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Offline Klaus, not Santa

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(WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« on: Tue Jan, 30, 2018, 08:16:AM »
So, now that the Gothica is pretty much done I have already started a new (well actually two) project.
This one will be called "Ice Warriors" and is inspired by the wonderful plinth I got from Ulrich "Der Zwerg vom Nettenscheid" - aka www.sockelandbases.de
I immediately fell in love with the plinth and was thinking what I could do with it. And quite early I had the image of a female swords warrior launching herself over the "chasm" onto her enemies.

With this idea in mind I went through my collection and decided on another "Raging Heroes" model.
Another "Knight of the Chalice" from the Kickstarter I supported - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loudnraging/tgg2-light-and-darkness?lang=de
https://www.ragingheroes.com/collections/the-tgg2
I think this is the basic model I used: https://www.ragingheroes.com/collections/the-tgg2/products/altarii-s-f

The initial setup was against Tyranids - I still have the 'Nids from Space Hulk - but that didn't work as planned, so I then tried it with Necrons.


This seems to work better.


I also decided to make it a snow/ice base.


with some icy patches made of Greenstuff.


One part of the scene is a bit slasher like - I want her one sword to just have slashed the one Necron. So I cut the basic shape if the slashing motion from Plastic Card.


Gives it a bit of dynamic.


I then covered that basic form with Greenstuff


and formed with the remaining Greenstuff some more ice patches and some icicles.


Unfortunately they reacted to the very dry wood and cured erratic, thus warping quite strongly.


For the landscape itself I used baking soda and PVA glue to create the snow patches, then Greenstuff for the sheets of ice. Everything was then base coated with an icy blue. the non-snow and non-sheets areas were then covered with crackle medium.
Once this was just about cured I gave it a coat of very light blue. During the curing process it then creates nice cracks - with the darker blue beneath showing in the cracks.
Finally everything received a coat to drybrushed white.


Since those bent and warped icicles were very annoying to me, I cut most of them off and re-created them from clear sprue.


Here is the swords knight just before final cleanup.


The sword broke off several times, so I pinned it and added some PVA glue also.


I also realized that the scene was a bit flat - everything on one pane - so I added another pile of snow from which the knight will hurl herself at the second Necron.


This is the first Necron I ever started to paint :)
It's still work in progress, but I like it.


I still need to add a bit of Greenstuff to the "wound" - a bit more splatter :)


Sorry for the lacking focus...


And I also started the second Necron.


This is as far as I got over the last 5 days.


So what do you think of the new project?
Ideas, suggestions, feedback?
I look forward to your comments.

Cheers

Klaus
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #1 on: Tue Jan, 30, 2018, 03:29:PM »
Looking good so far. Interesting diorama

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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #2 on: Tue Feb, 06, 2018, 07:29:AM »

Hi all,
thank you for your blakeh1!

Since the last update I completed the body of the second Necron.


The little chasm got several washes with black, giving it some depth.


Now the lights on the little crawlers get a bit more focus.


I even added a third crawler all the way down.
And I experimented some with a fluorescent color and black light :)


Works on the Gothica too


I admit I got sidetracked with the fluorescent color for two days and had to re-paint the entire shield...


But the result seems to be OK


So the Necrons are now mostly done.


And now it is time for the Knight.
I gave her another spray of white to simulate zenithal light.


and then painted the red armour.


It was a very frustrating experience and I stripped the whole paint once already.

(my camera doesn't like the new room - many of the images out of focus - this didn't happen in the old workroom... )
 
but now I think this will work

 

I know the photos are pretty crappy

 
But this is as far as I got.

 
So what do you think?
Cheers
Klaus
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #3 on: Tue Feb, 06, 2018, 02:33:PM »
Looking good so far K
Maybe put a white panel behind your build to let the camera focus on just your figures...
Bruce
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #4 on: Fri Feb, 09, 2018, 05:59:AM »
OK, so I realized the images were not up to par with what I usually deliver. Once reason is the background. In the new work room I'm taking the photographs against the shelf with the color bottles and it seems my good old trusted Canon Ixus 65 doesn't agree with it and has a hard time setting the focus properly.
So I tried to take some shots in front of a different background.

So here is the complete scene as of yesterday evening


and a closer shot of the 2nd Necron


As I mentioned the red was really frustrating to paint


but I think the current status is promising


The dark red areas worked pretty good


the brighter ones will need some more glazing I'm afraid




So last night I cleaned the surroundings to the red a bit and applied the first base color for the gold


It'll be interesting to get all the dark gold areas


like that little shrine on her back


with zenithal lighting pretty much all of the lower gold will be dark


while this area will be mostly shining gold


I hope I can pull this off ;)


(Update)
Well, I did work on the NMM Gold for the last two days.


I'm actually pretty pleased


It was a lot of work


and I tired one or two new things


but I think it was totally worth it :)

So what do you think?
Cheers
Klaus
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #5 on: Sat Feb, 10, 2018, 05:25:PM »
I'm thinking those two Necrons chose their foe poorly.
Her faith in the Emperor will prevail.

Looking REALLY good there
"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: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #6 on: Mon Feb, 12, 2018, 06:44:AM »
Thank you Quaralane :)

Good Monday morning :)
I hope you all had a good weekend.
Despite German Fastnacht (Carnival) season, I did get some painting done - one advantage of cats over kids: they don't want to celebrate Fastnacht :D

So I was able to finish the freehand on the shoulder


slight 3D effect


just an embossed-like little dragon


I also finished the shrine


and did a bit more on the snow reflection


and then I did the sword


it was a lot of work


but I think it turned out well


and with the slash effect it fits nicely


I may have to add a bit of blue reflection to the snow underneath - or what do you think


Together with the crawlers


I think the scene looks quite well


I still have to do the face and I have to decide on the color of the tabbard - any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks
Klaus
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #7 on: Tue Feb, 13, 2018, 04:37:PM »
Well, I call this baby done :)
Here are the 15 final images - I hope you can enjoy them.
Thank you for being part of the ride






























I hope you all enjoyed this build and paint as much as I did - I tried new things and learned a lot, maybe it was helpful and inspiring for you too.
Cheers
Klaus
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #8 on: Wed Feb, 14, 2018, 11:32:PM »
Amazing work, Klaus.
The detail packed into these is 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."
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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #9 on: Fri Mar, 30, 2018, 12:17:AM »
Well done! That base is inspiring, I might rip the idea to some future project. 8)

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Re: (WH40K) Ice Warriors - Duel/Slasher scene
« Reply #10 on: Fri Mar, 30, 2018, 06:40:AM »
Love the cold colors on the Necrons as opposed to the hot fiery colors on the space marine. The base brings everything
together well.