View Full Version : Autarch WIP

23-11-2006, 03:36 PM
Hello. I was at one of my local Games Workshops and a kind employee told me about a painting competition. Everyone enters an Autarch and the winner gets the Bonesinger from the website. I explained how I didn\'t own an Autarch yet but he persuaded me to buy one :P

Anywho, I think I have finished the cape. I may need to do more washes and glazes to even it out though. What do you kind people think?



23-11-2006, 03:40 PM
very very nice work dude

23-11-2006, 04:01 PM
well if its for competition you will want to try and get rid of those noticeable joint lines

however looks good so far


Gaius Julius
23-11-2006, 04:23 PM
That looks really great!!!

Keep us updated please!


23-11-2006, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone :)

@Starks:do you mean the joint lines between the different highlights? If so, will some blue washed help blend then together?

23-11-2006, 09:28 PM
you could feather the joint, take some thinned down colour(about the same shade maybe a tad darker than the brightest blue there(well whiteish colour) and apply it to the joint area, it will darken a part of the whiteish colour, and brighten a part of the other colour, essentially blending the two together

same thing can be down with all blends.smoothens your blending/transitions


24-11-2006, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the tip.

Okay, quick update


Aun O Vader
24-11-2006, 02:08 PM
looking good, I like this guys a lot! Keep us posted!

24-11-2006, 06:28 PM
It is nearing completion. The back of the banner needs a tad more work so does other bits and bobs. I need to paint the sword hilt and a pouch. oh, and I missed 4 gems when I was painting them. Clever me!



Crusher Of Fates
24-11-2006, 06:30 PM
kl model
your an amzing painter ocelot!

Knight of ne
24-11-2006, 06:31 PM
that is one amazing model, if only i could paint like that! ocelot, you are an amazingly good painter!

24-11-2006, 06:58 PM
Its looking good!

Chaplain Orthox
24-11-2006, 07:02 PM
wow... and I thought I was getting better at painting lol...

24-11-2006, 07:09 PM
the colour choices conflict with each other, the armour is nice, but combined with the light blueish colour of the cape looks very awkward, especially with another bright colour in the background aka his banner

if his cape was say, brown, red, beige or even green it would probably look much better and the scheme would work together rather than want to drive itself apart

its mostly because the cape is a pastel type colour while the rest is nowhere near pastel...and pastel type colours are very hard to work with sometimes


24-11-2006, 07:50 PM
I didn\'t think it looked out of place.

What does eveyone else think? Does the colourscheme seem out of place?

Crusher Of Fates
24-11-2006, 07:51 PM
nah seems fine to me

Knight of ne
24-11-2006, 07:53 PM
i think the colour scheme fits great!

24-11-2006, 08:12 PM
not trying to sound like a jerk, but its colour sense, and using colours to create an image

its like trying to make something look dark and scary and using a pastel colour

or making something look angry and using iight yellow, light blue or pink etc

colours are words in their own sense, and your armour/helmet say you want a more fierce character, the light blues simply show more colour which helps portray him as a more important character....but the soft pastel colour completely destroys the fierce look because its soft, not hard, its not aggressive, its very passive, and girly if i may say

if you like it, by all means keep it, i just thought id explain a bit

its basicly using colour to convey an image, story or some such...if this werent true there would be no such things as a bad combination of colours, but since people see colours and colours invoke specific reactions, this is the way it is


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/11/24 20:15

24-11-2006, 08:16 PM
I dont think the armour being pastel makes him look like a wimp to be honest. still looks like an Autach with a gun and a sword to me :laugh:

24-11-2006, 08:24 PM
Archon N wrote:

I dont think the armour being pastel makes him look like a wimp to be honest. still looks like an Autach with a gun and a sword to me :laugh:

the armour is fiery/agressive..the cape is pastel, soft/passive, you can mix these in small amount s but the two largest surfaces of the model are battling each other, as one is aggressive the other passive

i forget who said it, but many can paint well, but the thing that seperates the good from the great is: colour choice


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/11/24 20:25

24-11-2006, 08:28 PM
Okay. I respect your opinion but I am happy with how he is turning out at the moment. More updates when they come.

24-11-2006, 08:30 PM
sounds good ;)


25-11-2006, 07:48 AM
Very impressed there ocelot. Give us a complete snap too and I\'ll give Karma for this I think. Excellent WIP thread mate.

Also, can people not abbreviate words like \'cool\' to \'kl\' as its in the rules of the forum not to do so, and it makes our average post quality higher not to read in textspeak.

Great job Ocelot!


25-11-2006, 10:37 AM
Well Indra, as you asked so nicely here he is :)

I am no master at painting bases so that is why the base is aweful.




Now, with only 5 and a half hours until the competition ends, I better get him ready for transit.:pinch:

Gaius Julius
25-11-2006, 10:40 AM
Really nice job. I\'m really liking it.

*Karma boost*


25-11-2006, 01:34 PM
could be the photo but it doesnt look finished, the banner and the pistol specifically, i understand the blacks highlights might be hidden but the banner lacks the contrast you have everywhere else(like the cape and armour) also your freehand doesnt flow with the banners folds

and there seems to be a big blotch on the cape(left side) the sword looks underdone as well a bt

anyways good luck :)


25-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Well, I just got back. Not too many entries which wasn\'t what I was expecting, but anyway, I won :)
So I recieved a Bonesinger model and best of all...a Certificate!:lol:

Gaius Julius
25-11-2006, 04:53 PM
hey congratulations!!! I\'ve already given you some karma for your model, so won\'t do it again, but here\'s some imaginary karma!

Well done!


25-11-2006, 05:09 PM
congrats :)