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Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:49:59 PM »
Hello everyone, here is my Salamanders Sterngaurd Veterans Squad In progress. I will be covering some green stuff and conversions, one of the ways to paint non metallic metal, and non gloss varnished glossy color look and directional lighting. Sorry for the pictures being so big. Super high detail to the point where you can see all the imperfections. Sometimes lighting doesn't do the photo justice too but please bare with me.

The first set of photos is green stuffing the knee armour with a Salamander icon from the Horus Heresy Massacre book.
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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 01:55:51 PM »
Kit bash and conversions

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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 01:59:28 PM »
Kit bash and conversions

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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 03:40:02 PM »
Primed black and Caliban base coated some of the armour. Intentionally leaving strips of black primer between the green. Next layer was snot green which was applied thinner in width and consistency over the Caliban green. The gradual shift from black to green is visible. Then the third layer is moot green. Which is also thinnier and applied over the snot green. Now the gradients of green are so extreme that the mind will confuse it for a shiny glossy look. When the final pure white accents are applied the sheen of the model really looks convincing. But we will do that toward the end where we can apply it over the non metallic gold and silver.
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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 04:27:26 PM »
I liked how the shoulder pads were done in the horus heresy massacre book so I used it on some of these models. Plus haven't really committed to a specific company and also a lot of their wargear is individually crafted and maintained which would result into a large variety of chapter and company insignia. That's my excuse anyway.

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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 04:39:20 PM »
Drake scales dry brushed assorted greens browns and some red. Followed by eyes, red gore, evil Suns striped vertically, white scar dots and then black to clean up the excess surroundings. Then the flesh dryad bark, to light grey. Dark flesh washed into the branding scar notches.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 10:03:28 PM »
many subtle layers for the non metallic gold. Not to impressive until the pure white highlights are added.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 10:08:31 PM »
This was the tester of the bunch. You can see how much the white highlights really make the model stand out and confuses the eye to see glare where it is just painted on. Don't know why the photos post sideways when they were all taken the same way. And just realized that theme are some blurry ass pictures.
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And now a break from the Salamanders and some fun with Harlequins
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 10:19:21 PM »
Here's a sneak peak of one of the players I'm working on. Since harlequins first came out in the old red compendium I always wanted to model what the Harlequin's kiss does. Hope I made it justice. My Salamanders might have to take a break to do some  Harlequin players.

Oh yeah, I can't wait for GW to rerelease the Harlequin Landraider Proteus. But something in the back of my mind tells me they might not do this one anytime soon. Maybe forgeworld 30k harlies will get them. [crossing fingers]
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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 12:49:50 AM »
hello folks. Haven't been on for awhile. Hope these posts will make up for the lack of participation in the past. Here are some of the finished Sterngaurd Veterans. Painted the sergeant's right shoulder armor with the classic lieutenant commander insignia from Gw old Spacemarine painting guide that came in their old Spacemarine painting set. Also made his Mohawk a bright red like the naked sigmar dwarves. I was torn between painting the fire light from the diorama onto the model, but by itself it would look odd because there is no fire on its own base to do OSL from. Plus I'm lazy and just wanted to get onto the next model(s).

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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2016, 12:52:07 AM »
Sorry folks. Bring back the hobby means bring back old WIP posts.

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 12:59:29 AM »
Holy crap these pictures are huge when you click on them. Sorry I can't find where to lower the resolution or size. But at least you can see that there are a lot of mistakes and the paint looks splattered on, but when you see it in real life, your eyes automatically blends things that are portrayed as smooth objects.

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2016, 01:17:59 AM »
And one finished Harlequin. This flippin model was fun to paint. Took a while but felt kinda free and liberating to paint something more expressive than a stoic Spacemarine. And I got t to use the paints I usually don't often use. Harlequins are that army I would love to focus on and convert and paint. Unfortunately they are very far down the list of priority projects.

Hope you guys like this one. And fritz keep up the awesome work. Listen to all your posts even non 40k related and you also got a good group guys that keep this hobby special. Will try to post more frequently. And for all those who are bringing the hobby back, I'm a hobbier that isn't allowed to play because I got to be a husbandad. So from a person who only has hobby. I need to know how I can bring back the game.

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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2016, 04:04:47 AM »
Those are some very, very cool Salamander sternguards. Really like the poses and there's nothing really I can say that can accurately describe how impressed I am with the paintjob. The jumping one is a personal favorite. Hats off to you sir.
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Re: Salamanders Sterngaurd Vet Squad WIP/tutorial
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 10:32:31 PM »
Thanks a bunch. Truthfully I have the most fun posing and sculpting model than painting them.