View Full Version : WIP for Ocelot

14-12-2006, 07:40 PM
Following Starks\' advice with the WIP thread, I will from now on bunch all my projects together in this.

First off, is my new tank. A Leopard MA 1 or something.

I am adding various Imperial iconography to make it more Guard-like. It may look bit bit it is only at most 1 inch longer than a Russ.


By the way, the bit of plasticard towards the top of the screen is not connected to the tank, just laying there on my desk!

14-12-2006, 09:10 PM
that tank looks pretty kool but is that actual warhammer 40k stuff or did you get that from a modeling kit or something?

14-12-2006, 09:12 PM
It is a modelling kit at 1:48 scale.

15-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Nice so far, liking the BF accessories too :) keep going.

17-12-2006, 09:57 PM
Update: Made the barrel bigger. Needs work done before I am happy and I need to make a thing on the end of the barrel.



17-12-2006, 09:59 PM

18-12-2006, 06:21 PM
Another update


Needs more detailing. What do you think?



18-12-2006, 07:54 PM
detailing isn\'t what I would focus on. I\'d go for more work in the painting process to make it look really old and battle-hardened.

20-12-2006, 04:44 PM
Hey guys, just added a heavy stubber and some comms. Heavy bolter is to the side of the battle cannon rather than on the hull as it is easier to put it there.


20-12-2006, 04:47 PM
cool, nice one ocelot

24-12-2006, 10:55 PM
Well hello everyone. I have finished my tank that this WIP has been about.

Okay, before you ask, I don\'t know why I painted it like that and it looks like it has a snout. :unsure:


It needs some dirtying up and I may repaint it when I get my Death Korps. Overall, I am disappointed with the connection between barrel and turret and it makes me sad :(

C&C very welcome.

Thanks everyone for looking at this

24-12-2006, 10:57 PM
Not bad, not bad at all....

24-12-2006, 10:58 PM
Very Nice! I like it. A bit to yellow for my taste but i never liked yellow on my models anyway.

Viscount Vash
24-12-2006, 11:01 PM
Nice and meaty tank. Maybe the barrel in tank colours or wrapped in camo net?

24-12-2006, 11:01 PM
Sweet! :D

Post edited by: Patriarch, at: 2006/12/24 23:11

24-12-2006, 11:09 PM
I like the tank. Shame it doesnt move anymore but it will always fall foul of my armies, so that doesn\'t really matter :woohoo:

29-12-2006, 07:44 PM
Hey guys! Right, I was bored and decided to put a space marine together and bung some filler on the base for mud. Small convertions on the arms to reposition them to better poses and around his equipment.

Very WIP but I am liking the way he is turning out;



C&C welcome :)

29-12-2006, 09:46 PM
And an update...


The Banished Ranger
29-12-2006, 09:50 PM
Hmmm... space marines look harder than I thought to paint.

Nice colour scheme, reminds me of the Sons of Medusa, nice smooth lines and battle damage. Good job;)

Aun O Vader
29-12-2006, 09:53 PM
a nice looking space marine, not bad at all!

on the topic of the tank, I really like the co-axial heavy bolter, it looks really nice. I think if you\'re worried about the battle cannon then if you try and make a flash suppressor for the end of the barrel it will look a bit more like a gun and less like a snout. just my ideas. but overall the tank looks awesome.

Knight of ne
29-12-2006, 09:55 PM
the marine looks amazing, and the battle damage looks amazing.

on the subject of the tank i agree with auno about the flash suppressor idea, apart from that it looks really good.

29-12-2006, 11:28 PM
The tank...What possessed you? Only joking :p i know you\'ve changed it already, anyways

The marine: Its looking really good! Im nto too keen on the brown and i can see i\'ve given you a taste for using filler :P

Aun O\'s idea, love it! I totally agree!


29-12-2006, 11:41 PM
The Marines colour scheme kinda reminds me of pre heresy Death Guard. Or was it more white than green? I cant remember.

30-12-2006, 02:24 PM
More pictures



And a pic of what the tank looks like;


The Warsmith
30-12-2006, 02:28 PM
the tank is mazing loving iut, the space marine looks abit bright and in your face but otherwise good

Knight of ne
30-12-2006, 02:33 PM
the tank looks great but in my opinion the red grenades dont go well with the rest of the marine.

but that may just be me.

overral though everything looks great. congrats.

30-12-2006, 05:42 PM
Thanks for comments. I think it is a bit in-your-face because all the other chapters are. Imperial Fists are bright yellow, Ultras are blue.

I\'m thinking of changing the grenades to blue as it would clash as much. Thoughts?

30-12-2006, 05:46 PM
Hmm not sure about the grenade colour, I am a fan of black with a heavy drybrush of dark angels green like the old fashioned grenade!

Love the marine though, the lining in on his shoulder pads is fantastic!

31-12-2006, 11:14 AM
Just changed the grenade colour and painted a plasma gunner. Not sure on the OSL but it\'s the first time I have painted OSL from a plasmagun.


31-12-2006, 11:19 AM
OOOh is that the plasma gunner you built the other day?

Blimey you work fast!

Yes again a very nice model, the modelling and painting work well together, well done!

Just one thing.

What the hell is OSL?

31-12-2006, 11:30 AM
Oh OSL is object source lighting. So it comes from the cooling rings.

Thanks for the comment :) I just have to put together another Marine and get on with the paintjob (passing time before my Krieg arrive you see)

Im not happy with the white, I will fiddle around with it and see if I can\'t make it dirtier.

Knight of ne
31-12-2006, 01:50 PM
the models look great now, the osl looks pretty good from what i can see. congrats.

31-12-2006, 03:29 PM
I ahve dirtied up the white a bit. here it is;



Knight of ne
31-12-2006, 03:39 PM
i think it looks great. you should feel proud of yourself.

31-12-2006, 03:49 PM
that stuff is awesome. I think your tank is really kool. Peace!B)

31-12-2006, 06:48 PM
Nice Marines! I love the colour scheme (im a big fan of green)

31-12-2006, 06:49 PM
indeed, nice work, like the damage affects

Knight of ne
31-12-2006, 06:59 PM
if you were to make a chapter of these then what would you call them and they would look ultra cool.

31-12-2006, 07:25 PM
I don\'t have a clue of a name. Any Ideas? Although \"Uber Marines of Shooty Death\" sounds cool :P

I\'ve gotts fix the Sgt\'s right shoulderpad, the brown wash when wrong :(

31-12-2006, 07:26 PM
your source lighting is too even, you need white(which is the light) and the colour fading into it(which defines what colour the light is)

without the gradient of colour you wont achieve a \"light\" effect, its the white and the placement of it that makes a glowing osl work

heres an article that might help your source lighting, its less object source lighting than just straight lighting...but the overal idea is the same, you just need more intense(brighter) shades to get a glowing osl
:Here (http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/328)

colour scheme is nice


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/12/31 19:28

Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/12/31 19:30

captain delaque
12-01-2007, 04:04 PM
what about the sons of scorpius

17-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Heya, have a look at my guardsman I finished. Comment if you feel up to it.





Saved it wrong so its pixillated. my bad...

The Dim Reaper
17-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Very nice, I like. Perhaps though a bit of an ink wash or something to mute the colours on his back. They seem to glaringly stand out to me.... :P

Well done,



17-01-2007, 05:36 PM
the green to me would look far better if it was desaturated, right now its too bright, or intense to go with the brown or the blackish grey(both greens)

adding grey to the green will dull it and desaturate it making it more realistic and a neutral tone that should work better with the brown and black

some good work so far none the less


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2007/01/17 17:37

17-01-2007, 05:59 PM
cheers guys ill make the green darker then post some more pics.

17-01-2007, 07:23 PM
Sweet! I like the cold colours you\'ve used, really captures the erm...\"essence\"? of the model.


17-01-2007, 08:03 PM
hey guys. I am back:



yes i see the shoddy highlighting on the coat. I paint in a semi-dark room so that was invisible to me!

The Dim Reaper
17-01-2007, 08:07 PM
excellent man, well done. I love it!!!! :laugh:



17-01-2007, 08:21 PM
definatly a unique choice of color scheme, i\'ll give you that


17-01-2007, 11:21 PM
greens look much better

as to the muddy-ness

one thing to think about, thin your paint done(why do i always write done when i mean DOWN..DOWN...*shakes head*) a ton, and then paint it on randomly, a few streaks here and there a couple spots

and then take the colour, brighten it, and kinda do the same thing, over top of your darker marks(just a little) it will make it stand out a bit more, and look more mud like

OR, do the same thing except with a drybrush, and you get the dusty dry dirt look

check out my contrast article in the painting knowledge section..and remember its not contrast that adds time, its blending, you can still get contrast without smooth..or like my article semi smooth table top blending

if you add more contrast you will see your models looking 100000 times better, and with merely a little extra work


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2007/01/17 23:27

Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2007/01/17 23:27

10-02-2007, 10:05 PM
Hello, this has taken me a while but I have finally finished my inquisitor (apart from the base)

Yes, the paint looks lumpy becasue I did not strip it, just painted over the existing colours because I am a lazy bugger.


Please comment, it is the only way I will get better.


10-02-2007, 10:13 PM
That looks really cool Ocelot.

I always paint over the existing colours:blush:

10-02-2007, 10:18 PM
looks good, the skin looks nice, the only thing ill say(as i know i bug you guys a lot, but its cuz i want you to try it) is getting that contrast! mix some purple, black, or brown, or even green or blue in with the red and get the shadows dark, if you dont want to blend a lot, just thin the paint down a bit more and apply as a glaze or wash pulling form the brightest to the darkest, it will blend for you and give you better contrast

for blue, try purple, brown, black

right now i can see you have shading, but its not enough contrast so it doesnt show, right now your paint job looks good, add contrast and you will have a great paint job for table top

you have the skills to do it ;)


10-02-2007, 10:22 PM
Ah thanks!
I will try that when I have the chance :) good advice


10-02-2007, 11:13 PM
Looking good there, great detail on the book good and unique choice of colours as well.

11-02-2007, 12:10 AM
Nice Job! Looks pretty good.

12-02-2007, 08:19 PM
just added a base. Havn\'t got around to adding depth to the red yet.


thanks for looking.

13-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Sup, here she is;



The skin looks a bit like that in rl but not as wierd. I\'m hoping she will like it.

13-02-2007, 05:30 PM
Twas my idea!!

But yeah it looks awesome dude :P i love the green on the cape!

I O U one karma :)


13-02-2007, 05:48 PM
again great work, just aim for more contrast, I myself had issues with contrast until about 4 months ago when i finally discovered more about it

your blending is fine, so with more contrast your models will be excellent

keep on workin!



15-02-2007, 03:49 PM
Heya, another day, another project. This time a goblin shaman I found. I am trying to add depth and contrast to the skin, I think I did an okay job about it.


It looks more dull overall and the red tint isn\'t as in-your-face.


15-02-2007, 06:36 PM
A small update...



15-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Looks good, the skin looks quite natural and has some nice depth to it

Captain Castus
15-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Nice Gobbo mate! I agree with Scolar... Love the skin tone! :)

The Warsmith
15-02-2007, 09:40 PM
loving the skin, very real

16-02-2007, 12:21 PM
An update (cos i have nothing better to do)



Any good?

16-02-2007, 12:27 PM
Looking very good Ocelot, nice contrast on the skin as well.

Love this model, night gobbo\'s are just so damn funny!

16-02-2007, 01:49 PM
Thats great! Love the model, its full of typical goblin charm. Good skin, good clothes, full marks all around! Should look a treat when its finished.

16-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Looking pretty damn good!

Can\'t wait to see it finished..


16-02-2007, 08:20 PM
It all looks great dude. Peace! B)

14-03-2007, 07:12 PM
I decided to scratchbuild my ork army a new battlewagon. This is the progress so far;



C&C appreciated.

14-03-2007, 09:12 PM
Awesome!! I haven\'t seen one of these before so hurry up and finish it for me!!


15-03-2007, 07:57 AM
Interesting looking behemoth... I\'m keen to see where you\'re going with this.


15-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Appropriate size ;) That will be one seriously big and
mean machine when it gets done. Looking forward to seeing
this thing grow, grow and grow...in true orky style!

Grandpa Ducky
16-03-2007, 06:07 AM
I can barely imagine what that\'s going to look like when it\'s done. I see so much awesome Orky potential. I can\'t wait to see more!

18-03-2007, 04:16 PM
Little update of the Night Goblin I have been painting.

Very bad picure I\'m afraid :unsure:


C&C welcome.

oh, more updates on the battlewagon when I decide to do more on it ;)

18-03-2007, 04:21 PM
Pics not that bad, nice mini ocelot! :)

02-05-2007, 08:41 PM
Took a while, but I am back with another small project. Had a couple of days off school so I thought it was appropriate to paint a mini instead of revise for my GCSE\'s (they start at the end of this month :unsure: )



I didn\'t realise it had a large mould line on the right arm until I was painting it :pinch:
I plan on darkeneing the trousers and repainting the boots.

C&C appreciated. Just mucking around with random techniques on this one!

oh, more updates of my battlewagon soon!

02-05-2007, 09:14 PM
Good going! I\'ll have to borrow some of that NMM weathering technique when I start to paint another model.

02-05-2007, 09:24 PM
Well done :)

Who taught you to take such sweet photos? ;)


02-05-2007, 10:15 PM
Don\'t repaint the boots! The garden wellies are awesome!

Arctophylax Faren
02-05-2007, 10:30 PM
Wow, some seriously good paintjobs here! Some excellent work on blending the colours; it doesn\'t look \'dominant\' at all. Great job! B)

02-05-2007, 10:33 PM
much as i dont like orks...i have to say that is some awesome work. Good work!
oh, yeah- leave the boots as they are, very stylish:)


Captain Castus
03-05-2007, 07:00 AM
Great job! Very naturalistic... Orks can sometimes look too cartoony...


Viscount Vash
03-05-2007, 08:57 AM
Very nice stuff Ocelot, Im not sure about the wellys though but a very good job on the ork.

What are your plans on for the Battle Wagon? Its great so far, I can\'t resist an orky vehicle and thats huge.

All Hail Mork, Gork can walk!

03-05-2007, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the nice comments people :)

I repainted the boots this morning, they are now brown.

With the battlewagon, I am painting the cockpit which sits on the \'shoulders\' of the main body. It has 4 shootas on its roof for extra dakka dakka :)

I will try and get some more pictures of that soon.

03-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Finally some more Orks, very good job on that boy Ocelot! Liking the blue/red of his cloths, not to sure about the boots though ;)

13-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Done a little more progress on the ork by painting his slugga. For thouse who forgot what the rear of the model looks like, check out the previous page.
Hope you like it and have some comments & crit :D



bad pics I know. I am not planning on entering this to any competitions ever haha, although I may give him a nice base and try out a snow effect on it. We shall see. Just a random Ork really!

14-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Looks nice Ocelot, nice skin tones.

The Banished Ranger
14-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Very nice quality there Ocelot! The blending is amazing. Reminds me of Starks work, but I never seen him paint orks.


14-05-2007, 04:51 PM
beautiull work ocelot, although i still think the previous boots were cool...


14-05-2007, 05:12 PM
Now that is one cool Ork, now to paint an entire horde of them :P
Love the colour of the slugga as well as the great detailing on the armourplate on his belly.

14-05-2007, 06:10 PM
Thanks guys and thanks for the karma :)
I need to remember how I painted the skin before any more Orks can be painted like it haha. Much too time consuming for an entire horde though!

The choppa might be hard work getting it to look good. Only time will tell...

02-06-2007, 10:02 PM
Hey guys, last night I was inspired to do something a bit special for my Imperial Fist rhino which is in the painting stage. So I searched pages after pages of forums for inspiration. Finally it came in the form of a google search, so I printed off a tiny reference picture and began work. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing a paint drought recently (until this morning) which meant I couldn\'t finish my freehand until a few minutes ago.
On to the pictures;

Comments would be very very welcome as this is my first \'large\' scale freehand :)

Thanks for looking!

EDIT: Zoomed in for you, although I would like to be able to zoom in more so you can read the words better. ah well :)

Post edited by: Ocelot, at: 2007/06/02 16:07

Post edited by: Ocelot, at: 2007/06/02 16:09

03-06-2007, 02:22 AM
That really makes the rhino stand out, as well as being an easy way to recognise who rides in it. Great freehand!


Post edited by: Scolar Visari, at: 2007/06/02 20:23

03-06-2007, 03:05 AM
Ohm my, this is just fantastic.......need...to...get..painting...again.

I just love the look of this, it will make for an amazing centrepiece for an army, *KARMA* is in order here!

03-06-2007, 05:23 AM
Thanks for the 2 karma raises guys!
Hopefully I\'ll have some more updates soon.

03-06-2007, 02:12 PM
Congrats on the large scale freehand and well earned Karma boosts Ocelot.

Keep us informed on the progress of said rhino!

Well done once again!


03-06-2007, 07:06 PM
wow ocelot ther ace i would give u karma but gave it away this morning lol.

emm bit of help haw you blend white ????

03-06-2007, 08:13 PM
What white are you referring to c1arke? The part with \"Imperial Fists\" written on it?

04-06-2007, 03:14 AM
looks quite good, very coool

however for the nmm silver, i suggest going a bit brighter a bit faster, like you did with the gold, right now its not silvery enough, just a bit brighter grey than the glove

and speaking of the glove, maybe one more highlight, for the area closer to the edges, will help it stand out a bit more

im working on my first large scale freehand! myself! wont be pictures any time soon though, i figure it will take me a week ro two to finish, and its for GD Chicago so...no pics till after i win an award!! :P

anyways yup looks good

keep it up!


04-06-2007, 04:23 AM
You\'re right, I\'ll get that fixed when I can, both things actually.

Good luck with that one dude! Seeing your earlier work (dwarf slayer especially) it will serve as good inspiration and something to work towards in terms of quality.

Cheers for constructive criticism!

04-06-2007, 04:46 AM
Good tips from Starks (Who has been absent as of late...)

Welcome back mate!

ALso, Again, good work on the Freehand!


14-10-2007, 01:33 AM
Been playing Dawn of War and decided I like Necrons. A trip to my GW and a chat with the manager about apocalypse later, me and Scolar are drawing out plans for a 6,000point Necron army. I will be painting the 120 warriors needed along with a couple of other things.
Decided to keep the scheme very simple because we want to finish it and play some games.


Nothing spectacular at all. They look alright as a squad. 110 to go.


P.S. One warrior was camera shy and ran out of shot just before I took the picture. Bless.

Post edited by: Ocelot, at: 2007/10/13 19:33

14-10-2007, 02:05 AM
6000 points, now that is a harvest army worthy of the C\'tan. 120 warriors, that is an impressive 2160 point right there.

Can\'t wait to see this army grow...and grow....and grow.

Any chance of some close-up pics somewhere down the line?

14-10-2007, 02:17 AM
Its good to have the only person I know that can churn out 20 models a day painting the 120 warriors!

We will join the arms race soon if we can so you can all track our progress, we are aiming to have re-painted my old 1992 point necron army in this scheme by the end of the month.

Now all I need to do is hurry up and paint the skimmers faster :laugh:

14-10-2007, 02:52 AM
Cool, old school necrons. This is getting more and more interesting, let me guess you\'re going for both C\'tan and a phalanx (or two)? ;)

22-10-2007, 06:51 PM
Yeah I can\'t stay on one project for long :(

Ah well, I will try and get this fella done. The Helmet isn\'t finished as you can see. It will all be like the top.



Post edited by: Ocelot, at: 2007/10/22 12:52

22-10-2007, 07:08 PM
Looks pretty cool. Having seen this in real life you might need to add some more mid tone gold to it.

22-10-2007, 08:09 PM
Looks impressive, can\'t wait to see how he turns out. Especially the fur robe as that kind of thing has never been my strongpoint ;)

Captain Castus
22-10-2007, 08:49 PM
Nice NMM... Must have a try at that one day... Maybe on one of those \'Battle for Skull Pass\' Dwarfs I have lying unused... :)

Nice rich green too... What colours did you use for that?

I would have been tempted to move the extended digit onto the middle finger... :laugh:


22-10-2007, 10:30 PM
I think it was just Snot Green darkened then highlighted back up again. With a purple glaze or two. Can\'t really remember!

haha, a Dwarf giving other\'s the middle finger. I\'ll have to do that some day.

Hmmm. Just noticed he has a whole in his face. Damn.

05-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Hey, just been painting this chap's face. I haven't painted as well as I can for ages so I'm rusty. But practice makes perfect :)

I think I put the grey wash/glaze (never can tell those apart) on too 'thickly' to begin with so the whiskers need even more work then I've already done to get them looking better.


Scolar has suggested to make the rim of the brim gold as well. Good idea?

Thanks for any input, it really helps!

05-01-2008, 08:56 PM
yes that is your best nmm Gold ever! Very nice face, if you wanted to reduce his stubble then repeatedly glaze it with the base skin tone, this will help blend it in more.

Now I've thought about it I would suggest painting the 'floppy' part of his cap red as well to give it a little colour.

05-01-2008, 09:34 PM
Hey..looking good =)

To say you haven't painted much lately that face is prtty damn impressive ><

Seems we're both painting again eh =p

Well done ^_^

Captain Castus
05-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Very nice... Can't wait to see the chest plate done like that!

I'd agree... Go for red on the peak of the cap to tie it in with the cuffs...


06-01-2008, 09:58 PM
An update. I haven't touched the cap yet because I want to finish the breastplate first. I have only highlighted the left hand side of his armour, I'm hoping this gives it shape?
The gold Aquila could be better but that was my third attempt and I was getting impatient :)

Do you reckon the laurel wreath underneath should also be gold? That would mean the gem could be a nice deep red.
On to the pics.


Hmm, need tidying up but what do you think?

06-01-2008, 10:12 PM
He's turning out great, make me want to go out and buy a commissar!

I rather like the red laurels underneath the aguila, adds some variation and makes the model come together more (more coherent colourscheme). Keep us posted;)

07-01-2008, 04:02 AM
I think that eagle might need some mid tone glazes to soften some of the transitions on the wings, if you compare the left wing and right wing they are not the same. This isn't a bad thing because it is metal but I think making the dark brown area smaller on the left wing (for us) would be a good thing to do.

05-02-2008, 02:37 PM
I've decided to try and finish the mini. The aquila needs redoing again (5th or so try) so I decided to crack on with the base. The white tiles are more mucky in real life but I think I will make them dirtier so people can see it in the pictures.
What do people think of it?


Yep! Those tiles need more mud and dirt on them :)

06-02-2008, 02:14 PM
I have an update. From a suggestion off a different forum, I have painted the breastplate as metal.
What do you think?



Son of Dorn
06-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Damit Now I want to scrap all my old commissars and go out and buy 10 new ones.

06-02-2008, 07:31 PM
Very nice model, great NMM. Makes me want to go out and buy something with lots of nice details to paint to a very high standard.

I especially like the face, the colouring there is just great.

06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
I like that breastplate, makes your already awesome looking Commisar even better!
(and yeah, the face pretty much kicks ass too :lol: )

06-02-2008, 08:28 PM
Dude, wow. Thats really cool.

I recently took a stab at trying to paint something using the NMM theory, found a really great guide for it and everything. Sadly, it didn't even turn out recognizable.

06-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys for the kind comments :) It's a great lift of moral to read them.

Now, after 8 re-tries at the chest eagle and a little cursing, I feel I have got it nearly how I want it. Although I believe it may have to do because the paint is getting lumpy through all the repaints >.<

Does it look like gold?

Also, I use a daylight bulb (it's about as big as a car headlamp) to take these shots but the light hates dark colours such as the black on the hat and the dark brown boots, preferring to mask the highlighting there. It also hates reds!


I need some suggestions for the colour of the shirts underneath the breastplate. The grey one and the one under that. I'm at a loss as to what I should paint them. Grey seems to blend into the NMM too much, and black will blend into the trousers and coat. What about a dull white/beige colour for one of them and a brown for the other?

Thanks for looking!

06-02-2008, 09:58 PM
It most definitely looks like gold!

This keeps getting better and better, wish I could do things this well....and I don't even like nmm that much. Like what you're doing with the base as well, we don't see enough complicated bases in my opinion.

As for the shirt, earthy colour do indeed sound like the way to go. It will help you create a bit more contrast between the chestplat and the trouser/trenchcoat. And the use of earth tones will allow you to add a bit of variation without disrupting the overall feel of the colourscheme. I have personally had great results with tones in the direction of Graveyard Earth.

Forgot to add, one karma coming your way!

Post edited by: Hephesto, at: 2008/02/06 15:59

Your Conscience
06-02-2008, 10:22 PM
ery nice ocelot but what does NMM mean cheers guy

06-02-2008, 10:32 PM
Non-metalic metal, creating a metallic looks by using normal colours to simulate the light effect of metallic areas ;)

06-02-2008, 10:37 PM
Man, once you finish this its going to be a rocking figure. Makes me depressed and more determined all at the same time! :laugh:

06-02-2008, 11:20 PM
indeed the work on just him makes me want to see the rest of your IG army

and the details on them

06-02-2008, 11:25 PM
Ah yes, Graveyard Earth is a nice colour, works with many other colours as well. I will experiment with colours, look through CMoN and hopefully have an update later!

Yep, Heph has hit the nail on the head with that explanation. The knack to NMM is more with the colour placement than the colour itself.

After this I hope to get the commission service me and Scolar are running off the ground. Fingers crossed.

Cheers for the karma and for posting :)

07-02-2008, 03:58 AM
It looks good, best nmm you have done. I agree the hat and boots need more highlighting, they do look dull in real life as well


07-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Updates: I have painted his gun holster, his shirts, a little gem, the belt around the chest plate and the buckle on his bigger belt.


Next I plan on tackling the boots and making them more visible for the pictures, painting his gun, gloves and whip-thing and finally start on the black again.

Aha, I spot bad blends! To the right of the holster and the beige shirt, on the right hand side under the chest plate. Gotta fix those.

Any comments? How do the shirts look? Are the colours okay?


07-02-2008, 11:04 PM

Bad blends he says... *shakes head in disbelief*

Ocelot that mini is amazing. I can't see any fault with it at all. It's perfection incarnate!

I think a karma boost is due for such amazing work.

Captain Castus
08-02-2008, 12:53 AM
Awesome work!

The head/face and chest plate look brilliant...

If the rest of the mini is finished to that standard then I shall be expedting GD statuettes from you soon! ;)



08-02-2008, 02:47 AM
Thanks for the comments and karma!
Minor update here, I have painted the boots and the trousers.
What do you reckon about the black?


Since those pictures I have painted his gloves and moved on to the gun. Painting NMM on the barrel is a pain...I might leave it black and do the gun casing in a dark green. Any ideas for it?


10-02-2008, 01:57 AM
This looks awesome, I like the metals, but you need to finish this...
It also looks like my dad...and he was in the navy/army! XD Scary.

10-02-2008, 03:02 AM
I am in love with the chest plate. It is very very professional looking. I really want to get that look for my commissar as you know. Question though what is to happen with the bolt pistol? Colors? Metal?

03-04-2008, 08:14 PM
Another day, another project. The commissar will see completion soon though.

I want to do a small \"armoured company\" space marine force where all the squads have some sort of transport.
Here is the first guy, probably a Sergeant of some sort.


I may have to replace the whole of the mace handle because it was dropped and the bottom end of the handle has disappeared into the warp.

The colour scheme will probably be a halved black and orange scheme.


Captain Castus
04-04-2008, 01:32 AM
Nice pose... Very dynamic... Is that a Catachan head?


29-04-2008, 12:40 AM
Yeah it\'s a catachan head, I think they look generally bad ass.

Commissar is finished finally! Final pictures of the whole thing when the outer part of the base is painted black, then it\'s off to ebay with this fella!



Combat Engineer
29-04-2008, 12:51 AM
An excellent job. I love the 5 o\'clock shadow. What colour did you use for the gloves, belt and other leather pieces?


29-04-2008, 01:30 AM
Looks really good! Lets hope it sells for a good ammount.

The Dim Reaper
29-04-2008, 01:32 AM
Its hardly my place to judge but for some reason the muted tone of the bolter doesn\'t really fit too well with the overall vibrancy of the rest of the model...

However asides from that overall it looks amazing. Wish I could do that.



29-04-2008, 02:03 AM
That\'s awesome I wish that I could paint that skillfully keep it up haand karma for you Ocelot!

Captain Castus
29-04-2008, 02:05 AM

That is all...


29-04-2008, 02:08 AM
Agreed CC karma for you Ocelot!

Nuff said! :)

29-04-2008, 02:30 AM
Sweet job man!

Loving the grizzled look of the stubble, really well done on the leather.

Karma :)

29-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Thanks everyone :)

The gloves and leather were painted from a scorched brown base then adding bestial brown for highlights and sometimes some bleached bone depending on what bit I was painting. Further shadows were created with black glazes in the recesses.

Yeah I know what you mean about the bolter, I don\'t want to blame it on the pictures but there is more of a gradient visible in real life, I may just go back to it quickly before selling it. Also the black highlights on it are crap and will be redone :)

New project now. It\'s a strange fantasy figure called Al-Ulrik. Got it free in an order from GW and decided it will become my next project. There is a painting competition coming up at my local GW so I will try and get him finished by then.

The current pose he was in with the axe held high looked pants so I have chopped his arm up to make it look (at least to me) much better. And have also got rid of the horrible pipe things (probably important to the mini but I know absolutely nothing about fantasy) that are supposed to fit into his back.

What do you reckon, NMM gold or metallic paints for the metal bits? I think NMM will look really nice next to all the fur.

I\'m not sure how his right arm will look like once painted, hopefully not too bad.



The Commodore
29-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Very well done. IA little too drab for my tastes though. Commissars should be more ostentatious in my opinion.

29-04-2008, 11:49 PM
I would of thought the polished breast plate, gold plating and scarlet trims is ostentatious enough. Otherwise I feel it the mini would turn too \'fantasy\' and lose the gritty feel of 40k

The Spacemonkey
30-04-2008, 12:51 AM
That\'s a really nice job. Love the reds in the loin cloth!

30-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Hey, I'm back painting now after another break. I've found an old skool Commissar and hope to paint it better than the last one I did :)

Ill try and get pics of it when I've finished stripping the paint off because I need some ideas for a base

Updates soon

Not a Cat
30-07-2008, 07:11 PM
Night Goblin and Comissar is really stunning, I envy you sooo. Hehe
Got any update on that Dwarf Standard Bearer? I bought the same one a couple of days ago and wanted to see how you went about it. ^^

30-07-2008, 08:44 PM
No updates on the Dwarf unfortunately, although I will revisit that soon definitely.

I've got an update for my latest Commissar, all the skin is still very paint in progress! (I'm still rusty)


Pics are tiny, I resized them on photobucket and didn't realise they were so small. Bigger pics when I post a new update though

I'm thinking for the base, him ontop of some marble stairs with a Chaos/Tau/Eldar/Ork banner draped across them lower down. Does anyone else have some thoughts on a base?

30-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Hail commissars!

Wow ocelot your paintings really something!

Not a Cat
31-07-2008, 01:46 AM
I would personnally probably go with an Ork or Chaos banner.
It would match up with the Commissar well. It's looking promising so far.

31-07-2008, 05:35 AM
Got to love those superb commissar sculpts, great stuff Ocelot! A chaos banner should fit in pretty wel here as well.

31-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Cheers guys, work is progressing quite nicely, he now has a half painted coat!
I will try and paint him so he fits in well with the gritty nature of 40K so he also fits in with the base idea. Fingers crossed I don't lose interest before the end :D

@Heph - I'm sure you meant to say Ocelot and not Scolar :)

31-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Cheers guys, work is progressing quite nicely, he now has a half painted coat!
I will try and paint him so he fits in well with the gritty nature of 40K so he also fits in with the base idea. Fingers crossed I don't lose interest before the end :D

@Heph - I'm sure you meant to say Ocelot and not Scolar :)

Oeps, my bad...it was pretty late last night ;)

03-08-2008, 06:38 PM
Hey, I have an update (well, it's out of date now, I would have posted 2 days ago but my net was busted)


I will get better pics soon when I finish the hat, there is more contrast especially on the coat in real life.


Not a Cat
03-08-2008, 07:25 PM
The face and hands are simply brillent, just finished the face of my Dwarf Lord and I think I did a really good job, but in comparison your faces look far more amazing even getting close up on the detail.


11-08-2008, 01:49 PM
To practice painting cloth and skin, I have started painting an Ogre. I have used blue to shade and I think it has worked reasonably well. Interestingly, in the pictures the red seems dull...I will have to fix that by highlighting it more and I will be highlighting the yellow as well

Those yellow strands have been removed from the red

C&C? Does the yellow look weird to you? Got any suggestions?

15-08-2008, 09:36 PM
Nice work Ocelot!

I think the yellow is just a bit too thin, I reckon if you gave it another coat it'll be fine.

Kee p it up!