Sunday, May 30, 2010

Finished Salamanders Ironclad for Super Blog Chain Give Away! +Video!

Old School here with the first finished Dreadnought from my Super Blog Chain Give Away! This Dreadnought is for Chosen1 at Team Snake Eyes and is full of Ironclad Goodness!
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On the front of the dread, hopefully the first thing that sticks out is the free-handed flames, which I made in order to match the flames he has on one of his current dreads. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out and it almost makes me want to just start cranking out the legion of the damned!
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I went for the extreme line highlighting nd it turned out much better looking than I first thought it would. The Ironclad kit is the best dread for this style due to all the panels and lines across its torso without losing the broad open spaces that make this style pop. I wanted the dread to look clean because most of his army looks pretty clean, so only a minimal amount of weathering went into this project as opposed to my normal weathering madness on vehicles. Chosen1 does have a lava base waiting for this model when he gets it though, so I opted to blacken the feet to a degree.

For the undercarraige parts, I used a chunky metallic paint from the old Wal Mart brand-Folk Art, which made a really gritty finish when washed with Badab Black and gave the appearance to the undercarraige of an oily, gritty, well-used set of machine parts. I then highlighted the higher points with boltgun metal.
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The Mechanicus symbol was painted the way I have seen it in the rule book before with a half black/white skull and a half gold/silver cog.

All of the flames were painted the same way: Three varying colors of orange, three more colors of yellow and then white.



The hammer is from the video tutorial I did on Dreadnought Thunderhammers and I think it works pretty well without going over-the-top and fits the forgefather-built dread idea.



The Drakeskin was rough on me. No matter how I did it, I couldn't get it to match his color scheme for the scale-work he already has in his army, so I just went with the colors that seemed to contrast with the dread. The pink/fleshier colored area is where the skin has turned over reveiling the underside.

That was it, here is the last view of the close combat arm, which I chose to do this way because it looks much more threatening and with the hammer, makes him look like a giant robot blacksmith.
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Last but not least, if you would like to see what this looks like in motion, here is a little vieo I put together for it: enjoy!






11 comments:

  1. Simply exceptional. I like everything about that Ironclad. Don't worry about the scales, it just looks like we can highlight those up to match what we've got right now. I got his lava base in the mail yesterday, so he'll have something to stand on when he gets home. Oh yeah, it's a certainty that he'll be going to Adepticon in 2011 if Team Snake Eyes can make it back there.

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  2. That is one great looking dread.

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  3. Wow, that thing came out just amazing looking! OST, you really out did yourself this time. Doesn't feel good to have to actually work to make it look nice versus the way to paint demons?? :P But seriously, that thing is flippin' sweet. I want to touch it before it ships out if I can!

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  4. Well done! That thing can definitely lay down some hurt.

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  5. Okay normally I don't like the idea of staring up at a Dreadnought and thinking "Ohhhh this is gonna hurt". But when I look at that dread and see the hammer head I'm thinking "Ohhhh, I'm not gonna feel this, am I?"

    Grade A work though. At first I thought the flames were too bright relative to the green, but then I looked at it more closely and I think it works.

    Be sure to check out my blog at: http://mgc-projects.info/Web_pages/people/Maverike_prime/

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  6. superbe...
    je voudrais pas me prendre un coup de ce marteau la

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  7. Very nice sir. I like the Hammer. It really says I am going to forge your head into the ground.

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  8. I love it! The colours really pop and the hammer does look as if someone is really going to be hurt when it comes down on them!

    I also can't wait to see it on a lava base!

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  9. Thank you very much everyone. I especially appreciate the comments from the model's owner Chosen1! Don't foget to send me the shipping address via our e-mail, Chosen1, I am not driving to Carbondale to hand it off!

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  10. No worries. I'll get you that address here shortly. I know you said you were all booked up with local commission work, but your actions here went "above & beyond" (hey, I'm a former Jar-Head and it's Memorial Day...give me a break) in my opinion. I'd like to reward you with some paid work when your schedule clears up.

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