Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lamenters Update: The basing begins!


Here we go with all ten Tactical Marines painted and standing on their new bases. I just need to add their blood and gore splatters on the base, their greaves, and on the occasional combat weapon.


Here are the last two Marines to get the treatment. The guy on the right was, of course, the model  used for the yellow tutorial from a couple of posts back.


And finally, some of the feet kind of hung over the edges of the bases. As I wanted the models to be standing in the blood and gore, I needed them to be standing lower inside the Secret Weapon Miniatures Bone Fields bases. To achieve this it was a fairly simple matter to slice out small slivers of the sides of the bases, as you can see in the photo above.

Next step, adding gallons of gore!

Cheers
Dave

21 comments:

  1. Wow Dave!
    Amazing job as always.
    I'm going to have to try out that yellow technique.

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  2. Those really are spectacular. Beautiful work as always!

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  3. I think everyone else will have to use the thesaurus as its time to lay down a compliment blast.

    These are top shelf, bears pyjamas, dogs bollocks, gunning, astounding, aching, fantabulous, a little eldritch, grim and dare we say dark.

    The whole lot all together everything has tioed together so well.

    A Marvel

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  4. Cracking looking squad there Dave. Nicely done.

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  5. Outstanding work, great tip on the bases too.

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  6. Gallons of gore sounds great!!

    I´d recommend to add one final highlight to the face (nose, cheeks) and maybe the hair.
    So the head will pop a little bit more into focus.

    harald

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    1. I think you might be right, I'll add a little more definition to the faces.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  7. Looking good Dave, cant wait to see more of your stuff in the case at Adepticon this year!

    Perhaps you can sit down with some of us guys at DFG and have a drink or two while there!

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    1. Sounds like a good idea, see you there!

      Cheers
      Dave

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  8. Hey Dave!

    Your Lamenters look really wicked, I like them even though they're lapdogs. :D How about some water effects for the bases (sorry if you already commented on that, but I didn't read everything as I'm a little bit in a hurry)?

    I know how annoying yellow is to paint, so you have all my approval. Keep it on!

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  9. These are really good, love the battle damage and the yellow. Just so all your feedback is not 100% positive, which is great for motivation but doesn't help you improve....here goes.

    I can't tell if it is the unnaturally large images that we view these models in, but the faces look like they need some work - especially the eyes. I would add more color modulation to the faces in general and define the eyes better if possible. Not sure if that level of detail is really important though, as it is an army project, not a display project.

    Also the purity seals need work. I would define the purity seals better, by doing some more outlining where the top seal overlaps the other and re-do the script on them - right they look like lines not script. I would suggest a very fine tipped micron pen for that work.

    Good luck! These are so awesome that I would be remiss if I did not point out areas that could use improvement. Hope it is taken in the manner it was intended. You are always considered a demi-god of miniature painting in my book!

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    1. Yeah, the size of the images might be impacting your impression, but I'll add a little more definition to the faces and purity seals, although the approach to the text/script will rain the same ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  10. A very good work, since already I have commented previously, you have obtained a few colors fabulous and full of life. If there am allowed I, probably you might give shade to the eyes and inside the mouth.

    A greeting.

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    1. Seems to be the consensus. I'll do some more work on the faces : )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  11. Those yellows are so richly done.

    An angry bunch of bees if ever i saw.

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  12. Dave, I do not want to alarm you, but it looks like you forgot something...to paint moustaches on those minis ;)

    They do look spectacular. I think that the advice about touching up the face is well delivered though. And I am impressed at how you made a primary color color scheme work. (Yellow armor, red seals etc, blue guns, and the rest is black white or in-between.) Not as easy as people might think.

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    1. Thanks Geoff, I was tempted to add one or two, but I might be better scratching that itch on a few Space Wolf Scouts ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  13. Looks great! I haven't added gore to my Secret Weapon bases yet, but I had one foot in it and the other foot was resting on the lip since I did n't want the water effects to leak out the side.

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  14. Thanks for the comments everyone! It's always nice when people like your stuff and offer constructive suggestions!

    Cheers
    Dave

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  15. They look awesome, fantastic job. But myself can't bring my marines to look like that (battle damaged armor, chipped paint, etc.)
    In pretty much all the books the fluff indicates that they (the astares) revered their weapons and armor, they repair all damage and re-paint their armor back to normal. So you see they can have a whole crusade and the armor would look good.Maybe the talbards of the Templars might look worn but not the armor.

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  16. Great job Dave!
    This squad is awesome!

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