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Blog The constellation of the Desert

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Stahlax, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Stahlax
    Saurus

    Stahlax Active Member

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    @Bowser Thanks man, I'm really proud of my basing, I have so much fun making these. Finishing the eyes is either a very satisfying brush stroke or a very disappointing one, haha. Everyone I consulted really liked the purple, but I felt it was too dark. As a novice, I really like discovering new techniques and mixing stuff up. So, as I like the lighter tone of the Skinks on the right and the purple too, I just started to mix - something I rarely do. Same with the washes, coming up with a suitable purple wash (Drakenhof & Carrobourg mixed, added in some watered down white paint) was really challenging for me, but fun. So, this is the result!
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  2. Bowser
    Slann

    Bowser Third Spawning

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    I think you nailed it with this lighter purple. It's got this muted vibrancy to it. And the dynamic of the head and scales and the rest of the body works brilliantly! Once again the bases blow me away as they look great but blend with the model seamlessly. Looks so natural.
     
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  3. Stahlax
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    This is turning into a spam-fest, but I'm really pushing out these Skinks as fast as I can. Firstly, following @Bowser's advice, I went with a Skink Chief:

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    I took the Steg chief and placed him on a base. I love the giant spear and his "come at me bro" pose. Hard to get a clear photo with the black, but I'm looking forward to painting this one. I'm not entirely sure what colors he'll get, I really want him to stand out. Might be a golden lizard, who knows (it won't be, haha).

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    Next batch of 10 Skinks, bringing up my tally to 30 after this. One more set of 10 to go after these!
     

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  4. Bowser
    Slann

    Bowser Third Spawning

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    That is a pretty epic pose! Can't wait to see what you do with that chief!
     
  5. Jorgik
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    Jorgik Well-Known Member

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    They all look excellent!! Love your bases and the light purple scheme! Go for it!! And more pictures, I like this kind of spam! :)

    Edit: One question, do you pin your skinks to the rocks or just glue them?
     
  6. Stahlax
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    Glue 'em, some really strong stuff (glued my fingers together on multiple occasions.
     
  7. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    The Skinks look great. :D

    Although, I think the weapons could use a dark wash for more shading. :artist:
     
  8. Stahlax
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    Oh, great idea, totally forgot!
     
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  9. Stahlax
    Saurus

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    As the desert eagle soars, he sees a full patrol of skinks below.
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    In front stands Al'abyad, the White One, a single spawn Skink leading his kin through the desert sands.
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    I have to admit, some are rushed. I just wanted to get them out, so I didn't do them all as neatly as I wanted. But still, for your viewing pleasure!

    On a side note, I'm starting my first 40K army and tried a completely different theme!
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  10. Bowser
    Slann

    Bowser Third Spawning

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    I really love the colour scheme here. That desert look with the purple just turned out so amazing!
     
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  11. tom ndege
    Skink Chief

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    Agreed! Looks really cool.
     
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  12. Warden
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    The painting and basing look fantastic.

    Well done! :vulcan:
     
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  13. Stahlax
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    Thanks for inspring me in this one, I really like how they scheme turned out. I finished my Slann Starmaster (Suhulia) and am now starting my Ripperdactyls. Painting wings is a nightmare, so I'm practicing on Tyranid Gargoyles, to see what my options are! Any tips?
     
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  14. Stahlax
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    Alright, this is my army for tonight's game! I hate using unfinished models, but I'm going with it.

    Slann with Guard (unfinished)
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    The Ripperdactyls (unfinished, highly dissatisfied with their look now)
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    The Engine of the Gods and Skink Starpriest (unfinished)
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    40 Skink Boltspitters (10 unfinished)
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  15. tom ndege
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    tom ndege Well-Known Member

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    At least one can see that you are doing something with your army paintingwise! And that takes time...
    And if people see your finished work I bet they won't complain about the rest!
    I understand your personal frustration, though.
     
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  16. Jorgik
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    Excellent work! I love the army coherence!
     
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  17. Stahlax
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    That's the best compliment you can give me, exactly what I was aiming for ;)
     
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  18. Seraphage
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    Your army is spectacular man !
    You really put thought and effort into it and you got a literally unique result !
    This is an awesome army.
    Kudos !
     
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  19. Stahlax
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    Thanks man!

    Also, painting Ripperdactyl Wings is a poopy. Oh god do I dread doing this right now, haha.
     
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  20. SlanntaClause
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    I'm watching this thread but hadn't seen updates for it in awhile, you're army is by far one of the most cohesively painted I've seen I really love that Slann and they are an impressive. Such a nice army keep it up :D
     
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