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    The A-wing is looking great droid... are you planning on some weathering for this one or just going to keep the paintwork fresh?

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    Oh yeah, it's going to get weathering - if only to hide the ropey finish, and the couple of places that have less neat panel lines.

    Todays efforts were on cleaning up the overspray and missed areas, and picking out panels of a different colour as per the movie. Also removed the plasticine mask.

    How it's looking at the moment:






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    Hi everyone.

    It's been almost two months since I last painted and posted - work has been mental, and I've been juggling so my projects at work my heads been in a spin, so my free time has all been about trying to wind down, and I put all hobby thoughts on the back burner.

    To cap it all off, I've also embarked on another hobby project (a movie review website with one of my best friends), and that chewed through a few weekends and watching movies and writing about them takes time. That being said I've been wanting to get back into painting again the past week or so, and tonight I convinced myself that rather than zombie out in front of the TV, I'd try to do something a bit more creative.

    The A-Wing has pretty much pissed me off (airbrush bleed, coupled with frustration with clean up and a few paint chips), which means I really didn't fancy jumping straight back to it, so to try and get my interest back, I thought I'd go back to something a little smaller and simpler, so I grabbed one of the many Mordor Orcs sat undercoated and waiting for a paint job and started on him:

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    My home made wet palette hadn't been cleaned since I last painted a month ago (grim), so I had to clean and disinfect it and do without for this session. I had planned to try and avoid making the same mistakes as with the first Orc, but given I felt very rusty, I decided I'd rather push on. I've applied the paint thicker than I had intended, which doesn't help on a model with some quite soft details anyway, but it felt good to get a brush back in hand and lay down some quick basecoats.

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    Ahhh welcome back droid great to see you picking up the brush... so far so good on the orc, despite a bit thicker paint it looks like all the details are in tact, and some nice clean painting, so should be all good!!! Looking forward to seeing how you tackle this one.

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    welcome back. looks a good start to me

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    Yeh complimentary color use is dead on center-IOW let me bring to the attn for others droid used a dark green complemented by red- but not just any red and dark red to keep the intensity and saturation the same. If droid would have used a desaturated red almost a pastel like a pinkish / red it wouldn’t have looked this nice and would have appeared less attractive aesthetically !!! Here’s a man who knows his color theory and used a common combo of red/ green in the most visually stunning way!!!

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    Cheers guys!

    Small amount of progress tonight, just the faintest hint of highlights and shadows. The reds a little brighter now than it was - probably a step to far to be honest, but it looks less stark in person. I overdid a "thin-line" wash on the codpiece armour thing, and the glove looks particularly scruffy in this picture - it's funny how much photos show up stuff like this.





    I quite like the highlights on the back, and I'm planning to take the hardest edges up another level to stop it from all the highlights looking the same when I next get the brushes out

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    Ooh, nice! That shade of red is spot on I believe. Looking forward to the progress!
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    Finally bothered to get my finger out to do a bit of painting this morning

    Think I'm going to call him done and move on to the next thing



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    It’s a pretty solid mini Droid. Good work. Wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him

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    Nice one droid, turned out great!!!

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    Cheers guys.

    I've started painting a few 40k Orks in the past week or so, just production lining a bunch to get my eye, hand and brush back in order given I've not done that much since the New Year.

    Wasn't happy with how the skin was going initially as the highlights were quite sloppy, and I'd gone I was mixing in yellow to get a more vibrant tone, but it was too much close up, so I've on applied a brown glaze to bring it down a few dozen notches. Now you can hardly see any highlights at all hahaha! Such is the way. It's even harder to see anything from crappy photos (using my iPad, in a rush to catch tonights Champions League footy), but I thought I'd post it anyhow:

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    There are actually five of these guys on the go at the same time here, all painted the same. Hoping to get plenty of practice from working on these this way.

    Going to look at working in redoing the highlights next.

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    Great start, skin is looking great

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    Nice looking skin!!!

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    nice work on the skin so far. very good contrast
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    Cheers folks

    I'm trying to take advantage of a sudden flurry in positive motivation and cracking on with these little green dudes. I'm not ashamed to admit I'm terrible with a camera, be it a proper camera, a tablet or a phone, so I'm just going with "take 'em, crop 'em, upload 'em, post 'em" hahaha. When I can be bothered I'll learn about how to do it better, but for now it's low on the list of priorities!

    Anyway, little bit of work tonight on skin, plus some layers of colour on the red leather shirts.











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    good stuff mr workshop. your getting some good textures and tones in that skin
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    Great tones on the ork skin. If they are all at this level, it will be a really good looking band of boyz. I hear you on the photo challenges - my workbench pictures need some work. Thanks for sharing - those old orks are great.
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    Thanks guys!

    Basecoated and added a few layers to other parts of the Ork Boyz today. I'm not sold on the copper coloured guns, I think that's a poor colour choice, so I'm going to switch these out to a gun metal instead, and then I'll work in some rust I think. Also the red, armour plates might be an additional colour too far on them, particularly with the yellow spot colour, but I'm going to continue with this and see how it ends up.

    I'm not enjoying painting the trousers as there's a lot of flat areas to them, which when I last painted Orks like this was a real pain, so I think a lot of layers will be needed on them.

    Also had a go at trying to do some better photos today, just because I'm tired of making excuses about them, and I'm thinking it's a skill I should be able to learn and get at least vaguely competent with if I put in the effort.

    Things are a little rough in places, but I wanted to block in other colours at this point so I can try and get the balance right, and I can clean up later.

    EDIT Oh yeah, and I drilled the holes in the guns several years ago without taking much care, so the barrel holes are mostly off centre, which really hammers my OCD whenever I see it, but oh well!









    And finally a quick shot of the whole mob so far:


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    dulling the copper down and adding some green corrosion might make it balance a little better.
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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