Saturday, May 14, 2011

(Salamanders successors) The Space Crocs

Whoa Man, slow down there, buddy, yeah buddy...yeah buddy, buddy....yeah
 These are the Space Crocs, I know, the yellow eye looks kind of Chaos-y, but I can assure you that they are  not or have ever been members of the Chaos party ., This (still in progress) army was a commission I painted  for a friend.

 the concept and background for this army was created by the gentleman who had commissioned it.
 The Space Crocs native home land consist of endless swamps and wetlands and basically share the same tactics as their father chapter, the Salamanders.
To give these marines a more savage look compared to the Salamanders, we decided to use a few "Space wolf" bitz here and there, and the paint scheme came to me as in reference that a crocodile is dark green on the top, but has a bright lighter color at its belly

that's a Blood angle's Death company head, cool huh? my friend was so grateful, he gave me an extra 5 bucks

 the Libr...the Libriannna...............the Librai.........The blue psychic guy

this dread has a cinematic pewter casted muzzle flash (say that five times fast....SAY IT!) you can buy this from a company called "Armorcast" I bought this one through "" go check it!

mixing modeling sand, brown paint, and a little water can give you this dirty mud effect, just remember to wash your brush after painting. make sure to get all of the sand out you little punk

yep...and there's more to come, go paint something, time's a wastin!

Friday, May 6, 2011

more Nurgle, YEAH!!!!! DREAD

I DREAD THIS....GET IT!?......."aww" forget it....

 one of these pictures would be great for one of those unoriginal "motivation posters" parodies "CHAOS DREADNOUGHTS...turning on your troops is the best strategy option available"
 if you notice, the Dread's mutated skin is painted a slightly different color than the marine it's trampling ( it shows it's individualism from the other units), but it still remains color coordinated ( except for the gold trim) compared to the marine. that shows they are from the same army, that's one thing you should always keep in mind when army crafting, while each figure is an individual (to me at least) they must look as if they are in uniform together, even if one is stepping on the other.
 the gold was first painted with a yellow foundation paint (forget which one at the moment) I then applied the brown wash (let it dry first!), then painted glorious gold over the yellow (gold paint is usually thin and needs a base coat under it...frickin' thin metallic paints)

 so...have a nice day