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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby Howlinggriffon » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:03 pm

Outstanding. Each one gets gets and better. I love the idea of the custom bolter - very "tommy gun" :)

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Postby Sven » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:35 am

Thanks for the tip. :)


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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby Raindog » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:39 am

Those are best Space marines I have seen in some time. I like all the small touches that add to the realism of the models. =D>
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:49 am

Howlinggriffon wrote:I love the idea of the custom bolter - very "tommy gun" :)


It was an old metal one I found in my bits box - I think it comes from the old scout bikers box set from years back.

Either way it looked to cool to not use, and the character of Draco sort of developed round that... I am trying to make every man a unique hero and a legend in his own right (as I think space marines should be.)
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby Gareth » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:38 am

OUtstanding attention to detail. Bravo.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby Xander » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:31 pm

Very crisp painting. Great stuff. :)

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 26-4-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Wed May 06, 2009 10:56 pm

I have done my first scout. :)

Neophyte Jorden
The Scythes of the Emperor came accross Jorden on sentinel station 426 in the Devlan system. The station was infested by genestealers and was awash with gore and the signs of desperate fighting. The Scythes successfully cleansed the station and during the operation they found the young Jorden hiding in an air duct, badly injured, suffering malnutrition, clutching an empty lasgun in one hand and holding a severed carapace plate in the other. The Scythes were impressed by his mental fortitude and tenacity, and after passing further tests he was implanted with one of the precious few of the Scythes geneseed. Since then Jorden has continued to develop his skills and abilities and has a keen insight into the abilities of the genestealer, though the scars of his ordeal will forever be with him.
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 6-5-09)

Postby GumbaFish » Wed May 06, 2009 11:58 pm

Awesome, the little backstories on each guy are great too.
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 6-5-09)

Postby Belzebub » Thu May 07, 2009 2:57 pm

Your Scythes of the Emperor are absolutely amazing.
Astonishing paintjob, the worn armor of these brethren is exellent.

How, or better, which technic do you use to paint battledamages on black color...
On yellow, red green color its easy but on black.

Pls give me a hint...

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 6-5-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Thu May 07, 2009 3:59 pm

Belzebub wrote:How, or better, which technic do you use to paint battledamages on black color...
On yellow, red green color its easy but on black.
Pls give me a hint...


I agree its very difficult to get the effect right on Black.
I am not convinced that I am achieving it fully myself….. but I happy to share what I do. You might be able to improve on it make it work better.

Generally, I try to cut down the number of 'surface chips' over the areas of the armour, as minor chips would not show up on black - plus its difficult to paint them on without them looking 'painted on', as you cannot achieve a depth to them due to the black armour.

I have seen other people get this to work, by painting the armour a shade of dark grey - leaving them some room to manouver with the black. But then the armour is not black… which I wanted on my marines to act as a strong contrast for the yellow.

So instead, I try to concentrate more on just adding weathering effects along the edges and corners of the armour in the main, with only the odd additional chip on the open areas here and there to add a spot of character.

(Though painted on symbols and squad markings can have minor wear and tear added to show rubbed or chipped off sections.)

Anyway, the method I use on the black is:
- I start by painting the area to be chipped white.
- I then paint a strong coat of Dark Flesh over this, leaving a very tiny amount of white showing just at the edge/along the bottom.
- I then add a boltgun metal stage inside this where appripriate, following by small mithril highlights inside that - here and there on the very edges where needed.
- Finally, I add a thin glaze of Gyphone Sepia over the top of each chip to pull it all together.

Any chips that cross over a highlight on the edge of the armour (such as the one on the front of the shoulder pad on the scout above) can be further enhanced by painting a thin line of black just above the chip to break the higlight line, which will help to and add some depth.

I am still not convinced the effect I am using is perfect, but it seems to be working well enough for me...
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 6-5-09)

Postby Belzebub » Fri May 08, 2009 9:00 am

Thank you very much!
You've helped me with this tutorial.
I'll use it on my Deathwatch Captain and will use your blog for further reference.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 6-5-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Thu May 28, 2009 7:49 pm

Its been a while, the WPS CC, work and other life things have been delaying me. After this update I am off on holiday, so its going to be another while till the next update too.

Hopefully this little chap can keep can keep things ticking over...

Neophyte Ferro
Ferro is a relatively new recruit to the Scythes of the Emperor, a refugee hailing from the feral planet of Veridian. He has adapted quickly to his new life among the stars, showing a rapid abilty to learn and a keen intellect. Ferro uses his sharp mind to quickly assess situations, enabling him to make fast decisions even when faced with complex dilemmas.
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby N-Eye-Zzz » Thu May 28, 2009 8:18 pm

Oh my god, that work, my friend, is brilliant. The expressions in the faces, the worn look, the blendings, the freehand painting, all very very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby Sven » Fri May 29, 2009 7:35 am

I wonder if he's looking at me right now...He looks really really fine indeed. And his pose really gives the feeling, that his faced with some sort of a dilemma. Well done!


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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby Asmotron » Fri May 29, 2009 5:30 pm

Amazing job all around. I'm very envious of your talent. :)

Thanks for the great recipe for the highlights on the black! It looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it out myself. :)

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby stand fast » Sat May 30, 2009 6:09 pm

Some of the best SM i have ever seen. well done sir.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby Badger » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:56 pm

Very well done. I really love your scouts!
And again my hat off for the way you present them. I really love that little thing under the rock on the first base.
I look forward to more.
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 28-5-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:38 pm

OK - well its been a long while since my last update...

This is because: I was on holiday, I was distracted by other things (mainly computer games) and I have had a lazy month....

However, I have done another marine now I can share. (Though with Golden Demon season approaching, and various things on the go, it may be a while from this chap to the next update, so hope you like him.)

Brother Democritus
Democritus is a battle brother known for his willingness to dive into any situation and take a hands on approach to any difficulties. He has a strong practical and no-nonsense side to him, which has sometimes lead him to adopt unusual tactics in combat situations. Via his methods, Deomcritus has often skirted close to the boundaries of the Codex Astartes. While this would probably be frowned upon in other chapters, the Scythes value him greatly for his confidence to get the job done no matter what obstacles stand in the way.
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby Lushang » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:03 pm

I'm in love...

I will be using your tips a bit! Thanks

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby nurgleonbass » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:18 pm

Awesome work Andrew. The attention to detail is just phenomenal =D>
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby Atlarge » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:46 am

How in gods name do you get through a game when you've written a paragraph of fluff for each figurine? Not to mention it's a bad idea to get attached to foot soldiers in this setting.

"Alright, that squad takes three casualties."

"Hmm... Well, Brother Zaitzev is a no-brainer, his noble spirit makes him somewhat vulnerable to small arms fire, but who else? Brother Feoder has been having a hard time with the missus, so his mind would be otherwise occupied, but Brother Peotr..."

...

"Huh-what? I'm sorry, must have nodded off."

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:29 am

Atlarge wrote:How in gods name do you get through a game when you've written a paragraph of fluff for each figurine?


:lol: Yeah - its a little excessive perhaps.. though this is a special project and I am doing one man at a time, treating each like a mini-hero of the Imperium (which space marines should be I think). I dont normally name every model as that is quite mental.

In games, I am usually ruthless at sending my troops to their death with little remorse.

Anwyay, its going to be a while before these guys play in any games.... as 6 models does not make an army!
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby Lushang » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:14 pm

Brother Sergeant Maximillian is my favorite so far, with Brother Draco a close second.

Keep them coming!

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby Bramm » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:19 pm

Wow this last guy is soo great painted, the shading on the gun, the yellow body, really really nice!

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby bingostar » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:29 pm

mind numbingly beautiful

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby minigiant » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:30 am

Realy Nice models you have there and a real inspiration for my fledging scythes army
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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby rubenvanginkel » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:31 am

I absolute love the models, and I can't but admire your dedication to paint each model with such detail. You clearly have a lot of fun just thinking out every mini-hero (as you put it) and writing fluff to it. I almost want to do it myself.. almost.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby Captain Jack » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:57 pm

Awesome work, can't wait to see more! =D>

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 19-7-09)

Postby FalcesImperatoris » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Just a little mini-update with some work in progress photos of what I am currently doing to give you a taste of progress.

Probably be a while before anything gets painted and finished.

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Re: Scythes of the Emperor - A blog (Update 18-8-09)

Postby manicpsychotic » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:46 am

Oooh I want a couple of those quad bikes.


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