Monday, June 25, 2012

Malagor The Dark Omen

From : Warhammer
Armies : Beastmen
Unit type :  Lords & Heroes
Scale : 28mm metal figure 
Manufacturer : Game Workshop

For the assembly, actually, this model is already beautifully made. However, I wanted its head lifted up and turned more to the right from the original. Also since I usually do painting part by part so they will not overlap one another, I molded the lines around the neck and middle of the back with epoxy putty. The parts would be assembled only once all of them are painted. This makes all parts fit better and hide the joints between the wings and the back and between the head and the neck, giving them a look of being a single piece, without additional paint afterward which could be more complicated.

In the picture, there is epoxy molded around neck, back and nail.

Again, I used NMM technique on the metal parts and tried to give iron parts rusty look. Meanwhile, the base is made from Das Modeling Clay. I left the clay out in the open air for about 15 to 30 minutes. Once hardened, it could be mold to different shapes with rough surface to be arranged with the model.

Skin tone for the Beastmen

For the skin tone. I chose brown color because I wanted The Beastmen’s skin to look different and darker than from human skin.
For the colors that I used for this method, since I am interested mostly in military models, I always use Vallejo Model Color because it has many color choices for military models. And here is the list of the colors that I have used.

Beastmen Skin Tone
70984 - Flat Brown
70909 - Vermillion
70343 - Shadow Flesh (Panzer Aces)
70860 - Medium Fleshtone
70950 - Black
70951 - White

Shadow 4    - 70984 + 70909 + Black         (40%+50%+10%)
Shadow 3    - 70984 + 70909                      (50%+5%)
Shadow 2    - 70343
Shadow 1    - 70343 + 70860                      (50%+50%)
Base           - 70343 + 70860                       (20%+80%)
Highlight 1  - Base + White                         (80%+20%)
Highlight 2  - Base + White                         (60%+40%)
Highlight 3  - Base + White                         (40%+60%)
Highlight 4  - Base + White                         (20%+80%)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ultramarines Captain Sicarius

From : Warhammer 40,000
Armies : Space Marines
Unit type : HQ
Scale : 28mm metal figure
Manufacturer : Game Workshop

This is my latest work. This time around, I tried using metallic paints on gold and iron parts. I used blending and shading technique to give the metallic colors more dimension and depth, similar to NMM technique.
However for metallic paints, a blending between layers is more difficult to achieve because the paints themselves are already glossy and reflective. As a result, once coated with matt varnish or flat clear lacquer, layer disjoints are easily seen if they are not completely blended.
Personally, I think the color grains of Vallejo Model Color’s metallic paints are too big, making them over scaled on small figures such as these. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ultramarines Chaplain (Red Shoulder)

(Converted from Space Marine Imperial Fists Chaplain)

From : Warhammer 40,000
Armies : Space Marines
Unit type :  HQ
Scale : 28mm metal figure 
Manufacturer : Game Workshop

This is the same chaplain that I shown in my blog many months ago and I forgot to put it's on the blog. It's a version before I changed the color on the left shoulder, Which at that time. I do not have any knowledge about the history of the Warhammer Universe.
That's why the color of the left shoulder are red and not ultramarines blue as usually used on The Ultramarines chapter.
Although it is not correct to the 40k history, but I really love this color scheme and the contrast between these colors ( Black, Red and NMM Gold ) and hope to made this color scheme more.
( maybe a BA Death company or SM Legion of the damned in the future :)