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Working on something new, presenting Brokk Grungsson, Lord-Magnate of Barak-Nar, The Paragon of Prosperity from the City of the First Sunrise. He's a Dwarf Sky-Pirate who comes in lots of pieces:-

 

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Lots and lots of pieces.

Normally, I'd build various sub-assemblies for ease of painting before final assembly. But with the way the flying harness is built around Brokk it's looking like I might have to paint the individual pieces as he goes together.

 

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This is as much as I dare assemble for now. Most of Brokk and the legs and shoulders of his harness.

 

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And then the painting began.

Going against the official scheme (as usual) I've gone for red armour (Scarlett Red > Brownshade Wash > Blood Red > 1:1 Blood Red/Orange Red).

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That is an INCREDIBLE array of parts just for one Dwarf. Have FUN with them all; AND GOOD LUCK!

I am so horribly messy with assembly, I would have to put the little Guy altogether before attempting the painting, AND then hope I could get the brush to all the inside places.

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I love the new sky dwarves!!  Looking forward to this!  

As I still have thousands of points worth of skaven to build/paint they will have to wait.  Though all the sky stuff would look amazing pillaged by orcs or skaven...  hmmm...

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On 06/06/2017 at 9:14 PM, malefactus said:

That is an INCREDIBLE array of parts just for one Dwarf. Have FUN with them all; AND GOOD LUCK!

I am so horribly messy with assembly, I would have to put the little Guy altogether before attempting the painting, AND then hope I could get the brush to all the inside places.

 

Thanks!

I'm a bit of a messy assembler too, but I could foresee getting trapped in an endless loop of retouching bits as I tried to get my brush in all the nooks and crannies.

 

On 07/06/2017 at 1:05 AM, Rahz said:

I love the new sky dwarves!!  Looking forward to this!  

As I still have thousands of points worth of skaven to build/paint they will have to wait.  Though all the sky stuff would look amazing pillaged by orcs or skaven...  hmmm...

 

I love them too! I'm hoping to eventually get all the heroes and an airship.

 

 

So this didn't go particularly well.

I wanted to try and get a bit more emphasis on the groves in his armour, but nothing I tried worked, so in frustration I dumped him in the paint stripper.

I'll start on him again, but my failure has done a number to my painting mojo, so it's going to be a little while.

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Okay, lets get back to this:-

 

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The paint-stripping didn't work too well, he's pretty grainy to the touch now, so hopefully he won't need a second trip to the tub.

I also assembled him a little more, so now he has arms!

 

Gave him various basecoats:-

 

Armour (1:1:2 Scarlett Red/ Oiled Leather/ Yellow Ochre), was trying to lighten it up a bit from before, didn't really work.

Metallics (Brassy Brass)

Cloth (1:1 Yellow Ochre/ Bonewhite)

Boots and belt (Lonestar Leather)

This all got a Brownshade wash.

 

Now it's highlight time.

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Progress:-

 

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Got his armour highlighted up with layers of 1:1:1 Scarlett Red/Oiled Leather/Yellow Ochre (I now see this was the wrong ratio) and 1:1:1:1 Scarlett Red/Oiled Leather/Yellow Ochre/Offwhite.

 

The grooves in his armour have pretty much disappeared again, but this time I'm just going to have to except it.

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Progress:-

 

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Got the steel parts painted up with Oily Steel, started on the Bronze bits but I'm out of Bronze, so they're just Oiled Leather so far.

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Thanks!

I should've stuck to my original plan and painted him with his arms unattached, but I'm getting there.

 

 

Progress:-

 

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I need to highlight his gloves and tidy up quite a few messy bits, but I'm more or less done with this part and I can move on to his exoskeleton.

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Progress!

 

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Gave his exoskeleton various basecoats (Artic Blue, Oily Steel, Bronze, Polished Gold) then gave it a good Blackshade Wash.

 

Once dry I attached it to him to make it easier to hold, just need to finish the highlights then it's on to his head.

 

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More progress!

 

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Head... Attached!

 

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Big stonking power cables... Attached!

 

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Safety bar... Attached!

 

The head and cables are all finished. The safety bar has just been basecoated so I could get it into place, it still needs washing and detailing.

 

But that's Brokk himself pretty much done, now it's blimp-time!

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That is one UBERCOOL Little Dude. I love the top hat, monocle, AND the handlebar mustache. Your BEAUTIFUL work with the brush & eye for colors really have made the most of a SPLENDID miniature.

I am looking forward to the Blimp. OUTSTANDING WORK!

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Thanks guys!

 

Finally managed to get a little bit more done (I'm just juggling too many minis at the moment, must focus!)

 

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Propulsion unit painted...

 

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...And attached.

 

Just need to do a few highlights and then I can make a start on the main body of his blimp (if I can get the stupid thing to fit together).

 

On the plus side, I seem to be finally getting the hang of my Blue Crystal paint, the glowy bits on this latest part turned out really good, I think.

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