@thedrake- gotcha ^^. very good point about an accent to be a focal point.
With the orange, maybe a red head with orange stripe? I dunno just brainstorming.
I have to disagree highly, I think the monochromatic look you have is what makes it all work. Focal points are something that would look good "on the table" but I think you would lose a lot of the appeal up close.
This is an example of what im talking about. The mini is painted in mostly drab/olive green but has a stripe of red on the one shoulder. everything in your list so far has some rockin big shoulder pads, and a stripe is something to add some visual interest to an otherwise large space. and please dont take what im saying as "you need to do this or your stuff is fail" because its not, you are doing an excellent job on your own. was just throwin out an idea or two
definitely appreciate the feedback and ideas guys; anything that would make my minis better. will give it some thought.
one thing I'm gonna add for sure is some numbers (with paint chipping thrown in) to the 'Jacks. Jugg will be 01. Marauder/Destroyer 02. Kodiak 03... etc.
I think my jaw just deattached itself while dropping to the ground! Very nice conversions with clean lines and good selection of earth tones for the colors
ever gonna convert some doom reavers???
I'm eye'ing the doomies but probably won't be getting them anytime soon, most likely when I wanna run eVlad ^^.
But I am thinking of the conversions I wanna do to them. One is the leader. I dunno, holding the head and standing upright doesn't inspire me and my wife won't like that model lol. Also I would try to convert those guys who are really leaning their heads back.
stunning does not do it justice... I would be honored to get pummeled by these troops on the field of battle.
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Really stunning stuff. I'd love to know more about your weathering process.
wanted to work on my Kodiak conversion but didn't want to use my dremel because of the noise so I decided to work on my favorite Kayazy Assassins. I've been putting them off for a really long time because the conversion work is extensive but felt like I should get around to them tonight. Once I got into it, it was really fun and I'm planning to finish up the conversions by Saturday then get the unit painted.
Tonight I was able to do the masks and hoods. I still have to do one more pass at the hoods; add folds and tidy it up a bit. I was also able to put a few of the gas mask tubes in. <3 those tubes! Thanks again to everyone who's been following my progress and giving me feedback and encouragement. Now for the pics!
First my workspace (using the tabletop I just built this past weekend)
First step is always to file down their heads so that when I add the hoods it doesn't look too big. After that I do the goggles, then the mask, and then the hood.
Next is the mini that people say looks like the guy from Goonies. I find him interesting because he's holding his cape instead of wearing it and the conversion of him is one of my favorite. What's funny is I bought an extra blister because I didn't want to convert the leader, the one who's holding his arm in the air like Saturday Night Fever. I have no idea how to fix that pose.
They look great as a whole, love the steampunk/post apocalyptic vibe to your force. Tremendous effort, fantastic result.
they look great as always. anyway you can do a quick how-to on your goggles?
Your models are simply stunning. I have been working on a "trench" themed army and I have been looking at trying to make goggles but I cannot get them down. Do you have any advice for doing some steam punk goggles?
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These are still looking great! I tried to replicate the hoods on my assassins... Ended up too thick looking to pass off as cloth, failed horribly. Did get one to look like the military beret I wear every day though . He'll be my new capt.
@drake and WP-- I put together a tutorial on how I make my goggles and gas masks. Let me know if it's clear or if it's confusing and I need to edit some things. It's up on my blog:
How I sculpt goggles and gas masks
hope it helps! ^^
The tutorial was really helpful, but I have a question on when you do the details on the face mask. You said you made an indentation with the blade on either side of the mask. Was that simply to make the mask look more worn? Or does it serve another purpose? I think I might be looking into that step too much. xD
Stunning work through out. The basing, colour scheme and conversions work perfectly together. Very inspiring ideas.
i posted this on the tutorial thread, but the tutorial is great. your making me go buy a color shaper to make me some goggles
I'm really glad you chose a plate instead of the Spriggan's funky head-spike array - that's one of my least favorite parts of that warjack, and leaving it off really lets you see that the Spriggan and Devastator are based off the same chassis. Great work so far!
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worked on the right arm with the lance. got most of the rust in there and the washes. Still gotta brighten up the metal on the lance and add in details-- battle damage will probably be the last thing I do. I might want to try adding in chipped paint ala the "hairspray" technique. Think that might look cool.
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Might I suggest some rivets for the spriggan's patch armor. It would be really easy to do even at this step and will make it look like an official patch job.
4 thumbs up on your army so far. I'm loving every piece.
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i like what you've done with the spriggan. awesome as always
Above all the great conversion (good modeling blog!!!) i love the color. I do not like this red-motherland
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@PG_Moz-- nice idea with the rivets on the Sprigg's shield. Anything I could do to give a bit of detail is great. I think I could make some with putty.
Finally mustered up the courage to paint my Kayazy. Started the conversions months ago; been a very slow process. I didn't know what color to paint so I just tried a bunch of things using multiple washes. The color scheme is sort of a dirty brown/green with grey cloak. I like the grimy look and want to add grease coming out of the holes in the capes.
Still much work to do on these first two but I like the color harmony of the greenish figures contrasting with the orange base. I also really like the eyes a lot, maybe my favorite part of the minis.
For the base, I might try water effects to get a wet muddy look to the rocky area and will add my usual grass.
did a big photo shoot of these two and posted more on my blog if you're interested in seeing all of 'em.
These are looking great! Don't remember if I have seen it before or not but have you done up a wasteland terrain for them yet?
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say I've been keenly following this thread, absolutely love the work you're doing with your Khador
Embarking on the first toddler steps of my own Khador army at the moment (need to spare the locals and break away from Circle for a bit!) so may be stealing some of your techniques for weathering and such
P.s. Am I the only one that can't help but think of the movie "The Book of Eli"? It's that kind of grungy industrial post-apocalyptic look I think...