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Blog JORGIK´s work table - Christmas goodies!

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Jorgik, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Fhanados
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    Fhanados Well-Known Member

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    Gotta say, I love your Armies on Parade stuff. Not just for the display aspect, but the potential to use the terrain in games as well (also your painting standard is very high! I love it.). The big carnosaur head banner thing is really impressive too. Can't wait to see what you do next!
     
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  2. Jorgik
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    Jorgik Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! As for what I´ll do next I don´t know. After finishing the gorechosen character I have yet to decide. This Christmas I´ll hopefully be getting an airbrush and I´ll start painting space marines, so I´m thinking about painting as many lizardmen as I can before Christmas. There was this idea of doing a tale of four warlords here in the forum but nothing has been officially decided so far. Maybe I´ll do that. :):)
     
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  3. Jorgik
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    Alright long due update!

    Finally finished the gorechosen character:
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    Sorry I don´t have more pictures I forgot to take more and now the model´s somewhere else :p, but next time I go to GW I´ll try to take more pictures ;).
    As you can see I painted it to look like if the horns and eyes were glowing with some daemonic power or something :D.
    When I handed it in the store manager asked me if I wanted to be a full-time painter for the shop but he told me that I´d only be able to get hugs and smiles so I decided to keep working at home on my free time :joyful:. C&C welcome, but won´t be able to change anything now :joyful:.

    And so I started working on my next project:

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    A unit of ten temple guards. I was going to do some chameleons but I just wasn´t exited about it, when I got some free time I didn't feel like continuing them, so I decided to change project and left them for later :confused:.
    I´ll try to post a picture once the whole unit is built. :)

    Hope you liked it (there isn´t too much to like anyways :joyful:)

    Jorgik
     
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  4. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Great job on the Gorechosen. The effect you painted on the eyes and horns definitely worked out well. Your shading and highlighting throughout the model is very very good. Way above my skill!
     
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  5. Jorgik
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    Hey!

    It´s been long since last updated and I got a fair amount of stuff done, so this will provably spread onto two separate posts ;).

    So I´ve finished building the 10-men temple guard unit

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    All the models have been built straight out of the box except for some few modifications: I added a blade to the musician´s drum, I build the standard bearer carrying the banner on his back, instead of holding it, I converted the Alpha Guardian, and added some bark to simulate stones. I left the shield separate to make painting easier.

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    Here´s the alpha guardian and the standard bearer. As you can see I made the guardian leaping off a rock, changed his head for the one that comes in the carnosaur kit and added a 3rd blade to the top of his halberd. Then changed the pose overall to give it some extra dynamism :).

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    I also had time to paint one of them, I just didn´t feel like painting all of them at the same time, and I feel that the finished model looks much better if I paint them individually. I think I´ll paint them in batches of 2 from now on though, as just this temple guard took me too long (about 3 whole free days :confused:). Thanks to this guy I made paint recipes for 3 things that neither R&F skinks or saurus had: gems, bone and leather.
    I went for green gems because I realized it´s the colour that best contrasts with the army´s orange and black, and I decided that from now on, anything that I doubt on colour will be green. (Some examples of the good contrast are the green foliage on the base, the green carnosaur head, and of course the gems.

    And last but not least from this post is this chameleon experiment:

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    Simple conversion: bent the tail (didn´t want to sculpt it out of green stuff), cut off the head crest and all the scales, and added the green stuff to give it a more "chamaleony" feel. Right now I´m thinking about paint schemes, which will provably end up being green with black stripes (sort of like @Fiona ´s normal skinks). I´ll maybe make a unit of 10 of these once I finish the temple guards, but that´ll be in a while, in January I´m starting space marines :confused::p.

    Second post to follow ;)
     
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  6. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Awesome stuff... that camo skink conversion looks amazing!
     
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  7. tom ndege
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    tom ndege Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! The camo skink looks really cool! Looks more chameleonesque than the original models.
     
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  8. Jorgik
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    Second part ;).

    I dug out of my models case my old troglodon and decided it needed some fixing, so this is what I did with it ;):

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    This is how he looked before repainting, and below how he looks now:

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    The most obvious change is the lack of rider and the swap of base. I first got the rider off him and then the base, I trimmed away the big rock under the troglodon´s foot and then pinned him to the base through a pile of cork. Painted the base and I repainted the brass, the leather, the scales and the fin. The brass and leather were changed to match my new paint recipes, the fin to repair some paint chips and the scales to change the look of the troglodon, I wasn´t a big fan of the black skin tone. I edge-highlighted the scales and afterward gave them a green glaze. I wasn´t too sure about the green glaze, but then I added more and I´m pretty happy with it. I also decided to leave the rider off for three reasons: I didn´t feel like removing the paint and painting him again, he had his staff and banner broken, and I have a replacement rider in my carnosaur sprues, so when I paint my carnosaur I´l add the rider. The troglodon´s also missing a varnish coat to protect the paint from more chipping (which I´ll do after I get my new airbrush on Jan 6th), and once I get that done I´ll add some more blood splatters and the base foliage. I´m thinking about magnetizing the rider fro ease of transport, but I´ll think it over when I get to add him.

    So this is it up to now :D.
    On the 6th I get the three wise men come over during the night and leave an airbrush for me :smuggrin:, so after that, and if I don´t get too much homework I´ll be working on my new space marines chapter, so won´t have too much time for lizardmen :confused:. I´ll maybe paint a unit of each army to vary a bit, or maybe two of space marines and one lizardmen, I don´t know. I just want to know if you want to see my space marines, and if so if I should start a new thread to keep lizards and space marines separate to not "contaminate" this thread with 40k stuff :joyful:.

    Hope you liked this update, C&C welcome ;)

    Jorgik


    Edit: Thanks @NIGHTBRINGER and @tom ndege !
     
  9. Bracnos
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    awesome work very clean and smooth, i would like a close look at all your models but that might be asking to much lol
     
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  10. tom ndege
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    Interesting... Is it traditional in Spain to get Christmas presents on the 6th of January or are you orthodox? Thought I was common sense in the Western Roman Empire to get presents between the 24th and 26th of December. ;) (have to admit that I have some friends from Macedonian and Russia who celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January...)

    To not spam your thread completely, I also request pictures of lizardmen and space marines alike... And as your thread is titled Jorgik's work table I see no problem if you post them right here! ;)
     
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  11. Jorgik
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    Yeah in Spain we traditionally get the presents on Jan the 6th due to the wise men coming, we still celebrate Christmas on the 25th. Now many people (me included) also get presents on the 25th, but we usually get the bigger ones on the 6th. I know people of my age who convince their parents to have everything on the 25th so they can enjoy their presents longer (we come back to school on the 9th), but I didn´t manage to do that myself :joyful:.

    All right then! I think I´ll just colour-code the index on this thread :joyful:

    Thanks! I don´t mind at all, I just need to know which models do you want close ups of, so I don´t use up all my storage memory on my phone :joyful::joyful:
     
  12. Bowser
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    The alpha guardian looks amazing! Your chameleon conversion is brilliant, your Trog looks so good with the touch ups. And yeah! Space marine pics!
     
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  13. Warden
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    I really like your temple guard, both the modeling and the painting. Especially the painting; your color scheme is fantastic!

    The jade/gems really POP :woot: and make the dark color scheme and orange between the scales stand out even more! Really excited to see that unit completely painted; and that Alpha is very unique and want to see it painted too! I kinda want a unit just like them now...

    Chameleon conversion is expertly done, curious to see him finished. Personally I would have wanted the curly tail a bit bigger, maybe some more green stuff?

    I also like the updated color-scheme for your troglodon, looks a bit cleaner than before; not that the original was bad, just looks a bit more streamlined and stuff.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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  14. Jorgik
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    Thanks! I actually thought about making the tails bigger but I kinda like them more like this :)
     
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  15. Jorgik
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    After-Christmas update!

    Here got some christmas goodies to play with!

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    As you can see I got an airbrush! Nothing too professional (even though it says Expert :wacky:) but I thought it was good enough for starting out :D.
    So what I got :p (more or less from left to right :eek:):
    • The airbrush kit box, here came the compressor (to its right) and the airbrush itself. I have come to know that the airbrush is one of the decent ones so I hopefully won´t have to replace it, but the airbrush isn´t anything too good, but It´s been performing well so far.
    • Left-down I have the airbrush cleaning cup/station which I heard is an essential acquisition, so I acquired it :D
    • To the left of the cleaning station there are pipettes (both big and small) and low-tac masking tape.
    • Under the airbrush there are the sculpting products: milliput, a big chunky roll of green stuff, blue stuff (for mold-making), and something I forgot to add to the picture: some hard-silicone nº0 clay shapers. The white tube to the right of the green stuff roll is a texturing roller with some aztec motif, still have to try that one out, it looks very promising :D:D.
    • Small in front of the green stuff there are some magnets: 100x of 2mm diameter by 1mm depth and 50x of 3mm diameter by 1mm depth
    • Then all the pots to the right under the compressor are (left to right and back to front): surface primer for airbrush (both black and white), airbrush cleaner, airbrush thinner, AK interactive Streaking Grime, AK interactive Rust Streaks, AK interactive Worn Effects, AK interactive White Spirits, Vallejo model air Burnt umber (I think), airbrush gloss varnish and airbrush matt varnish
    Loads of stuff and at the same time no model goodies at all :eek: but I´ve got enough to grab from :D.

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    Here´s a "realistic" model I fancied when I went to a "traditional" modeling store to pick up some stuff.
    By the way to avoid misunderstanding by "realistic" I meant more historical but I don´t know if it can be labelled as such and by "traditional" I mean a non-fantasy/sci-fi-model store. I just didn´t know any better word to describe it :confused:
    Anyways...
    I've chosen to use this model due to the fact that it cost me a lot cheaper than any GW stuff and I wanted to practice airbrush on a rather big model. This way I can get used to air pressures, trigger movement and painting with airbrush in general without the fear of spoiling a 30€ model that a rhino would be. As you can see so far I just applied the basecoat but really happy so far with both the airbrush primer and the airbrush itself. Now I'm waiting to have more time to continue it :D.

    As I think I said earlier I´ll be using the airbrush to paint my space marines, and I´ll keep the lizardmen as the "brush-painted army", although I won´t deny any fast colour basecoat:p.

    Anyways hope to bring you soon more stuff :D:D

    Jorgik
     
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  16. Crowsfoot
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    Had my airbrush for 3 months and still not used it yet, great to see you getting to grips with yours.

    Post pics of all your models we don't care what they are, we just like painted models.
     
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  17. Bracnos
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    Lol I have had my air brush for like 2 years but have only use it twice for basing...I realized I still need quite a few more things before I really get into it. I do see your looking all set, looking forward to your new work ^_^
     
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