CoolMiniOrNot Forums - Arctica - Blogs
View RSS Feed

Arctica

This blog is for world domination and my plans on how to amass armies and techniques in order to fulfill this goal. So mortals tremble at my feet and enjoy the progression of my work.

  1. The Chaos Divide 09

    Well i finished painting another tsons marine, but i wanted to do a test model with the terminators, and so far its looking pretty good but i do have some regrets not getting a plastic boxed set but i think i will do when FW release some tsons conversion bits. Anyway enjoy the wip, its not done yet.
     
  2. The Chaos Divide 08

    Well as a quick update, i've now put together 12 more rubric marine and 5 tzeentch terminators with lord. But i also managed to finish painting a sorcerer for my first squad in about 10 hours, i think its not bad work for tabletop quality. The freehand was fun especially on the shoulder pad and parchment, Im pretty happy with this guy. Anyway your thoughts and criticisms are welcome as always.
     
  3. The Chaos Divide 07

    Ok another update on this army building. I've been trying to practice my gold nmm and get it better, i have found that as im doing more i and slowly developing a good feel for where highlights are placed for a decent looking nmm. I like how these marines have come out and each one has taken me about 3 days each. I put my first and original one in the back for comparison. As a unit they look pretty good, working on the sorcerer but i need to put together the rest of the army and that will help me ...
  4. The Chaos Divide 06

    Well a new update to an old project. Here is a thousand sons marine where i tried taking the nmm to an even better quality than what i've been doing. I reduced the amount of yellow in the mix and more in the brown and white area for the gold nmm, Im really happy with how it looks. Anyway enough of boring you all, here are the pics.  
  5. Techmarine 07

    Well after a few more nights of painting this dude, i have reached a point where im happy with him alot. The grey NMM on the backpack i tried not to put too much emphasis on it so that the focal point isn't taken away from the main part of the model too much. I think its worked well. The whole effect of the model is nice and i've tried to improve my contrast in colours and i think i've learnt alot painting this mini. Constructive comments and criticisms are always welcome.   
  6. Techmarine 06

    Ok for a big tutorial kinda. I apologise for the images initially, since photography has never been my strong suit. It does show my errors in painting but it can all be cleaned up. But you can see my blending isnt as smooth as i like.

    So i started on a brass/gold colour for the handle of the model. A base coat of scorched brown, don't worry about being too neat as you can always tidy up at different stages.


    This was then followed by several layers of bestial brown. Snake ...
  7. Techmarine 05

    I finished the bulk of the red on the character and im relatively happy with how he looks at the moment, im particularly pleased how the red and grey compliment each other so well. The hard task after cleaning this up a bit is doing the backpack and servo arms. I want to create a slightly different colour tone to the model with it, which doesn't take away the focus of him, so i might try and keep it a dark dark grey/blue nmm on it, but we will see when i next tackle the model tomorrow. 
  8. Techmarine 04

    Ok some more progress, i finished off the arm and the small reader device in his hand. Im really happy with the small freehand detail i put on the display screen, the green really picks out the detail from the red armour.  The blue tubing and conduits also really help give colour to the model. Next step is working on the head and side armour to the head bits. I have started on it but still working on where i want the highlights.   
  9. Techmarine 03

    Ok so after a long holiday in Hong Kong i'm back and working on the rest of this techmarine. I finished off the torso and the trailing wires and conduits, and started one of the arms. Overall im happy with the model and trying to get back into the swing of things after 3 weeks of not doing any is actually quite hard, especially when jet lagged. Anyway progress is slow but its getting there.  
  10. Techmarine 02

    With the highlights on nmm, i always visualise an imaginery light source or two from certain points on a model, in this case i looked at it using the corner of the base. Now all highlights will come from that one area, and the light in general travels in straight lines. The edges of armour in general pick up the lightest areas. When i first started doing nmm i spent hours and hours looking at other models and also "googling" pictures with shining metallic surfaces such as looking at bikes ...
Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Privacy Policy  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Contact Us  |   The Legion


Copyright © 2001-2018 CMON Inc.

-->