Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bonewhite chosen marines

Hello everyone by next "finished" piece at my table. After worst week of every year at my work i finaly found time to almost finish new mini diorama containing chaos chosen miniatures from dark vengeance starter set. Im saying almost as i think base it self ll need rework as soon as i ll get more different coloured leaves. I tought creating autumn theme base will be easier and knew i might have a problem with leaves as all i have have same color and as you can see from the picture my worries became truth. I tried to pick random leaves and give them different coat of washes and it certainly helped but it was not enought to create realistic impresion so thats why i ll need to get back to this base sometime in the future when i ll get proper materials to finish this mini project.
Another challenge i had to accept was painting and shading white on the marines, i never painted figures with dominant white color but i did not worried about that as i wanted dirty/bone like white looking models and even while figures are painted far from being called parfect i like how white suits new chosen miniatures. I chose black color for shoulder pad and red for the skirt as those are creating nice contrasts on figures and i really like this color scheme so much im almost regreting i started painting my army as iron warriors;-)
Other than that i think this mini diorama can still be saved and become one of my better pieces but i ll have to think about fallen leaves positiong better and place them to more natural places and ll have to get more colours of leaves as well. Maybee add pools of water using water effect to enhance autumn atmosphere i wanted and failed to create.
Anyway i quite like how the scene looks and im planing making showcase video next week as i ll be home alone and will finaly have time to update my youtube channel, make another part of my iron warriors army building log and showcase few more pieces i painted in recent month.
Thanks for reading and see you by updates soon!

Painting notes:
Space marines - light earth base coat, then airbrushed bonewhite from about 45 degree angle, adding highlight of white from directly above the model. Then washed whole model with gryphone sephia wash concentrating on bottom parts. Metal parts are painted using steel colour and then washed by agrax earthshade wash in two layers. Flesh parts are leviathan purple and squid pink for highlights.

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