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Blog The Black Scale - Reviving and old collection of Lizardmen

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by TheHappiestDwarf, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. TheHappiestDwarf
    Jungle Swarm

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    Back when AoS launched I tried to get my brother into playing the game. He decided to go with Lizardmen and purchased a load of random stuff from ebay in various conditions. He didnt have as much time to get fully stuck in and they ended up sitting in a box for about 3 years. Long story short he moved house and I welcomed his pile of scaley buggers into my collection.

    I have painted more in the last 2 years than I have in my entire on and off 15 year relationship with wargaming. So I wanted to upload and keep a log of my progress on them both to motivate me to get them done alongside other projects but also get some feedback.

    I like painting things quick and dirty with heavy use of an airbrush, using a few techniques like gloss washes, gloss paints and water colour pencils for fast highlighting. I wanted to make my Lizardmen look as dark and evil as I could, avoiding the use of any bright colours.

    The collection in question
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    First tester models to try out a gloss black dingy look.
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  2. TheHappiestDwarf
    Jungle Swarm

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    Finished the Carno and Slann (minus the base) Really happy with the vibe they are giving. Thinking about a dead forest type mix of basing materials with pva mixed in and sprayed glossy to give it a 'wet' look. Not sure how I'll do that yet though!

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  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Welcome!
    Interesting art style, I am curious how those models will evolve. :)
     
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  4. Deed525
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    Ooooo I really like the softer (underbelly) skin tones - nice
     
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  5. Ritual
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    Look forward to seeing how this progresses
     
  6. Warden
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    Agreed.

    I thought that slann had a racing stripe at first :D
     
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  7. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Gotta go fast!
     
  8. TheHappiestDwarf
    Jungle Swarm

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    A little update, not had much time to paint this week, aiming to have a 2k list ready and fully painted for the new edition though.

    Made an Astrolith Bearer out of the bag of bits that came with all this.
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  9. Aginor
    Slann

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    That thing is ginormous!
     
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  10. Warden
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    It is, probably why it needs what looks like a metal rod to hold it up!

    Good use of bits, it looks great!
     
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  11. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Made some a bit of progress this evening. Lots of gloss black going on. Once golds are in it will break it up a bit. Picked up some cool bits ready for basing. Looking forward to seeing how that turns out.
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  12. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Got the base tests done on the Carno and Slann, so they are finished!
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  13. Aginor
    Slann

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    Quite lifelike looking in those dark colors. Nice job!
     
  14. Warden
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    Really fantastic! I didn't think such a dark color scheme would have worked out, but I think the green-green leaves really helped bring out the detail on that slann. Your basing work looks great too; really wet-jungly looking. Got any more pictures of the two?
     
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  15. Bandicoot
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    I like the dingy feel to these guys, they look like they’ve come straight out of the shadowfell! Keep it up!
     
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    Looking good. Love the Slann.
     
  17. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Been pre occupied with the AoS2.0 hype but managed to get a few things done before i got my hands of the new stuff! Also some more photos of the slann and carno.
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  18. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Thanks! Yeh im happy with how the bases turned out! Just kind of pulled some bits together to make it work, a forest mix I bought, some fish tank plants chopped up and sprayed gloss black (the paint didnt take well at all to the ultra plasctic feel of them but it work out showing some of the original colours through the paint that didnt stick.) Then I sprayed some spots gloss black and then again with gloss varnish!
     
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  19. Blastoize
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    This instantly makes me doubt my decision going bright and colourful...
    Truly awesome!
     
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    Any progress on the Engine or Astrolith Bearer?
     

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