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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #120 on: 21 July 2023, 00:50:10 »
It's been over a year since the last post, so it's time to drop some new material.  First off, a mini I painted yesterday and today in a scheme I learned about last week and instantly fell in love with.



Behold, a Blackjack in the 1st Liao Guards colors.  This scheme is fun as hell to paint.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #121 on: 21 July 2023, 01:04:38 »
That indeed is a great scheme, and well done!

I do love that we get new canon schemes on CamoSpecs, but wish there was some way to easily list newly added schemes. That, or the ability to run a query "Show me all Capellan units available in a given era", to make it easier to work out which schemes to do.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #122 on: 21 July 2023, 06:34:09 »
Very nice!

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #123 on: 22 July 2023, 09:13:04 »
Very nicely done!  Tell me what I’m looking at because I don’t have the best eyes for color?  Is that a dark teal base coat with dry brushing or did you do panel highlighting?  Both?

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #124 on: 22 July 2023, 10:20:24 »
Beautiful painting, Scotty. That is a gorgeous scheme.  cool

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #125 on: 22 July 2023, 10:43:04 »
Very nicely done!  Tell me what I’m looking at because I don’t have the best eyes for color?  Is that a dark teal base coat with dry brushing or did you do panel highlighting?  Both?

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All paints are Citadel/GW.

Primed Grey Seer
Undercoat Warp Lightning Contrast (likely skipping this one next time) and Celestium Blue for the limbs (not skipping this one)
Panels Sybarite Green and Macragge Blue
Edges Gauss Blaster Green and Calgar Blue
Cockpit and lenses Retributor Armor

No drybrushing was done to this mini.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #126 on: 22 July 2023, 22:49:29 »
 This is my preferred style; I love that nice, even color with precise highlights.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #127 on: 23 July 2023, 13:46:41 »
This is my preferred style; I love that nice, even color with precise highlights.

Likewise!  No shade (hah) on drybrushing, but by and large it just isn't the technique for me.

On another note, I've painted a lot since my last post in here prior to the Blackjack.  I'll try to get pictures of at least the big units.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #128 on: 23 July 2023, 15:03:09 »
Anybody who participated in the Alpha Strike feature events at Adepticon likely recognizes these minis, but they never made it to this thread.  Without further preamble:

The 9th Wolf Guard Striker Cluster



Made up of 1st Striker Trinary and 2nd Pursuit Nova

1st Striker Trinary

Alpha Battle Star



Bravo Striker Star



Charlie Pursuit Star



2nd Pursuit Supernova

Alpha Nova

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #129 on: 23 July 2023, 15:17:06 »
The 394th Division IV-Tau

Consisting of four Level IIs at least as far as I've painted so far:



Assault Level II "Discovery of Peace Through Violence"



Battle Level II "Coefficient of Kinetic Friction"



Striker Level II "Flexibility of Mind and Body"



Recon Level II "Expansion of Perception"

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #130 on: 24 July 2023, 00:15:03 »
And a new arrival, the first of what is probably going to be many, Clan Smoke Jaguar Delta Galaxy:

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #131 on: 02 August 2023, 10:44:21 »
Scotty, those look really nice!  Your 1st Dragoons Blackjack looks awesome!  I started at the beginning of your thread, and it’s really cool to see how your skills have progressed since 2014!

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #132 on: 07 August 2023, 22:35:00 »
One of the benefits of going to GenCon is first crack at new releases from IWM, sometimes.  This time was absolutely a benefit, and this canvas is excellent.  Shoutout to the sculptor, wondergecko, because this is fun as hell to paint.  This is intended to be Jade Falcon Vau Galaxy, and will eventually represent a bloodnamed Star Commander.

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #133 on: 14 August 2023, 00:29:39 »
Expanding the Smoke Jaguars Delta Galaxy a couple posts up, I found a scheme that takes maybe 30 minutes a mini.  Feels pretty good, and the results are solidly "good enough".

First up, an Assault Star:



Then, a Command Star:

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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #134 on: 15 October 2023, 14:42:24 »
I could definitely be going faster with these, but I have made some good progress on filling out the rest of the Smoke Jaguars Delta Galaxy.  The plan is ultimately a full Cluster, and of that Cluster I have already acquired and primed all but three minis (last ones waiting are another Ebon Jaguar, another Adder, and a Gargoyle C):



So far I have 20 'Mechs and 5 Elementals finished, with 25 'Mechs and 10 Elementals left.  The ones that are "finished" still need decals as of this moment, but they're at the point where I'm happy to put them on the field and they'll be recognizably a Cluster of Smoke Jaguars Delta Galaxy.
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Re: Scotty's Painting and Modeling Thread
« Reply #135 on: 22 October 2023, 13:19:20 »
Looking good, the yellow's smooth.

Out of curiosity, what'd you have in mind for the rest of the Stars formation-wise?