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Forgeworld Elysian Drop Troopers
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hi, I have started work on some Elysian Drop Troopers from Forgeworld (3 figures). The paints I used are from the games workshop range plus I used one Vellejo. The aim is to paint the armour dark green and the fatigues desert yellow. Weapons will be painted black and all straps/leather will be painted brown.Here is what I have done so far....

An undercoat of Vallejo 103 was first applied.



Once dry this was followed by a couple of coats of thinned graveyard earth to act as a basecoat for the fatigues. The difference between the undercoat and basecoat is shown below:



More pics of the basecoat:







The next step was to paint the fatigues desert yellow so 2 thin coats was used:






james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 07:01 AM UTC
With the fatigues painted a nice desert yellow it was now time to add some shading and highlights. To begin a nice wash of devlan mud was applied to all areas of cloth bringin out the folds of the fabric nicely.









When the wash had dried up I then mixed together a 50/50 mix of desert yellow and skull white, this was then drybrushed over the fatigues:







james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 07:09 AM UTC
The fatigues were looking a bit bright so I applied another wash of devlan mud to add more depth and to blend the highlights in:











Once this wash was dry the armour was painted catachan green. Two thin coats of this paint was applied.







That is what I have managed so far, the next step will be to highlight the armour and then start on the boots and anything brown. Will hopefully get more pics up soon
fanai
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 04:56 PM UTC
James - I like the work up - leads to a very natural coloured figure more at home as historical than the 'bright " colours of GW stuff - love the use of the washes and 'dusting'
Ian
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 09:24 PM UTC
Looks really nice, James. Forgeworld figures are usually really nice and crisp in detail. Have you decided how to do the bases?

Looking forward to see more.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hi Jesper,


Quoted Text

Looks really nice, James. Forgeworld figures are usually really nice and crisp in detail. Have you decided how to do the bases?

Looking forward to see more.



Yes, when I first got the figures I painted one up in a trail color sheme. The figures I am painting here will hopefully end up looking like my first figure shown below. As you can see I have gone for a brown base with some static grass and gravel. When I come to do the bases for these 3 guys I will post lots of pics.






Cheers
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 08:28 AM UTC
Hello again, I have highlighed the armour by drybrushing a 50/50 mix of catachan green and skull white. With the armour finished it is time to get the boots, strapps and gloves painted brown.






james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 08:34 AM UTC
Oops, double pressed return key and posted before I was finished. Here are more pics...





I have also started work on a sniper, this guy will be painted in snow camo. I have always found painting white a problem so the end result will be interesting.









I used a lot of bandages for this guy and superglued them to his back to make the cloak. I then covered areas of the cloak in gravel and static grass. I'm not sure what the end result will be.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hello, I have painted all leather items such as boots, gloves a nice brown colour (bestial brown). With that done I will need to apply a wash and blend them in with the armour and the fatigues. Next stage will be the weapons.












I have also undercoated my sniper. I used black this time as I will be painting white fatigues and the shading will come in useful.







To my surprise most of the static grass stayed on the model, I am pretty pleased with the coat so far.

Cheerio
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 06:41 AM UTC
I have started work on the sniper, used a basecoat of 50/50 chaos black and skull white. For highlighting more skull white was added until pure white. It was all trail and error but here is what I have done:









Now I have to decide on a colour for the armour...
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 01:44 AM UTC
Nice work on the sniper.

I must say that the silencer looks overscale to the rest of the figure to me. But that is obviously a matter of taste as the silencer could be big. Just a small nickpick. Overall the sniper looks good.

Looking forward to see more.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 08:57 AM UTC
Hello, well I have decided to scrap the winter camo on the sniper and paint him the same colour as the other troopers. I wasn't happy with the armour being white, it made the model too white and I felt that I good to a better job with more earthy colours. But don't worry I took some pics of the sniper before I decided to change him, let me know what you think!





I have already started on the fatigues and will get some pics up soon of the new colour scheme. I have almost completed the other guys, guns are all painted and now only the faces to do. Will get working on that as well.

Cheers
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 08:57 AM UTC
Hello again, I have just about finished the 3 drop troopers. The faces were painted bronzed flesh and given a wash of devlan mud. The visors were painted chaos black and the helmet straps bestial brown. The skulls on the chest armour and eagle on the shoulder pad were painted skull white.

I now need to base the figures and varnish them. I will keep the pics coming, hope everyone likes the colours....

Cheers









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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 09:00 AM UTC
I have also painted the fatigues of the sniper the same colour as the other drop troopers. Here is what I have done so far:









Cheerio again!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 08:32 PM UTC
very nice work!

i especially like the sniper

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 12:06 AM UTC
Cheers, I will hopefully be doing a spotter to go with him! Should be starting him soon.

Cheers
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 08:22 AM UTC
Well I have finished the sniper, all that is left is to apply some matt varnish and base him. For the ghillie cloak I first drybrushed catachan green followed by bestial brown. This was followed by a wash of devlan mud. Finally I then drybrushed some catachan green mixed with white and some bestial brown mixed with white to create a 2 tone camo. I am happy with the end result, hope you all enjoy!









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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 - 12:26 AM UTC
Looks good, James. A very attractive set of figures you have made.

Thanks for sharing
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 - 09:11 AM UTC
Cheers Jesper, I have another 5 to do yet before I am finished .

Here are some pics of my spotter:







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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 - 03:10 PM UTC
I love forge world miniatures, but I hate the price tag that goes along with them. I painted up some death korps of krieg figures earlier in the year, they are phenominal in terms of detail and molding
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 09:30 AM UTC

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I love forge world miniatures, but I hate the price tag that goes along with them. I painted up some death korps of krieg figures earlier in the year, they are phenominal in terms of detail and molding



I agree, they are cracking models but so very expensive (worth the money though!). Anyway I have modified the sniper so that he has some artificial foliage. Also started basing the figures. Here is what I have done so far...


Painted bestial brown


Then flocked

More sniper pics








cheers

Jamie,
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 02:25 AM UTC
James, the extra foliage really added something to your sniper. Do not forget to add a little more than just grass to your bases. It can really frame the figures better if there are some rocks, buches, scrubs etc. instead of plain grass.

Looking forward to see more