Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WIP Coteaz Part 2

Continuing my running series after a bit of late night painting last night and tonight I managed to get the armour and cloak finished on Coteaz. It is a struggle getting the washes done because it is raining here at the moment and so the humidity is making them take forever to dry. Oh well that is life. On with the Show!
These next couple show him with his cloak finished, leaving me all the other bits to go. I chose purple for two things. First it goes well with the Turquoise armour and secondly it is a colour related to Royal or Imperial Power, thus making Coteaz's ties to the Throne of Terra more obvious.

I used the following technique to paint the Purple Cloak on Coteaz:
1) Over a Black undercoat layer Liche Purple.
2) Wash twice with 1:3 wash of Badab Black:Leviathan Purple.
3) Layer highlight with Liche Purple.
4) Wash with 1:1 Water:Leviathan Purple.
5) Layer highlight with 1:1 Liche Purple:Warlock Purple.
6) Layer highlight with 1:1:1 Liche Purple:Warlock Purple:Morrow White.
7) Layer highlight with 1:1:2 Liche Purple:Warlock Purple:Morrow White.
8) Final wash glaze with 1:1 Water:Leviathan Purple.

Cheers till next time
Subby out.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

WIP Coteaz and Grey Knights Project

Continuing the Trend that I began with the Doomknight and Landraider I wanted to get myself re-enthused with the hobby. Having a couple of days free per week now, I have a bit of a chance to get some work on my Grey Knights.

So the other day I decided to unpack and check out exactly what I have in the cupboard for the army.
The Minitures I have to work with so far are as follows:
2 x Brother Captain Stern (White Metal) (Will be converting one into Drago for a bit of fun options)
24 x GKs Terminators (White Metal) (5x 3/4 painted)
38 x GKs Power-Armoured (inc 5x Plastic MPK minis)
42 x Adeptus Arbites (Counts as Warrior Acolytes)
6 x Arbites Cyber Mastifs (Counts as Arco-Flagellants)
1 x Inquisitor Coteaz (White Metal, Cleaned, Currently being painted)
1 x Inquisitor (White Metal)
2 x Gun Servitors (White Metal) (1x Painted)
2 x Death Cult Assassins (White Metal) (Cleaned ready to paint)
16 x Inquisitorial Warband Assorted (White Metal)
1 x Vindicare Assassin (White Metal) (cleaned, recently paint stripped)
1 x Eversor Assasin (White Metal)
1 x Grey Knights Venerable Dreadnought (Converted Plastic Ven-Dread, Painted and Finished)
2 x Nemesis Dreadknights
1 x Land Raider Redeemer (Forgeworld Parts, Converted)
1 x Stormraven Gunship (Converted Pilot, magnetised weapon options, partially painted)

So Yeah I have a little bit of work ahead of me.

And while looking for Grey Knights Epic Miniatures (yes for madness.... MADNESSSS.....!!!), I found the following Inquisitor Coteaz miniature for sale.
For a long time I have put off painting my Coteaz miniature because I didn't want to do the traditional colour scheme for him. So this caught my interest, as it was both different and well executed. However I like to use somewhat darker colours, especially on characters who have questionable morality. Yes I know very grim dark....
So yesterday after lunch with the girlfriend I stopped at the not so local friendly gaming store to do a bit of painting (here-after NSLFGS). Ostensibly I was to have a night off and had planned to make it to Pubhammer that evening (yes my gaming club runs its meeting in a pub!), but at around 3:30 I got the call to see if I wanted a shift so I only got this far with Coteaz. Not I could have said no to the shift and kept painting, but hell extra money is always good.
Anyways I used the following technique to paint the armour:

Turquoise Blended Armour:
1) Undercoat Black
2) Base colour all the armour Reaper 'Deep Ocean'
3) Wash armour with 1:1:1 Asurmen Blue:Thraka Green:Badab Black
4)Wet Blended highlights with Reaper 'Deep Ocean'
5)Wet Blended edge highlights with Reaper 'Marine Teal'
6) Spot Highlights with 1:1 Reaper 'Marine Teal':P3 'Morrow White'

If in Stage 4 you let the highlights get to wide you can re-blend into the darker shading using glazes of the wash from Stage 3.

Lastly I will be putting all of these on Dragon Forge 'Parched Earth' Bases. :D

So there you have it.
Cheers All
Happy Chinese New Year!


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