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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:00 am 
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hey guys, i have decided to start a painting blog, hopefully so that it will help my painting, and helping other people with tips for theirs. I have never done a blog before (emphasis on *blog*) so it will be interesting to see how this goes. At the moment i am painting my first Tomb Kings model - a Necrosphinx. yes they are awesome. i will hopefully show you how to get a *half decent* (so sue me) marble effecty thing for the body, and general paint tips. I dont know if you guys would like to see some battle reports and stuff, but i will be including painting content mainly. all opinions are welcome. I DO NOT PROFESS TO BE AN AMAZING PAINTER AND I DO NOT HAVE TOO MANY PAINTS, SUCH AS THE 160~ that there are but i have enough. Necropsphinx pics to follow, however i haven't got a very good camera, so don't expect great pics. when i have finished the Necropsphinx i will move on to my *badly needs painting* high elf army.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing your Necrosphinx!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Cheers Jimmy, heres how it stands now -

The (almost, will be asking advice on that later) finished tail:

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The body as it stood -

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The body as it stands now -

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Details on the painting later, got a dentist visit :(

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Natwest wrote:
Details on the painting later, got a dentist visit :(


You, or the sphinx? ;)

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both, the dentist said his needed a polish ;-)
ive started painting the gold veins, will upload pics hopefully tomorrow.
Thanks for the interest

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New Pics - finished body and tail and head casket and not finished body plate -

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Put together -

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do you guys wanna know how i painted it or not?

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Looks very nice. The colours contrast well. It would look better with better pictures though. ;)

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I know my camera is dreadful :(

still, gotta keep goin. if anyone has any camera ideas, plz let me know

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Natwest wrote:
do you guys wanna know how i painted it or not?

I am always looking for ideas so please write what colors and technique you used. Looks like a nice deep jade green despite the bad pictures.

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You could try fiddling around with things like the focus, zoom and exposure. Also a tripod or flat surface might help and a light box.

Don't worry, I have problems taking decent photos of models too. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Okay guys, the 'Jade'

1. I undercoated the entire sprue in black spray

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excluding the green. I used a Humbrol gloss hobby spray, and you can use both halves of the box for both sprues.

2. Leaving it on the sprue, I undercoated the body in Knarloc Green in the Old Foundation Range (I never really moved on) - Deathworld Forest in the new citadel paints i think? possibly a base.

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Twice. although once is probably enough. i normally do a 'scant' layer of the paint, then a proper coat over it.

3. Leaving it on the sprue, I painted over that directly with Dark Angels Green in the Old Colour range, Caliban Green in the new layer range. This is the clincher - don't paint on a full coat, but sort of sporadically coat it in the dark green. this will need doing probably twice, possibly three times to make it not look awful. It should end up being dark green, with patches of natural looking lightness sort of.

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hoped you liked it.

@Elithmar, thanks, but my camera REALLY is not that good. i mean terrible zoom/res, terrible focus, and its on a flat surface. sorry im so awkward... :(

Edit - have added much more detail to the tail, will hopfully post picks tommorow...

Edit2 - hopefully finish the legs by this evening…

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Sorry for not posting but i have lost my fine detail brush, but i will be back on track soon. I have painted his breastplate, pics to follow

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Nice work Natwest! I'm going to blow the dust off my Necrosphinx shortly and get a game in with them.

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I *had* a fine detail brush, and managed to paint one leg befor it broke, so necrosphinx body with one leg no foot coming up soon, and a new paint brush...

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You broke the leg? :shock: Or was it just the brush?

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SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION I HAVE BROKEN TWO BRUSHES BUT THE LEG *FOR MY SINS* REMAINS INTACT!!! sorry bout that...

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Sorry fellow high elf players, after a few* months break from warhammer because i was just too busy i have returned full circle and just started painting my necrospinx again :o i have finished the foot with my new* paintbrush and have started work on the next leg, as well as tyfying up the model with some more detiling, for example the skulls on the front plate. bad pictures will be forthcoming... the necrosphinx has returned.

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All good, in fact Tomb Kings like sitting in dust for centuries before getting awoken.

Progress is just that. :D

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I might have body AND legs done by christmas... :lol:

Cheers Jimmy

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Ive had some time on my hands and have been making an effort to try and make up for my lack of posts and to get this necrosphinx to at least near completion in the near future.

Here are the sides of the necrosphinx as they stand now, with all the legs and feet

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Heres it together with teh other stuff i did

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Here are the wings in detail:

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The head casket and breastplate, neither of which are finished:

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the front plate detail:

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The swords i started:

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and the banners of Avelorn i finished:

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Great - a couple of washes and some highlights/layers and it'll look amazing! :)

Bravo.

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Thanks its getting there

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