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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Aginor, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Slightly dumb question about airbrush:
    Do I need to use a retarder? When and why?
     
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  2. Chicken Lips
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    Chicken Lips Well-Known Member

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    Not a dumb question. I was wondering the same thing.
     
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  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    It has been a while since my last post here.
    Here is a WIP picture.

    20180216_001728.jpg
     
  4. Warden
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    Beautiful color, that blue looks great!
     
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  5. tom ndege
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    Damn you! Looks great! Better than my purple ripper...
     
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  6. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Thanks!
    Can't wait to finally finish them. :)
     
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  7. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    Looking good! The model really has some nice pop to it. Great work!
     
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  8. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Thanks!

    I even risked something and painted the eyes. Using a 0.1mm sharpie it worked surprisingly well.

    Now I only have the riders' weapons, the bronze stuff on the Rippers, and the bases to do.
     
  9. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    A retarder slows the paint down giving you a longer working time, airbrush paint is thinner than normal paint and drys almost immediately so you would not use a retarder, you can use a retarder to thin the paint if needed.

    Remember that with an airbrush your blends are from layering paint not from blending wet paint as with a brush.
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    That looks really good so far and good job with the eyes
     
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  11. Seraphandy
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    The bronze collar, handle and dangly thing are my modelling nemesis! Even with tweezers :( I hope you fair better than me.
     
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  12. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Yeah I remember it from my last flyers. It sucked.
    This time it will be even more fun since I will do something special with those guys.
    Updates soon.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
  13. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    What bothers me about the Ripperdactyls:
    How the hell do they eat???
    They have no teeth in their upper jaw and they are obviously unable to even close their mouth!
    At least drinking is easy, since rain will just fall into their mouths....
     
  14. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    The eyes look great. Very clean and sharp. I might just have to give this shapie method a try.
     
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    Lol! I suppose it's something like a Snake swallowing their food whole!
     
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  16. Axquirix
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    Given their name I suppose it's likely that they tear their food into small enough chunks with their talons first.
    Still doesn't answer how they get that into their mouths, or why they then have teeth at all...
     
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  17. Seraphandy
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    It's an evolutionary thing

    Those Ripperdactyls who looked too much like Terradons were ruthlessly hunted and removed by the GW tribe. Therefore, the distinct difference between the two species.

    It does mean that the Ripperdactyl Rider needs to cut up its food..........;)
     
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  18. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Two months later:
    I started the Sunblood because I like the sculpt and needed something to motivate me after my break.

    ....unfortunately it didn't work.

    Here is how the skin looks right now: 20180421_120959.jpg 20180421_120951.jpg

    My idea was as follows:
    White with a slight purple tint on the low parts, and a slight blue tint on the higher ones, white highlights. And the bigger scales dark with white highlights.

    So I primed it white and applied purple shade. Unfortunately too much of that, so it became too purple.
    I drybrushed/layered it up to white again, and applied thinned down blue glaze. Too much of that too so it became too blue.
    Drybrushed it white again, and applied a bit of dark shade to the mouth and the big scales.
    I applied some more white to the spikes on the back.

    .....IMO it doesn't look too bad, but not at all like I wanted it to look.

    Any ideas what to do with it next to make it look better?
    For example: which colors to use for the spikes? Right now they are white which has a somewhat nice contrast but I am not sure. Maybe I should make them bone color?
    The small spikes on the head and the claws are planned to get bone colored, the metal parts gold and the shield and weapon Jade.
    Brown leather straps.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018
  19. Axquirix
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    That mostly looks fine to me? But then I'm colour blind and I'm not seeing a difference between the blue and purple areas. He does look a bit like a big hunk of ice, though.
     
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    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    I agree. He is a tad dark, but otherwise looks fine
     
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