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Rise From Your Grave!

 

Yup, up to some mild Necromancy here since I've been painting a fair few non-40k models recently. I've finished a small unit of Meganobs to keep chipping away at the Ork pile of shame I own.

 

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After much agonizing over the loadout of these guys I eventually decided to kit them out with Killsaws. I also went for a Big Mek because for some reason I am seemingly collecting them in large numbers.
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I also went for a few group shots since they were small units I thought they would more or less stay in focus.
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Whoops, guess not. I also have news to report about Green Stuff World neon paints. They are loads of fun because of the contrast and they also glow in ultraviolet light so I instantly had bionic eyes that glow in the right conditions.
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glowy copy

 

I am not 100% happy with the photographs but I already scrapped a batch because they were so blurry. I'll have to try setting up a delay on my new phone's camera. I also need much better lighting. I might have to bite the bullet and get a photo booth.

 

As for my next project? I'm not sure, but I've got a bunch of Battlewagons glaring at them so I might start on them. I may also get sidetracked with a Culexus Assassin that I purchased on a whim recently. I am currently trying to decide whether I should get a Mega/Meka Dread before FW stop producing them. I missed out when they discontinued the Chaplain and Ironclad Dreads so the "maybe later" excuse I had is fading, though I don't know if I should buy a model like that at this current time.

 

I've also got a short video file of my Meganobs on a turntable, does anyone have a good idea on where to host a file like that?


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I really dig those meganobs. The UV paint is a cool trick, and the whole scheme just works. Dirty but with so many spots of bright colors, really nice.

 

I've also got a short video file of my Meganobs on a turntable, does anyone have a good idea on where to host a file like that?

 

Probably just youtube. I don't believe we have any hosting for videos here.


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Here's the current state of my Battlewagons. I spend quite a while painting the models in rust colours and then went over with chipping medium and my base colours. So far the chipping medium isn't doing that much. I'm going to paint my camo in place and the I'll start scrubbing again. If that doesn't work I've got sponge weathering as an option. I also plan to test oil washes on these Battlewagons.
 
 
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Using the Vallejo rust paint set through an airbrush has been fun. It's no longer visible on the hulls of the wagons but you can see it on the Deff Rollas. Once I've attacked this with washes, dry pigments and the odd metal highlight they shouls be a bit more interesting to look at.


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Looking good! Did you just follow the step-by-step instructions included with the set, or some other tutorial? You've got me considering picking the set up.


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I tried following the instructions to start with, but it quickly devolved into me spraying random patterns. One thing I have learned for my own personal models is to keep the rust a bit darker since there's not much contrast with my sand/ochre colour when I went for the orange highlights to the rust.

 

The instructions in the set are handy and I also watched this video for weathering ideas: https://www.youtube....h?v=t5BQfrDYxh0

 

Although he doesn't use the Vallejo set for the rust he does use a chipping medium and he gives some good advice for using it. I found the video after I applied the stuff, since that's how these things always go. :P

 

I'm currently painting the spot colours before I go wild with a toothbrush to scrape some paint off. :D

 

Okay, this post ended up a bit all over the place. The important thing to take away from this post is that the rust set is really helpful. Just having the right colours for the rust makes things a lot more convincing, even with my haphazard application. This is probably the sub forum that appreciates weathering products the most so I'll make a point to recommend the Vallejo rust set. I've still got the oil washes and weathering powder to mess about with yet, but I'm still in early stages.


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Today my Dread Mod recieves some reinforcements. 

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I finally decided on a Mega Dread rather than the Meka variant because the tow hook on the Meka Dread looked more fragile. It's probably not a priority for my Ork army since I still have 3 Battlewagons to work through, and they are progressing a lot quicker than I expected. The first one is almost ready for the ink wash experiment, it just needs a few bits like the periscope and the hatch to be brought to the same level as the main body.

 

Here's a picture of yesterday's progress with the chipping medium in case anyone finds this helpful. It also shows the tracks which I painted using the rust paint set mentioned previously.

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New update, the first of my Battlewagons rolls off the production line. With this model I have tried to understand weathering techniques so I have been using more weathering powders and for the first time I've tried oil washing. I'm not quite sure I "get it" yet though, as the oil wash seems to spread across the model rather than staying in the panel lines like I expected, then when dry the panel line doesn't look shaded. I guess I'll have to learn how they work via some tutorials.

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No big conversions, I just used a Deff Dread piece on the periscope and some etched brass. I wanted to get across that they are mass-produced on a production line (Orks do take slaves and capture territory after all). I did however want some variation between the models since I'm sure the Meks can't help but add their personal touch to make their days a bit more interesting.
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This last image was edited slightly to show the contrast on the back of the wagon since it was difficult to see the rust effects under the dust weathering powder. I expect this will sort itself out when it comes to varnishing. I hear the weathering powders become less visible when sealed?
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I've also got a short video of the model on the turntable to make it a little easier to see certain things. https://youtu.be/nK1UY6KTKkU

 

I can't get the images to focus clear enough to pick out the shading on  rivets or the metal chips sadly, I am struggling a bit with the photography. I can buy a light box and a phone tripod, but I can't buy photography experience or talent. :P

 

Anyway, I'm going to head off and varnish this rolling scrapheap. 


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Whoah, It's over a year since I last posted in my Ork Vlog. Mechanicus and Blood Bowl have really taken a toll on my Ork productivity. I was expecting to compete in the ETL this year under the Orky banner but between my project to paint a Blood Bowl team for some of my old friends, the upcoming wave of Mechanicus toys and the big ol' pandemic have sunk that goal.

 

I have completed the second of my trio of Battlewagons now though. It was airbrush painted up to Steel Legion Drab when I left it but I've added the camo stripes, spot colour panels and then the weathering. I still had no luck with the chipping medium and the oil washes worked nicely on the metallic parts but didn't seem to sit in the panel lines where I wanted it. The wash just kinda spread across the surface of the model. I applied varnish to the model as some recommend but it still spread across the flat surfaces.

 

Over all I've getting better results with sponge weathering, Agrax Earthshade and weathering powder to give my tanks some identity. I also found Iron Warrior is a fantastic paint for faded metal scratch effects. You can probably add silver for the really fresh chips but Iron Warriors did a good enough job for me.

 

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Just one more Battlewagon to go. Shame I'd already assembled them as my kits don't really reflect the current 3 Battlewagon variants that are in the current codex. I'll just have to count them as "'Ard Case" if I want the shooty wagons or just pull the turrets off for the transport ones.

 

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Not checked in in a while myself. Those bionic eyes are a lot of fun.

Great to see your battlewagon brigade coming together. You'll crush your enemies with those. Looking good.

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Thank you for the feedback!

 

Yeah, those fluo paints are worth the effort, they just make the orange lenses pop so much better than before. I couldn't get them to work because the pigment was all clumped in the bottom of the bottle. I had to mix the pigment with piece of wire because the agitators I put in there didn't do the job.

 

Hopefully number three won't be sat half-painted for a year but Mechanicus and their Knightly friends beckon to me since an old pal of mine challenged me to a game of 40k and that's the army I have spent the most time on. I'll have to see how many points my Orks can field, it would be interesting to know how long it takes Mortarion to dismantle a Dread Mob. Remember lads, all toys no boys! (Also known as no I am not painting another unit of 30 boys any time soon! :P )


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Excellent stuff. I love the colours :tu:
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Thank you! It was a colour swatch in the 2nd edition Ork codex but I added bone and red as spot colours since some things still go slightly faster. I think I'll invert the colours when I get round to fliers since it worked okay on my Stormboys.


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