June 05, 2020, 08:45:40 AM

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Offline Stormwind

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 10:18:46 PM »
It's very satisfying to breathe life into things that have been sat in the cupboard for a long time.

I've been painting some Empire that must be 20 years old now in their old blister packets!
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2020, 08:23:21 AM »
I hear you!  I was previously of the opinion that my painting got better with each project and so I wanted some time before tackling the ones I really care about -like Warmaster - but now I fear if I don't paint them soon, I won't have the eyesight to do them justice  :)
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2020, 08:45:49 PM »
That's a 'Big Mood' as the younglings say, today!

I still take too long to paint things but I am trying to make myself get things done rather than wait for the magic painting elves to come out of the woodwork and do it for me!
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2020, 12:16:42 AM »
Incredibly rough but I thought I'd best post something to prove I exist and am working on a new army!

I have some almost finished units that need touching up and varnishing, which I'll post in my thread later, but for what I'm working on in the tail end of this month, it's Empire Knights.

I've been experimenting with new colours and I wanted my knights to come from different orders.

I've been using the new GW Grey Knights Steel paint and whilst the new GW colours are VERY hit and miss and some are big disappointments, this one is a hit with me.  It looks quite dark in the pot but when it dries it's pleasingly solid and bright. 

I don't normally do drybrush armour but I tried it on the other unit here and it's going OK.  They won't be winning awards but I think when they're done they'll look nice and different on the battlefield!

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2020, 08:22:32 AM »
Wow!  That has come up very nicely.  I've been using the GW Contrasts for the base colours, which means an off-white undercoat - which takes a little getting used to if you're used to using black. But 'washing' the colour on has been great to highlight tiny details
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2020, 12:53:21 PM »
I've been amazed by the Black Templar contrast paint when I've seen it - but a lot of my models I started years ago are all black undercoated and I can't be bothered changing gears to a new system I have to spend yet more ££ on unless it's for a brand new army, ha ha!

https://tileansword.wordpress.com/2019/07/26/6th-ed-empire-knightly-orders-wd-310/
^ This site has some nice scans on it for knightly orders so I was using that for some inspiration!  There's suprirsingly little in the way of Google Image search pics for even 28mm projects for the rarer knightly orders.

At some point I hope to get recasts of the Warmaster knightly orders (Jaguar, White Wolf, Blazing Sun) but that's not a pressing problem for now.
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
Pretty average photo of my spawning pond.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2020, 11:46:43 PM »
Sneak this in as the month ends,  my attempt at some Black Rose style knights.
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2020, 07:38:58 AM »
Wonderful - and your dedication to the source material is pretty inspirational.
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters, May 2020
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2020, 07:25:54 PM »
Thank you!

I like your spawning pool, IT!
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