Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Nurgle Army Update: A Giant Spider joins the Family

Ahoy-hoy!

A Citadel Fiend Factory (FF49) Giant Spider joins the family. Started this one back in October but didn't get it right. Gave it a new try a few days ago and voila. I even got to use some of the left-over-green-stuff-mushrooms :)

A Citadel Fiend Factory (FF49) Giant Spider

And a family picture including some of my W.I.P's for the unit:


Thx/Hans

15 comments:

  1. Yes Hans this warband is looking great. Love your blending and use of color. Can you talk some of your blending technique? Shading up or down/or/use of paint / mediums for acheiving this smooth drastic blends? Keep up the great brush and model work there!
    Resin45

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    1. Thanks Resin45!

      I have been thinking to show in a post how I do my blending but haven't got to it yet. A few key part of my blending though. It's difficult to write down but I hope this will make some sense.

      BTW, it's only paint (I use the latest edition of Citadel Layers and some Base paints) and water, no mediums used:

      1) Seriously good brush. I use a W&N Series 7 size 2. Big body and fine tip, making it hold a lot of paint.

      2) The paints need to be be very smooth. Usually darker tones are smother than lighter once so usually I start with a lighter base and blend with darker colors.

      3) After the base coat, I apply a lot of layers. Each paint used is mixed with water to roughly a wash transparency.

      4) As the paint is very diluted I apply each color in several layers, concentrating the color to where I want the most of that color.

      5) For these chaos minis I always add a green, blue and red tone.

      6) Brushwork: I wipe the brush lightly on a paper before applying the paint. If the paint doesn't create a smooth blend, I wash the brush, wipe it and brush out the paint to make a smooth transition. It's always good to paint toward the edge of the surface. This makes to blend more smooth.

      Well, hope this might be useful

      Thx/Hans

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    2. Thanks for taking the time for explanation. I am inspired this weekend and have some time for working on some new bits and am trying to use this to guide the painting. Respect out to you Hans.

      Peace,
      RESIN45

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    3. No worries - let me know if you have any specific questions. Happy to share /Hans

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  2. I have to say this last group shot gave me the creeps (the good way I mean). This totally captures the "chaotic" essence for me. It's graphic and remains fully fantasy at the same time. Slow claps for you.

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    1. Thanks Asslessman! Great you see it that way as it's kind of how I'm thinking when choosing the minis for the unit and also how I paint them
      Thx/Hans

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  3. An adorable arachnid. :) The greenstuff mushrooms impress me even more. Could you perhaps describe, in short, how you make those?

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    1. Thanks Ana!

      This is how I make these mushrooms:

      1) Roll a piece of green-stuff to a cylinder (well, the shaft of the mushroom)

      2) On one end of the shaft, I stretch out the green-stuff bit by bit when rotating the shaft creating the cap of the mushroom. For these I did a funnel shaped cap.

      3) The shaft usually gets a bit flattened by this handling so last step is rolling it in the fingers to get it round again

      Hope this is understandable

      Cheers/Hans

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    2. BTW, yes I think adorable is the right word ;)

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    3. It's perfectly understandable. Thanks Hans! :)

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  4. Lovely spider... well, in chaotic way. And those mushrooms really look like something you're not supposed to eat! The unit is Amazing.

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    1. Thanks Alexander! If you eat them you'll get the Nurgle Rot. Believe me, I tried ;)
      Thx/Hans

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