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Aun O Vader
26-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Ok people, for the sharp eyed you\'ll have noticed me try this last week. however, I have now managed to make the picture the right size on my other computer! Go figure!



This is a pic of current work in progress for my Twin Apocalypse character Shas\'Ui\'H\'Th\'Elan\'D\'M\'Yen\'Nan or Ui\'D\'Nan as she is usually called. the plan is to include a scenic base and a green stuff, urban camo cape with her in my armies usual colours. I might make a conversion of her razor drones as well. any comments would be more than welcome. as another note, leave has now started so i am digging in to my mega force, expect more models o be appearing in the gallery, and my current mega project to be appearing in here as soon as I have a first proof. http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/uidnan.jpg

DarthXander
27-07-2006, 02:28 AM
Sounds pretty cool Aun but the top pic doesnt work sadly!

Kiefer13
27-07-2006, 02:31 AM
Hmm, you hast given me an idea. I might try and do a model of Ckrius or Shas\'vre Kais.

DarthXander
27-07-2006, 02:33 AM
Lready done my model of Demtrius Zaarin and am converting Anaxarchus Iskander at the moment

Aun O Vader
27-07-2006, 02:42 AM
are there any pics visible? There is only supposed to be one, I couldn\'t really work out how to embed pics!

Kiefer13
27-07-2006, 02:44 AM
yeah, it\'s a little blurry but you can make it out ok, looks good.

Aun O Vader
01-08-2006, 01:48 AM
OK guys these are some more pics of my WIP for my TTA RPG!

What do you think of her now?

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/100_1198_1.JPG

Aun O Vader
01-08-2006, 01:49 AM
and another one, as I can\'t work out how to post multiple different images in a single post! :dry:

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/100_1201_1.JPG

Captain Toenail
01-08-2006, 01:50 AM
Go into Word and group the images then save them again.

Aun O Vader
01-08-2006, 01:50 AM
and one final one, showing the cloak!

http://www.astronomican.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/100_1202_1.JPG

anyone who fancies explaining how I\'m supposed to put these picures into a single post please feel free to help! although it could be a safari problem! (another one!)

Kayos
01-08-2006, 01:53 AM
She looks pretty damn good, the addition of the cape and the sensor-pack thing (I don\'t know the Tau) enhance the image

Skrall
01-08-2006, 02:02 AM
Not bad, very nice bit of work

Ksab

Kiefer13
08-08-2006, 12:30 AM
that\'s some nice work, Aun!

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 05:08 PM
ok people time for another question on this one. Like i said, I\'m planning on painting the cape in urban camouflage. should I paint the top of her helmet in a matching pattern to maintain camo, or should I stick to the usual colour for my army?

adders
08-08-2006, 05:20 PM
Make it Camo, at the end of the day the head is the most important part to camoflage.

Your Tau will be grateful you painted his helmet camo when he\'s peaking out from cover.B)

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 05:26 PM
cool, its a girl Tau btw.

she shall have a \"you-can\'t-see-me\" helmet!

adders
08-08-2006, 05:41 PM
Nice one - conversion\'s looking good by the way.

Cheers

Romulus81
08-08-2006, 06:15 PM
Looking great! any updates yet?

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 06:54 PM
started putting some paint on her now, will see if I can do another WIP today.

Gaius Julius
08-08-2006, 07:28 PM
Wow, that\'s pretty sweet vader!

GJ

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks GJ, I thought you\'d deserted me, first time for ages I\'ve actually seen you!

mark
08-08-2006, 08:45 PM
thats a cool conversion youve really captured wind movement in that cape *karma boost*

DarthXander
08-08-2006, 09:16 PM
Good job Aun!

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 11:36 PM
ok guys, these are some more wip pics for the model.

you can just about make out the urban camouflage scheme I\'m going to use on the cape, helmet and backpack on the aerial.

let me know what you think.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/uidnanwip2.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/uidnanwip1.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/uidnanwip3.jpg

ps got my photo bucket working, makes life a lot easier!

Post edited by: adders, at: 2006/08/08 23:46

adders
08-08-2006, 11:50 PM
Looking pretty funky dude, love the gun.

It\'s obviously a pulse carbine but what have you done to it?

Cheers

Aun O Vader
08-08-2006, 11:55 PM
to the carbine nothing. but I have used a plastic carbine and a lot of cutting to create a pulse pistol in her left hand.

it all started life as this (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99060113002&orignav=10 ) model, which my wife bought me a couple of for christmas. seeing as I had more than one and I wanted to make this conversion it seemed the ideal place to start!

the pulse pistol was made using this article (http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/wargear/2/).

the combination just fell into place for me!

adders
09-08-2006, 12:18 AM
Cool - a Pathfinder - all is now clear...

I was thinking of the normal fire warrior carbine you see.

Nice work on the pulse pistol.

Skrall
09-08-2006, 03:48 AM
nice bit of work mate,

Ksab

Aun O Vader
09-08-2006, 04:02 AM
Thanks for all the comments guys. It really makes it feel like its worth making the efort on these models!

I\'ve laboured most of today and now I have most of the painting finished on the model. I\'d welcome more comments, I\'m now working on making a scenic base for her.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/100_1377.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/100_1376.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/100_1375.jpg

What do you reckon?

Skrall
09-08-2006, 04:03 AM
strange... it doesn\'t look as good now...

odd one, nice paint work though

Ksab

Aun O Vader
09-08-2006, 04:08 AM
I think I know what you mean. The problem is that a decent camouflage scheme can either be realistic (eg break up the outline of the model) or look good. Because this scheme is based from an actual camo scheme its probably too good at breaking up the models outline.

Hopefully the addition of the base will make it look complete. Models never look finished until they have a proper base.

Skrall
09-08-2006, 04:13 AM
or are part of a larger force. well i look forwards to more, and don\'t forget to look at my pics.

Ksab

adders
09-08-2006, 06:26 PM
Camo models are tough (I\'m a coward, I tend to avoid them).

Well I think it\'s come out really well. The cloak is just great.

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like with the base.

You\'ve got wishing I could get some painting done too (being Tau as well) but have zero free time at the mo what with running Astro, a full time job and fitting a new kitchen.

Cheers

Aun O Vader
09-08-2006, 07:19 PM
fair point adders, I\'m just trying to get as much done as possible whilst I\'m using up all this leave Her Majesty has been good enought to finally grant me!

oh well, time to go over to GW and bu more paints for some of my other pieces this summer! You notice you always need more paints!

adders
09-08-2006, 08:03 PM
Well I\'ll get my R&R when I\'ve done the kitchen, should be a month or so away.

Make the most of your leave mate...

wakopanda
09-08-2006, 08:15 PM
i think youve done a great job, but i agree that the cammo scheme doesnt look great.
perhaps this may be of some inspiration:Click me (http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/graphics/dpm/dpcfs1na500c.jpg)
its the cammo im familiar with. notice how the pattern uses streaks of colour rather than just blotches. im not sure how youd achieve that effect.

although since you mentioned its based of a proper cammo scheme i might be wrong. anway, nice work so far.

PS: i vote yes for razor drones!

Post edited by: wakopanda, at: 2006/08/09 20:15

Aun O Vader
09-08-2006, 11:07 PM
nice picture of CS95 DPMs. but I think that the urban scheme is slightly different, i used the US army urban BDU

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/bdu-urban.jpg

which is where i got the inspiration for the lines to break up the pattern, i think that I need to fill in a bit more of the white using a grey, probably codex grey, will see if that makes any difference.

DarthXander
09-08-2006, 11:16 PM
I copied the camo scheme for my scouts cloaks from my own 95 pattern DPMs!!!

I\'d love to have a stab at desert fatgigues one day though!

Problem with camo and warhammer is that camo is supposed to break up the outline and reduce detail but by painting camo you are increasing the detail!

Indra
10-08-2006, 02:58 AM
Impressive GS work there. Keep the pics coming Vader!

wakopanda
10-08-2006, 03:02 AM
No, i think those lines arent printed in the real things, though i could be wrong. you can see the upper and lower chest pockets, the outline for the short sleves and a black line where the zip will be. good idea, but i think perhaps a little smudging on the lines would be good.

but you notice the cammo pattern beneath the black lines, the shapes are irregular and run into each other. youve done some very nice work on the cape already, but youve got several isolated blobs on a white background. id say to go over it again with more colours and make sure that there isnt a dominant background colour, cause thats what gives it away.

PS Xander, where did you get your combats? i got to cadets so had to buy mine, what do you do?

Aun O Vader
15-08-2006, 07:21 PM
Right, finally finished her. Until i decide that I\'m going to do more on it! But for now this is how she finished up. I really struggled with the base, because i didn\'t want to make it too cluttered!

Once again, as with my other new models I\'ll be posting one of these images into the gallery for people to rate and comment on in there as well.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/UiDNancomplete2.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/gordonjljones/GW%20pics/UiDNancomplete1.jpg

Please feel free to add any comments you want, or ask questions about making her as well.

fridge61
03-09-2006, 02:46 AM
Where did you get the green stuff from!?! I\'ve looked all over the place and I still can\'t find any!

Scolar
03-09-2006, 03:59 AM
I really like that Aun, capes can be hard to make out of green stuff. I find them extremely hard to do, well done


@fridge, greenstuff is sold in games workshops. The shops with the black sign with Games Workshop written on it

wakopanda
03-09-2006, 04:54 AM
nice GS work as others said. My one suggestions is that the camo on the backpack spines and cloack seems kinda patchwork. id suggest just getting a bit of grey/black paint, watering it right down and just going over it. should bring the white down a shade and make it seem a bit more uniform, just for the cammod parts.

also the random brown blotches sill dont seem to fit, but thats my opinion, and its your model.

thats just my ramblings though, feel free to ignore them. probably a good idea actually...

nice work all the same.

mark
03-09-2006, 06:32 PM
watch out though \'green stuff\' ant acctuly green when you buy it, its a blue strip and a yellow strip. and on the packet its called moddeling putty, green stuff is just a nick name