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Stormboy with smoke


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About six months ago I put some pics up in Da Trophy Rack of some stormboyz with smoke and lighteffects, and I promised to make a tutorial about it. It got delayed a bit, mainly due to me getting tendonitis in my elbow from exessive use of the computer-mouse ( well ok, gaming for 12 straight hours a day for a week - I had the flu and I was too tired to do anything else).

Part one: Modelling smoke.

Here's the stormboy finished and the rough wire framework of the smoke built. The pliers are there to hold the model upright, 'cause there's not enough weight on the base - yet. The stormboy is not glued on, 'cause I'll paint him separately.

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Now I've glued some rocks on the base for weight and to bulk up the frame.

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Starting to build the smoke and flames with green stuff. I sculpted the flames at this point.

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More GS added, just rough, long sausages of the stuff wrapped around the frame.

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Finished frame:

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For smoke I used bits of foliage clusters ( by Woodland Scenics, that's what I have) glued on the frame, bit by bit untill I was satisfied. I left the flame-parts visible.

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The foliage was soft and new, so I had to harden it for painting. I used woodglue mixed with water, and just paintd over all the foliage bitz. Aftr it had dried, I had to do a second layer to get the bits I missed. Here it is before the glue has dried, sort of "a spruce in wintertime"-look.

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Here they are primed:
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Next: Painting smoke.
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Part two: Painting flames.

First I painted everything over with thinned-down black, because that will be the main colour. Next I picked out the naked flame bitz with Dheneb stone (white will do, but this is quicker).

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Next the first glow drybrushed with Scab red, around the parts where the flames are visible.

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Then a drybrush of Blood red.

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Then some Fiery orange.

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Next Golden yellow drybrush. Now I also start to paint the flames.

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Sunburst yellow.

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Sunburst yellow with white.

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The hottest bitz of the flames with white. Finished.

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Next: The boy.
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Part three: OSL on the stormboy.

First I painted the boy in my usual fashion, going for dark colours this time so the osl would show better.

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Now for the osl. I used the same colours as with the smoke, so it would look natural. The other important bit is to plan carefully where to paint, as only the bitz should get paint that would get lighted by a real lightsource. Also the parts furthest from the lightsource should be darkest and the parts closest shoud be lightest.

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1. Scab red.
2. Scab red + Blood red 1:1
3. Blood red.

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4. Fiery orange.
5. Golden yellow.
6. Sunburst Yellow.

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7. Sunburst yellow + white, only on the bitz nearest to the flames.

That's it, questions wellcome as allways. I have some finished pics in the camera, will show later.
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Armored walkers are Slow and Purposefull.

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Taytonclait

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I am going to try and memorize this for ever. You do some awesome OSL!
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I'm gonna loot that for my Warbikers! I wonder if sand with glue could be used as replacement for more "coherent" smoke
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Fantastic! I requested this (doubt I was the only one) so thanks for getting around to it AW! :cheers It's massively simple, and amazingly effective. This is getting bookmarked and severely looted.