool.png



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Awesome! I like the darker green the most. Looking forward to what you come up with next, my friend!



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Finished my vow for Loyalty & treachery

Legion Champion

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Master of Signals

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Your Death Guard look great man, I love the Master of Signals!

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Hope you're rocking chemical fire with that predator infernus! laugh.png

 

I love the silver faceplates. Makes them look so sinister.



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Is that backpack a conversion, you loyalist scum? :P

 

Looking good as always, Ansel. :tu:



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Hey Augustus,

 

Nope. It came straight out the blisterpack :)



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what was your weathering technique for the drop pod?



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Hi Eldrick,

 

Its a combination of oil washes, sponging and weathering powders. Let me know if you need detailed step by steps :)



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Great weathering on the pod, love the shade of green you're using too!



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Great looking minis, I love the predator happy.png 

especially the weathering, its spot on

Hi Eldrick,

 

Its a combination of oil washes, sponging and weathering powders. Let me know if you need detailed step by steps smile.png

 

What sort of sponge did you use?

because I tend to mess that up, it ends up a mess 


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Looking great! Just the right amount of weathering!
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@ Brother Logan12, I use the battlefoam sponge which comes in the GW cases. The trick is to sort of use it like a dry brush. You pick up some paint and then tab it on a flat surface/tissue paper to spread out the paint and remove any access, then go around the edges. It starts of subtle but then you can add more.

 

Trick is to stop when you then it's just right and you get the feeling that a little more will be enough (stop then !! ).

 

Hope this helps.