1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Blog Darklaw's Seraphon Project.

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Darklaw, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Many years ago, I started painting Lizardmen. I sold that army, when everyone else i knew played 40k instead. But I have always wanted to return to my lizards, and frustration with 8th edition eventually led my friends and I to AoS - So finally I get to paint and play with my lizards!

    Things are only just starting out, so I haven't done a lot yet. But I am having an absolute blast so far, with painting something that isn't bristling with guns and/or wearing power armour. I have previously painted a Space Marine army, Necron army and a Custodes army.

    20190222_120158.jpg
    Always was a firm believer in the "less is more" approach to basing, but I also like to challenge myself a bit with every new army I start. So I'm going for a swampy-jungly-planty thing.

    20190222_020346.jpg 20190222_020333.jpg
    So far, I'm liking the look of it. It doesn't really show in any of the pictures, but I've put a bunch of gold tablets from my bitz box on there too, so support that old Lustrian feel - Gold is there for the taking, if you don't get stabbed by crazy murder reptiles.

    20190118_005821.jpg 20190118_005824.jpg
    He has since been based in the same manner as the rest of them. Overall I'm pretty happy with it all, but I will probably revisit the priests feathers at some point. They didn't turn out too great.

    Lizards are just as much fun now, as they were 10 years ago.
     
  2. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,254
    Likes Received:
    13,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Very nice start to what looks like a very nice army, keep the pics coming.
     
    Darklaw likes this.
  3. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Right, a batch of Saurus done, and an Oldblood too!
    20190306_021214.jpg
    53415015_1015649458776979_7011648185051381760_n.jpg
    So far I've played him as a Sunblood - That seems more useful.

    53905668_312632319604503_2605748897477296128_n.jpg
    I can't help but be a little amused by these guys. Many years ago, they were what attracted me to the Lizardmen. Now, I consider them one of the weakest sculpts of the entire army. A bit of a shame really, but they just appear so tiny now. Especially next to Steroidosaurus Rex, who really does embody the feeling of saurian rage. These little guys not so much. Oh well.

    Next up is the Carnosaur, that has disappointed for three games in a row. But the model is just too damned amazing not to paint, so I'm looking forward to it all the same ^^
     

    Attached Files:

    Lizerd, TrevBot, Sreeves and 8 others like this.
  4. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,294
    Likes Received:
    14,950
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That's a very nice Oldblood!
     
    Crowsfoot, Sreeves and Darklaw like this.
  5. Imrahil
    Ripperdactil

    Imrahil Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    686
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Nice work, eye-popping unit if you ask me.
    Amazed by the Oldblood, nice work on the horns and nails ;)

    Is it a unit without shields? or do you paint those separately?

    Gr, Imrahil
     
    Crowsfoot and Darklaw like this.
  6. ravagekitteh
    Carnasaur

    ravagekitteh Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looking good!
     
    Crowsfoot and Darklaw like this.
  7. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks guys ^^

    I plan to paint the shields for the saurus and the skinks together at some point. They look like they would get in the way, if put on during the initial assembly, so this seems easier :)

    Still working on the Carnosaur. Hit a bit of a snag on the skin - Drybrushing isn't producing the results I wanted, so i'll have to do it differently. But that's good. I'm having a ton of fun painting organic material, rather than power armour. Nice and different challenge :)
     
    Lizerd and Crowsfoot like this.
  8. Deed525
    Stegadon

    Deed525 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    1,652
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Crisp and clean, just like on the box they came in :) good job
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  9. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    A comparison to boxart is always extremely flattering ^^ I'm not very creative when it comes to coming up with my own schemes, so It's nice to hear it looks like what it's supposed too :)

    20190313_205422.jpg 20190313_205443.jpg

    Obviously it still needs basing and the Oldblood, but it's coming along nicely :) I made a ton of mistakes this time around - Tried drybrushing for the most part, but I did not care for the look at all. So I went back in, and did a bunch of stuff the old fashioned way. Learned a lot, that I'm looking forward to taking with me for the next big dino that comes along.

    Kroq-Gar and Grymloq were my favorite characters back in the day; and I was very sad to hear that they had both croaked during the end times. I did manage to find a picture of my old carnosaur model, before I sold it all and started up on 40k. 20140818_195226.jpg

    I feel like I've come a long way since then. But I remember I was extremely proud of it at the time. It's great to look back at your old stuff, sometimes. :)
     
  10. ravagekitteh
    Carnasaur

    ravagekitteh Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looking fantastic! Brilliant job!
    The fluff behind the Seraphon is such that in the case of many of them, they are the Slann’s memories become real, and can be brought back at any point. So as long as there’s a Slann in your personal canon who’s willing to remember one of the most badass characters around, Kroq-Gar and Grymloq can be as alive as ever and are here to stay!
     
    Crowsfoot and Sreeves like this.
  11. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Kroq-Gar and Grymloq live again, it seems!

    20190320_134637.jpg 20190320_134649.jpg 20190320_135100.jpg

    I was pretty intimidated by the horns on the saddle. My hands have always been a little shaky, so any kind of freehanding leaves me a little uncomfortable. But I really like the look of it, in the end.

    With this addition, the collection is really starting to look like a small army - Always a great spot to reach, when just starting out on a project. Now I just need to figure out what to paint next. Still debating whether it should be Kroxigor, Slaan or a Bastiladon.
     
    Oh_Man, Lizerd, Captaniser and 9 others like this.
  12. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,254
    Likes Received:
    13,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Horns look good, get the Slann done next ;)
     
  13. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ended up doing the Kroxigor next - A friend of mine loves the models, and he had been begging me to get them painted for a game ASAP. Didn't want to disappoint, so to the brushes I went!

    20190327_213705.jpg
    20190327_213721.jpg
    20190327_213756.jpg
    The third guy was missing a claw on his foot when I got him, so I had to get a little creative. Now I wince a litte everytime I see it. That looks painful to me.

    It was a bit of a mixed bag working with resin again. Been awhile since I did it last (The Custodes are, thankfully, all plastic), and I've got to say I haven't missed the amount of cleaning it takes. Between the scrubbing, the scraping and the filling, I feel like it just takes too damned long to put three figures together, that aren't even a complicated assembly. Things just get warped and need fixing. I don't mind a difficult assembly, but I get annoyed with a broken one. But harping on finecast is hardly anything new, so I'll drop it now :p

    The army is starting to come together, and It's starting to be a joy to look at it in the cabinet. Next up I think is the Bastiladon, but I'll sleep on that and see where I end up :)
     
    Lizerd, Just A Skink, TrevBot and 7 others like this.
  14. Warden
    OldBlood

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,068
    Likes Received:
    10,129
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Fantastic painting progression! You have some great stuff here, classically painted lizardmen! They could all be straight out of the army book :artist:
     
    Crowsfoot and Darklaw like this.
  15. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks a lot :) I'm very fond of the classical scheme, so comparing it to the army book is just about the highest praise I could hope for. :)
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  16. Acrocanth
    Razordon

    Acrocanth Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    936
    Trophy Points:
    93
    They look just like they're supposed to!, as my girlfriend would say :p. Good job with the classic colours.
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  17. Darklaw
    Skink

    Darklaw Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks ^^

    Aaaaand the Basti is done!
    56496297_276406009967271_3562672893835870208_n.jpg 56237532_342795893011970_852145683602341888_n.jpg 56430961_377042036472786_2414402920414969856_n.jpg 55912353_2855306318079729_1277903953408819200_n.jpg

    Painting these dinosaurs are a real pleasure. Going to be a little busy for the remainder of the week, so I probably won't be able to really pick up my brushes again until sometime sunday. Plenty of time to think of what's next up, though! I foresee a Slaan, but I do have a D'n'D miniature I need to get painted up for a friend too. I have a hard time getting motivated for that, while i'm having this much fun with the dinos though :)

    Also, I'd like to really thank @Itepixcauh at this point. My first attempts at painting skinks came out way too dark, and finding your blog and the tutorial you made for their skin in there, really helped to get me started. Thanks for that, I really appreciate you sharing your talent with the rest of us :)
     
    Lizerd, Warden, Just A Skink and 8 others like this.
  18. Acrocanth
    Razordon

    Acrocanth Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    936
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Very vibrant skinks you did a great job with them, model looks great. :)
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  19. Itepixcauh
    Stegadon

    Itepixcauh Stranded Ghekkotah Staff Member

    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    2,491
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Red crested Skinks!! Sotek is most pleased!

    Well done. It was my pleasure.
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  20. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,254
    Likes Received:
    13,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Nothing wrong with the classic look, well done so far ;)
     

Share This Page