Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Vespulids

Crummy iPhone photo of the Vespulids I painted recently. Lovely Khurasan minis, actually easier to paint than I anticipated!

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  1. I like the colour scheme! I'd always seen these as bright yellow, but these are more maggotty and creepy/ sinister.

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    1. Thanks Barks! There are 2 reasons I keep wanting to do white color schemes. 1) My Vallejo pale wash, which is awesome. 2) The uniforms in Oblivion.

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    2. "Maggoty", yep, that's the word I'd use. It does help show off their technological accoutrements by contrast, too. Good work SJ :)

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  2. Very nicely done. They do look quite menacing and eerie in this pale colour scheme.

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    1. Cheers Simon! I think it's creepier too.

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    1. Wjy thank you Tamsin! I need to sort my photography out. It's really hit rock bottom with this post. :)

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  4. These are really great. I've always wanted to do mine like yellow-jackets, but I think something like this would look better!

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    1. I like the yellow schemes you see around. I think it makes them look a little bit too cute though, and I already did my Lurrgh yellow, so am hesitant to do another force the same color.

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  5. Desert types if you ask me. Hornets of the Dunes. Sweet painting, Jacker.

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    1. The other thing that inspired this was the Bald Face Hornet, which is black and white. And thank you Jay!

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  6. Totally unexpected color scheme! This way looks like they are rookie troops (newborn, their soft carapaces still have to harden and turn darker). Really like them, as always you manage to inject character into minis with your paintjobs!

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  7. No matter how hard you try to mess 'em up with a camera phone with a sock over it, there's no getting away from the fact that they are brilliantly painted minis........so there!

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    1. Haha... Cheers GR, I can always count on you for some positivism!

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  8. They somehow now seem squishy not hard. I like it a lot. And those jewely eyes. Wow. Nice job!

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    1. Yes, the Vallejo pale wash gives a soft blended effect. It's really amazing for doing white, you just slop it over a white basecoat then do some minimal white highlights- job done.
      Cheers LA!

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  9. This is an off topic question but can you tell me what colors you did your Titan marines in?

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    1. Some kind of grey with a black wash. Sorry I can't be more specific, it was over 3 years ago.

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  10. Thanks. Looks like a blue-grey in the pictures, highlighted with another blue-grey. Perhaps it is the lighting, just looks really blue-ish.

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