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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Now I've finished converting for and painting my friends blood angels I think it's time to start on my imperial guard so I can play him. I'll post up some pictures of what is there ready to paint. I've not started much yet!

Here is the warlord Titan. He is an eBay rescue, he came with no arms or carapace weapons and was quite heavily painted. I have few... well no... epic bits to work with so I did my best with the 40k bits I had. I also used him as an oppertunty to try out the new inks from GW.

I'm not very happy, either with my conversion, where the missiles are way out of scale, or the paint job. The new washes are great at running into crevices, but I've used too much and it looks like I've blacklined the minature. Still he was cheap, and I'm quite pleased with how using dozer blade supports for the tops of the arms has worked out.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:56 pm 
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And another front shot.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 pm 
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So that the Ultra DeathStrike Configuration? :)
Actually she's a good save and glad to see an old beetleback get some much needed love. Pick out a few details and give her a REALLLLY good hit of DulCoat and those lines will not be as dramatic.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Yeah, you are right. Which details would you pick out? I'm trying to avoid the overly busy heraldic look of the original GW paint jobs, keeping it military. However the result so far is... boring. I don't want to put paint to my forge world titans until I have the scheme down.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:39 pm 
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yeah beetle backs are hard (unless you want to sink tons of time into them doing a fine blending job which probably accounts for why I don't use them-Lucius are just so much easier that way :D). Here's a few small quick things that might help break that up:

1. Paint the skull on the Aquila a different color (perhaps something as easy as well... skull white)
2. Pick out eagle wings with extreme edge highlights in silver
3. IIRC, the beetlebacks had rivets on the carapace edging. Pick those out in gold.
4. Pick out a color across the color chart to accent some of the weapons with (especially the megashitstorm bolter)
5. Spray DulCoat, dry, and then follow up with the brushed on version as a second go which will cause the wash to appear more subdued. +D

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:11 am 
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This stuff?
http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/3302


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:48 am 
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i think maybe half the rocket launcher would have looked better.

still, it at least explains reloading - perhaps he's on a deep territory push?

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:23 am 
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madd0ct0r wrote:
i think maybe half the rocket launcher would have looked better.

still, it at least explains reloading - perhaps he's on a deep territory push?


In retrospect I think you are right...


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:48 am 
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Matus wrote:


Yeah that stuff is expensive as hell but cool as crap. they sell it in spray on form and in liquid bottle (i use both). The spray is good for a light protective coat for acrylics and the latter goes on for touch ups (say if yu go back and pick out more detail on a finished model) or for really good solid final seal. It's going to make your stuff FLAT FLAT FLAT though that your other stuff might appear semi-gloss in comparison :)

Warning: it's strong enough that just opening a window might not be enough to not get you squiffy

In addition, I've not tried it but I've heard nothing but good things about ArmyPainter AntiShine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHVmMVb0HTY

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:29 pm 
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[quote="madd0ct0r"]i think maybe half the rocket launcher would have looked better.

Incorrect. ;D


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:47 am 
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Hey Matus

I like what you have done with the old beetleback.

I am in Tring. Whereabouts in Herts are you? It would be good to grab a game sometime.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Wip. Suggestions? (I know the base rim needs rubbing down and repainted, I was daft and flocked while the rim was wet).


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Ok... an attempt at better res pictures.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Matus wrote:
Wip. Suggestions?

Looks pretty good to me, nice weathering. Only suggestion would have been the basing, but you've already mentioned that.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:46 am 
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Thanks. I'm really starting to like bright colours on epic miniatures, they seem to work much better than he dour colours I tended to use on my 28mm stuff. I may try and work yellow into the guard themselves. I'm not sure how though.


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