[Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

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Re: [Project Log] Issendrors Taros Campaign

Post#11 » Jun 23 2015 05:44

This is looking great! Maybe I missed it, but what sand are you using? It looks very similar to pulverized limestone I used on a similar project.

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Post#12 » Jun 23 2015 09:24

That texturing's stunning!!! If you stopped right now you'd have an amazing board, but I can't wait to see the whole project finished.

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Post#13 » Jun 23 2015 08:52

Top class work, naturally have to ask.. what size brush are you using for the drybrushing? Or have I missed that commentary?

- Tael.

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Post#14 » Jun 24 2015 09:35

It seems I skipped exactly the intermediate steps, you're all interestet in. :fear:
I'll make this up with a list of all used materials and tools in the next post.

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Post#15 » Jul 01 2015 10:07

First of all, I want to express my gratitude for the promotion to a full rank warrior of the ATT commumity. :D

Second,
Materials:

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Cork sheets (3-5mm / 0.12-0.2 in)
medium-density woodfiberboard (6mm / 0.024 in) - There are thinner, lighter ones but tend to bend
polystyrene wall panels (3-5mm / 0.12-0.2 in) - It´s insulation material you can find in nearly every
DIY store. In Europe and Germany you can get Depron-Sheets in various strengths or BASF-Styrodur-Panels.
polystyrene glue - For the larger surfaces (see "glue" above).
white glue/wood glue - (see "glue" above)
Sandpaper - (Grit size 150 and above / for Germans: 120) - Used to smoothen the edges of both,
mdf-boards and polystyrene panels.
Medium sand - (grain size 0,25-0,5mm / 0.010-0.020 in) I used fire-dried, quartz sand. Mostly
traceable in pet shops because it's appropriate for use in aquariums. Don't use sandbox appropriate sand - it's to
heterogeneous, dusty and polluted.
Box-Cutter - Cut, Chop, Cut ... for the bloo... the greater good.
high-strength fabric-tape - For edge-protection. (For Germans: Panzerband und Tesa-Produkte sehr
zu empfehlen)
Palette - To mix colours, white glue and water.
Brushes - 14mm / 0.55 in - Used to apply the colour-white-glue-mix onto the allready sanded boards.
and to paint the scenery pieces. 70mm / 2.76 in - Used to apply thinned white-glue and to drybrush all terrain and scenery
pieces.
Colour - Provided by my local DIY store - custom mix.

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To round it up, some impressions on the terrain so far:

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More hobbytime today and tomorrow ... ;)

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Post#16 » Jul 02 2015 04:47

Great rundown on supplies and application - the final shot of shas'la on the table just icing on the cake! :)

Enjoying this thread immensely.

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Post#17 » Jul 05 2015 08:53

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Progress:

I managed to sand and paint up one third of the board yesterday evening - sorry for the poor
ligthing (modular terrain already in action + Shas'la and bare Devilfish for comparison reasons)

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@Thanks Tael - I'll try to keep it up.
Your comment made me realise that I had yet to picture the progress of my cadre to this point.

Cadre progress:

So for the Greater Good and ATT, my Taros Campaign Cadre.

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Post#18 » Jul 05 2015 09:31

Absolutely wonderful.

I really like the suit wayyyy back to the top right. Always nice to see them bulked out and sport aftermarket goodies.

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Post#19 » Jul 12 2015 04:58

modelglue wrote:Absolutely wonderful.

I really like the suit wayyyy back to the top right. Always nice to see them bulked out and sport aftermarket goodies.


@Modelglue
I'm pleased you like it, but I fail to see where you spotted aftermarket goddies except from some
minor Forgeworld conversions. I'll provide some more detailed shots of the model in question.

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Progress:

The weekend was quite eventful, but I managed to finish the basic board tiles, the first batch of
terrain and some neutral desert decorations. I hope it's pleasant to your eyes. :)

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Milestone 5 will be Tau models again, while waiting for some new materials to work on.

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Post#20 » Jul 12 2015 06:16

That looks incredible. Very inspiring. I just want to get a board made now after seeing this.
Issendror wrote:@Modelglue
I'm pleased you like it, but I fail to see where you spotted aftermarket goddies except from some
minor Forgeworld conversions. I'll provide some more detailed shots of the model in question.

I think what I meant to say was, I like seeing those models converted and/or decked out with aftermarket items. I'm sorry I implied I thought you used something other than Tau bitz. :) Great job with that suit, one of my favourites to date, Issendror.

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Post#21 » Jul 27 2015 12:04

modelglue wrote:That looks incredible. Very inspiring. I just want to get a board made now after seeing this.
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Great job with that suit, one of my favourites to date, Issendror.


Thanks modelglue - I'm really happy in general, how well my works are received by the ATT Community.
This Forum keeps me working on and motivated. :smile:

With these words my latest addition to my Taros Hunter Cadre:

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Progress:

Milestone V

Tau Devilfish I ...

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... with Recon Drone.

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Post#22 » Jul 31 2015 11:42

That devilfish is beautiful, much like everything else on this thread.

Really clean, perfect depth of detail and superb camo patterning. How did you achieve the effect?

\m/

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Post#23 » Aug 01 2015 07:23

That's one really good looking Devilfish you got there. Loving the detail and crisp paintwork.

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Post#24 » Aug 01 2015 07:52

Gorgeous work, straight out of a codex. :D

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Post#25 » Aug 02 2015 06:00

Thanks to all of you.
I'm happy about all your appreciative comments, which always give much pleasure and help to keep me motivated. :D
Hope to do more soon.

@eetdestroyer - It's all about contrast, layers of water-thinned paint and appropriate edge highlighting.
Primed, "XV-88" basecoated and washed with "Agrax Earthshade", the camo is composed of "Tau Light Ochre", "Ungor Flesh" and "Skrag Brown".
To soften the contrast of the later two, they are mixed with "Tau Light Ochre" in a ratio 4-5:1.
The painting progress remains with a calm hand (I don't use an airbrush), lots of patience (yeah .... LOTS), and the appropriate brushes for the job.

@modelglue
modelglue wrote:Gorgeous work, straight out of a codex. :D

- You just made my day. :D

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Post#26 » Aug 02 2015 07:05

You did all that work by hand? No airbrush?! Holy smokes! I thought you were using an airbrush for sure! Please don't get me wrong, even with an airbrush your work would be considered great... By hand? Wow!

I have say, I'm constantly amazed by the painting skills on this site, by this community. You're definitely one of the top in my books.

Well done sir!

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Post#27 » Aug 12 2015 12:21

Lovely work to come back too - thats one cammo scheme I steered clear from; preferred the jagged bar disruption pattern.

Must admit I chuckled at the Airbrush comment - there was a time in the mystical past when cavemen used hairy tipped wood sticks to apply paint. ;) Couldnt resist a tease.

My usual was masking tape and application - patience for sure.

Look forward to more.

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Post#28 » Jan 12 2016 03:12

Well, life... no excuses ...

...progress instead:

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Progress:

Milestone V and a half

A couple of new terrain additions in some intermediate Taros impression shots.

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Next up Suits and Firewarriors (... well, they are Tau.)
&
Facilities of the Gue'vesa (Human Taros Planetary Defence Force)

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