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Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-03-2007 06:44 PM
So I have been working on painting my Chaos Dwarf Warrior unit. I went with a scheme that follows the Hellcannon crew. Same guys I made the videos for.
I did these guys a while back, but didn't post them because I wanted to do a little more first.
Since I liked the scheme well enough, I started the rest of the unit today in a mass painting session. Quickly over Quality for my main troops, but a decent tabletop standard none the less.
Starting with tons of watered down Bestial Brown for a base coat over much of each model.
Next I added Boltgun Metal and Brazen Brass in direct coats.
After that, a black wash to mute the metalics and provide some shading.
Next I will start the tedious process of highlighting red, and after that, bringing up the skin tones. Once there, I will adjust the details and add some more minor highlights.
I am saving my command for last as I usually spend a little more time on my front rankers as they are what my opponent will stare at most of the game.
I am in dire need of a nap, after which I will begin to tackle the dreaded red.
P.S. Comments welcome and appreciated.
More or less fully painted:
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Lord Zarkov - 04-04-2007 06:06 AM
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Ishkur Cinderhat - 04-04-2007 07:24 AM
Very nice! Will there be any marking or icon on the shields when the unit is finished?
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-04-2007 09:40 AM
I will probably put something on the shield, but I haven't decided on it yet.
Thanks for the comments!
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-07-2007 11:41 AM
Touched up the metallics, and added some red. Also worked on the bases a bit.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Khan! - 04-07-2007 11:54 AM
It's nice to see these guys shaping up - I have been waiting with baited breath! It's interesting that you use bestial brown for your red's basecoat - I used to mix scab red with black and then highlight upwards, now I'm using scorched brown as a first coat because it goes a bit faster. I like my reds dark! Anyway, the point is that using brown as a first coat works really well, so horray !
Meanwhile, what's the deal with the mysterious dragon ogre? He looks pretty exciting...
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-07-2007 11:59 AM
Hehe, I was fixing his base a bit while I was doing the bases on the CDs.
Brown is really a darker form of red. Red is a tricky colour, it seems to go brown-red-pink, which makes it tough to use. I should probably pick up some Scab Red...
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - oboudd - 04-07-2007 07:50 PM
whats that guy in the back in the second post
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - AGPO - 04-08-2007 06:05 AM
That would be a dragon ogre my friend. Really nice look Xander, the borwn is a good idea for those of us who aren't going to shell out for the new foundation paints.
However, you have foolishly shown us which model is your golden hat entry. Just as well I've already voted, but these are some really nice models and its good to see them painted. I would be getting some pics of my stuff up here, but I'm rubbish at photographing minis and want to do them justice.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - oboudd - 04-08-2007 11:38 AM
chaos dwarfs cant take dragon ogers
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-08-2007 12:15 PM
I checked with Beaver before I posted it. Most of the votes had been cast, so it makes little difference. And anyone could have guessed that was my entry anyways thanks to the mask.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - oboudd - 04-08-2007 12:47 PM
oh so its like a great tarus
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-08-2007 12:48 PM
No, it's just one of my Dragon Ogre models...
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Perturabo - 04-08-2007 02:48 PM
oh so its like a great tarus
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Khan! - 04-08-2007 06:55 PM
Technically I am not Xander, but I'm gonna throw my own experience in here - red works great over brown! What you have to do tho is blend them up. Assuming you are using GW paints, don't try to put scab red straight over bestial or scorched (*definitely* don't do that with blood or gore). Instead, start with a coat of brown, then mix a bit of red into your next coat, and so on until you're happy with the result. An easy way to do it would be scorched, then 1/2 scorched/scab, then scab. If you wanted to highlight above scab then you could mix scab with blood in the same fashion. Obviously thin coats are important .
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-08-2007 10:26 PM
I concur with what Khan has said. Mixtures and thin layers are the only way to make red work.
GW likes to release large packages making them seem exclusive. Such as foundation paints. However, before long they release individual parts for purchase. Hpefully we'll only have to buy foundation paints for our reds, yellows, and whites.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - angryboy2k - 04-09-2007 03:11 AM
I'm really liking the way your army is going Xander. Keep it up dude!
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - oboudd - 04-09-2007 11:21 AM
Just a small question Xander how many points of
chaos dwarfs do you have painted.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-09-2007 12:52 PM
One Earthshaker, and 6 Chaos Dwarf Warriors. 16 partially painted. 164 point fully painted then.
However, I have some 60 Orcs painted, 4 Bolt Throwers. Of which I regularly use a unit of 25 Orcs, and the 4 BTs. 180 points for the Orcs, 120 for the BTs.
So total points painted is roughly 464 points.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - hal - 04-09-2007 01:25 PM
Your army is coming along nicely Xander.
I find sometimes that painting onto green stuff is very different to painting onto metal or plastic, I think that metal models give the best base for painting.
Just wondering if you have found the same thing, especially when one considers the amount of GS you have used converting your warriors.
RE: [Blog] Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 04-09-2007 01:29 PM
I think it's not so much the material you are painting onto, but the shape. Metal miniatures tend to have crisp cut lines and shapes because metal holds detail very well. Plastics are a bit dullerer on the edges as the plastic material does not hold the detail as sharply as metal. Greenstuff can, if you are talented, be as sharp as the metal, but generally it will be too dull, and not as sharp.
I enjoy painting Metal miniatures, yes.
RE: Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Sharp - 03-13-2008 11:32 PM
I find most of my Red's start by mixing in Dark Flesh. Even starting with a Dark flesh base coat. It's has a little more red in it's base, I find Scorched brown mixes funny sometimes.
RE: Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Xander - 03-14-2008 12:22 AM
A good tip, I will try that out.
RE: Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Sargoth The Enslaver - 05-15-2009 10:01 PM
Hay there Zan!As a fello Cunuck and Ontarian I have too say your boys are looking good!
But even we did (well most of us did no't know anyway) at the time that it's only the CD nobels that where the big hats as stated in the book Knight Of The Relm.So as I bet your champs for warriors are no't loborn give them big hats!
But as I siad befor good work keep up and I hope too see more soon
RE: Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Kera foehunter - 05-16-2009 05:41 AM
waiting to see the big surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
are you done yet xander
RE: Xander's Chaos Dwarf Warriors - Mosk - 05-17-2009 11:48 PM
How did you do the unit champion beard? Like can you give a brief tutorial on how to do that in GS?