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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #15 on: Wed Aug, 23, 2017, 10:33:PM »
Excellent work!

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #16 on: Tue Aug, 29, 2017, 07:16:AM »
Hi all,

again thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions! I really appreciate the participation :)

Malevengion suggested to add a wreck to the scene.
So I looked through my stash of vehicles that I could use.


In the end I decided to use the KRATOS Assault Gun (http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/2007/08/3d-kratos-airborne-assault-gun.html) I created in 2007 and "modify" it to the scene :)


And I positioned it to the left side.


The actual setting of the scene also changed.
The story I choose is set on Dencara V, where the Governor of Port Singh, on the Terra Perpierit became corrupted by the Chaos and called out a revolution.
In the typical Dencaran style the response will be swift and thorough...
So the scene is now set in the courtyard of the Governors palace, where the assault force lands.
The corrupted occupants wasted no time and began converting the palace to Chaos...

 
On DakkaDakka Anvildude suggested to use some mud and water splashes for the scene.
Unfortunately Dencara is very dry and desert-like planet.
But hey! With a revolution ongoing, there will be blood. Lot's of blood. Puddles of blood :)
So I poured some water effects on the base where the blood will gather.


Unfortunately the plaster is very porous and so the water effects vanished over night.

I will re-pour them after the scene is primed :)

And this brings me to another new  element of the scene.
I decided to leave the TAUROS off - he will get his own little scene together with the Quad - and instead add an "executioner" - thank you whalemusic360:

    ...really get an inquisitor stealth landing craft vibe from the whole thing. Not sure if you read the HH novels, but the one with the assassin team that sets out to kill Horus has a ship, and this is pretty much what was in my head...

These 3 are from the newest Raging Heroes range "Daugthers of the Crucible" amazing minis.



So here is now the assemble gathered on the stage






Dr H and Red Harvest on DakkaDakka suggested:

    That would be the guy working the automatic weapon to give covering fire to the assault troops. I think it would be a nice addition. Perhaps the weapon is suspended from the ceiling?

And so I added these two troopers covering from the inside of the passenger bay.


No assault goes without causality and so one of the machine gunners bit the dust...


But the commander of the turret is defiant :)


Some of you may remember Commisar Kalteisen - aka "Little Lenin" from 2009 ( http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/2009/05/hektor-ogryn-bodyguard-final.html ).
I decided to use him as the Captain of the THANTOS on the bridge - removing the captains chair.


Additionally I added some dead Cultists and some little flames.

 
And with that I was ready to start riveting...


So here I am :)

What do you think of the change of story and the new setting?

Ideas, suggestions, improvements?
I look forward to your comments!
Cheers

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #17 on: Tue Aug, 29, 2017, 11:46:PM »

   ;D   Super-Cool  ,Klaus !
          Liking it .   Great composition .

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #18 on: Sat Sep, 02, 2017, 03:52:PM »
Liking the changes a lot. Those ladies you added look dangerous
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #19 on: Tue Sep, 05, 2017, 08:08:AM »
Hi all,
 thank you for your feedback and suggestions!

 With the built completed I sculpted some muzzle effects for the scene.
I only did 4 in total - 2 for the Machine Guns, one for a rifle, and one for the Flamethrower :)


And with this, everything was ready for priming




Disassembled and awaiting the primer...


Back on my desk I re-poured the water effects for the blood.


I'm still not happy with it.
It seems to vanish again...


After 48 hours it was still sticky and I got tired of letting it cure.
The following images are only tests for the light setting.

First I added the light from the fires and muzzle flashes.



Me likes alot


After the light effects from the flames I tried to apply the light effects from the navigation and landing lights.



 After these I still had to do the interior light for the passenger bay


Wow, this is just the color, but I think this looks great already!


But two lessons learned:

   1. the landing gear lights are too blue - I need to find a better color or at least tone it down
   2. The passenger bay looks good, but engineering is useless - may as well close it

So I took the removable side and cut it to cover the engineering section


This will look better.


The blood effects really suck!


Nevertheless, I now started to paint for real - all in toned down colors to fit the nightly scene.


I also painted a first trooper.

As you can see I tried to do a skeleton scheme...

And I completed the first paint phase for the Captain


I like him, and I hope he'll look better once done and in the light effects.


So

What do you think?
I look forward to your feedback and suggestions!
Cheers

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #20 on: Tue Sep, 05, 2017, 11:53:AM »

  Again  -- this thing is awesome !

 But  ,  Ben looks like he's disappointed you didn't incorporate his suggestions    ;D

                         


                                                                                             

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #21 on: Tue Sep, 05, 2017, 06:03:PM »
Wow, this whole thread is epic.

Awesome work!

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #22 on: Wed Sep, 06, 2017, 12:23:AM »
Definitely looking good.
I agree about toning down the blue on the nav/flood lights
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #23 on: Tue Sep, 12, 2017, 06:43:AM »
Thank you guys!

Well, this week was a bit slower, but still lots of painting.
My wife and I just bought a house, so lots to organize. Meetings with craftsmen, bank the lot.
We will get the house on October 1st, and then there will be renovations to do.
So I already start packing things away and this will most likely be the last project for this year - lets hope I can get it finished :)

So here are the first 7 troopers base painted.


It's really just the base colors, a bit of dry-brushing and one dark wash. Once I'm through with all, they get at least one more wash and then some highlighting.


No effects yet.


14 troopers painted!


With most troopers outside done, I did the pilots and the cockpit.


In the background you can see I also painted the gunner, and Commisar Kalteisen - aka Little Lenin.


Well, that's as far as I got.

Still LOTS to do, but I like the progress so far :)

I look forward to your comments and feedback.

Cheers

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #24 on: Tue Sep, 26, 2017, 08:47:AM »
Thank you guys!
And thank you for your patience.
I was for a week in Portugal - in the Douro Valley and Porto - and had a lot of fun and time to recharge the batteries.



But before I left, I had time to work some more on the troopers.
Here you can see the two soldiers and the officer form the passener bay.


These soldiers wear the standard Dencara Urban Flash pattern.


The turret commander also got his first coat of paint.

 
He also got the Urban Flash pattern.

 
As did the machine gunners.


And then it was Ladies Time!
As mentioned before this is just the first pass of color.

 
For the Executioner I took some more time.



And in a second pass the coat already received some details

 
But it's still a long way from home ;)

 
And the last girl got her first color pass.



After my vacation I began  to prepare the THANATOS itself for painting. But to do so I need to finish some of the interior stuff first.
So I started with the turret.

 
So, what do you think?
I look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Cheers

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #25 on: Thu Sep, 28, 2017, 01:32:PM »
Looking very good, Klaus.
The ladies are looking impressive
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #26 on: Thu Oct, 05, 2017, 08:25:AM »
Hi all,
how are you?
The work in the house is coming closer, so I'm trying to get this project done in the little time left.

After the initial light sketch and the base painting for the characters it was time to start with the THANATOS itself.
For this I closed the interior part again.


For the already painted TC I used this children's clay.


The basic urban flash camo pattern.


With details, ready for the first dirt wash.

 
Oups!
Not clean at all :)



Some washes later it is ready for first weathering.


As you probably know I prefer the sponge method for weathering.
Based on a product from Greenstuff-World I decided to build my own "sponge-pen"


Really simple, using the foam from a blister pack.


But it works like a charm.


And I feel I have better control of the sponge than before.


And once done (or when the faom is too worn), simply snip it off and continue


Now the THANATOS looks like a tried workhorse.






And it is now ready to go back onto the stage.


The whole scene re-assembled.




And the first light effects in white.


Then the blue for the navigation lights.


The brighter blue for the landing lights.


And the flame effects.




I really like it so far.


What do you think?
Suggestions, improvements?
Anything you'd change?
Please let me know :)
Thanks

Klaus
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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #27 on: Thu Oct, 05, 2017, 11:53:PM »
Loving your lighting effects here.
Hard to believe that's mostly paint
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #28 on: Fri Oct, 06, 2017, 03:09:AM »
Woooow! :o
That what You're doing with creating the "feeling" of lighting with the shades of paint is really something beyond exceptional! I'm absolutely stunned with this dio, man!

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Re: THANATOS (40K) Atmospheric Assault Carrier - Scratch
« Reply #29 on: Mon Oct, 09, 2017, 11:40:AM »
I agree well done, at first I thought you had put in lights....