News:

Login  |  Register

Author Topic: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt  (Read 17842 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Online Dread

  • Warlock
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1646
  • Country: us
  • I dunno!!!
  • Armies: Eldar, DE, Harlis, GK, Necrons, IK, DGuard
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Now With Added Fishy Bits
« Reply #360 on: June 26, 2018, 12:50:20 AM »
I got one of those grips, it is fantastic. Helps especially with long painting sessions and saves my old hand.
"Burning thru the universe in search of peace only brings more war. Peace is an illusion, war is reality, that is the way of things"

                            Farseer Gol'Istria of    the Morea Nebula craftword

01000101 01101100 01100100 01100001 01110010 00100000 01010010 01110101 01101100 01100101 00100001

Offline Looshkin

  • Aspect Warrior
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 905
  • Country: gb
  • Once held an Utter Fear of Tiny Diamonds
  • Armies: I 'play' Eldar. Or at least horde unpainted models
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt.
« Reply #361 on: July 5, 2018, 02:26:22 PM »
First off, thank you everybody that has read and posted...special thanks to everyone enquiring about my arm. To sum the experience up...it sucks. Some level of pain pretty much all the time and super special pain when I do something I probably shouldn't be doing! Even worse is th fact that we're going through a prolonged heat wave here, with the temperatures up around 30...or in the 80s for those that deal in Fahrenheit. May not seem like much, but we don't believe in Air Con over here, so we feel all of it...and the cast makes things that much more unbearable.

Next up, I've used the grip before and I think it's Really useful. Even more so since the surgery. It actually makes painting tolerable...althoug h still a touch painful. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone considering purchasing one.

Next up...I'm a day late, but to some of the folk on this site...

To the Antipodeans and Canadians amongst you...don't get any ideas!

Next up, hobby stuff!

So, thanks to a good day last Friday, I managed to do most of the rest of my diorama. I finished the last couple of bits today.

I think I'm calling it: Easy Pickings?

The story of the piece is that the Skaven has been hunting the Skeleton Warband for days. Eager to behead the enemy beast by killing their leader, he stalks through the sewer system for days. When he finally emerges, he figures on an easy kill...not realising that he is in the burial ground of a human war band that met an ill fate some time ago...easy pickings, but for whom?





A few close ups of some of the details:

Making sure the sewer elements of the Skaven base fit the overall aesthetic was a pain. Just a pain.







So there you are. I'm pretty happy with how things turned out. I was hoping for something more dynamic, but my injury precluded doing the amount of work necessary for that kind of investment. Hopefully the guys at the store will like it too.

However, that's not all that I've been up to, as I managed to pick up my copy of AoS on Monday. Since then, I've been something of a busy beaver!

Please note, the intention is to do the minimum required to make the Nighthaunt army look decent. As such, I'm following  a guide I saw on BoLS last week. It's quick, it's simple and hopefully it'll look good.

So, today, having finished building the ghosts last night, I got to the first stages of painting:

Step 1:
The Corax White Undercoat.




After a Corax White undercoat, the first stage is an airbrush base layer of Nihilakh Oxide. `Needless to say, airbrushing with a cast on 1 hand leads to...interesting results:

This is exactly as uncomfortable as it looks:


Step 2:
The Nihilakh Oxide Basecoat

Despite the pain, it leads to super fast results:




I've actually gone 1 stage further and done a full model wash of Coelia Greenshade. Photos will follow for that.

So despite my limited physical capabilities at the moment, I'm making decent progress. Hopefully I'll have more to share over the next couple of days!

Thanks for popping by!
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 09:52:37 AM by Looshkin »
WD127 - Started a Love Affair my Wallet Just Can't Cope With...

Offline dog_of_war

  • Aspect Warrior
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 804
  • Country: ca
  • Armies: Orks, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, Dark Eldar
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #362 on: July 6, 2018, 07:57:33 AM »
Guess you can't keep a good man down. Wow Loosh, that diorama looks amazing. You've done a superb job on those cloaks and those rust effects are just perfect.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that Nighthaunts army. It's the one force that might actually get me to start dabbling in AOS.

Online Dread

  • Warlock
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1646
  • Country: us
  • I dunno!!!
  • Armies: Eldar, DE, Harlis, GK, Necrons, IK, DGuard
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #363 on: July 6, 2018, 11:44:18 PM »
Ah HADES! Even broken you beat me to it. I just got the set, all assembled and primed. I thought, all right now, don't like AoS but these models are so cool. I also kinda read thru the new rules so maybe.

Now back to you. You're a constant surprise, even with busted muscles you're putting out amazing things, real inspiration you are! Can't wait to see what your gonna do with the green base coat.
"Burning thru the universe in search of peace only brings more war. Peace is an illusion, war is reality, that is the way of things"

                            Farseer Gol'Istria of    the Morea Nebula craftword

01000101 01101100 01100100 01100001 01110010 00100000 01010010 01110101 01101100 01100101 00100001

Offline Looshkin

  • Aspect Warrior
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 905
  • Country: gb
  • Once held an Utter Fear of Tiny Diamonds
  • Armies: I 'play' Eldar. Or at least horde unpainted models
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #364 on: July 9, 2018, 05:07:32 AM »
Guess you can't keep a good man down. Wow Loosh, that diorama looks amazing. You've done a superb job on those cloaks and those rust effects are just perfect.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that Nighthaunts army. It's the one force that might actually get me to start dabbling in AOS.

Cheers DoW. I wouldn't get too excited by my Nighthaunts...they are going to be the 'rough and ready' army. I just want them done and to look ok. If they look good from 2-3 feet away, I'll be a happy man.

Ah HADES! Even broken you beat me to it. I just got the set, all assembled and primed. I thought, all right now, don't like AoS but these models are so cool. I also kinda read thru the new rules so maybe.

Now back to you. You're a constant surprise, even with busted muscles you're putting out amazing things, real inspiration you are! Can't wait to see what your gonna do with the green base coat.

Really looking forward to seeing what you manage to do with the models Dread. They really are cool models. Maybe way down the line after I've done the rough and ready painting on them and finished all my other unfinished projects, I'll revisit them and show them some love because the Nighthaunt range is easily one of the best thematically that is out there.

So, mini update time (to keep the Plogs rolling during these slow Summer months!)

Update 1:

Boom, I'm more Bionic than you:


Update 2:

I won something:


In the end, there was only 1 other entry...but it was all kinds of cool:




There were 2 prizes. The other guy won 'Best Theme' and rightly so. It was awesome. I got 'Best Painted'...which is cool. A lot of people really liked the work that I had put into my piece...but most of the plaudits went to the other guy because it's Rats on a Sky Pirate Ship. Nothing in this life will ever be as cool as that!

Step 3:

The Post Coelia Step:



Progress continues on the Nighthaunt. Hopefully I'll have some finished models soon.

Thanks for dropping by everyone!
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 09:51:25 AM by Looshkin »
WD127 - Started a Love Affair my Wallet Just Can't Cope With...

Offline SeekingOne

  • Exarch
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1470
  • Country: ru
  • May Hoeth guide our ways...
  • Armies: Eldar (Saim-Hann), Space Wolves
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #365 on: July 10, 2018, 01:48:38 AM »
Congrats on the Best Painted prize Loosh! Well-deserved, that diorama looks beautiful. Enjoyed every bit of it! Even just the old stones themselves are so full of that fascinating "proper fantasy" feeling of mystery and adventure. The composition depicting an assassin that, having just sliced one skellie in two, instantly leaps onto the next one, is brilliant.

The Greenshade effect on that Nighthaunt is spot-on too.

And does your bionics mean that your bicep already should've healed enough for you to flex your arm in the elbow?
I fight against Chaos and for Order, because it means fighting for Life against Death. There is no other battle truly worth fighting.

"If it's not for a tournament then play whatever it is that you like. Without the pressure of having to utterly destroy your opponent it opens up alot more opportunity to have fun." - Lazarus

Offline MyenTal

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1205
  • Country: 00
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #366 on: July 10, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
First off, that Skaven Frigate absolutely deserves some props ;D, that thing is amazing! That out of the way, looks like you're on the mend, Loosh, which is great to hear! That Diorama is simply outstanding, love the backstory that the whole thing is built around. That coelia wash on the nighthaunt is already giving me those ghostly vibes, and you've only done two steps so far! Cannot wait to see these guys come into their later stages :).
“Evil is relative…You can’t hang a sign on it. You can’t touch it or taste it or cut it with a sword. Evil depends on where you are standing, pointing your indicting finger.”
― Glen Cook, The Black Company

Offline magenb

  • Aspect Warrior
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1375
  • Country: au
  • I *LOVE* 40k Online!
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #367 on: July 11, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
well done bionic man ;)

That transition effect on the sword is awesome. Aer you going for a light base/flock? Those rear feet look prime for a disappearing act :)

Online Dread

  • Warlock
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1646
  • Country: us
  • I dunno!!!
  • Armies: Eldar, DE, Harlis, GK, Necrons, IK, DGuard
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #368 on: July 11, 2018, 10:43:56 PM »
Loving the colors. Keep posting updates, I'm  having to live vicariously thru ya'll right now. I just started a new job and trying to keep the tattoo shop going. New job is normal hours. It's weird getting up at 8 in the morning I've been a vampire for 23 years. Anyhow, love the direction your moving and your award, well you definitely earned it.
"Burning thru the universe in search of peace only brings more war. Peace is an illusion, war is reality, that is the way of things"

                            Farseer Gol'Istria of    the Morea Nebula craftword

01000101 01101100 01100100 01100001 01110010 00100000 01010010 01110101 01101100 01100101 00100001

Offline Looshkin

  • Aspect Warrior
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 905
  • Country: gb
  • Once held an Utter Fear of Tiny Diamonds
  • Armies: I 'play' Eldar. Or at least horde unpainted models
Re: Looshkin's Everything Thread - Things That Go Bump in the Nighthaunt
« Reply #369 on: July 12, 2018, 09:50:11 AM »
Congrats on the Best Painted prize Loosh! Well-deserved, that diorama looks beautiful. Enjoyed every bit of it! Even just the old stones themselves are so full of that fascinating "proper fantasy" feeling of mystery and adventure. The composition depicting an assassin that, having just sliced one skellie in two, instantly leaps onto the next one, is brilliant.

Cheers man...although I'll clear something up. The Skaven thinks that he has the drop on the Skellie commander, but actually, that 2nd Skeleton is rising from the earth to cut down the Skaven before he can pounce. Classic use of 'live' bait by the undead forces!

And does your bionics mean that your bicep already should've healed enough for you to flex your arm in the elbow?

Unfortunately not yet. The arm remains locked in position for a while longer. I have physiotherapy next week, so should find out more then. At the moment, all I can do is occasionally unlock the arm and move the arm with my other arm, so that it is not load bearing at any stage. It's all very frustrating!

First off, that Skaven Frigate absolutely deserves some props ;D, that thing is amazing! That out of the way, looks like you're on the mend, Loosh, which is great to hear! That Diorama is simply outstanding, love the backstory that the whole thing is built around. That coelia wash on the nighthaunt is already giving me those ghostly vibes, and you've only done two steps so far! Cannot wait to see these guys come into their later stages :).

Cheers dude. The Skaven Frigate really was amazing. Mine was definitely painted to a higher standard, but his whole concept blew mine out of the water. Just brilliant conversion work and little details throughout. I think my favourite touch was the Verminlord head on the prow of the ship. Just brilliantly thought out and executed.

Thanks for the nice words about the ghosts too!

well done bionic man ;)

That transition effect on the sword is awesome. Aer you going for a light base/flock? Those rear feet look prime for a disappearing act :)

Boom. We have our first contestant to spot that it's better to be lucky than good!

Genuinely, the sword is a mistake. I always planned to paint it silver. Just another piece of rusted metal. As such, I didn't feel the need to hit it with the Coelia wash. As such, it has a wicked fade on it...which I will probably intend to keep, as it looks ethereal as hell!

I assure you, if I had deliberately gone for that result, it wouldn't have looked half as good!

Loving the colors. Keep posting updates, I'm  having to live vicariously thru ya'll right now. I just started a new job and trying to keep the tattoo shop going. New job is normal hours. It's weird getting up at 8 in the morning I've been a vampire for 23 years. Anyhow, love the direction your moving and your award, well you definitely earned it.

Don't worry...I'm now living as a vampire in your stead! Being off work is all kinds of strange!

Update time.

I've continued to work on the Nighthaunts. I've largely finished the Chainrasp Horde and am about to start details on some of the other rank and file. Meanwhile, I'm doing each of the dry brush stages as a large batch, so I've got a couple more stages to show you. Hopefully, this means that, when I finally show you the Knight of Shrouds as complete, actually, the whole army will also be complete.

Step 4:
The Hellion Green dry brush step.
AKA the Deep-Fried-Dogamphetamine parrot stage.



Seriously. I did this stage on all the minis and kinda wrinkled my nose at the results. I just don't like how it looks. It's rough and ready and too powdery and the transitions seem too stark.

Step 5:
The Celestra Grey dry brush stage:
AKA better. But still a bit...off...



I think the addition of the grey makes things a bit smoother and less omg that is so green

Let me know what you think!
WD127 - Started a Love Affair my Wallet Just Can't Cope With...

 


Powered by EzPortal