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Repenter, by Gdaybloke August 30, 2009

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One of the joys of having a blog is the opportunity to show off your completed models. Sure, it means you’re open to the ridicule of teh interwebs, but… meh.

It also means that other folks can look at your models and use them as a basis for comparison to determine whether or not they’re any good. Thing is, not everyone works the same. I paint my models one way, another artist paints their models there way; in the end, it just barrels down to whether or not you yourself are satisfied with the fruits of your labors.

By means of example, I had a word in the ear of MenothJohn and Bobaferret and we each took a look at our painting to-do lists, and decided that it’d be nifty for us each to paint up a Repenter, and then give the skinny on how we achieved the end results.

To that end, behold the rather long, 45-photo post on how I did my Repenter 🙂

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Green Stuff, Flame, and you August 15, 2009

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I’ve been working on my Menites for a while now, and it’s been a hoot almost every step of the way… but I was informed at one point that I was somehow missing out on all the fun due to my not owning a Castigator.

Longtime buddy and putty master CaptainSpud saw fit to rectify that by providing me with a sheerly awesome model for a belated birthday gift, that cost me about half an inch of hairline as I went balder trying to get the damn thing painted while fully assembled:

Naturally, this awesome hunk of warjack raised all sorts of questions, mostly focussed on Spud’s technique for making flame. Please find below, 12 minutes of Spud explaining, split over two Youtube videos 🙂

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Whites on Warjacks July 31, 2009

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(Crossposted from Lost Hemisphere)

Allow me to start by stating the bloody obvious: I’m not a Brush Thrall.

I’ve never wet-blended, I can’t paint eyelashes, and Lord knows I can’t convert worth squat… but I’ve got a moderately steady hand, and I’ve used a heck of a lot of Chestnut Ink in my day. I’m happy with the results I get, and apparently there’s a number of folks out there curious as to how I paint the whites on my warjacks.

Thus, this write-up.

I start the painting process with a white undercoat. Why white? Frankly, because I find it easier to see the detail than if I were to use a black undercoat. Yes, this does mean that I have to put a black coat down under anywhere that’s going to be a metal finish, but there you have it. I find it easier to put a layer of black over a white undercoat, than to put a layer of white over a black undercoat for sections where I want bright results.

1undercoatI’m going to doing a full step by step write-up when on the next light warjack, so we’ll hold off on those details for now and concentrate on the the whites for now.

To that end, I present today’s victim, a Revenger. I’ve gone ahead finished most of the model, with the exception of the main carapace plate. You’ll note I was a little messy with some of the earlier paints; I guess we have to cover it up!

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Prima Chroma March 18, 2009

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Another painting site to unveil in the not-too-distant future.