Title: Da Git's Gits: Da Burning Skull Clan
Da Git - February 27, 2011 12:25 AM (GMT)
Edited 15th November 2012: Added an index. I realized that every single model in this first post has been improved after posting the pictures. Most have gotten proper bases, some have been washed to improve shading, and some have gotten converted a little bit. I am not really done with any of them, but have removed the old pics to make space for an index. I will re-post the old pictures in a comparison to the current models, whenever I finish that bit of work.
|QUOTE (old post)|
|Hi, I'm quite new to Da Warpath, and with the exeption of joining the CCU Project, I'll just introduce myself by starting this army blog.|
I started playing at the end of 5th edition, more than 10 years ago. Most of my orc models are 6th edition. My group stopped playing not long after 6th came, mostly because Warhammer is expensive and time consuming.
Now we have the money, so we recruited some new friends, and started up again last summer.
So without further ado:
theorox - February 27, 2011 10:16 AM (GMT)
Nice to see a new blog, as always. :) Looking nice dude, but one or two questions: Are you using washes dude? Some of the stuff looks kind of flat. If not, make sure to do. It's the most important thing in painting miniatures almost! :lol: Also, the stuff looks a bit shiny. Have you varnished it or is it just the pictures? If Varnish, you should use a dullcoat on top of that. :D
Grom guttrippa - February 27, 2011 10:24 AM (GMT)
Da Git, you're story reminds me of mine (i got back in during the later seventh edition). I've got to say that i really like the colors you have chosen, the yellow and the red are quite strong and "in your eye" so to speak, so thats a positive.
Were the first boxes you bought the sixth edition starter kit and a box of wolf riders? if so, then we started with exactly the same boxes.
Good work, and im looking forward to seeing more.
Da Git - February 27, 2011 01:07 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (theorox @ Feb 27 2011, 11:16 AM)|
|Are you using washes dude? Some of the stuff looks kind of flat. If not, make sure to do. It's the most important thing in painting miniatures almost! :lol: Also, the stuff looks a bit shiny. Have you varnished it or is it just the pictures? If Varnish, you should use a dullcoat on top of that. :D|
No, none of these have been painted with washes. When most of these guys were painted I did not know what washes are. The shiny stuff has been varnished. I do not like how they turned out, so I will not use it much again. They are some of my "playable-but-needs-redoing" models.
Thanks for the tips! :)
@Grom: Yes, that's exactly what I started with. It's fun to see someone with the same starting point. One of the things I need to redo in my army is to use the theme colours even more.
Edit: Just avoid looking at the bases... When I started playing all that was normal to do with them was to apply flock. I live kinda remotely, so I couldn't even get hold of that. I will do something about it. I promise!
Kees (aka Ghenkadh) - February 27, 2011 01:15 PM (GMT)
A nice army (and a nice contribution to the project too)!
Indeed you might consider to use washes. I use the Vallejo smoke. In some cases more water to thin it down, in some cases less water.
After that,highlighting / drybrushing. Drybrushing is'nt very hard to do, you only need to have the right brushes, they wear down fast too btw.
Varnishing the models, I do it with Testors dullcoat. It seems not to be so protective I hear from others but I don't play that lot so the models won't wear down with me.
Maybe others can contribute to this?
After the dullcoat I paint the metal parts shiny again with gloss... Just an idea.
Craze_b0i - February 27, 2011 02:30 PM (GMT)
As suggested the fastest way to re-paint them is just give them a wash. Devlan Mud for any weapons or clothing, Thraka Green for the skin.
If they still look too shiny add matt varnish. I use humbrol matt varnish. Works ok if used sparingly ie. don't spray it on too thick. I then give the metal bits (and any raised bits that caught too much spray) a light coat of gloss.
Dagreenskin - February 27, 2011 03:17 PM (GMT)
I especially like the flags.
Are you going to do the bases?
Grom guttrippa - February 27, 2011 10:18 PM (GMT)
Also, about bases, if you live near any beach you can just grab a plastic bag full of sand from there (i live 15 minutes on foot from the closest beach), but make sure to bathe it in water to get out all the salt.
Da Git - February 28, 2011 08:40 PM (GMT)
Yes, I will base them all. My problem at the moment is that every pinch of sand and gravel is covered by a meter of snow... And snow doesn't do well with indoor gaming. :cheese:
The Troll is actually one of my first tries with basing, and the lack of static grass on the front is due to the careless handling by someone else... For the future and the rest of the army I'll use coarse sand, bits of stone and concrete and static grass. WHEN I do this is a question I'd rather not answer at this time... ;)
Da Git - March 5, 2011 01:20 AM (GMT)
This guy is one of my current conversion projects, along with a boar riding BSB. I am also painting some black orcs, which will make my unit a passable 18 gits, when done.
I've greenstuffed a river troll fin onto his back, and I'm planning to paint him green. I will also add the river troll vomit to his mouth (that's why he's so far back on the base).
I also forgot to take pictures of my orc shaman, who's straddling along on foot. If the snowing keeps up this weekend I will get time to both paint, photograph, and post stuff. :)
Wazoo - March 6, 2011 07:23 PM (GMT)
Love the troll conversion! Really striking!
theorox - March 6, 2011 07:29 PM (GMT)
Yeah, that's neat! :)
Da Git - March 9, 2011 08:36 PM (GMT)
I just started painting it. So far only the very first layer, and even it is incomplete. I think having this army blog may get me to work a little faster, so I'll post my other WIPs as well.
The arm isn't glued on yet, and I almost pushed the boar off the base and the orc off the boar when I took the picture, so he looks a bit off in the picture.
BorkBork - March 9, 2011 10:54 PM (GMT)
poor skippy :mellow:
great idea on the fin, looks very good.
and i love the burning skull you made.
...ooh even more great ideas (the face mask on boar)
Da Git - March 10, 2011 10:45 PM (GMT)
Almost done with the troll!
I'm still in the learning process with highlighting and shading, but I think I'm getting better.
edit: Done! (?)
Paiant Slapah - March 11, 2011 12:17 AM (GMT)
Nice job on the troll, I like it.
Da Git - March 20, 2011 01:37 PM (GMT)
Here's a little update. I found some sand, so I've based the Trolls, the chariot and a couple of other models. I've also managed to acquire dullcoat spray, so I am in the testing stages on that one (thanks for the tip!). I think I did fairly well with the old Stone Troll
I'll put up pictures of a few more based and dullcoated models when they are dry.
Da Git - March 27, 2011 12:27 PM (GMT)
Da Git - April 3, 2011 03:05 PM (GMT)
Please listen to this song on youtube
, while seeing these pictures.
Thanks to Dazza (I think?) for the inspiration!
Dagreenskin - April 3, 2011 03:10 PM (GMT)
Very nice rock lobba & grumlok.
I like supergobbo too :lol:
Da Git - April 3, 2011 07:02 PM (GMT)
Thanks! I made most of the rock lobber many years ago, but I redid much after I took up the hobby again. Super Gob is made to be a Doom Diver, but I haven't built the DD Catapult yet. I've thought about using him as a goblin warboss with a flying carpet and other suitable items. :P
BorkBork - April 3, 2011 07:22 PM (GMT)
supahgob is fantastic!!!!! :)
Da Git - April 4, 2011 05:58 AM (GMT)
I still haven't figured out how to base him. I think I might base him the same way I'll base the Doom Diver Catapult, when I ever get that one built, so he can be placed in front of the launch mechanism.
By the way, I'm almost done with my battle standard bearer on a boar. Almost is very relative, because the banner itself is what's left...
Da Git - April 25, 2011 08:46 PM (GMT)
BorkBork - April 25, 2011 11:11 PM (GMT)
yeah that would have been a serious contender in the boss comp. :)
just one tip for the next boss: dont forget the mold lines
The bsb bearer looks impressive. And i just noticed the skull on the banner looks like axl rose
Da Git - April 26, 2011 05:48 AM (GMT)
Yeah, mold lines... I can't believe I didn't see the one on the pants before I saw the picture. I have removed that one already, but i have to do a closer inspection on him soon.
I hadn't thought about Axl Rose when I made the banner, but I don't like him much so that suits me fine! :D
theorox - April 26, 2011 06:05 AM (GMT)
Nice Warboss! Looking forward to your entry in the boss competition if it's as good as that! :yarr!:
Snikpik - April 27, 2011 03:53 PM (GMT)
OOh ooh, cant wait to see your competition entry if thats the level your conversions are at. Want me to post the prize to you now or ket the others have a chance? ;)
Da Git - April 27, 2011 09:39 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys! I'll do my best with the competition model (which I have to make after these comments)!
Well, my level of conversions vary greatly, but as long as I don't have to do any complicated greenstuff work I might be ok. I am very unsure if a future conversion can rival this one, though, since this was my best idea in a very long time. But I'll do my best, nonetheless. If I get the time.
I hope to be able to send in a most-parts-compiled-in-a-heap-wip-photo this weekend, but I won't make promises. :)
Da Git - May 20, 2011 10:42 PM (GMT)
Ladies and Gits!
I hereby proudly present The Snotling Jump Wagon!
Also known as pawn mower. :yarr!:
Kees (aka Ghenkadh) - May 21, 2011 10:42 AM (GMT)
BorkBork - May 21, 2011 10:52 AM (GMT)
Snikpik - May 21, 2011 11:31 AM (GMT)
Thitanium Prince - May 21, 2011 04:20 PM (GMT)
I guess I have to say LOL xD
You're a genious xD
Da Git - May 21, 2011 05:59 PM (GMT)
Thanks Thitanium! Or should I call you Prince? Or just TP? And thanks to you other gits as well!
It's a pleasure to bring joy to the masses. :D
I may add a few details yet. A pair of feet that were too slow in running, or something. I have struggled with this project since I got the idea, but yesterday I finally got both the inspiration and time to finish it. I'm really satisfied with the result.
Craze_b0i - May 21, 2011 09:45 PM (GMT)
That is awesome. One of the most bizzare conversions I ever saw. :D
What is the back squig for? reverse gear perhaps?
Kees (aka Ghenkadh) - May 21, 2011 10:06 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Craze_b0i @ May 21 2011, 10:45 PM)|
| That is awesome. One of the most bizzare conversions I ever saw. :D |
What is the back squig for? reverse gear perhaps?
You always seem to miss a few firm grasses, those who are already too long, developped into grainlike size...
Vil le Môvé - May 22, 2011 06:44 AM (GMT)
to paraphrase my colleagues : LOL !
Thitanium Prince - May 22, 2011 09:25 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Da Git @ May 21 2011, 05:59 PM)|
| Thanks Thitanium! Or should I call you Prince? Or just TP? |
As you want mate xD people usually calls me thitanium or TP xD
And please add a foot or a hand to simulate the typical snotling accident xD it would be awesome xD
Kera Foehunter - May 22, 2011 01:15 PM (GMT)
Love it !! but i need one of them for my yard!!