[Archive] First dwarf troop complete Bring the beer!

jolpis:

ok here it is my first completed troop of dwarfs sorry about the brightness of the photos

http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01491n.jpg

the drunk is actually treated as a mucisan

http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01492u.jpg

as you can see the dwarfs are higly induvidial(spelling?)

http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01493.jpg

ok thats all for today (BFSP rolling in soon)

close ups= first up is Mr longbeard!

http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01498.jpg

the drunkk actually counts as a mucisan (my attampts at making a chaosy instrument failed) a pretty dark pic sorry

http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01499.jpg

a close up on the arms (murderer arms)(first one i painted so he has a pretty bad paint job

http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01500fo9.jpg&via=mupload

wanted to do some GWons (this guy will probebly be moved to another squad later on

http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01501hn8.jpg&via=mupload

a pick at the backs

http://img5.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01506mg6.jpg&via=mupload

and all the close ups turnd out pretty bright so the paint jobs are actually a lot darker

all critisim is welcom i want to get better at both painting and sculpting

:hat off hats off

Swissdictator:

Jolpis these are looking much better then my first attempts. I can’t tell you how many times I redid beards, and debated over a paint scheme. The paint scheme you have is better I’d say. It’s looking nice I’d say.

Best advice is keep plugging away and you’ll keep getting better. If you’re willing to invest in it… plan 25% more then you need and just take your best stuff.

I look forward to seeing more!

jolpis:

i’ll try to plan more and i did resculpt everything cuz when u are done with somthing and really happy about it i allways lay him on his stomach or put a finger in it (that really is the hardest part not wrecking what u just did)

edit: and to be honest most of the stuff was inspired from this site

really love this site

oh and dont keep yer hats tied on if u walk in a slope you will fall =)

wallacer:

I like the Khornate colour scheme.

From what I can make out from the pictures the conversions all look to be well done and work in well with each other (in other words the unit looks good as a cohesive whole. There is nothing there that looks out of place).

Well done :hat off

Sojourn:

great beards jolpis… hardest thing imho… soooo easy to mess them up!

great painting too. I like the unique identities to each of them. No rank and file here! :slight_smile:

jolpis:

thank you,honestly i dident plan at all i just made it upp as i went along

Kera foehunter:

great job on the shield love the red and like the Grey beards

Hazkar:

nice start,better than my first steps

you did a good job on that little guys

Khan!:

Looks good! It’s hard to tell precisely what’s going on with your painting since the pictures are not closeups, but as far as I can see you’ve hit a good standard. The only possible criticism that I might offer is that it seems as though you’re using paint that is a little too dry, but as I say it’s difficult to say for sure. Keep it coming, I definitely like the colour scheme and your style in general!

jolpis:

thank you will try to get some closeups soon

warh:

nice skin color:hat off

jolpis:

like the Grey beards

Kera foehunter
diden't find any other way to make the beards stand out black lumps of GS looks a bit bad :hat off

jolpis:

ok the close ups are in the edit at the first post

Zanko:

Nice guys! :hat off

Cool conversions, much better than my attemps! :slight_smile:

Let´s have a beer! :cheers

:hashut

Tarrakk Blackhand:

Looks great.

For the photos, I’d turn off the camera flash by pressing the button that looks like a lightning bolt until it goes to the lightning bolt in the circle. Instead of the flash, use seporate lighting, like a lamp, to bring the light to your models. Adjust the position of the lamp so that it doesn’t cause a bright “Flash” to appear.

At least the nice thing with a Digital Camera is that you can see what your getting and adjust for it before you print a picture.

With the older 35 MM film cameras you had to wait until the film got back from the processors before you knew your lights were too bright.

Keep up the great building! You’re comming a long way with each sculpt.

jolpis:

Looks great.

For the photos, I'd turn off the camera flash by pressing the button that looks like a lightning bolt until it goes to the lightning bolt in the circle. Instead of the flash, use seporate lighting, like a lamp, to bring the light to your models. Adjust the position of the lamp so that it doesn't cause a bright "Flash" to appear.

At least the nice thing with a Digital Camera is that you can see what your getting and adjust for it before you print a picture.

With the older 35 MM film cameras you had to wait until the film got back from the processors before you knew your lights were too bright.

Keep up the great building! You're comming a long way with each sculpt.

Tarrakk Blackhand
i dont use flash i just use a very bright lamp and i'm not using a digital camare im taking the photos with a cell phone so the colors get's a bit messed up

Khan!:

Nice, I quite like your sculpting work! The one with the yellow beer is my favourite I think, largely because he has giant eyebrows and the beer looks completely unappetizing.

And yeah, regarding painting I would just suggest doing more, wetter (thinner) coats - particularly of the red. Try blending your red up from a brown, for example. I use scorched to scab to highlights with blood.

Tarrakk Blackhand:

Hmmm…the Cell Phone seems like a tricky camera. Maybe try pointing the light upward, away from the actual models, but still in the direction of them so that we can see what they look like. Also try to diffuse the light by putting a white piece of paper over the lamp (but not on the bulb for fire safety).

jolpis:

i’ve got a real digital camera now (and the BFSP set)

thanks for all the comments

Tarrakk Blackhand:

No problem! Glad I could help…or at least try. Can’t wait to see the close-up photos and what you’re going to do with the BFSP set!