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All the latest stuff I've been getting up to.

There's doughnuts in the kitchen everyone

Published on 2020/03/21 @22:40:00 by vigilante sculpting

Trying to break an Isolation-induced brain block, with a random sketch. First time trying Koi watercolor brushpens, on top of a pencil, marker and brushpen [...Read More]

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Starburst

Published on 2020/03/07 @02:02:00 by vigilante sculpting

Marker + pencil experiment [...Read More]

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Sabre Strike progress

Published on 2020/02/28 @17:57:00 by vigilante sculpting

Got some more work done on the Sabre Strike tank. I have a serious cold right now, not feeling much like painting. The thoughtless application [...Read More]

Spidy

Published on 2020/02/27 @18:54:00 by vigilante sculpting

My daughter wanted a drawing of Spidy. She likes it, so I'm happy [...Read More]

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Cyber. Punk.

Published on 2020/02/26 @16:57:00 by vigilante sculpting

Nothing says 90ds punk like screaming heads & neon pink lasers. [...Read More]

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Sabre Strike!

Published on 2020/02/25 @10:56:00 by vigilante sculpting

And just because I can't stand having just one project going at a time, here is another one I started last weekend: a scratchbuilt Sabre [...Read More]

Dreadnought dio update

Published on 2020/02/18 @10:56:00 by vigilante sculpting

So it is time to buckle down and tackle the paint job on the dreadnought diorama. Last night I started refining the sketch with some [...Read More]

Come fly with me

Published on 2020/02/13 @16:11:00 by vigilante sculpting

Rough sketch turned into a trip up the Krita learning curve. Bit of an experiment in retro styling, I made an old-photo-sepia version of it [...Read More]

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Chill beats

Published on 2020/02/13 @16:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

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Emergent Behavior 2

Published on 2020/02/13 @16:06:00 by vigilante sculpting

A second take on the emergence theme. Bit of an experiment, layering two sketches on top of one another using GIMP, trying for depth and [...Read More]

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Standing on the corner...

Published on 2020/02/13 @16:04:00 by vigilante sculpting

... waiting for the bus. [...Read More]

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Fire Raptor Done!

Published on 2020/02/12 @10:56:00 by vigilante sculpting

The Fire Raptor is now DONE. I took some shots last night, but my phone camera is somehow mucked up so the left half of [...Read More]

9th Company

Published on 2020/02/06 @16:30:00 by vigilante sculpting

Did another bit of freehand last night: the 9th company marking. This is located in a fairly un-weathered location (especially the one on starboard) so [...Read More]

Bloodravens

Published on 2020/02/04 @10:16:00 by vigilante sculpting

Last night I finished the racing stripes with the Bloodraven chapter symbols on the sides. They are freehand, I've done a quick SBS for how [...Read More]

Raven freehand done!

Published on 2020/02/02 @10:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finished up the freehand raven last night. Pretty happy with it! The last two pics show the ripped-off bandaids masking fluid. These leave the weathering [...Read More]

Tactical Dreadnought Power Armor

Published on 2020/01/31 @15:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

A bit of WH40k-based fanart. I love the look of the older style Terminator suits, which made the occupants look like they were super heavy, [...Read More]

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Preflight

Published on 2020/01/31 @15:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

Lunchtime sketch that dragged into the evening. Marker + brushpen, colorised in GIMP. [...Read More]

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Raven freehand

Published on 2020/01/31 @15:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

Started working on the raven freehand that goes on top of the Fire Raptor: [...Read More]

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Raven freehand prep

Published on 2020/01/29 @12:46:00 by vigilante sculpting

I started preparing everything last night, starting with a cutout mask to use as a guide on the bird itself. Using the mask I drew [...Read More]

Ball turrets

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:20:00 by vigilante sculpting

I finished the ball turrets last night, the last pieces were the sensor lenses above the gun barrels. So the last bits are now all [...Read More]

Fire Raptor progress

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:19:00 by vigilante sculpting

Back on the fire raptor again, and making small bits of progress. [...Read More]

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Fuel up

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

I'm fascinated by the themes of @ianmcque and the line work of @rome_adzan Decided to give this a shot. Pencil, marker and brushpen, tied together [...Read More]

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Sweet dreams

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

Marker + brushpen, scanned and colorised in GIMP [...Read More]

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Hunter-killer

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

Marker + brushpen sketch. My first time using a brush pen, I am in love. [...Read More]

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Bzzzzz

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:07:00 by vigilante sculpting

Bzzzzzzz A clone and his drone. Does that thing plug into his stomach? Pencil + marker sketch [...Read More]

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Heldraq

Published on 2020/01/28 @14:05:00 by vigilante sculpting

A Heldraq, suited up and ready for battle. Pencil & marker, scanned and colourised in GIMP. [...Read More]

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Fiddly bits

Published on 2020/01/16 @10:38:00 by vigilante sculpting

Doing all the fiddly bits before I seal it up and do some freehand work. This includes the cables on the outside & the lenses [...Read More]

Mouthbreather

Published on 2020/01/15 @22:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

pencil, marker and brushpen sketch [...Read More]

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Weathering the underside

Published on 2020/01/14 @10:35:00 by vigilante sculpting

After a loooong procrastination, I finally started weathering the underside of the bird. Lots of sponge work, lots of little nicks and scratches. I figure [...Read More]

Space Hulk Duel

Published on 2020/01/07 @11:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

Done! A small diorama of a duel between a Deathwing Terminator and a Genestealer onboard a Space Hulk. It is up at artstation and coolminiornot [...Read More]

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Some progresses

Published on 2020/01/02 @14:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

Happy 2020! Hope you will have a great new decade! Here are some progress shots of the Space Hulk duel diorama: This is an action [...Read More]

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Preshade

Published on 2019/12/18 @21:30:00 by vigilante sculpting

I did some more work on the space hulk duel, the construction is complete so I did a priming + zenithal preshade, then started to [...Read More]

Grey Knight with green blade

Published on 2019/12/17 @10:50:00 by vigilante sculpting

Changed the glow from the powersword to green, trying to keep the sky/earth reflection separate from the blade's glow. This took a heap of effort, [...Read More]

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Skin head

Published on 2019/12/17 @10:45:00 by vigilante sculpting

Quick little lunchtime sketch, using pencil and marker: [...Read More]

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Duel WIP

Published on 2019/12/11 @11:07:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finalised the posing of the two models in the quick little dio, and added a greenstuff sculpted face to the terminator. Started griming up the [...Read More]

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Quick little dio

Published on 2019/12/10 @13:06:00 by vigilante sculpting

Slapped together a quick little dio. Or at least, the start of one. The figures in the dio are a kitbashed terminator and genestealer. Only [...Read More]

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Powersword

Published on 2019/12/03 @13:06:00 by vigilante sculpting

WIP on the grey knight's powersword and flamer. The powersword is illuminating the base: The flamer gets a sooty stained burnt metal look. Needs a [...Read More]

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Glowy

Published on 2019/11/27 @15:37:00 by vigilante sculpting

Started on some osl on the eyes and powersword [...Read More]

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Shiny

Published on 2019/11/26 @13:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

Little update on the grey knight. Started adding the gold text and purity seals, with a black pin wash to bring out some detail and [...Read More]

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Orkboy

Published on 2019/11/25 @17:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

I picked up a White Dwarf sometime in 2004, and got this Orkboy along with it. This model has been in my box ever since, [...Read More]

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Adieu

Published on 2019/11/22 @09:39:00 by vigilante sculpting

I'm sending off Saint Toad 's forest base . I'm sad to see it go, but I'm very excited to see what the next artist [...Read More]

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Grey Knight Basecoat

Published on 2019/11/22 @09:30:00 by vigilante sculpting

Primed the Grey Knight Terminator in black, then basecoated in metallic platinum, followed by a zenithal coat from above with blue ink and from below [...Read More]

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Oiled up

Published on 2019/11/20 @10:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Playing with oils on the tech priest. This is the first time I'm using oils for the majority of a piece, instead of acrylics. I [...Read More]

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Grey Knight

Published on 2019/11/18 @10:23:00 by vigilante sculpting

Also decided to start giving this guy some love. [...Read More]

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Tech priest oils

Published on 2019/11/18 @10:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Slapping some paint on the tech priest: I am going for a more grimdark style paintjob here. Starting with some metallics and dirty oils. Also [...Read More]

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