This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting log)

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This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting log)

Post by Rab » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Some New Glade Guard…

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...bring the rain.

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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Rab » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:10 pm

And my first finecast model…Orion, King of the Woods.

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finished earlier tonight.

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Post by daniel_cave00 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:51 am

Very good! The dark background lends well to the natural tones, which are all smoothly applied.

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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Chilledenuff » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:53 am

Looking good! Did you undercoat the fine cast model? I've heard that they may not need priming
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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by phil » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:40 am

I love the Glade Guard - I've been promising myself I'll go back and give my Wood Elves a bit of painting love (they were my first army a few years ago, but it's only in the past year I've actually done any serious painting).

This could well be the inspiration...

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Rab » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:18 am

Chilldenuff/Les: I heard that too, and had a test run on some sprues and on some of Orion's parts, despite washing thoroughly to get rid of any surface contaminant the paint doesn't seem to apply all that well and 'pooled'…especially the lower pigment stuff like khaki. I ended up undercoating with a very light coating of skull white.

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Highborn Conversion

Post by Rab » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:59 pm

And My latest creation…Wood Elf Highborn with Great Weapon Converted to Ride an Elven Steed with Spear.

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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Chilledenuff » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:03 pm

very nice.. how well did the legs/torso join?
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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Rab » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Its not a cut and shut job :)

I took the existing model, carved out the branch he normally he stands on with a knife, carved out a little extra space between his legs, remoulded the cloak that normally trails down between his legs to run parallel to the horse with some hot water ( no cutting/green stuff necessary ), then I held him on the horse until his legs settled into their new position.

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Re: This month I have been mostly painting… (Rab's painting

Post by Chilledenuff » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:09 pm

cool... the joys of resin!
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