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Blog The Black Scale - Reviving and old collection of Lizardmen

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by TheHappiestDwarf, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. TheHappiestDwarf
    Jungle Swarm

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    Back when AoS launched I tried to get my brother into playing the game. He decided to go with Lizardmen and purchased a load of random stuff from ebay in various conditions. He didnt have as much time to get fully stuck in and they ended up sitting in a box for about 3 years. Long story short he moved house and I welcomed his pile of scaley buggers into my collection.

    I have painted more in the last 2 years than I have in my entire on and off 15 year relationship with wargaming. So I wanted to upload and keep a log of my progress on them both to motivate me to get them done alongside other projects but also get some feedback.

    I like painting things quick and dirty with heavy use of an airbrush, using a few techniques like gloss washes, gloss paints and water colour pencils for fast highlighting. I wanted to make my Lizardmen look as dark and evil as I could, avoiding the use of any bright colours.

    The collection in question
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    First tester models to try out a gloss black dingy look.
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  2. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Finished the Carno and Slann (minus the base) Really happy with the vibe they are giving. Thinking about a dead forest type mix of basing materials with pva mixed in and sprayed glossy to give it a 'wet' look. Not sure how I'll do that yet though!

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  3. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Welcome!
    Interesting art style, I am curious how those models will evolve. :)
     
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  4. Deed525
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    Ooooo I really like the softer (underbelly) skin tones - nice
     
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    Look forward to seeing how this progresses
     
  6. Warden
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    Agreed.

    I thought that slann had a racing stripe at first :D
     
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  7. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Gotta go fast!
     
  8. TheHappiestDwarf
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    A little update, not had much time to paint this week, aiming to have a 2k list ready and fully painted for the new edition though.

    Made an Astrolith Bearer out of the bag of bits that came with all this.
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  9. Aginor
    Slann

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    That thing is ginormous!
     
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  10. Warden
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    It is, probably why it needs what looks like a metal rod to hold it up!

    Good use of bits, it looks great!
     
  11. TheHappiestDwarf
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    Made some a bit of progress this evening. Lots of gloss black going on. Once golds are in it will break it up a bit. Picked up some cool bits ready for basing. Looking forward to seeing how that turns out.
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    Got the base tests done on the Carno and Slann, so they are finished!
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  13. Aginor
    Slann

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    Quite lifelike looking in those dark colors. Nice job!
     
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