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The Ordos Majoris - Hobby, Painting and Modelling => Painting and Modelling => Topic started by: seaglen on January 14, 2014, 08:43:00 PM

Title: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2014, 08:43:00 PM
Well!

I am finally back in the UK and after what seems like years away (judging from my last post here, that doesnīt seem too inaccurate) I am ready to start modeling and building up my Inquisitor warbands!

To start things off and to get me back into the swing of things, I thought I would begin with some mutants, scum and underhive cannon fodder for the tabletop - best not to ruin my main characters whilst I am still regaining my skills!

And so, without further adieu, my first hive scum, goes by the name of Mikael.
He has an inhibiting disease that has atrophied his entire right side, and is pretty much your average thug with gun:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/34/9bxe.jpg)

Following the parts, I did a quick mock up:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/28/pbt9.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2014, 08:57:42 PM
Filled some gaps with greenstuf:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/138/lcwy.jpg)

Started to apply some colour - skin looks pretty yellow at this stage, but will dull it down with highlights and washes.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/28/yyor.jpg)

Following a few washes of grey and black/brown, and bringing the skin up a notch with highlights:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/835/6ko5.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/839/05u9.jpg)
Added some detailing to the metal areas, and began highlighting the weapon and bandages more:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/801/u0r5.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/546/94i0.jpg)

Any thoughts on the colour for his tunic and loincloth?
Comments and feedback more than welcome!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: DapperAnarchist on January 14, 2014, 09:58:35 PM
Where is that amazing atrophied arm from?

I would say give the bandages another quick wash, the really filthy look from before was nice.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2014, 10:02:35 PM
The arm is from the old chaos henchman conversion pack GW released.

Yes, I am going to dull down the bandages once more I think.
Updates to come soon!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Dwi on January 16, 2014, 05:53:21 PM
Fantastic! The metal leg splint could use some rust and crust though...
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2014, 09:38:54 AM
Thanks Dwi,
Rust and crust will be added in the later stages of painting.
Thanks for the advice!

I'll post some more updated pics today hopefully.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2014, 10:29:14 AM
Managed to get some more colour on his tunic and work on his skin tone a little:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img20/609/dex0.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img713/6617/xs32.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img11/2665/quj9.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img11/972/kj46.jpg)

Also made a bit of progress with his face:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img707/5369/abof.jpg)

Comments welcome!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Dwi on January 18, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
Lookin good. I would try for a white or tan color to his armour. Offset the darker colors and all that.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Van Helser on January 19, 2014, 04:52:11 PM
Looking, very, very nice.  Would never have thought to have a supporting arm for that pistol, which makes sense considering how weedy the left arm is!

Ruaridh
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 20, 2014, 09:55:30 AM
Many thanks Dwi, I was initially going to go for a pale colour on the armour but it just looked too clean.

Thanks Van Hesler, any other feedback I would greatly appreciate!

Update: managed to put a few more highlights and added some detail to the face.
I've also attempted a tartan pattern on his patch but thinking about repainting...
Any tips or suggestions for what to do on his patch?

(http://imageshack.com/a/img560/2928/yoen.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img690/5696/qli4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img853/976/2sf4.jpg)




Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 20, 2014, 10:18:51 AM
Seeing as I am getting to the final stages of painting the first thug, I decided to build up the next as paint dried...

No name as of yet, but he is a typical scavenger, limping around on a pneumatic peg leg, looking for loot:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img844/6311/blxx.jpg)

Sporting two stolen pistols and using the hammer head from Josef as his leg.
I also made a staff out of quovandius' back banner.
The arms are from the bounty hunter and his head has the beginnings of a bandanna covering his face.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img59/6175/wjbk.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img24/1097/6u6y.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img534/8346/8qoa.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: krenshar on January 20, 2014, 09:03:26 PM
That scavenger looks to me like a scavvy-boss in the making; just needs a few trinkets and minions.  The peg leg is inspired!

I've never seen such a skin tone worked up from yellow to such great effect before.  Did you use watered-down paint for your washes or the new citadel paint range?

Re the patch; how about painting it as a trophy?  Maybe a scrap of fine material or even a bit of tattooed skin flayed from a captive.  Gruesome perhaps but then he is sporting a jawbone on his belt already.  Or go the other way and stick the ][ symbol on it should you want to use Mikael as a radical's henchman.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 20, 2014, 09:24:58 PM
Thanks krenshar,
Yes the skin took a while to get right but is essentially bronzed flesh washed with flesh wash (I had an old pot) and then drybrushed with a mix of dwarf flesh and bleached bone.

Following that were several watered down washes of brown and grey to dull the tone.
A few thin washes of red on sores and cuts and the deeper areas of the face too.

As for the patch yes I did think fine material would be nicer.

Any preference on the scavenger with or without the back banner?
And if with, what to paint on it???
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Ancelyn on January 21, 2014, 10:43:08 AM
Excellent work. All you need now is an alien jazz band. YNWA
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on January 21, 2014, 03:13:55 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: krenshar on January 24, 2014, 08:37:05 PM
In that case, I'd keep the patch with a blue base and try a swirling pattern over top using the base colour lightened with elf grey or bleached bone (disclaimer; my paints are old, so there are sure to be others equally suited).  Thorns (like on the biel-tan eldar) could look good, as could trefoils/spirals, circles or part of a fleur-de-lys.

I like the banner on the scavenger but to me, it makes him look more chief-thug than plain thug so you may want to leave it off.  Without it he reminds me strongly of the hunchbacked dreg model from Mordheim's vampires and looks down-trodden.  If you go with the banner, I think it has to be a fragment from some larger tapestry in the same vein as Quovandius' original standard was done by 'eavy metal. Part of a house sigil, imperial guard flag or even a depiction of a primarch or other hero perhaps.  Or if you're feeling very ambitious, a ragged map/star chart that's charred around the edges and found in his scavenging.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2014, 12:10:33 AM
Thanks for the suggestions krenshar!

I very much like the idea of a nice bit of cloth- the fleur de lys could be a winner.
Lovely ideas for the banner too!

Light update: applied some more colour to the scavenger:
(http://imageshack.com/a/img542/755/g2yw.jpg)

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2014, 10:26:49 PM
A few more pictures of the scavenger as he takes shape.
I am thinking of going for a civil worker look for him - bright orange clothes and greys. To hopefully invoke the imagery of a 41st millennium dustbin man...

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/138/gp0n.jpg)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/202/zu2e.jpg)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/546/bt4p.jpg)

thoughts?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 04, 2014, 09:49:32 PM
Itīs update time!

after a few days of painting lapse, I managed to pick up a brush again and get some more layers on the scavenger (for now called Samson)

added a few more layers on his skin tone and also his orange and grey overalls:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/547/vavu.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f7vavuj)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img845/8520/tiol.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img811/1635/k8zf.jpg)

following this, I started building up his metallinc areas and his cloth mask on his face:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img600/2268/upb4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img716/290/h1vx.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img194/3417/8vi7.jpg)

any thoughts or comments are welcome!!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on March 26, 2014, 09:31:44 AM
Quick update on the scavenger.

Firstly, could could someone please confirm my pictures in the previous post were displayed correctly, and that the below are ok as well?
thanks!

Slight increase to detail on the clothes and banner:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/19/qhxi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0jqhxij)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/42/j3td.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/16j3tdj)

I started on the base and elected to keep it pretty uncluttered in the end (he is just to hunched over for a busy base i feel).
Working up to highlights on his face and mask, and also detailing the chains, metalic studs and other bits and bobs:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/34/nlmd.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0ynlmdj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/6c5e.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nm6c5ej)

Any idea for the banner? I have come to a stage on it where i like the effect of the beige colour and shading but am a little worried to detail it! - any suggestions?

Also detailed his legs/feet/peg leg more:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/812/ymxm.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mkymxmj)

More updates to come soon!
C&C always welcome and encouraged!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on April 07, 2014, 12:37:37 AM
As of tonight the scavenger is pretty much complete.
I still need to do something with the banner but this can wait.
Any suggestions or pointers for any parts of the models would be appreciated!

I finished off his eyes and face, and cleaned up the last little bits:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/845/64sl.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nh64slj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/21/vqxg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0lvqxgj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/46/d3me.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/1ad3mej)


 Now he is to a point I am happy with, I can start to introduce to you the third member of the underhive. He will be a sneaky wiry type, a typical stimms runner or sly backstabber...
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on April 07, 2014, 06:56:24 PM
Update:
A quick mock up to begin with - I want him to be a bit more energetic that the first two hive dwellers, as they are both in very static positions.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/89/uq9g.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/2huq9gj)

I then started filling in gaps and getting the arms to line up:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/10/zgyf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0azgyfj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/62/plfi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/1qplfij)

After a bit of consideration for what head to go for, I decided that the Chaos henchman one was particularly creepy...
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/11/gmf6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0bgmf6j)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/703/g2vg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jjg2vgj)

I will need to file it to fit a bit lower on the neck, but you get the general idea of him.
I want him to look a little more slinky than the other two, so the thin head also helps to give him a more lithe appearance.

I then started sculpting the head and neck join in a bit more detail:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/571/4thg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/fv4thgj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/62/htsg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/1qhtsgj)



Thoughts and comments welcome!

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on April 09, 2014, 03:20:23 PM
Update time - a bit of colour added to the gang member, now called Postyl.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/34/siyq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0ysiyqj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/12/zh67.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0czh67j)

I'll be going for some brown Khaki trousers with a white vest and a deep red hood to give a little pop.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/546/8grv.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f68grvj)

Started again with my signature "yellow base" for the skin - don't worry, it will get shaded, dulled...



Update:
following a little more shading on the skin and ading in some more details to the metallic areas and building up the red on the hood.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/35/homx.JPG) (https://imageshack.com/i/0zhomxJ)

more to follow...

C&C welcome!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on August 23, 2014, 12:20:52 PM
Bit of Thread necromancy!

More work haas gone into Postyl as of late.
The skin has been highlighted and shaded to a much more natural colour, and I have started work on details like his tongue, Badages and goggles.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/843/3h29.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nf3h29j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/401/1cg8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/b51cg8j)

I am particularly happy with the join in the head to the body - the necktie on the torso works well as a base to his hood.

After a little more cleaning up on the white vest, and a bit more detailing on the gun and boots/straps:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/513/5pno.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/e95pnoj)


comments and feedback welcome!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Van Helser on August 23, 2014, 01:34:16 PM
You're right about the neck tie working well as the base of the hood - it blends really well.

If you master the gemstone technique on the trooper's visor you could put it to work on the goggles of this guy too!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on September 29, 2014, 04:09:12 PM
Finally some progress with Postyl.

After debating on his base for a while, I kept it quite simple and picked a few bits of Ork Trukk parts to scatter and cut up on it:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/833/fucm.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/n5fucmj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/856/3pgj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ns3pgjj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/27/0iye.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0r0iyej)

As I was doing this, I started to clean up some messier bits of detail, and have a question for the conclave:

What is this meant to be????
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/89/9nwa.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/2h9nwaj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/833/5wsa.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/n55wsaj)

I am referring to the thing dangling from his large ring-piercing on his arm. Is that an ear? carabina clip?  any help would be useful!!


I also begun painting the base and highlighting the ropes and parts of the weapon and face:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/834/ijpt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/n6ijptj)

Comments and feedback welcome!

(I've also been playing with effects on my iPhone and did this little picture of my first Gang member (now called Jelek):
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/BDRQ2m.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipBDRQ2mj)

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on September 30, 2014, 02:31:58 PM
Small update to the gang member Postyl - the base is now finished and he has been dulled off a little with some matt varnish (his trousers were a little to shiny).

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/klQBCy.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idklQBCyj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/Q26bVp.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipQ26bVpj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/742/ql28l7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/kmql28l7j)

comments welcome!
thanks!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Van Helser on September 30, 2014, 04:54:55 PM
I've always taken the thing chained to Quovandius's arm to be an ear...

Postyl is looking great. I really like the bases on your models. Nice detailing.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on October 01, 2014, 10:47:03 AM
Yeah I was a bit confused about that part, so I eventually painted it just as a piece of metal hanging there (it seems to fit better than having a human ear dangling about)

Yes I really like basing models, it always gives a sense of progress even once a model is near completion.
It's hard to find a blanace between detail and cluttering the base.
Samson (the scavenger) in this thread has a completely plain base due to him being hunched over.

Now that Postyl is tidied up, I will be starting on another couple of hive gangers and general bad-guys.
I have a few bits of Sergeant stone lying about that I need to convert...
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 13, 2014, 03:27:46 PM
Which app did you use on iPhone to get that muzzle flash effect on Jelek's gun? That's awesome!
 Excellent conversions too!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on October 13, 2014, 06:49:10 PM
The App is called "Spacepaint" its quite useful for somthing you can chuck on in a few minutes on an phone or ipad!

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: realitybytes16 on October 17, 2014, 04:13:01 PM
Cheers man, totally downloading that!  ;D
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 14, 2016, 02:17:20 PM
Eventually reinvigorating this thread too...

I am expanding my Underhive characters and mutants/scum/gang members with a new miniature I stumbled across on eBay.

he was under the search term "ogryn" funnily enough, has no manufacturer's mark, and is scaled really well for 54mm gaming!


If anyone can place what/who this model is, that would be great!

He is wearing basic robes, with tubes coming from a back pack, running along his arms, and attached to syringes on his wrists - he looks all scabbed up, and his head is elongated and alien-like.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/GNPYM7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/paGNPYM7j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/fo0Anb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8fo0Anbj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/903/N7c3jC.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p3N7c3jCj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/Sf7VAD.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7Sf7VADj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/yBLtU4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/payBLtU4j)


Any ideas people??

 
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 15, 2016, 02:25:41 AM
HADOUKEN!!!!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Radu Lykan on January 15, 2016, 09:22:15 AM
No idea regarding your question but that is a cool find, fits straight into inquisitor
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: RobSkib on January 15, 2016, 10:38:10 AM
I'd add some sprockets and wires to that backpack to 40k it a bit more. Mismatched or a single large shoulder pad should help as well.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2016, 02:58:48 PM
I've still had no joy placing where this miniature came from, but I've started the painting anyway!

Keeping it quite simple and muted, with a few bits of brightness on the tubes and backpack -

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/db7bdB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbdb7bdBj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/CoQYMZ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5CoQYMZj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/Vr26gg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7Vr26ggj)

Not really sure what colour to do the tubes in the end - I wanted to make the syringes look like they have a fluid toxin in them - any ideas how to pull that off, with the tubes as well?

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/905/MEnlxU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5MEnlxUj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/Wqp4eJ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p7Wqp4eJj)

Also - what on earth do I run him as?? - a mutant? - he is clearly alien by the looks of his face, but he could easily pass as an abhuman of sorts.
Id love to create an interesting background for him
- what does he do?
- what are his hand-syringes for?

I was thinking along the lines of a gene-gatherer, or just a generic toxin-wielding underhive dweller?

thanks!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Lord Borak on January 29, 2016, 08:58:53 PM
He looks pretty twisted. For some reason he reminds me of Spider man. Squirting Web out of those syringes to capture people for *Insert evil deed here* and so forth. Maybe some sort of crazed medicae who captures people and then experiments on them or something.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 30, 2016, 04:47:34 AM

I was thinking along the lines of a gene-gatherer, or just a generic toxin-wielding underhive dweller?

thanks!


I think that sounds awesome. The idea of this creature lurking around, capturing people and animals, then rendering them down and finding a way to splice their genes into his to make him stronger is really neat. He could also just be an abhuman/mutant/beastman with crazy injectors (maybe they count as improvised weapons that deliver toxins?).

Either way, it's a neat mini with a great paint job. I had been wondering what the face actually looked like but it'd much clearer with paint on it!

Also, for the gold areas of the backpack, find one or two raised points and put a dash of bright silver on it. Then blend some white into the silver and put a little dot in as a further highlight. It really makes the gold come to life!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Van Helser on January 30, 2016, 09:05:13 AM
Love that model. He's wildly different to anything I've seen before, but works so well for a mad scientist type.

For the syringes - how about this tutorial: http://fantasygames.com.pl/blog/liquid-in-a-glass/

Ruaridh
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: KaptiDavy on January 30, 2016, 11:46:34 AM
Quote
I think that sounds awesome. The idea of this creature lurking around, capturing people and animals, then rendering them down and finding a way to splice their genes into his to make him stronger is really neat.

Sounds like a wicked adversary rather than a random mutant!

This fig makes me very jealous - where did you find it?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 31, 2016, 03:12:32 PM
Thanks for the tutorial! - thats up next  on my to do list!

KaptiDavy - Ive no idea what or where this model is from - I just found it on eBay under "Ogryn" one day!

Ive started o the base, and also some more highlights:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/dUFbYz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/podUFbYzj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/QCjk94.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plQCjk94j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/ADTutz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnADTutzj)

thanks!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on March 14, 2016, 06:24:48 PM
Hi there all!

well after a while messing about with silicone and resin, I actually picked up a paintbrush last night and began trying to finish off dome more miniatures!

I begun work on more highlights on this guy, and also the first stages on the tubes and syringes.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/o0L9ly.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poo0L9lyj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/m3HJr2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmm3HJr2j)

I also started finishing off little bits of his armour and silver highlights:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/cK93aq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pncK93aqj)

Im not 100% convinced of the colour on the syringe liquid yet, and maybe should match it with the two blue vials on his belt? - thoughts?

I also got round to painting samson's banner at last:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/924/zr1e0A.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pozr1e0Aj)


Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on March 15, 2016, 08:37:24 AM
When it comes to syringes that have funny liquids in for harming people (that's what they're for, right?) I prefer neon colours, scorpion green, blazing orange, etc to look lethal.

On the other hand, would that detract from the model?
Otherwise a blue might fit, although I'd suggest ultramarines blue - maybe or maybe not with blue drybrushing if the liquid is supposed to glow?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Van Helser on March 15, 2016, 10:08:56 AM
Matching the blue on the belt would look good. The green is kind of lost within the rest of his colour scheme at the moment. Mcjomar is right on trying to go for something neon - it will really stand out and make his contraptions the primary focus that draws the eye.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on March 15, 2016, 01:26:23 PM
Thanks for the feedback - Blue it is. I think it will make the model less busy, and hopefully the white should draw the eye as well.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Radu Lykan on March 16, 2016, 11:56:27 AM
Seeing the face painted puts me in mind of dark age dragyrri(sp)
Might be from there if anyone is looking
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 18, 2021, 08:51:58 PM
Another thread from the dead!

Whilst waiting for glue to dry on my inquisitor and imperial characters this afternoon, I bashed this guy together in a quick hour!
Another hive gang member, scavvy or pit fighter type:

He'll have some sculpting work to tidy up the joins and where his prosthetic (made from old bits of sprue and a lasgun!) meets his leg.

(https://i.imgur.com/qshgebJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KboBDjH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q1Nqi8c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UOHwVhU.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on January 19, 2021, 09:10:09 AM
That's a good use of parts.
I like how well the gun arms pair with the torso and legs - and that's a nice twist on the old stone legs to boot. Good show!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 19, 2021, 06:32:42 PM
Thanks ! - just waiting for milliput to arrive now to tidy him up (along with a few others waiting for some sculpting).

And now for some actual villainy to lead the scum - I've put together a particularly terrifying Chaos magos/Cult leader - made from nagas'h legs, Mynarc's upper body and the Eldar's alternative head - this fit so well when i popped them together, I really love his sinister appearance!

(https://i.imgur.com/KRWPhg1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XXjc5GE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7sal18o.jpg)

Any thoughts on colour palette for him? - I'm thinking he's Chaos Undivided, but want something distictive rather than black/gold only...?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on January 20, 2021, 07:54:26 AM
My kneejerk is red/silver but IIRC that's the paintscheme for Mynarc anyway.
I'd also have suggested an off-tan with bronze, but that's a little close to death-guard.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Mentirius on January 20, 2021, 02:42:20 PM
Those Nagash legs are one of my all-time favourite Inquisitor parts and this is a great use of them; same goes for the ranger head.  Another inspired creation.

Personally I like strong colour contrasts on a Chaos Magus, like a venomous animal's markings...  Combinations that scream "I'm so loud and dangerous, even the Inquisition doesn't scare me!"  A more muted/dirty palette is all very well for a minion, but I see a Magus as preaching from a stage and so forth, dressing to impress the rest of the cult and intimidate his enemies.  In that spirit, I could see white, yellow or lime green paired with black or midnight blue working well, although lighter/brighter colours are a bastard to actually paint large areas with from what I remember.  A couple of vague examples of what I'd consider loud/intimidating colour schemes with straying into full Pink Horror territory:


(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2012/4/15/353748_md-Chaos,%20Daemons,%20Prince,%20Slaanesh,%20Warhammer%20Fantasy,%20Whip.JPG)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/3/12/472845_md-Black%20Legion,%20Chaos,%20Chaos%20Dark%20Vengence,%20Chaos%20Hellbrute,%20Chaos%20Space%20Marines.JPG)


I'm also of the opinion that using metallic paints on the Mynarc shoulder pad or sword is usually a wasted opportunity - treating it as matte daemonic flesh rather than metal gives a far wider range of potential effects, and picking out individual eyes on that sword is especially fun.  Some freehand iconography on the robe and/or armour would also be very juicy.

Feel free to ignore me of course, as it has been an embarrassingly long time since I last held a brush!

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 20, 2021, 04:43:25 PM
Yes I definitely like the idea of something that 'screams' Chaos rather than the muted look for him - all great food for thought!

I've also begun the 'reboot' of an old demon host my friend had in his warband - I always liked the original 2001 model he made with 'tentacle arms' and will certainly carry this through - I may not give him bright red skin again however, just red-tinted perhaps?

Original friends' 2001 model:
(https://i.imgur.com/X4NiYat.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/va8sfne.jpg)

He had green stuff small horns originally, so I'll pop some slightly larger ones on him to signify the time passing!

He had a wonderfully ghastly demeanor about him before, floating about trailing the long arms, so want to capture this in the reboot. I've so far replaced the torso with Damien's to give him a more foreboding stance:

(https://i.imgur.com/7IFhjyW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1p0aWAX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9rYUcRd.jpg)




 
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on January 21, 2021, 08:36:32 AM
Good combo of parts for the daemonhost.

As for colourscheme, the red and silver is also a nod to the wordbearers, ymmv.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 21, 2021, 12:51:51 PM
Mcjomar - Definitely will go for Word Bearers inspired methinks! great shout.

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 22, 2021, 01:05:17 AM
Iíve also now got the peg-legged gang member all sculpted up and ready for painting.
(https://i.imgur.com/mTEAcA9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RfXPWcc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iRySRFv.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on January 22, 2021, 08:32:44 AM
I'm definitely curious to see how he turns out once painted.
You're making fantastic progress across all these threads!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 25, 2021, 10:29:35 PM
Following a couple of days hiatus (was my partners birthday after all...), I managed to make progress on the demon host!

Iím really happy with the sinister looming and visceral aura he has!
Iíll most likely go plaid skin which blends to purple/pink tentacles on his arms/back - although Iíd like to try to stay in the red side of things to pay homage to the original, but just feel it could be too cartoonish...?

I also filed away the detail on damiens face plate, giving him a blank, soulless facade:

(https://i.imgur.com/6WGpCrz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o4TMqce.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VJAfmU8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fIu6xsL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VjzvUWB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Q0HKuef.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pPWru5z.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 26, 2021, 11:04:21 PM
Latest hive scum all finished:

(https://i.imgur.com/XJiSFcA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HfGhBic.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hWvCbgf.jpg)

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on January 27, 2021, 08:16:29 AM
Good job on the painting! And I'm curious to see how the daemonhost turns out too.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Mentirius on January 27, 2021, 01:41:23 PM
Another juicy paintjob on the scum; I especially like the scales on his left arm.  This guy is about as "underhive" as it gets without wearing someone/thing else's skin!

The daemonhost is nicely creepy, especially the growths on his back, and I think I prefer his menacing drift forward to the original Cherubael back-arching.  I'm looking forward to Damien's electro-flails painted as fleshy tentacles. 

One minor daemonhost niggle - his "loincloth" seems to be at a strange angle to the rest of him.  If it's just parchment then shouldn't it be pressed back against his legs by the direction of his drift?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on January 28, 2021, 12:40:16 AM
Many thanks for the feedback guys!

@Mentirus - I see what you mean about the loincloth now, good spot - it’s a little late to alter it though, I’ll just have to accept the fact it’s kind of billowing the wrong way. Empryan winds and all that...

I’ve added some colour to him now, and am liking the palette, but may go back and tidy it up a bit, as he’s rather blotchy. Not sure if this helps give him a mottled look, or just looks roughly painted...?

(https://i.imgur.com/AxCxHYq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/y6d8Emi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aRPzqaj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OShbgVi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9cxsoJN.jpg)

Any thoughts on how to neaten him up?
Maybe back to a highlight of normal flesh tone again?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Mentirius on January 28, 2021, 02:45:36 PM
You could maybe freehand a relatively crisp tattoo or two on some of his exposed skin, to contrast with the unhealthy/mottled tone of the skin itself?  That'd probably make it pretty clear the state of his corrupted flesh is intentional.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 01, 2021, 10:13:01 PM
Yes thatís a pretty good idea - Iíve tried to get the skin less blotchy this afternoon, and may add some chaotic tattoos too...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZaciPjh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I9mWkmL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o8I2l4v.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on February 02, 2021, 08:55:03 AM
Looking very nice and ominous.
I do agree with the idea of tattoos for this chap.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: maglash1017 on February 02, 2021, 03:46:24 PM
Looking good! I think the skin might benefit from some spots, maybe stippling a brown, purple and red wash/thinned down paint?
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 07, 2021, 08:46:27 PM
Thanks for the advice and encouragement - Iíve added a bit more detail to the skin, and a few washes.
Still need to add some tattoos.
Iíve also detailed some of the sculpting/clipper errors with some metallic blue.
It ties in with the inquisitor who owns him (big shiny blue sword).
I almost imagine them to be fragments of the same psychically charged material the sword is made of.

(https://i.imgur.com/AA3Uu9R.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wjpksVN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MfLf8xf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zmOUzGh.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on February 08, 2021, 10:09:58 PM
He's looking better (for a given value of better).
I think those tattoos will finish him up nicely.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 08, 2021, 10:36:06 PM
Thanks!
Iíve now updated the tentacles a little, as there was a little too much purple without much bright colours to pop.
Hereís the update, sans tattoos:

(https://i.imgur.com/nhiZHRF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ouBOprm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/erytzQL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YTqtR2F.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zxrGj1y.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 15, 2021, 10:38:23 PM
Whilst finishing off other bits and pieces for other threads, I popped this together from a few old bits and a head from a historic doctor figure:

(https://i.imgur.com/zeMUuzQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8vUizkc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sResaSN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fwWLBz9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LkKUyLT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YHDprBS.jpg)

Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: cymrilian on February 15, 2021, 11:34:49 PM
looks great! you've been churning out some fantastic minis
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on February 16, 2021, 08:52:34 AM
Oh, very nice.
He looks suitably grisly.
Always nice to see a chainaxe (on a mini, anyway  ;)).
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: Mentirius on February 16, 2021, 06:36:12 PM
Aha, a surprise bonus model!  Great work once again...I'm also a fan of that brutal-looking chain-axe on such a hunched and scrawny fellow.  I think some of the best conversions grow out of random leftover parts combinations.
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on February 19, 2021, 10:18:28 PM
Yeah he was just made out of leftover bits, so am happy to add him to the band of hive scum :)
After a week of work, I should have some time this weekend to crack on with other models too!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on June 22, 2021, 10:27:33 PM
Mcjomar - Definitely will go for Word Bearers inspired methinks! great shout.

And in true double-back fashion (I am Alpharius), after saying I’d stick with word bearers for my chaos cult leader, I went the other way entirely and chose a different undivided legion as a base.

Having still quite a lot of the old ‘glistening green’ citadel paint left, and some blue glaze, I suddenly realised he’d look perfect as an alpha legion cult operative!!

I’ve always wanted to try the shimmering blue/green, and the alpha legion ties in perfectly with an influential cult uprising - “for the emperor…”

(https://i.imgur.com/UkWuApM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ealHYfI.jpg)

Thoughts and feedback welcome!
(Just the first base colours and a few inks and highlights done)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z7WGRJU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eWvBWhT.jpg)

I’m also going for a bone sword effect in the end. I know it could be a waste of all those lovely face details, but the bright daemonic glowing sword just doesn’t seem to fit. I’ll definitely add in some details though!

(https://i.imgur.com/aGxYRnp.jpg)
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on September 17, 2021, 03:35:02 PM
And heís done!
(As far as I can for now)

Iím pretty happy how he turned out for a mish-mash of parts coming together for a cult leader.
Now just need to make him some cultistsÖ
(https://i.imgur.com/a5kHavi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZvWcKrV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yNgSE0G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/chbLboF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WMiYu5T.jpg)

Feedback welcome!
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: mcjomar on September 18, 2021, 09:22:33 AM
Very nicely done!

I'll be looking forward to burning this heretic if he ever shows up at a Conclave event  ;D
Title: Re: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy - underhive WIPs
Post by: seaglen on September 27, 2021, 09:41:53 PM
Mcjomar, thanks!!

Yeah I’ll have to try to attend one soon!


And now moving to another area of the underhive, into gang-controlled teritory…

Presenting the first four members of the Phosphor Skullz, the gang running the smuggler’s trading zone known as Wall Market:

(https://i.imgur.com/Iw8f2ND.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hq6UvVG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rlSLw2i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VeFQVwf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gwwpVic.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hlBaCB4.jpg)