Thursday, December 11, 2014

The More the Merrier

The second Corsair has been ready for a while, but only now I had time to photograph it for the blog. The rich red colour I used in the first Chaos Astartes was quite peculiar to copy for the second one. I used several different techniques to achieve it but didn't keep any record of the methods used. Other than that, it was fun piece to paint and the end result sits pretty well alongside the previous Marine.

The skull on the tilting shield is a transfer, as are the numbers on the Marine's shoulder ornament. It has been a while since I used one of those, but this time I wanted to try and see how would they sit in my current style. The skull needed some dimming down as it was way too bright. I'm not so sure if I like the shield the way it looks like, but for now it may stay the way it is. I think I'll stick with the freehand painting though.










18 comments:

  1. Insanely good stuff mate - the red effect armour is stunning.

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  2. Lovely stuff. This what chaos marines should look like.

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    1. Cheers MB! I've always wanted to make Chaos Space Marines that are not that over the top maligant, but still have an aura of evil around them.

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  3. Brilliant work! I have to second the praise of the reds. They have a depth and shine to them that is stunning. One can almost sense the ages of weathering that they have endured on the battlefields.

    I think the first shield with the checkering and insignia works best. There is something about the skull on the latest one that seems a bit odd. But a very minor comment to some otherwise inspiring work!

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    1. Cheers mate! Yeah, I'll probably stick in freehands from now on ;)

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  4. Of course the conversion and the painting are great... But what i'm really fan on your minis, it is the minor damages on the armour edges and the bases.
    The bases are at the same time so simple but perfect to enhance the mini and show a dead land !

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    1. Thanks Igor! I like to keep my bases very simple so that they won't steal too much attention from the mini itself. Every mini I do is also meant to be played with, so that also limits the size of the base, but I'm OK with it.

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  5. Straight out of a JB painting. Love this guy. Base is particularly good. Thanks for sharing!

    The only issue I see is that having two of these guys looks a bit awkward, you need to get that third guy going quick ;)

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    1. Thanks Irwit! The third one is on its way... ;)

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  6. AWsome work Kari! Really pleased to see this one finished.

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  7. It's mildly comforting to know that even the professional painters fall into the same trap as we amateurs......not noting down the technique you used so you can replicate it next time :)

    I do this all the time.

    Cheers.

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    1. Yeah, I really don't keep any records of the paints I use in my projects. That'll shoot me right back if I ever start a bigger army project. But then again, every character should be presented as an individual and as far as it goes with the armour colours, there really should always be some slight change in the hue in each one of them. Not too dramatic, but just a small hint just to keep it interesting.

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  8. Amazing. Those are chaos marines! This blog is fantastic and truly inspiring both for painting and for conversion.

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  9. Great Work as always. Keep on inspiring the rest of us to push our limits. This blog is one of the best things on the Internet.

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    1. Cheers Mad Mek. Your words are very kind and much appreciated!

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