Thursday, April 29, 2010

Plague Marine!!!

I finally got my color scheme down! It didn't take too long once I took a day off from Starcraft 2...well, a couple hours...three total.

I'm still not sure what I'm doing with the sorcerer, the one with the wings from my older posts. He's looking a little undead pale, and more bruised flesh than angry wounds, but I'm okay with that. He looks...squishy. Like if you poked him where it's purple it would go right a big rotten grape. And his flesh looks like it hasn't had any blood in it for years. I'm kind of okay with it, but it's still missing something.

Also, I got some gray stuff and worked out their pose for my Daemon Prince. I'm not sure how I'm going to make them so big, but I'm working it out.

I am no resolved my very next purchase, other than necessities like food, is going to be a decent digital camera. I'm tired of taking pictures of models I'm actually proud of and them looking least compared to what they look like in real life.



  1. Looking pretty sweet there Dhinata. I like that you haven't gone for the typical green of plague marines. While I have a fondness for that colour, I think this one bring a whole different grossness that is great.

    Good stuff.


  2. Thanks :)

    He looks so much better in normal lighting. Stupid phone camera has great resolution and focus, but it only ever seems to catch WAY too much or WAY too little light. It's never even close >.<

    Green is definitely my favorite color. Originally, I wasn't going to try anything really unique with their colors, just standard plague marines, but then I got it into my head that they're more "normal" than my mutilated sorcerer, so I could come up with a color scheme for them better. It failed miserably until two nights ago.

    I'm really happy with him :)

    Slight problem...I tried to reproduce the armor color (the yellowish one. Trust me it's more pale sickly yellow than tan in real life) and I'm having no luck. I'd have sworn it was just Sepia over Fleshtone...but I tried that and the rest look...antiqued, lol. I think I washed them too heavy. Tonight will be an experiment in "Why didn't I write that down!?!?"

    Still need to do something with the weaponry and finish his backpack, but I can't get the color right on the backpack!

    >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.< >.<

  3. The model is a really nice sculpt too. Is it from GW or is a Forge world one?


    PS: Still no joy from Bethesda Softworks. I wish I could get going with the GECK at work sooner but the IT guys have to do their jobs first...drat ;-)

  4. It's just a GW one, by far my favorite of the bunch. I got two boxes, so mixed the arms and special weapons around to give them a little variety. I was honestly just too lazy/eager when I got them to green stuff them up >.<

    I'm contemplating a set of FW ones for my third (and final) squad, but that's a ways off. I still have to convert 12 more raptors and 4 bikes...and finish my daemon prince wings...and paint them all!

    After all that real justification for it is that you get 10 Plague Marine bodies, but I only need 7 more...and I need 3 bikes...see what I did there :)

    PS: The IT guys are not the "IT Gods" they would have you believe, but the "IT Slaves" given to us to make our lives easier...unless they realize they control your internet. Then you bow down :)

  5. Nice. I don't really look at GW metals for the most part because of cost so it's nice to see how good they can be. It's easy to forget that they got on top by the work of some excellent sculptors as well as good business.

    The forge world sets are really nice. I nearly got some second hand ones from my old club member in England but somebody else got there first. You get a good selection of stuff and then you have extra bits from the plastic CSM sprue pieces, whichs is great. Good work on figuring out the right numbers of figures that you need. I did that too with a bunch of tactical and devastator marines so I have all of the weapon options and filled out the squads nicely.

    PS: The IT guy is actually really cool here but it's only him and the head engineer so they are pretty swamped (5 radio stations, 8-10 studios, 100+ PCs, at least 3 servers, all the hardware for the radio broadcasting and the security cameras). Still he's getting me a new work desktop next monday/tuesday and just found a nice Radeon that will help with running Fallout 3 and the GECK. If that doesn't work he also has a Geforce 7600 lying around. I figure that on minimun details it should be alright, especially since I really want it for the scripting tools, not the game. That is, unless you have a spare 9800GX2 ;-)