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PostSubject: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Wed Nov 09 2011, 09:52

Hey guys, first post on the forum.
I've ben checking out the various project logs on the forum and I've got to say i really like what i see! I thought i might share some pics of my latest work.

I've painted WHFB/40K for several years now but only recently started painting a couple of Dark Eldar. They have such beautiful and detailed minis i just couldn't resist any longer.
The DE have presented me with a few new challenges, especially when it came to the skin tone.


I decided to go with the same style of skin that i used for my Dark Elf Corsairs. I have only recently started using this particular tone after i painted a squad of warriors for my local games store. The warriors skin was painted with a far greyer base colour than i eventually decided on.
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My Archon WIP.


For the armour i was inspired by the art work on the cover of the previous DE codex. I really like the slightly blue tone on the edging of the armour and used this as the base for my colour scheme.




There is still plenty to do on the Archon and I've just started work on Lelith. Hopefully i'l get some updates posted soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Wed Nov 09 2011, 11:12

Wow. That's one fine first post.


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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Wed Nov 09 2011, 14:50

Very nice work. I'm a huge fan of the pale skin. Did you add something to the top of the trophy rack, or am I just looking at it wrong?

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Thu Nov 10 2011, 01:57

Thanks guys.

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Did you add something to the top of the trophy rack, or am I just looking at it wrong?

Don't worry, you're looking at it just right. I added the sea dragon head piece from the Dark Elf Corsairs set (I tried to add a link to the model but I haven't been a board member long enough).
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Thu Nov 10 2011, 03:00

Welcome!

Most impressive.

I very much like the blue scheme you went with. It looks very good.

More please
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Thu Nov 10 2011, 04:24

@kizzdougs wrote:
Thanks guys.

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Did you add something to the top of the trophy rack, or am I just looking at it wrong?

Don't worry, you're looking at it just right. I added the sea dragon head piece from the Dark Elf Corsairs set (I tried to add a link to the model but I haven't been a board member long enough).

Nice. I couldn't tell from the angle, but it just looked taller. Your archon looks good. Looking forward to more!

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Thu Nov 10 2011, 07:56

I like the combination of colours a lot.
The pale cloak, fur and face are a great contrast to the rich, intense blue and green.
Looking really great, looking forward to seeing that guy finished Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 00:55

Thanks a lot for the encouragement!

I managed to get a little more finished last night. Emphasis on little.

I've now highlighted the Helmet plume and the bronze metallics.


I thought i would just add a pic of the 'trophy rack' ESE asked about.


Thanks for looking Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 04:51

Thanks for the side shot to show the trophy wrack conversion. Very cool. I really like how the bronze looks with the blue. What are you using for the bronze?

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 12:11

Thanks ESE!
The bronze is Tinbitz highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Tinbitz and Shining Gold. I then gave it a Devlan Mud wash before washing the deepest recesses with watered down Chaos Black. I finished off with two highlights. The first was a mix of Tinbitz, Shining Gold and Mithril Silver. About 2/2/1. The final highlight was pure silver.
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 15:31

@kizzdougs wrote:
Thanks ESE!
The bronze is Tinbitz highlighted with a 50/50 mix of Tinbitz and Shining Gold. I then gave it a Devlan Mud wash before washing the deepest recesses with watered down Chaos Black. I finished off with two highlights. The first was a mix of Tinbitz, Shining Gold and Mithril Silver. About 2/2/1. The final highlight was pure silver.

Interesting. It almost looked like it was a different line of paints. Might be the lighting. Whatever the case I really like the effect. Have you just painted the Archon or have you worked on any others? Hint hint-we'd love more pictures!

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 22:28

I've just started work on Lelith. I originally based her on a square fantasy base because i planed to use her as a DE Hagqueen. Once the paint job is finished i think i'll mount her on the regular round base though. So far i've painted the skin and almost finished the armour. I'll try to get some pics up latter to day Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Nov 11 2011, 23:15

@kizzdougs wrote:
I've just started work on Lelith. I originally based her on a square fantasy base because i planed to use her as a DE Hagqueen. Once the paint job is finished i think i'll mount her on the regular round base though. So far i've painted the skin and almost finished the armour. I'll try to get some pics up latter to day Smile

Looking forward to it. I always burn myself out by painting all of my troops before doing really special models...it's a great way to get burnt out Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sat Nov 12 2011, 07:36

Alright time for some pics of Lileth. She's still very much a WIP. I'm not entirely happy with the skin. I struggled to keep the paint thin and achieve good coverage.
I can't decide how to introduce 'Green' to the mini either. Maybe a streak in the hair? Any ideas would be welcome Smile





I'm particularly happy with the eye makeup.


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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sat Nov 12 2011, 09:24

The skin, and the eye makeup, look great to me.

I would put green in the hair, either streaks or the whole thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sat Nov 12 2011, 09:42

I think a green streak in the hair or perhaps a tattoo if your into such things.


And the face looks stunning!
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sat Nov 12 2011, 21:56

the face looks damn good. I second or third putting the green in the hair.

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sun Nov 13 2011, 14:35

Very nice idea with having him hold the helmet. And well done.

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Apr 20 2012, 07:58

Well its been a long, long time since i did any work on my Dark Eldar. I though i'd post some pics of what i've done so far. Since my last post i've done some work on the Archaon's base and added a few small details. Its not much but hopefully I'll get some inspiration to get him finished soon. I still need to work on the weapon arm and the weapon needs some sanding.







I just need to highlight the skulls, dirty up the Eldar remains and add some static grass.
Thanks for looking Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Apr 20 2012, 10:07

Your Archon rocks my world. Fantastic colours! I like the big trophy rack, might pinch it for my Tomb Banshee Archon.

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Apr 20 2012, 11:10

Looking great kizzdougs, glad to see you've refound your muse. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Apr 20 2012, 11:29

I really, really like the incredibly pale skin. Your Archon is coming alone very nicely!

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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Fri Apr 20 2012, 18:48

A truly great pose, I love that. Looking forward to seeing him finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Sat Apr 21 2012, 04:58

Thanks for the feed back guys. Its been hard to find time for the hobby thanks to uni. Hopefully I'll get some more work done today (fingers crossed).
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PostSubject: Re: Kizzdougs, Commorraghrite painting log.   Mon Oct 21 2013, 09:52

Hey guys, long time no see.

Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of my Ulthwe Seer. I particularly enjoyed the freehand elements of this project.
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I've been looking at the new Dark Elf Witch Elves and can't help but think that they'd make great Wyches/Bloodbrides. I might just have to get myself a box or two...

Thanks for looking Wink
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