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Painting (Tabled) along

posted Oct 27, 2011 01:24:51 by Gargobot
I'm currently painting somebody else's DoC army on a schedule, so in order to get to paint some of my own army I decided to tie one of my painting projects to Painting Tabled. Luckily there are already 7 episodes out, so I can make some headway. :)
Basically I'll just listen to the show and take some before-after pictures. Thought it would be nice for Jen and Greg to see what other people paint while they entertain (and paint).

Episode I
Thoughts: Re-listening to the episodes is kinda weird. Funny that I forgot like 80% of what was talked about. Anyway Greg (aka G-Money - thank God Jen put a stop to this before it became a thing) in case nobody told you yet, the Shaggoth is in the SoM book. Would've been a real shame otherwise, the model is indeed very cool.
Anyway what I started with:


What that looked like after the episode (only painted these 3 dudes):

I play an Empire army from Hochland (green-red) btw. So I try to tie these into the main theme by using darker variations of green and red. The red is done, I just started the green.

I have to say this whole painting along thing really had me motivated so I continued right onto

Episode II
Thoughts: Again my brain showcases its awesome powers of forgetting... eh... stuff. I guess since I didn't post feedback or anything earlier, this is as good a spot as any to say that I like you having guests on the show. Especially those who play Empire, you just automatically know these are super nice people. :P
Agree with your thoughts on Cav and Monsters.
This is what stood on my painting table after the show:

I decided the all red guy looked to much like he was partying out in his jammies so I painted over the lower part with brown. Green is done now, everything that's brown now will be painted as leather once I get around to episode 3.

That's it for today, hope you like. I'm off to bed now (it's 3:23 a.m. on this side of the planet).




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noah.nathanson said Oct 27, 2011 02:39:00
I LOVE the way your skin looks on those models. The details on the faces are very easy to see well. The scars show up great.
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MichaelJordal said Oct 27, 2011 14:06:30
Great Start. I have a bunch of flagellants put together and primed, but I haven't started painting yet:)
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Greg2thePerson said Oct 27, 2011 15:50:54
This is an awesome thread! Your flagellants are coming along very nicely. It's interesting to see how other people approach their models. I usually basecoat then wash the entire model. Then I highlight each color/area individually. Quite different from your approach, where you work on a particular section before moving on to the next. The skin looks great - especially the eyes! I can't wait to see more.

By the way, I did realize my error regarding the Shaggoth. In fact, I fielded one in the recent Storm of Magic tournament held at our local hobby store. Look for more on that topic on our Youtube page and in Episode 8.

Jen and I also love having guests on the show. It makes recording and editing a bit trickier, but it improves the quality of the content. Look for the glorious return of many of our guests (and perhaps some new ones) in Episode 9.
The slightly less beautiful host.
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Gargobot said Oct 27, 2011 23:59:17
noah.nathanson
I LOVE the way your skin looks on those models. The details on the faces are very easy to see well. The scars show up great.

Thank you. I started painting skin this way once I realized something that was actually discussed on episode 3 of the show, so more on that later. ^^

MichaelJordal
Great Start. I have a bunch of flagellants put together and primed, but I haven't started painting yet:)

Bzz bzz pew pew! (In case you didn't realize I'm shooting motivational rays at you ;) )

Greg2thePerson
This is an awesome thread! Your flagellants are coming along very nicely. It's interesting to see how other people approach their models.

Thank you very much. In my gaming group I'm the only one who paints this way, it probably has a lot to do with my aforementioned bad memory. I tend to forget which parts still need doing, and there's nothing more disappointing than having to paint a mini you thought was already done.

Greg2thePerson
By the way, I did realize my error regarding the Shaggoth. In fact, I fielded one in the recent Storm of Magic tournament held at our local hobby store. Look for more on that topic on our Youtube page and in Episode 8.

That's good to hear. Now that you mention Youtube, I'm liking the video content. Especially the liquid GS review was helpful. If you find the time there's plenty of products to review... :p

Greg2thePerson
Jen and I also love having guests on the show. It makes recording and editing a bit trickier, but it improves the quality of the content. Look for the glorious return of many of our guests (and perhaps some new ones) in Episode 9.

"Good news everyone!" I liked all your guests so far, so that's pretty cool.

Tried some other forum code, we'll see if that works out.
-This worked too. This forum is actually a-okay. (Only thing I need to figure out now is how I can stop the forum from displaying my images so damn small.)

But let's move on to the painting part.

Episode III
Thoughts: I think Mike (usual memory lapse) told a story of how he invested a lot of time and effort in his Dark Elves, but after a certain point it didn't really make a difference. That is exactly the point I got to with my Empire army, it sucks when you realize that a lot of the time you put into really smooth highlights won't get noticed on the tabletop. So that's why I changed the way I highlight my units, I'm using much starker highlights and in my opinion it works. Got me 3 compliments already. :p
Also Mike was a particularly cool guest, I hope he makes a comeback.

On to the painting:
I'll skip the before shot, cause I didn't touch the models after my Episode II post.
150 minutes of not so focused painting later (I'm a bit under the weather today):

I'll paint the remaining parts of the robes black, so that's only a little cleaning up and highlighting. I'm pretty positive I'll get these loonies done before I run out of shows. (If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a sloooow painter.)

Cheers, and thank you for reading all this. ^^
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Peyton said Oct 28, 2011 14:43:10
These guys look great, i've seen your plog on warseer and you've got a fantastic empire army! The skin in particular really pops,which has been a problem i've had while painting my empire army.

Cheers

Peyton
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MichaelJordal said Nov 02, 2011 14:53:00
Thanks for the motivational rays. I have a couple board game commissions right now and I want to get another Ancient Stegadon and a Levitcus crew done for myself, but then maybe Flagellants:)

also, Uncharted 3 just came out and I still haven't finished Arkham City:)
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Gargobot said Nov 02, 2011 15:03:07
Thx Peyton, I find skin particularly difficult too. Glad to know it worked out alright on these guys.

So I had time enough to listen to episode 4 and 5, which was enough to bring this little project to its erstwhile conclusion.

Episode IV
Thoughts: Another really cool guest. Tourney prep is a very cool episode topic, and has me all excited for my next tourney (which is in less than two weeks).
After the show the flagellants looked like this:


Episode V
Thoughts: Loved your take on starting an army, I'd definitely agree with everything, some good tips for new players there. Can't say I agree with the unit fillers though, but I'm not a huge fan of the concept per se. All I ever see are cop-outs, the put 3 guys on a base were 4 should go kinda deal. But I guess to each his own.
I listened to both episodes back-to-back so I' not exactly sure in which episode this was mentioned, but is this the German terrain company you were talking about?

And it's done. I have to admit I cheated a little bit, I paused Painting Tabled while the pva glue was drying (no need to waste precious time on that).


So now I have 9 days left to paint a Rocket Battery... *downloads episode 6*

Ninja'd by MichaelJordal:
It's probably not so bad if you keep the flagellants waiting a little while longer, maybe they'll realize the end is not so nigh' after all. :p
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MichaelJordal said Nov 02, 2011 20:28:32
The finished ones look great!
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noah.nathanson said Nov 02, 2011 23:37:55
Absolutely great!
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DavidMaughan said Nov 04, 2011 21:06:10
They look very good. Agree the flesh tone is realy nice and the robes deff pop.
Dave Maughan

Warhamsterdave, member of the Warhamsters gaming group UK

http://cathairinthepaintpot.blogspot.com
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Greg2thePerson said Nov 04, 2011 21:36:27
Fantastic work on the Flagellants. Are they being added to an existing unit? If so, can we get a group shot?

Good luck at the upcoming tournament, let us know how it goes!

By the way, that IS the German terrain company I was talking about. :-)
The slightly less beautiful host.
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JonathanVanase said Nov 07, 2011 13:30:46
Judging by the number of episodes you got through painting them, you spent a good deal of time for 5 guys. That said - it really shows. In a good way. Like everyone else pointed out too the skin is phenomenal. Care to write out explanation of how you achieved the effect?
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Gargobot said Nov 07, 2011 22:59:40
Thank you guys!

@Greg2thePerson: I have a total of 25 painted flagellants, but they are already packed away for the tournament next Saturday.
I'll let you guys know how it went and take a group shot then.

@JonathanVanase: Yup, sadly I'm a really slow painter.
The skin is actually pretty easy.
You start with a Tallarn Flesh basecoat and wash that with Devlan Mud and/or Ogryn Flesh. (I use all three methods, so I have a range of different skin tones when you look at the minis up close.)
Then you paint over the elevated parts with Tallarn again, and highlight with a 1:1 mix of Tallarn Flesh and Bleached Bone.
On the knuckles, the nose, chin and scars (if any) and on the "eyebrows" (I don't know the English word, I mean the part of the face on which the eyebrows lie but not the eyebrows itself) I painted a final highlight with the same colors mixed 1:2.
Hope this helps.
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JenPerson said Nov 10, 2011 11:36:08
Wow, those flagellants are stunning! I'm definitely going to try out that skin color you use. On my Wood Elves I've been doing Tallarn Flesh washed with a mix of Ogryn Flesh and Gryphonne Sepia, then highlighted with more Tallarn Flesh, then a mix of Tallarn Flesh and Dwarf Flesh, then Dwarf Flesh, then a mix of Dwarf Flesh and Bronzed Flesh. Dwarf Flesh and Bronzed Flesh are actually very weird colors, so I haven't been thrilled with the effect.

Can't wait for the group shot of the flagellants! Take some pics of your whole army if you can!
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MrSaturday said Nov 16, 2011 14:48:18
Nice, those flagellants are really good. You're really taking the show to heart! I like the post listening to the show updates. Take heart though, I'm as slow, if not worse. I've just spent a week on a move tray and it isn't finished.
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