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Offline Aranel

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Nuln Plog...engineer done...
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:28:11 PM »
Hey folks,
I'm painting a 1200 point Nuln army for a doubles tournament in March.  I'm just starting...one unit of handgunners should be completed today or tomorrow.  I would appreciate any help or suggestions - I'm used to painting elves and I find this sort of difficult.  Here is an idea of what the gunners will look like...




A warmachine base...
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Re: Nuln Plog
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 04:00:13 PM »
cool  :::cheers:::
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Re: Nuln Plog
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 10:26:01 PM »
Really like the brick wall - is it just chopped up sprue?

Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:41:42 PM »
Yes, I chopped up some sprue.  I almost got my 5 warmachines done.  I think that the monkeys you get in the handgunner set are awesome...
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Re: Nuln Plog
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 01:34:06 AM »
I am loving the wood on the gun
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Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 11:09:40 PM »
Hi folks, first unit of handgunners complete.  My first time painting non-elves...there is a model missing because I'll be adding a standard bearer in the near future...

Any critique would be nice...



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Offline Kirgan

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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 12:18:18 AM »
Painting part is very nice but next time do little bit more on shape of stones (from sprue not just cuting in parts)  :unsure:
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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 10:14:35 AM »
Cutting old bit's of styrofoam into different shape's works well for making walls and stuff not to mention you can make them any size you wish here's an example.


Oh and BTW I am immensely jealous of your painting ability. The light grey highlights work wonders for your models. The only real criticism I would have are the feather they seem a wee bit dull. It's a good area for you to spice up your paint job even more.

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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 11:32:40 AM »
The only real criticism I would have are the feather they seem a wee bit dull. It's a good area for you to spice up your paint job even more.

But be careful. Red can easily become pink with the wrong highlight.  :icon_eek:

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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 01:56:07 PM »
looks great but the group image is totally blurry

need to use macro mode and tripod
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Re: Nuln Plog...Hangunner unit complete...
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 11:47:27 PM »
Perhaps use a concoction of different shades of reds spanning several companies that way you're bound to find the right shades!

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Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog...first canon done...
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 12:53:50 AM »
Hi folks,

First canon is done.  Still have to paint the crew.  It turned out more or less how I wanted it to...I just need to work on being more tidey next canon...critique is welcome.



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Re: Nuln Plog...first canon done...
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 12:59:30 AM »
Very nice work, I always enjoy seeing snow covered bases.
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Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 04:17:08 AM »
Hi folks,
Got the crew done to the above canon.  Working on the first engineer.


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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 12:19:24 PM »
Love the snow bases. I never thought about how few you see on empire armies till I saw yours and wqs thinking how cool they looked.
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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 01:38:04 PM »
What Siberius said. Especially with mostly black (with some red) models, white is a good contrast in the bases.

The definition of the wooden parts looks nice. Good, living surfaces.

The cannon could benefit from some more layering. Now the bright metallic (Mithril Silver?) strikes out from the dull copper, and looks like - well, painted. Rather than highlighting straight with a bright metallic, try mix it with the basic copper hue you are using, to get a smoother surface.

And since nobody else said it yet, the first, helmeted figure in this thread has that annoying mold line. Like does the cannon barrel. Please remove those mould lines, at least from the heads, which show the most.

Other than that, great figures with good definition for the gaming board. :)

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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 02:21:59 PM »
I've done similar gray highlights on black and found that a wash of Badab Black helps to blend the highlights into the black better.
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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 05:53:39 PM »
Nice work! Love the snow bases!

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Re: Nuln Plog...first canon done...
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Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 02:46:56 AM »
Crossed my fingers and hoped for the best...

Silver metal - mithril silver, wash in devlan mud (liquid skill)
Bronze - shining gold, wash in devlan mud
Wood - snakebite leather
Grain - taupset ochre, bleached bone, wash in devlan mud
Base - scorched brown, highlight bleached bone, paint snow areas with white, glue, dip in gw snow (kinda sucks though...)
Bricks - chop up a sprue, shadow grey, spacewolf grey, same process as the base for snow.

Hope that helps, good luck!
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Offline PoZorro

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Re: Nuln Plog...crew done...
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 06:20:10 AM »
Crossed my fingers and hoped for the best...

Silver metal - mithril silver, wash in devlan mud (liquid skill)
Bronze - shining gold, wash in devlan mud
Wood - snakebite leather
Grain - taupset ochre, bleached bone, wash in devlan mud
Base - scorched brown, highlight bleached bone, paint snow areas with white, glue, dip in gw snow (kinda sucks though...)
Bricks - chop up a sprue, shadow grey, spacewolf grey, same process as the base for snow.

Hope that helps, good luck!

Thanks a lot!

Offline Aranel

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Re: Nuln Plog...engineer done...
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 03:47:12 AM »
Hi folks,
Thanks for all of the comments, suggestions and support! I finished an engineer and took a shot of the army to date.  After I post the images I won't post any more since it's basically the same thing...off to many hours of fighting don tonberry... *sigh* enjoy!




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Offline Boddicker

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Re: Nuln Plog...engineer done...
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2012, 06:37:38 PM »
Really nice.  I must say that the black with red highlights color scheme looks good.  But I'm still going to try orange highlights just to be a bit different.  Maybe green highlights.............
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Re: Nuln Plog...engineer done...
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2012, 09:31:47 AM »
nice work here on an army theme not done alot!! Added to the sticky!
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