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19th Aug 04, 10:41 PM
19th Aug 04, 10:44 PM
I love the swords, I think you've done a great job with the painting.
I don't know why, but I'm getting a Stargate vibe from these guys...
20th Aug 04, 3:10 AM
God damn they look nice in gold, has someone been lookin at the horus heresy pic too much?
20th Aug 04, 3:14 AM
They look good, Id use them for models of the Adeptus Custodes, the personal guardians of the emperors golden throne
20th Aug 04, 3:26 AM
they look good but they look more bronze then gold
20th Aug 04, 8:33 AM
one question, how do u get that...fading effect? my metals turn out...oh i dunno kinduv flat...
heres a pic of my semi finished grandmaster (needs some touch up, and the talberd thingy was my first attempt with faux writing...i think i need more definition in shapes there, and also the arm...is kinda weird in this, cuz i repositioned it using green stuff)
Your grey knights are awsome!!!! good to see something out of the silver look, that works!
20th Aug 04, 9:00 AM
Lots of layers of wet blending and washes. The models you see have 8 layers of highlights and washes combined.
Wow, thats alot of work! You need to give us a link to a larger version of that picture so we can apreciate all the detail.
20th Aug 04, 6:48 PM
these pics aren't the greatest and I am working on a new diffuse light box to redo the pics. If anyone is interested I am actually selling these 2 termies on ebay.
20th Aug 04, 7:13 PM
really?...And i must say 8 layers??? if you dont get at leat 50$ dont sell them..i mean...wowow!
20th Aug 04, 8:44 PM
especially the weapons and shoulder pads.
20th Aug 04, 9:42 PM
Most excellent work. I am seriously impressed with these guys. The highlights, shadowing, all of it top-notch.
Many thumbs up!
If you're selling them on ebay, why not paint and sell at least the minimum sized squad? Why just two. It would seem to me they would sell better as a squad. I could be wrong. I have yet to sell something using ebay.
I think your guy looks great.
Suggestion: I think the shield would look better on the arm/wrist holding the Nemesis weapon.
Tip: For the faux writing make chicken stratches. Close together enough that you would get the lines suggesting words and also get the illiusion of the definition you mention.
Query: Which arm is the "kinda wierd" one?
21st Aug 04, 8:51 PM
I actually am as of now doing the squad of 4 I entered in the Chicago Gamesday Golden Daemon.
21st Aug 04, 8:57 PM
those models are awesome, I originally thought that gold GK's would look stupid but they are on par with their silver brethren.
23rd Aug 04, 6:00 AM
indeed, in terms of everything - except background :/
nice blending, i like the colouration of gold. the effect i get is ver y similar but (frankly) i cant be bothered with eight highlight layering ;)
1 tin bitz
2 brazen brass
3 shining gold
3 80% shining and 20% mithril
4 light wash with chestnut ink to shade
and obviosuly you need to follow a similar pattern to williwong, keeping the lighter colours right to the edges. it might not look quite as good as above, but it wont take as long.
Very nice metallic effect... I always preffer this to Non Metallic Metal method.
awesome job. :bow:
29th Aug 04, 9:13 AM
I just need to say this, I love the paint scheme. You might not realise but you are giving GW a big slap in the face by using different metallic colours other than silver; if you think about it Grey Knights implies their armour is grey(the armour was grey in 2nd ed) while in 3rd ed its silver. I think that judging by recent pics in a UK WD they are returning to the grey scheme.
29th Aug 04, 11:43 AM
dude those guys sold for i think 150$ on ebay. i was watchign it and no one bid untill the very end, and won it for 150$!!!
29th Aug 04, 2:21 PM
Hot. Very hot. :beer:
29th Aug 04, 3:47 PM
Slap in the face? Last time I checked you could paint any model any color you wanted unless it was say a black templar in blue. You can and still are encouraged to paint your models however you want. I don't remember anywhere in the codex for Daemonhunters that says ***GW forbids anyone to paint Grey Knights in any other colors than the following*** If all the good painters and Golden Daemon winners didn't paint and model how they see a model we would not have any variety. My take on the Terminators is this in a DH army. Since they are the best of the best of the Imperium as far as training and their abilities. They are the chosen of the Emperor then why not be in gold armor to symbolize that? It says in the codex about how a grey knight rises up through the ranks and only the best reach terminator status as well as rise to brother captain and grand master. I love the responses I have gotten about this and the fact that it shows you can think outside the box and I hope it inspires someone else to do the same.
29th Aug 04, 7:00 PM
Heck, I based my color scheme after yours, but not as detailed. My regular GK squads have it :D
30th Aug 04, 7:26 PM
Hell, there was a red grey knight GM golden daemon winner I believe.
5th Sep 04, 5:09 AM
Willowwing: would you mind giving a brief rundown of how you painted them? The metallics look beautiful, and I'd love some idea of the process you used. :)
5th Sep 04, 1:26 PM
You can start with a black or white base it doesn't matter. I use the following colors from vallejo:
Chestnut ink from citadel/model color
***YOU MUST THIN OUT THE METALLICS WITH WATER** the thinner the better. You have to do multiple coats with it to look smooth.
I use the Brass as the first layer. On the first coat it is really thin apply the paint and let dry then repeat until you cannot see the base coat, don't over do it. If it gets messy don't worry you can go over mess ups later.
I apply the chestnut ink thinned down until the gold is a orangish color. Very important to have each layer dry completely when doing a layer like this with ink. If you dont the paint will come off since you are basically brushing water over it.
I use either a very thin black or smoke for this layer. With black it looks more worn. I used black for the examples.
Using the brass very thinned out wet blend from the lightest to darkest with it. A couple of coats of this works great. Make sure to fade the paint into the darker parts.
Do the same above technique with old gold and a small amount of brass
Mix a 75/25 mix of old gold and gold and do the same technique. Keep from going as deep into the darker colors each time.
Use a mix of gold and oily steel you can use gunmetal as well
A ratio of 50/50 should be ok at this point. You can go further with 75/25 if you want to make it even more gradual. This step should be on the very top or most lit portions of the armor and faded into the darker parts very little.
A mix of 75/25 of oily steel to gold this is a very very sublte edging highlight.
Use a small drop of silver to the above mixture and use this for your specular highlights on sharp or bright edges.
You can halp fade the colors more after drying with a very very light layer of the ink either chestnut or smoke.
To help give the illusion of reflection I gave these models a coat of wonder wash followed by the paint on varnish thinned out on the metal parts only. After sealing and dull coating the metal parts still appear really shiny.
Here was the full display of GK's that I entered and now sold
6th Sep 04, 1:50 AM
hey im a new time deamon hunter so ive stayed with the normal colour scheme as in the codex but ive made one major change to the justicars and brother captains or anyone in my force in command . ive painted tin bitz on the top of their helmets and on the left shoulder plate i rekon it looks good .
plus i put blood red blood splaters on the models in differnt spots for each model tell us what u think
7th Sep 04, 2:41 AM
I've started painting my Grey Knights army with dark red armour and gold/brass trimmings.
Looks a little 'khorney' but they fit in with my Blood Angels and Redemptionists.
9th Sep 04, 10:42 AM
Excellent work there, you blended the colors perfectly. Are those acrylic or enamels?
edit, nvm, acrylics
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