Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby kjoel » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:48 am

This army look sooo cool and well painted! :shock:

best liz'-army I've ever seen!

Keep up the good work :8)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Ikuturso » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:17 pm

The cold one riding hero is amazing.
Thats a very nice lizard army one of the best :)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby dave3555 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:58 pm

Lovely looking army.

I would love to know how you painted the skinks - do you think you could kindly share your method for how you painted them please.

Thank you


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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby GumbaFish » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:11 pm

Very cool army indeed. I love all of the little touches you added to the bases throughout the army. The way you have painted them they also are very striking even from quite far away.
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Postby bobzebub » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:25 pm

Brilliant army you've got there, one of the best i've seen in fact :)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby nurgleonbass » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Thanks for the nice comments people. I am pleased with how the army turned out and it's nice to know other people enjoy looking at it.

The skinks are done as follows:

Flesh and scales: Hawk turquoise base coat, shaded with ultramarine blue mixed with hawk turqoise 50/50. High light with increasing amounts of skull white mixed with turqoise, the snout and a minority of areas that would receive full light are highlighted all the way to pure skull white. When I did this I tried to imagine a noon day sun shining from above on the models to give a little directional lighting to the highlighting. If you look closely you should notice little or no highlighting around the feet, under the belly etc, but lots on the eye brows, shoulders etc.

Weapons and Jewellery were done in the same way as the gold on the other models (see earlier in the thread).

Crests and spine scales: Mechrite Red base coat. Thin washes of blood red pulling pigment from dark areas to highlight areas on the top of scales/end of crests. Add elf flesh into the mix and repeat - this gives a gorgeous luminous pink tone. Keep adding elf flesh but you might notice I have painted a feathered effect into the shading on the crests. Lots of thin coats and lines are needed to get this (and a steady hand!). When you reach pure elf flesh start adding in skull white and keep going until you are pure skull white. I then go back and use a layer of Tamiya clear red on the darkest red regions - this gives a lovely glossy red effect and adds depth.

Eyes, nostrils and mouth get a fine wash of chaos black to give them some extra depth. Eyes then get sunshine yellow iris and small chaos black pupil. If the models have a tongue it is painted Warlock purple and then highlighted up with elf flesh in a similar way to the crests.

The whole model then gets Army Painter Matt varnish and if I remember I go back and put some gloss varnish on the eyes, tongues, crests and back scales. Not really necessary but the icing on the cake :wink:
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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Credge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:42 pm

I had thought I had commented on this before but I guess I hadn't.

Everything about that army is amazing. I'll have to re-read over the thread to see if it was answers but what are those big leafy plants on some of the bases? Just greenstuff? I also really like the stone bases a lot.

Oddly, I'm writing about the bases when the models are absolutely stunning! I guess that's because you just made a post outlining what you did with the skins who are especially impressive.

Great job.

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby nurgleonbass » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:13 pm

Thanks Credge :) .The leaves are a mix of brass etch I got from Hasslefree Miniatures, and plastic bitz from the 40K Catachan range. I got these from bitz sites on ebay.

I just looked at my painting station as I think I may need to tidy it a bit for my next project. If you look very closely to the bottom right you will see a yellow screw driver: It is on my paint palette, and believe it or not that is the spot where all the work gets done :lol:

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Bramm » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:29 pm

haha that looks even worse then my painting spot O_O
ill show that to my mom when she bothers me about cleaning again :D

nice army ;)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Scactha » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:33 am

Amazing looking army. Especially how they look slightly alien and not like grinning lizards as is the usual style.

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Soulfly » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Very, very nice army..!

I especially dig the bases. From where did you get the grassy things, and did you buy the flat stones, or make them yourself? (and how?)

Sorry for all the questions :)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Tim Fisher » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:14 pm

Soulfly wrote:Very, very nice army..!

I especially dig the bases. From where did you get the grassy things, and did you buy the flat stones, or make them yourself? (and how?)

Sorry for all the questions :)

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Read the thread dude, he explained all that twice already.

Top army Nick, looks tops very unified. Might even see it an event sometime, circa 2010 by the sounds of it!
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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Prince Bel-Vegard » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:25 pm

To be able to maintain such a high standard of painting throughout an whole army is absolutely gobsmacking, kudos to you sir =D>

The thing that really makes this army special is that, although you have a somewhat "striking" colour scheme, somehow you have still managed to give the figures a very realistic look and feel to them. I'm impressed.

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Soulfly » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:06 am

Oh yeah sorry, i missed the stone part.

I still would like to hear where you bought those grassy things (not the ferns)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby nurgleonbass » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:02 pm

Cheers Timmy and Prince Bel-gard.

As for the grassy things there are loads of different bits and pieces on the bases. If you can perhaps direct me to a specific model/picture I'll try and help out.
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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby Soulfly » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:21 am

Sure, on the first picture there is 3 different kinds of grass. Thats the 3 kinds i would like to know where you got :-)

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby nurgleonbass » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:56 am

The long stuff is Autumn Gold Long grass which I think I got from Antenocitis Workshop http://www.barrule.com/workshop/scratch%20builders%20paradise/grass%20herbe%20gras%20erba%20hierba.html

The green stuff is Light Green Clump foliage by Woodland Scenics and the red stuff is Late Fall foliage from the same range. Any good model shop will stock these items.
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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby punygreenskins » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:37 pm

Well done mate - lovely models - just need to get my Dark Elves finished now (I've got few years to go based on my usual speed).

I notice the painting station is as tidy as ever!

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby nurgleonbass » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:49 pm

Ah! Good to see you signed up Punygreenskins. You should show off some of your vintage miniatures and painting skills in these forums. Especially that Grenadier Storm Giant - it has to be seen to be believed :wink:
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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby boosterburn » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:39 am

Out of this world stuff! The bases are particularly stunning.

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Re: Lizzie Blog - 2000 points finished!

Postby john john » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:44 pm

Probably the best complete LizzArmy I've ever seen... great work, respect =D>


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