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Monday, 12 October 2015

Imperial Knight - Cerastus in manufactorum pt 8

I'm actually not 100% sure what this stage represents, I think this is post sepia wash and if I'm honest perhaps should have stopped here.


However, I carried on with my standard recipe of a Devlan wash after the sepia wash


And pretty much removed the transition between Khorne Red and Vermillion. This panel shading is a bit to harsh for my liking but I'm reluctant to do anything with it.


I don't think it's wrong, just a bit OTT. Perhaps a bit of variety might have helped, not just darkening every panel to the same degree


Anyway, not too much to show, it's slow progress because as much as I love the man cave, as predicted, it requires a certain motivation to nip out, usually around 10-10:30pm and then it's only an hour or 90 minutes before I've got to come back in with the prospect of a 5:30am alarm call! So I'm having real reservations about what I can do for Blog Wars. I'm only hoping I can complete the knight, even then I may have to borrow Ben's Cerastus, so really should be focusing on the Tactical Squad, but all the time I'm reminded that the army isn't complete and as much as I don't want to take the nids again part of me thinks that taking the Dark Angels as is, is nothing short of 'fraudulent'.That the standard I've produced on the nids isn't refelcetd in the Dark Angels, even if that's mainly because it's incomplete. I don't expect to win again, with either army but I do feel as a past winner I've a duty to uphold the integrity of the painting competition, and right now what I can deliver just doesn't cut it.

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13 comments:

  1. The tones you're getting on there are just fantastic, man - really been enjoying seeing this come together!

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    1. Cheers Mordian, now that the reds have been unified across the mdoesl I don't miss the Khorne red so much. Despite the considerable time already spent on it it doesn't actually feel like it's taking too long, but conversely I also want to progress a little quicker...

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  2. It's looking great so far. Bit of weathering around the edges of the panels should help blend in the harsher lines and it'll be fantastic. How long is it till blog wars?
    If it's a solid painting entry you want I reckon a great centre piece like this will distract the eye from a few tactical marines who are missing a few highlights. This is a massive investment on both time and money so get it right so your happy, you can always switch to nids the week before and enter this into a single model painting category if they have them.
    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Agree with Dan. You could also possibly spot some color back into those panels with some foam brushes or pluck foam to re introduce the transition and break it up.

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    2. Thanks Daniel and Greg, perhaps I may try a little weathering as you say but it's a big step and nothing else has it so we'll see. Luckily I got some Bloodletter glaze that's smoothing out the transitions a bit more. I will definitely not rush it, as you say it's too great a model to throw away the opportunity to do it justice.

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  3. Loving the updates and great stuff with christening the man cave with the birth of a Imperial Knight!

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    1. A birth of an Imperial Knight? Conjures up images somewhat akin to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnMxcM7Gbjo

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  4. You could always take my eldar Dave....

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    1. Thanks for the offer but I'd be even more confused! Don't worry I think I've reached a conclusion...

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  5. Don't take on too much or you'll start rushing stuff and regret it later. Looking good so far.

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    1. Cheers, back to flitting between projects again, although I'm desperate to see something actually 'to done'!

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    2. On the other hand, a tight deadline tends to focus the mind :) Get back to your workstation!

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