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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #60 on: 20 October 2021, 15:18:58 »
Okay. Mech comparison.
The 2 in the center have had their edges painted (dunno the word for this in English: you see it in the painting). The centre right (jenner) with ultramarine blue and the one in the centre left (panther) with wolf gray (the leg only). Both GW paints. Those of the extremes are there for comparison reasons.



I'm still not sure about it, but I would say that the pather (grey one) looks better from a distance since the contradt is more extreme. I am finishing painting all the panels, so we will see when it is ready.

Of course, I'm going to hate painting these 10 mechs: / Painting all those edges is not hat I enjoy, as I'm taking about an hour PER LIMB, so around 4-6 hours per model ... Just to finish the basics.

In the process I have made a wet palette for myself. My friends who know me for NOT painting my miniatures in 30 years think that this is the breaking of the second seal of the apocalypse. I did it for the laughs … and have been taken aback afterwards with the results: The paint does not dry while I paint or from one day to the next!! Amazing. And it is EXTREMEY easy, since it  is just a tupperware, a cloth and an oven paper, and some water. Nothing more. Very easy to do and I recommend it.





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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #61 on: 22 October 2021, 03:37:49 »
the panther with its basic color coat finished. Now it is time for details, the silver lines, weapons and cockpit. The color is the one of the second picture, but I give you the single panther picture for some 8crappy picture) detailing.






I have been recommended to do the ghostbrush with makeup brushes. will try it with the second jenner or the wolverine since they have more volumes where to drybrush (the panther has more flat pannels) and see what results I get.

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #62 on: 22 October 2021, 03:42:26 »
I like the highlighting on both Mechs, but the Wolf Grey does stand out more, and will be more noticeable from a distance.

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« Reply #63 on: 23 October 2021, 05:39:03 »
I'd go with the wolf grey too.
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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #64 on: 23 October 2021, 14:11:49 »
Good edging.  The 2nd from left stands out

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #65 on: 14 January 2022, 09:16:57 »
Ok. FINALLY ended the edging of the 8 mechs of the An Ting Legion I have hated it from the get go, but I am stubborn. Since I started this I have painted the ships from 1914 battles of the coronel and the falklands, written a resume of 3 years worth of weekly lord of the rings RPG gaming, read 2 books and bitched a lot about edging to my friends. But they are done. The base at least

Now on to deciding what parts to paint in silver and do details on them.

I have decided to halt the lyrans, though. I was planning to do them as donegal guards, but single color Mechs are a no go for me right now.

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #66 on: 23 February 2022, 17:38:52 »
Ok, taking the brush on these again. Red, first layer.

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #67 on: 03 March 2022, 09:46:03 »
Ok, an ting legion. No silver highlights since I made that border thing with the pannels, but thney look good enough anyway.

I hated profiling the pannels, but the final result is good. It took me 3 months to pain tthose because I was really fed up wioth the lining of the pannels (or whatever it is called) and couldn't bring muself to paint the details (reds, blacks and bases). But I finally did it to finish them.

I have used these to do aA LOT of new techniques for me.
- Painting the borders of the pannels
- paiting small Kurita suymbols
- testing the Vallejo basing material (that is super nice!)
- several types of undercoat to see what color
- tested the new Citadel shades Contrast colors (it didn't work well)
- tested several profiling colors

But in the end the result is this. 2 lances for a striker force that moves 5/8 or more. Drop, destroy or grab and flee.



Support lance. 2 panthers ALAG (no jump, move 5/8), wolverine and Dragon. Typical striker lance. 



Recon and skirmishing lance. Spider, jenner, jenner, locust.



Pictures are not that great. You can blame my phone and technique. The Kurita symbols specially ar enot good in here. I wil truy to take better pictures of those.

Aaaaand we are finished with these!!! WOHOOOO!!!! FINALLY!!! Now out to get something else to paint.
I am not profiling a pannel in my life ever again.

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #68 on: 22 March 2022, 04:51:52 »
I gave a dire wolf to my (almost) 4 year old daughter to paint, but we lost it due to a gust of wind that made the priming box fly off the balcony when it was drying. So i gave her one beamer.

She had the task of defining the colors of the Arms of Thor mercenary unit. I like what she did, so we will build from that.



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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #69 on: 08 September 2022, 15:11:25 »
Not strictly BT, but close enough. This is the crew (and opponents!) of Malcolm's Browncoats one of my next battletech projects for the Capellan Wastes. Along with Saffron's Reavers, of course.


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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #70 on: 08 September 2022, 15:28:21 »
Looking good!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Return to the brushes
« Reply #71 on: 12 September 2022, 08:33:02 »



Starting on some sopeed painted crucis lancers.

So far GW contrast militarum green + vallejo deck tan. The later will be the base for the srcondary color(s).

Now time to decide WHAT crucis lancer regiment I want those to be. Suggestions?




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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #72 on: 12 September 2022, 12:01:38 »
Very nice! :thumbsup:

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #73 on: 15 September 2022, 17:09:00 »


Continuing with the crucis lancers

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #74 on: 15 September 2022, 19:20:18 »
Keep up (and finish) the great work!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #75 on: 18 September 2022, 15:37:30 »


Cockpits (blue?)
Weapons mostly in metallic (and enegy afterglow? as well as some soot in the AC5 and LRMs)
Bases

And set. I am not goona highlight them more.

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #76 on: 18 September 2022, 16:25:30 »
Getting there... just bases to go, I think!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #77 on: 20 September 2022, 16:15:35 »
Nice. I need to try some contrast / speed paint at some point.
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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #78 on: 21 September 2022, 04:24:39 »
From what I can see, you do Speed Paints & that's it. Working on top of speed paints causes the "reactivation" issues. Contrast paints are still part of the process, and benefit from drybrushing a complementary colour on top. Whereas I've seen some fair looking results with just speed paint.
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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #79 on: 21 September 2022, 04:35:03 »
As far as i know the reactivation thing was a priblem with the Army Painter speed paints, but not with the GW contrast paints. I have used regular paints over the contrast green and it did not reactivate at all...

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #80 on: 21 September 2022, 14:27:39 »
And finished. I am specially happy with the cockpits, as this was my first attempt at trying this jeweling effect and it came quite alright IMO.



Now to decide if i go for Saffron's Reavers, Malcolm's Browncoats, the arms of thor or the donegal guard.

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #81 on: 21 September 2022, 14:29:17 »
Agreed - contrast paints work well with other paints. And great looking minis!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #82 on: 21 September 2022, 17:50:09 »
Purple works well for the cockpits!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Return to the brushes (9/12/22: crucis lancers)
« Reply #83 on: 25 September 2022, 17:01:40 »
Those look really good!  I would never of thought of using purple for a cockpit, it looks great!  I may steal that in the future.  Thank you for sharing!

 

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