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Offline Artcore

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Re: Show us your SMs!
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2009, 01:19:47 PM »
Hi,
After playing fantasy for years I bought my first 40K models last week after reading a 40K battle report with space marines in an old White Dwarf. I liked the look of the SMs and now am starting an army.

Here's what I've painted in the last 8 days or so:

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I still have to finish the shoulder pads but I'm waiting for the Codex I ordered to see what numbers and symbols they need. Also ordered the AobR box so I'll have enough to paint the next weeks. Hope to have a 500p army finished in a month or so.

Hope you like 'em.

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Re: Show us your SMs!
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2009, 04:01:25 PM »
Nice job Artcore.  They look nice.

And, welcome to 40k and 40kOnline!  :D

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Re: Show us your SMs!
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2009, 05:27:27 PM »
I'm almost embarrassed to post my army with all the beautiful armies I've seen in this thread. My marine force is divided in half between Blood Ravens and a 21st founding chapter; the Sons of Antaeus. Any tips are welcome!

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Re: Show us your SMs!
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2009, 09:37:06 AM »
Wow, Chris Parsons models look really good! 'Eavy Metal quality imo.

Here's my first 40k vehicle, a SMurf Rhino. I managed to make the arrow really precise with some tape  8)
Can anyone tell me how to paint battle damage?


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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2009, 08:32:48 AM »
Cheers Artcore you are a star. Your Marines are looking great, always nice to see more Ultras!

And I really like your Rhino, good job on the Tactical Arrow on top, I hated painting mine. I didn't think to use tape, I drew mine on in pencil with a ruler, but may try tape next time as I have another couple of Rhinos to do.

As for weathering I tend not to do too much on my vehicles as its very easy to go over the top, but a little bit here and there never hurts.

For my battle damage I apply a darker shade of my main colour to areas I feel would be most likely to get chipped, such as corners or areas close to the ground. Around hinges or regularly used parts also makes sense.

This darker shade (in the case of my Ultras I used Regal Blue) represents the tanks primer, which is normally painted on before the vehicle itself is sprayed. However a lot of people also use  grey for this (codex grey would be good) as a lot of vehicled in real life are grey primed.

Once all this is done I then repaint some of these areas in boltgun metal to represent damage which has gone right through to the metal work. I then apply a bit of Badab Black over this to blend it all in and tone down the metallic. I swear by Badab Black over Boltgun metal, it makes painting metallic areas really easy.

For rust I stipple areas in scorched brown and then re stipple in Bestial Brown as this is a nice orangey brown.

And for mud and dust I lightly drybrush areas in graveyard earth and scorched brown. Dried mud tends to be a lighter colour so I use Graveyard earth for this, and fresh mud is a bit darker so for this I use Scorched brown (although you should mix a bit of the two together to give a more graduated finish).

Hope that helps. You could also buy some weathering sticks (My mate uses tamiya ones which seem ok) or some weathering pigments (MIG Pigments are best) which you should be able to buy from a good model shop.

OK so I have also been painting more Ultras, but have unfortunately fallen a bit behind so only have an almost cpmpleted assault Squad to show.

Again apologies for a WIP photo, I promise to get some new pics when I have the camera again.




These are about 90% finished, but I need to go back and sort out a couple of bits as I feel like I rushed these. But I am very happy with them nevertheless, but never want to paint another Jump Pack for as long as I live, I don't know why but I just didn't enjoy them.

Cheers for looking.  ;D
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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2009, 12:27:51 PM »
Thanks for all the tips and the appreciation Chris! I'll try to make my rhino a bit less clean with these techniques.

Good job on the assault squad! The eyes are amazing.

But what's so bad about painting jumppacks? :)

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2009, 11:50:18 AM »
Still haven't taken updated photos... but here's an in-game snapshot of a tactical squad for a battle report I was writing.



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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2009, 02:55:14 PM »
Some new stuff for a Crimson Fist project I started





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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2009, 06:41:16 AM »
Hey Guys,

So I finally have some finished pics of my Rhino.








I've just got to get rid of the shiny decals, but that should be easy enough once I get some varnish on.

Cheers for looking. :)
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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2009, 07:29:44 AM »
That, despite the fool's chapter it comes from, is a beautifully done model.

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2009, 10:22:14 AM »
The rhino looks great. Did you use tape this time to make the arrow so neat?

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I've just got to get rid of the shiny decals, but that should be easy enough once I get some varnish on.

I've got the same problem. Are you saying they stop shining when you varnish the model? What varnish is good?

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2009, 10:25:22 PM »
A spray-on Krylon sealant is good for dimming decals, as is any satin varnish.  Vallejo makes a great matte varnish that I use on all my models.

Speaking of my models, I've put up a gallery in the Painting Forum.  Here's a link! Ultramarines 3rd Co.

And by-the-by, gorgeous work Chris!

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2009, 05:31:32 AM »
Nice pic of one of my marines. Still have to do the shoulder pad markings.


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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2009, 05:37:47 AM »
Lookin' ace, I really like the base, is that slate you've put on it?

And the flamer looks lovely, nice metallics!

Just a quick question, are you using the knee and backpack markings to denote squads ?

I may steal the idea and do one knee.
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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2009, 01:53:51 PM »
Thanks Chris, I'm really glad you like the basing because I really felt something had to be changed about the way I did my bases.  used a little stone. I bought it at my lgs but can't tell you the brand 'cause I'm not at home. They look good after drybrushing and stuff.
The metal is boltgun metal and black wash. You use the same right?

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are you using the knee and backpack markings to denote squads ?
??? What do you mean? I use red for all my SM's knees and backpack exhausts if that's what you mean?

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2009, 08:15:27 AM »
Some pictures of the Beginnings of a Blood Ravens army.

I m not very good with a camera though so bear with me.











Will try and get some more pictures done soon, butIm torn between finishing these guys and doing an Eldar army : /


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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2009, 08:52:48 AM »
Veeeery nice. painting is great: nice straight chevrons on the chainswrods and the weathering looks very well done.
I assume the last model is a Librarian? Very sweet conversion.
Who is that Glaive/force weapon stolen from? Doesn't look greyknight to me, but then I could be wrong!
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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2009, 01:45:39 PM »
Thank you. It is a librarian , and the weapon is a bit of a mix. The arm and bottom half at from the standard , the top bit is a power axe with the blade removed and a Skaven blade added, with bits of wire here and there.

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2009, 01:54:25 PM »
Excellent painting, deusmex!  Those are some very nice-looking models.

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Re: Liber Adeptus - Show us your Space Marines!
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2009, 06:18:57 PM »
Really nice painting deusmex! Wow, those models look great! The red looks really deep and realistic and the overall shading and highlights look wonderful. Is the banner totally free hand? It's so precise.

If I may; one thing I don't really like is the green you use for the bases. A darker tone of green or brown would be more realistic imo.

You used a big base for the liby right? Is he wearing terminator armor?

 


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