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Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:06 am
by AsgardUK
Another Little update to show some progress on the First 9 Space Marines

Since the last update they have had the stage two Camo done, Some additional black lining, a tidy up, The final Wash/Filter has been placed on the armour and the pipes and groundwork have been basecoated. The end is in sight!

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They look a little shiny in the pics, because of the wash, but that will get sorted at the end

The next job is to highlight the pipes and paint the face of the guy without the helmet, then I can move onto the blacks ( Guns & Back packs ). I have mixed up a few custom pots for my blacks to try and save a bit of time and keep the colours uniform over the entire army

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talking of backpacks.... I prime them separately in black and I use a skanky old potato to do it...how? well see below!

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The Tate Modern has offered me a bundle for it but I told them to stick it, I'm going to set it free to float through the cosmos where it belongs

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:45 pm
by warcanvas
Looking good mate, I actually like the guys face as it is, can you leave it? Hehe no seriously mate I really am digging it.

I painted the camo on my scout lastnight.... Mixed emotions at the mo..

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:53 pm
by Protist
Nice work - love how you've dealt with the colour scheme. What's the difference between the three blacks?

Oh, and what colour are you painting the potato :lol:

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:47 am
by AsgardUK
Cheers Guys,

@Protist - The three blacks have varying amounts of Faded Khaki added, I think its something like

#1 = 10%
#2 = 20%
#3 = 40%

The colour shifts are quite subtle when actually painted, so they all look quite similar in the pot - and the Spud is going to be painted with the Colour Out of Space!

Chapter Badge

Right this was bugging me a bit, I knew I wasn't going to freehand all of the chapter badges on these guys, its quite a complex badge and would take ages to do on all of them, and it would be impossible to get them looking anything like uniform.

So it was all about Decals. from what I could find there are two heroes out there who have made sheets that can be downloaded and printed. The first is from Bell of Lost Souls

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and these ones from Bolter and Chainsword that are both placed side by side and printed as an A4 Sheet

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I had to make some adjustments in Photoshop before printing any of them as they were set up for modern figures and the Griffon faces forward when placed on the Right shoulder pad ( as you look at the figure) and I needed them to face forward when placed on the left shoulder pad. A simple Horizontal flip in PS and problem solved.

It took me a while to decide on what style to use. My initial choice was for the ones from B&C but then I changed my mind and settled on the BoLS ones as I thought they were less heraldic looking. I had a couple of goes with different sizes but when placed over the camo they just looked like black blobs. So I revisited the original Compendium pictures and actually the B&C ones are far closer to the original idea so I changed my mind back again and I'm very happy I did. I also thought that because the B&C Griffons are more spread out they would be less effected by the underlying camo.

here is poor old Brother Test after having a load of different Decals applied and removed. After the decal set I added a small white dot for the eye and then over painted a few bits with my Black #2 to help with the definition a bit

Apologies for the bad quality photo, I couldn't get a close up shot of the shoulder pad that would stay in focus

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So I learned a few things about making custom Decals and also learnt that going forward I need to think more closely about where I place the dark spots on the left shoulder pad to avoid them obscuring the outline of the decals - I think the next few applications will look cleaner as I have got my head round what I'm supposed to be doing now.

What do you reckon?

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:59 am
by ardyer
Looks good! I had my own adventure with custom decals a couple of months ago. It's a learning curve, but worth it, I think.

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:55 pm
by warcanvas
Looks good mate, sounds like you have been having fun

Re: RT Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI Camo

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:08 pm
by daddyorchips
those are impressive. thanks for sharing :)

Re: Rogue Trader Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI C

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:20 pm
by AsgardUK
Hi All,

Long time no speak! My project has been slowed down quite a bit due to a full restoration on our new house, but I have managed to sneak in a bit of painting here and there - I have a load of W.I.P pics but no one is interested in them, so lets jump straight to the finished pictures

First 10 guys, they are not a "legal" unit for 2nd edition, but after I paint the next batch I will end up with 2 legal Tactical Squads


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Re: Rogue Trader Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI C

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:42 pm
by Aiteal
Absolutely gorgeous :)

Re: Rogue Trader Space Marines - Howling Griffon Sigmar VI C

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:26 pm
by warcanvas
Splendid Dan, really do like these but please take a few more pics, showing then off. Cant wait to see the Rhino variant complete.