These two shots show some extra orange that's been added to the 'hot' areas, it's really helped the OSL look more like what I was after. I've hardly used any yellow in these areas as I wanted it to be clearly orange and the objective force field barriers came up too yellow, so that was definitely a lesson learned.
The chest plates have now been glued in place, I love what I managed to do with it, much more reserved with the damage than elsewhere. A little annoyed that the left panel [as you look at it] is slightly higher up which makes the white stripe not mirror with the right as well as it should. Super critical but when you take pains to do something right and then find out the positioning negates that effort...
I do love what I achieved here and that I decided to do mirrored stripes as it was not the original intent but a decision well made. However, sculpt wise I do find it bulkier than I would like. Obviously you can choose not to put these on but that was never going to happen. I just think they could have been tailored [literally], perhaps the under arm areas trimmed down a bit, to make the torso more lithe as it appears a little top heavy now. But the armour is there to protect so without it would make little sense [although you could say that about a lot of the 40k universe]. Alternatively they could create 'force' armour similar to the gauntlet shield with emitters built into the ribbing. That would allow you to keep the athletic nature of the Lancer, echo the gauntlet shield and also still see the amazing detail underneath the armour plates, it'd be very mechanicum too.
The eyes on the Lancer are tiny, I think I did a great job on them but being so small it's very difficult to see them but they're definitely up to/beyond my expectation.
I have been able to fix the lance OSL, it's nothing fancy, I just managed to smooth the transitions and reach a glowing point. I think I could include some 'lightning' effects over the top of it to make it a little more interesting but for the time being I'm happy to leave it as is. I've cogitated, deliberated and agonised for months on this and I need to say 'To Done!' and move on to something new, else I'll make mistakes that don't need to be made.
This has been a really great project, I've loved all the comments and support throughout and I'm glad so many of you have persevered with the lengthy process [like you've any other option ;) ]. I should have the final pictures taken soons, so look forward to that but the big question is - what's next...?
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I love the fading transition of your red colours, it really helps the white "pop" for lack of a better word, on the breastplate to have that darker edged almost 3D border.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're happy with your OSL as well, its look great and you can definitely see the execution in the eyes, top notch as always Mr Weston!
Cheers Rob, in truth there are some of the reds that I'm not happy with [am I ever happy], no, it's just they end up a bit orange/salmon pinnk in places.Delete
I suppose I could have applied another coat of Bloodletter Khorne but when I look at it as a whole I'm very happy. I think it's all about perspective, part of the problem with painting parts separately is you start picking holes in them individually, It's easier [for me] to do it in pieces but al those individual critiques can be quite exhausting by the end of the process, which I'm sure you've all got from this 17 part project.
Fantastic stuff mateyReplyDelete
Thanks fettFace, glad you like it :)Delete
Really been enjoying seeing this come together, man - absolutely sterling work!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I've been far more in-depth in the process than I think any other project, it's been blogged pretyt much as it happened or within a few days of completing an element so it's always felt like folk have been travelling on this [dare I say it?] 'journey' with me. It's like I've had company throughout which has helped me stay motivated when such a big project with so many new skills, different techniques, decisions and paint schemes I could have just stalled so easily. The blogging really helped and the overwhelming positive support kept me going and helped me overcome those indecisive parts. So it's been a pleasurable experience, which is amazing considering some previous projects - my first Tervigon for instance, have left me depressed and hollow. But this much bigger project has been a blast and I'm still enthused, if a little fatigued by it all.Delete
Ahh, now you're whetting my appetite for the pictures to come! I think of all the fantastic skills you've shown here, the one that really stands out for me is the turquoise on the banding - not something I'd have ever thought of but it looks so good!ReplyDelete
Not long to wait Nick, pictures tomorrow then Monday I take stock of where I'm at and then there should be a lot of little things before I hopefully focus again and we start our next BIG adventure!Delete
The turquoise has always been something I've been happy with, it worked really well with the Dark Angels and although I do have some valid [completely made up believable logic] fluff of why my Dark Angels use weaponry that has clearly been 'attacked' by the elements there's no real reason why this Knight from Ferron Proxima should be similarly corroded. However, it is and it was going to look cool so I did it.
I'm sure the Citadel technical paint does a sterling job but this turquoise has never failed me. I could however try some of the technical paint on top as it looks a bit paler and some dark green often makes a good base. Of course this was my most extreme verdigris enterprise: http://40kaddict.blogspot.co.nz/2011/04/terrain-is-everything-honoured-imperium_12.html
Though I've missed quite a few updates...this has turned into an absolutely stunning project. I absolutely love the verdigris on the lower support sections and bracing. It is just beautiful and I love it!ReplyDelete