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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2020, 12:47:43 AM »
That is quite the collection of ne'er-do-wells.

As far as painting, it depends on what you mean by "grim dark style" but if you mean the Blanchitsu style, my inclination would be that tends to go for yellow, orange and red hues (or at least heavily mute other colours), which might be limiting when Slaanesh is most associated with purples, pinks and blues. A quick search around the Googles doesn't bring up many people who've tried to do Blanchitsu Slaanesh, and those that have don't really have the style.

My inclination, given that Slaanesh is the Prince of Excess, would be to go for bright tones up the wazoo.

(Actually, that makes me think. I've been considering picking up some more stuff from Culture Hustle, who specialise in extreme paints. I've been wondering how their hyper-saturated colour paints would work on miniatures. They'd probably be too much, but it'd be interesting to see if they could give a model an unnatural feel).
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2020, 01:32:09 AM »
Well thank you good Sir, I'm sure their patron God will be pleased too. I will compensate by making 2 or 3 inquisitorial warbands. I have another 20 models that I need to finish putting together. Besides, I have a few more coming my way, because I was forced by one seller to buy a lot to get some of the models I wanted. Some I will sell, because I don't see myself using them at this point. That is why I was looking for an appraisal earlier for some of the models I was less sure about.

So far I've listed a NIB Krashrak and Van Yastobaal on Ebay for 50 each. I think it's acceptable considering they are less common, NIB and still cheaper than other options listed on Ebay.

Yes, Grimdark. But not Blanchitsu. You are right to say that Blanchitsu tends to have these hues and muted colours and tones in general. But Grimdark doesn't limit itself palette wise to these colours. It is a painting style that is still evocative of the grim darkness darkness with an integration of strong weathering techniques, contrasts, etc. But not exactly in the same way I feel.

I invite you for to check out this repository of some good tutorials by one painter that reflect this style of painting that is somewhat less restrictive than the Blanchitsu style. You'll find that some do resemble more Blanchitsu because of the choice of colours, but it's not the case for everything, including for the Emperor's Children series for example.

https://grimdarkcompendium.com/tutorial-list/

Moreover, to make them more striking, I could go with non-traditional Slaanesh colours. But would need to think about. I might end just doing the painting in acrylics for financial reasons, because these are readily available to me practically free for my personal use.

Otherwise, I'd have to purchase new types of paints from companies like 502 Abteilung for the oils or weathering products like Streaking Grime from AK Interactive. I've been learning quite a bit about oil painting miniatures, enamel and wax based paints too. But haven't practiced yet. It's very flexible and forgiving in fact, because depending what you use, you may reactivate the layers with miniral spirits or alcohol, which is great for blending etc.

These paints from Culture Hustle are indeed outrageous! But I wonder how you would be able to layer them.
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2020, 03:34:46 AM »
Moreover, to make them more striking, I could go with non-traditional Slaanesh colours. But would need to think about.
An interesting possibility. Looking at them, I think softer green tones might work reasonably well. (Or perhaps something like Malachite green, slightly on the blue-ish side, if you don't want to drift too far from traditional tones).

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These paints from Culture Hustle are indeed outrageous! But I wonder how you would be able to layer them.
I don't know for sure. I've tried a couple of searches on some wargaming forums, and found a couple of people wondering, but no-one actually trying. (That said, given that these pigments are really outside the range of what a typical colour gamut for a camera or screen can manage, pictures might not be that informative).

Perhaps it's just something I'll have to give a shot sometime.
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2020, 10:56:29 AM »
Indeed, someone might have to take one for the team with these paints or pigments wink-wink haha

Yes, green or even yellow, or orange. Mandarine ?

Otherwise, I do have an idea for the armour, but it's very unconventional and must be tested. But the general idea would be an oil slick on the armour. Either as if the armour was that of a beetle. Or a layer of oil slick over a predominant colour.

I have a few ides as to how to achieve this, but I'm still in investigatijg possibilities.


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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2020, 11:04:41 AM »
The Cult members are now undercoated, but need a final coat of white to finish the zenithal undercoat.

















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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2020, 11:47:46 AM »
Dear lord those are amazing
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2020, 09:53:08 PM »
Hey, thank you!

This is an Inquisitor I have partially undercoated.



















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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2020, 03:33:55 PM »
Re: your beetle chitin armour plan, the Colourchange Chameleon paint range from I think Greenstuffworld (other manufacturers are available) would probably fit the bill.

Love the bits selection and general aesthetic of the cult, particularly the Gruss and Malicant conversions.

My one concern is how many elbows your Inquisitor has - the proportions of the lower arms look off, far too low, relative to where is neck must be.
It's maybe a bit late to change that now though.

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2020, 07:30:17 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the compliments and the suggestions. For the colour scheme depending on what is the most accessible these days, I might go with a more classic acrylic paint scheme in the end. This colour chameleon paint looks interesting, but it does appear to me that it is best applied with an air brush, or am I wrong? For the Tyrus, I would go with something Beetle like. For the Daemon huntress, I thought of mother of pearl to make her stand out more. But, not available in this product line.

I think the Malicant had the least amount of converting necessary, because he already looks like a cultist. Joseph might look quite similar, but he took more efforts to make it look less like an imperial preacher, with removing the various iconography (Bionic arm and buckle) and shaving his head. Of course, Slaaneshi looking weapons for both with the pendants.

Above that, you have the serpentine daemon and the daemon huntress. For the latter, there were a lot of Purity seals to remove and other iconography to replace and finding a better head, making a collar to accommodate it and a more appropriate weapon again.

By far the most heavily converted were Gruss and Tyrus and you can see, even in subtle ways. It's these two and the Daemon Huntress I'm the happiest about. If I had to do the Daemonic steed again, I might not put the blades.

With regards to the inquisitor, I understand it looks off if you think that his right arm descends all the way to the claw. The way I saw it, his arm is inserted in a brace and his hand stops about where what you see as being the wrist of the claw. It's from the inside of there that he controls the movement of the claw that extends further. Hard to explain without an actual cutout of how I saw it. For the left arm, it could have been better, but it's still on the limit of being acceptable.

I still have another 8 models to finish, but those are not cult members. I had many more, including some rare ones (Vindicare, Crime Lord, Eversor etc.), but I decided to sell them to fund other non inquisitor projects.

I know, heresy!
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2020, 02:16:42 PM »
While I have modelled quite a bit since I got slowly back into the hobby, this is in fact my first painted model in 5 years 😅 I'm a bit rusty compared to what I used to be able to do. I painted it based on the iconic Forge World depiction of Enforcer Hakon of the Vraksian Traitor Militia as found in Imperial Armour Volume 5 - The Siege of Vraks - Part One. This was a practice model, as I have another just like it that I might paint differently. This one is for sale by the way.





















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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2020, 03:42:08 PM »
Wow, another thread I really should have looked at before now...

These models are seriously impressive man, I love the ideas and the execution.  I can't find anything wrong with that paintjob, not that I'm any expert, and the cult is a great thematic project I'll need to keep an eye on in future.  I'm especially fond of the bearded Inquisitor, however - I feel like the original 54mm range implies rather a shortage of heavy-duty facial hair in the Inquisition, which I always thought was a shame, and that is a fine example if ever I saw one.  Excellent stuff.

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #42 on: Today at 02:00:28 PM »
Hey, thanks man. Then you are in luck as I have been busy painting him. So yeah, that would be the second miniature I will have done since 5 years. There are a few things here and there to finish but otherwise it's down to doing the scriptures on the scrolls and purity seals, but I need to get a new brush for that and two OSLs from the weapons and that's about done. I'm likely going to sell it though.

That's an older picture of the face, I have improved it even more. It's always hard to take pictures of miniatures, but in real life you can see the wrinkles, old man's patchy greayish skin, rosier cheeks etc.
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