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Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 04.06. - Mounted Vampire Lord

@logan: Thanks, glad you like 'em! ;)

Here's a small update, the GG unit filler lad is mostly finished...now have to figure out the rest of the filler...

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Carry on. :lol:
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 07.06. - GG unit filler progress

Here are the Hexwraiths:

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After removing the front saddle parts from the Wraiths, they fit quite nicely on the marauder horses.

Detailed shots of the mounts can be seen on the first page.
 

Blackbard

Ghoul
Sep 3, 2011
131
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Paint! I want to see some of this stuff painted!
Especially the skaven/GG conversion!!!
B
 

Chaos_Born

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jan 17, 2012
2,053
Omnipresent
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Wow...I just noticed the faces in the hexwraiths appearing trails. That looks so cool Raven, hurry up and paint those guys!
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Thanks! ;)
Aye, I know...I really, really need to start painting, and get some practice before I can take on these... :redface:
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Nice hex wraiths

(I can't buy them yet not yet ghouls.)

Loving them please put some colors on them by making sweet love to them with a brush. (comment stolen from redarmy27)
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Hehe, thanks. =)

Patience, patience... :perv:

I'm having some color scheme ideas dancing in me head...not yet sure, but thinking of a red to green transition combo...or maybe red & blue. Orange?!
Dunno, but whatever it is I hope it won't be conventional. :P
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

For a transition color, not orange. It will clash WAY too much! Try purple.
Look at the color wheel, it would give you an idea of how colors would mesh or clash.

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Chaos_Born

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jan 17, 2012
2,053
Omnipresent
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Yeah, I've seen the wheel loads and I just don't get how people use it. You say that orange will clash, how does the wheel tell you?
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Here's a video

A good site to study up.


Honestly I myself don't use the color wheels....But (this sounds weird and makes for some interesting dreams) the colors go together in my head. Like I look at a model and the colors I should and shouldn't use are right there. Its a natural gift.
 

Chaos_Born

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jan 17, 2012
2,053
Omnipresent
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

I have a similar kind of thing with music. When I hear a sting of notes, I just kind of know which ones should come next. But then of course you'd already know all of this what with you being my father:D

It doesn't sound weird at all. Everyone has natural talents, painting seems to be one of yours.
 

Mannerheim27

Moderator
True Blood
Sep 29, 2009
981
Minnesota
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

I use color wheels and use the following bits to do my colors:

If you're looking for a color to shade with, use the one opposite of the color you're currently using.

If you're looking for a highlight, use the one next to it as a step up.

Sounds simple, but it really helps!!!

Jake
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Thanks for the advices all, they will help a lot. ;)

If laziness doesn't overcome, I may even try and paint my first undead (zombie it will be) tomorrow.
Need to test this primer I have as well, not yet sure on it's efficiency.

Be afraid. I know I am. :ghost:
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

As promised!

This is my first painted mini in 5-ish years, and maybe 10th overall, so be gentle. :tongue: And please do advise on how to improve! ;)

How it started, I am actually quite happy with how it turned out. Devlan Mud indeed does wonders.

Still, it's quite messy, need to work on precision etc. Especially with those drybrush marks.

Should look decent in blocks of 20-30.

Primer turned out to be ok, happy with the Vallejo paints as well.

C&C wanted! :D


For start, here's my "work station":

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Here's the lad, primed (the arms really messed with camera's focus):

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And here is the current state:

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Raizi

Vampire Thrall
Oct 16, 2011
999
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 12.06. - Painted Zombie

Like the fleshtone and the vest. Perhaps some wash around the bandages to make them stand out more from the flesh? Good work. :thumbsup:
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 12.06. - Painted Zombie

Thanks Raizi! ;)
Yeah, I know what you mean, might give it a try, although they are more distinctive in reality. Glad you like it. =)
 

Reaper

Wight King
Aug 30, 2011
488
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.06. - Hexwraiths

Nice one! I especially like the torso :)

Raven Torrid said:
Still, it's quite messy, need to work on precision etc. Especially with those drybrush marks.

Well, you can use a different approach. When I paint zombies, I don't worry about drybrush destroying my work. I paint the clothes and highlight them, then I paint the skin and when drybrushing, I drybrush even over the clothes a bit, so the result looks like the clothes are rotten too. You can check "How to paint zombies" in Dying to help, if you want to see the whole tutotial and to see the finished result ;)

Anyway, good job! :thumbsup:
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 12.06. - Painted Zombie

Thank you. :D

Yup, I was watching that topic as I was painting so I saw them...looking really good. :)
Yeah, it really ain't a big of a deal with zombies (that's why I'm practicing on them, even) but for fancier stuff should be more careful.
The aim here was to highlight those studs or whatever they are, but it went a bit over the vest itself as well, hehe. :P

Cheers! =)
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 12.06. - Painted Zombie

Been a while. Lately I haven't done much VC converting. Assembled some Black Knights, Vargheists...going to further upgrade the flying portion of the army. So here is the Winged Vampire Lord. Will be using her for melee/combat oriented character build.

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Next up: some sexy fell bats... :devil2:
 

Theerteen

Cheerful Cranium
True Blood
Aug 20, 2012
1,503
Germany
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 08.02. - Winged Vampire Lord

Very impressive, the vamp is great. And I love the zombie, it's skin is so darn classically ...zombiefic :zombie:
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
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RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 12.06. - Painted Zombie

Thanks! :)

Raven Torrid said:
Next up: some sexy fell bats... :devil2:

As promised...

Today I finally finished what will act as my Fell Bats.
Here we have Avatars of War Harpies combined with Daemonettes heads and Renedra Ltd. gravestones (the set that Mantic puts in some of their boxes). I must say AoW Harpies are great - fine detail, almost no mould lines and user friendly material. Was very pleasantly surprised.

The scene is set on a graveyard, poor gravedigger messed with the wrong grave and got himself into trouble. One angry skeleton and half-a-dozen of "bats". The middle one is pinned to the handle of the shovel and others to the gravestones. The base with the skeleton acts as a filler to have a unit of 6.

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This one is for Mr. Gravedigger there:
[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgLy2PAJRiQ[/video]

C&C welcome. ;)
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
396
Croatia
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 24.02. - Fell Batgirls

Here is an addition to my current Grave Guard unit. Greatswords turned into skeletons, an idea that I always liked. Got a good deal on a box of Empire Greatswords so decided to do it.


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Here is the Champion:

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I now have three different Grave Guard champions. Which one do you like the most? =P

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Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
RE: Raven's Nest O' Bones - Update 25.02. - Go Go Gadget Greatsword Grave Guard!

Love the new recruits sir, sadly riekland will miss there fallen hero's but that is the price one sometimes pays.
 

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