Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tale of Painters Dealine 6: Met & Project Complete!


Well, its been a while hasn't it...

I come, bearing updates! However, I also come bearing crappy shots on a camera phone. Unfortunately its all I have to work with right now, but I'm hoping I can get some better pictures soon. 

As for the actual update: well, I finished the Tale of Painters challenge on Librarium Online. My final monthly entry and 1000pt army are shown below:



The camera has washed out most of the colour which is disappointing. Most annoyingly though, the shots of my Interrogator Chaplain aren't as nice as I would like. Especially as I think its the best model I've ever done!

(Larger photos of the Chaplain can be seen here, and the ToP entry here)




The photos have washed out some of the highlighting, especially on the wings were I took the time to apply a few layers of highlight, from bone to white. Still though, he looks suitably menacing: 

''Repent, for tomorrow....I shall hit you with my big holy stick''

Also worth its own picture is the Tactical Squad Sergeant. I'm getting the power sword process done pretty quick now, which is useful!  


And that's all for now. I'm chuffed as hell to have made it through ToP. It's been a great start to my planned 3000pts of DA, who are now over half done! I think the painting might have cost me a few marks off my degree in my final year - but this is not a hobby for someone with his priorities in the right order! 

Next to do, after scrambling to write a dissertation, is the final Deathwing Squad. They are all assembled and just awaiting some paint. 

And even if I fail the degree I could become a crazed painter-hobo. That wouldn't be so bad...

Let me know what you think people! 

14 comments:

jabberjabber said...

Despite the camera phone, the pictures look great.
I particularly like the work on the power sword sergeant - the weapon looks full of dire intent!

Siph_Horridus said...

Love the Chaplain paintjob and the powersword. Is it a blend from Necron Abyss to Ice Blue or what? Please tell.

CJ said...

Hey Sovietspace,

Like I said on L-O awesome work man, you really got to teach me how you make those awesome powers showrds I would lvoe to do something similair when I start painting my Whichblades. Is there a change for some sort of tutorial? or do you all ready ahve one and I just missed it?

anyways great job making the deathline and you did it with style!!

Cheers CJ

sovietspace said...

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words :)

@ Spih & CJ: Ask and you shall receive! I did a mini tutorial on my power swords a while back. Heres a linky: http://theastronomican.blogspot.com/2008/09/painting-power-weapons.html

Hopefully that should tell you all you need to know!

CJ said...

Damm that even harder then it looks. I have never blended before so this will be a big challange to get right I guess. and with 7 of these kind of blades to do this will be a long time before I get it right.

Cheers CJ

Chris said...

Awesome painting, as has already been said the power weapons are really nice. I'll be giving these a go at some point.

bG said...

They all look suitably awesome, especially the termie chaplain. Great stuff

Admiral Drax said...

Ahh, dissertation-schmissertation.

Work and eductation is for losers - painting models is where the real satisfaction lies, as any fool knows!

Great work mate - I especially like the sergeant.

Simon said...

Really great work, especially that Chaplain. Congrats on finishing the project too.

Master Darksol said...

Stellar work, mate. I think the chaplain came out brilliantly!

Tristan said...

Well done mate, nice accomplishment to put under your belt - that's a tidy little ToP army you've got there.

If you have PS, just auto level those dark pics.

73rd said...

Woohoo what an awesome bunch! Love the chappy eapecially, really nice attention to detail buddy

oni said...

I love your Chaplain. That model is one of the best ever released by GW in my opinion. I always appreciate it when it's painted well and you sir have done very well indeed. ;)

Luis Bermer said...

Good chaplain¡

I linked your blog to mine ;)

Greetings from Spain :)

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