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Merrick's Painting Blog woooooo

Postby Merrick » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:17 am

Thought I'd start up a painting blog to keep me motivated in painting the backlog of models before I pick up some new game systems. Which I will then also post here.

Expect Blood Bowl, 40k, Warmachine, Dreadball and Deadzone updates in the next couple of months.

Kicking off with the first model I just finished in my stripped down and rebranded Human Blood Bowl team, the Altdorf Avengers. The thrower, Marius Reicher.

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Apologies about the poor picture quality. 1am isn't the best time for photo taking and my desk lamp is broken. :(
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Postby Preston » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:43 am

Looking good, well painted.
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Postby Rubick » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:47 am

Looking good mike
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Postby Jay » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm

It's looking awesome! I can't wait to see the whole team!
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Postby Trumpkin » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:07 am

Good stuff! The metal looks great. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets mucky fingers when he paints!
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Postby Merrick » Wed May 14, 2014 12:41 am

Wow, I am the worst at updating stuff.

Converted Captain/Chapter Master thingy for my DIY chapter.

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And some finished Humans for Blood Bowl.

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Postby Azzabat » Wed May 14, 2014 6:42 am

Trumpkin wrote:Good stuff! The metal looks great. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets mucky fingers when he paints!


That's not paint ... That's Mike's natural skin color! ;)

Seriously though buddy, looking good. Can't wait to see a picky of the whole team together.
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Postby Kevx3 » Wed May 14, 2014 8:35 am

I like that SM conversion. Would like a pic of the powerfist/flamer hand, that looks interesting :).
And is that human wearing an oven mitt?
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Postby Merrick » Wed May 14, 2014 11:54 am

Kevx3 wrote:I like that SM conversion. Would like a pic of the powerfist/flamer hand, that looks interesting :).
And is that human wearing an oven mitt?


....yes, yes he is. Good old GW Blood Bowl models.

And I'll see what I can do about the powerfist/flamer combo.
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Postby Merrick » Fri May 16, 2014 12:37 am

Kevx3 wrote:I like that SM conversion. Would like a pic of the powerfist/flamer hand, that looks interesting :).


There you go.

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Also, have some WIP Deadzone.

Trying to work out how to make the metal more interesting here.

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And I'm not enjoying painting this leader dude. So many fiddly detaaaaaaails....

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Postby HistoricalGeorge » Fri May 16, 2014 8:05 am

I would say there are two ways to make the metal more interesting:

1. Make some of it copper/gold/brass

2. Darken the recesses and highlight more aggressively for more contrast.

You could also add some lights to the weapons maybe?
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Postby Sceleris » Fri May 16, 2014 8:44 am

For interest either try as above go the rust/corrosion/verdigris look to provide contrast?
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Postby Merrick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:48 am

Oh hey look another new project I won't finish.

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Postby Azzabat » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:06 am

I'm liking the shield. Has a well used, dirty, "I've been in the sewers of Mordheim" look about it.
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Postby Kevx3 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:41 am

Not just the shield the whole model looks like hes been diving in a sewer (im not saying the model looks S*** though, on the contrary :)). I'm liking the subtle highlight on the guy's two-colour undershirt.

Is the new project an empire army?
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Postby Dave Fraser » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:57 am

Merrick wrote:Trying to work out how to make the metal more interesting here.

Glazes on the metal, start changing up tones all over the place, then add some burn/soot effects to the guns to make them look like they've been fired loads. I used the techniques off brushthralls when I've done it in the past:
http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=3180
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Postby Merrick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:35 pm

Cheers, guys.

Kevx3 wrote:Is the new project an empire army?


Yes, yes it is.

Whether I'm gonna play any games with it is another question entirely. I just like painting them, and the last time I had any Empire models, I was a s*%! painter. :D
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Postby Merrick » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:32 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Merrick wrote:Wow, I am the worst at updating stuff.


Mostly finished the Human Blood Bowl team, bar some detail. But they're tabletop ready.

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Finally finished off the cutesy bear tokens.

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And found some Space Marines that I abandoned while I was moving house. Should probably get around to finishing the whole unit.

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Postby KolgothMountaineater » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Like the vanguard themed Teddy's. Where did you find those? Should find a way to sell lightly converted ones where the ball is replaced with a dice. Some of the tourney players might like them as little token gifts to give opponents at events.
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Postby Merrick » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:50 pm

KolgothMountaineater wrote:Like the vanguard themed Teddy's. Where did you find those? Should find a way to sell lightly converted ones where the ball is replaced with a dice. Some of the tourney players might like them as little token gifts to give opponents at events.



They were specially sculpted for Gert Bowl III, last year.
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Postby Rubick » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:54 am

Humans are looking good! Tournament team or league only?
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Postby Merrick » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:42 am

Rubick wrote:Humans are looking good! Tournament team or league only?


Probably going to sell them on. I've got my nuns to use as humans.
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Postby Azzabat » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:38 pm

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KolgothMountaineater wrote:Like the vanguard themed Teddy's. Where did you find those? Should find a way to sell lightly converted ones where the ball is replaced with a dice. Some of the tourney players might like them as little token gifts to give opponents at events.



They were specially sculpted for Gert Bowl III, last year.



Who sculpted them Mike? And how much were they?

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Postby Merrick » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:44 pm

Azzabat wrote:
Merrick wrote:
KolgothMountaineater wrote:Like the vanguard themed Teddy's. Where did you find those? Should find a way to sell lightly converted ones where the ball is replaced with a dice. Some of the tourney players might like them as little token gifts to give opponents at events.



They were specially sculpted for Gert Bowl III, last year.



Who sculpted them Mike? And how much were they?

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You'd have to ask Liam that. :)
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Postby Merrick » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:58 pm

Getting to paint my Xmas presents. First up, some Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarfs. :D

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Postby Azzabat » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:21 am

Nice!
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Postby Hung » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:09 am

You didn't hang about getting them done! Looking good
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Postby Merrick » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:24 pm

Cheers, guys. The limbo that is the week between Christmas and New Year is a great time to get painting done if you have no extended family. :L
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Postby Azzabat » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:36 pm

Merrick wrote:Cheers, guys. The limbo that is the week between Christmas and New Year is a great time to get painting done if you have no extended family. :L


My family are just the regular, normal sized ones. ;)

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Postby nightwing » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:08 pm

Nice work on the Chaos Dwarves there. Keep it up!

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