Deadzone – Terrain Photoshoot!

With the last piece of terrain(for now)for my Deadzone board done I took the chance to get some photos of a few bits and bobs of it all together, with and without some Rebs…

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It’s good to get a sense of scale on the Dreadball pitch, which still looks a little small, but I’m happy with how it all looks together and the character it adds to the board 😀

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Deadzone – Rebs Painting Guide!

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Here’s a guide as to how I panted up my Rebs Force.

The first thing to say is there were a few basic colours that stayed the same throughout the force; the armour, blacks, reds, metals and leather. So here’s a rundown of how those colours were achieved:

Armour

Armour: The armour was painted in the same fashion as my Deadzone terrain. Take a look HERE to see how that was acheived.

Black

Blacks: Basecoat with Abaddon Black

Highlight of Mechanicus Standard Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise focussing on the top edge of the folds and raised areas

Highlight of Codex Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise

Fine Highlight of Fortress Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise

Was of Nuln oil mixed with a bit of Lahmian Medium

Reds

Reds: Over the Khorne Red base:

Layer of Mephiston Red leaving the recesses the original colour

Highlight of Evil Sun Scarlet

Highlight of 1:1 Evil Sun Scarlet and Tau Light Ochre

and finally a glaze of Bloodletter

Metal

Metals: Basecoat of Leadbelcher

Wash of Agrax Earthshade

Wash of 4:1 water and Tallarn Sand

Leather

Leather: Over a Dryad Bark base I added two highlights

The first is 2:1 Dryad bark and Ushabti Bone

The second 1:1 Dryad bark and Ushabti Bone

The rest is mainly the flesh of the different species and other small details which I’ll go into here:Grogan2

Grogan Flesh: Basecoat of Zamesi Desert followed by a Seraphim Sepia wash

Once dry apply a coat of Zamesi Desert leaving the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight of 2:1 Zamasi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

Fine Highlight of 1:1 Zamasi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

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Yndij Flesh: Doombull Brown basecoat followed by an Agrax Earthshade wash

Once dry apply a light coat of Mephiston Red, leaving the recesses and a little bit of the underside sections the original colour

Evil Sun Scarlet highlight

Thinned Tau Light Ochre fine highlight

Bloodletter glaze

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Sorak Flesh: Basecoat of Genestealer Purple followed by a Druchii Violet Wash

Once dry apply a coat of Genestealer Purple leaving the bascoat colour in the recesses

Highlight with a 2:1 mix of Genestealer Purple and Menoth White Highlight

Fine Highlight of 1:1 mix of Genestealer Purple and Menoth White Highlight

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Human Flesh: Basecoat of 2:1 mix of Rakkarth Flesh and Pink Horror followed by a light Agrax Earthshade wash

Add a coat of 1:1:1 Rakkarth Flesh, Pink horror and Menoth White Highlight but leave the recesses the basecoat colour

Add a small amount of Menoth White Highlight to this mix and add a Highlight

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Black Human Flesh: Basecoat of Doombull Brown followed by a light wash of Agrax Earthshade

Coat of 2:1 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone leaving the recesses the base colour

Highlight of 1:1 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone

Fine Highlight of 1:2 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone

Judwan

Judwan Flesh: 2:1 mix of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakkarth Flesh followed by a light wash of Seraphim Sepia

Coat of 3:2 Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakkarth Flesh leaving the recesses the base colour

Highlight of 2:1 Codex Grey and Rakkarth Flesh

Fine Highlight of 1:1 Fortress Grey and Rakkarth Flesh

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Kraaw Flesh: Basecoat of Zamesi Desert followed by a wash of Seraphim Sepia

Layer of Zamesi Desert leaving the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight of 2:1 Zamesi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

Fine highlight of 1:1 Zamesi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

Sphyr

Sphyr Flesh: Basecoat all over of Lothern Blue followed by a wash of Drakenhof Nightshade

Add a coat of Lothern Blue but leave the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight of 2:1 Lothern Blue and Menoth White Highlight

Highlight 1:1 Lothern Blue and Menoth White Highlight

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Zee Flesh: Basecoat of 2:1 mix of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakarth Flesh, followed by a light wash of Seraphim Sepia

Highlight of 3:2 mix of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakarth Flesh

Highlight of 1:1 Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakarth Flesh

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Teraton Flesh: Basecoat of Sotek Green followed by a Drakenhof Nightshade wash

Once dry apply a coat of Sotek Green in fine lines whilst leaving the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight the fine lines with a 2:1 mix of Sotek Green and Menoth White Highlight

Highlight the lines with a 1:1 mix of Sotek Green and Menoth White Highlight

Blue

Blue Glowy Bits: Wash of 3:1 water and Lothern Blue about 1-2mm out from and over the ‘source’

Coat of Lothern Blue over the ‘source’

Coat of 2:1 Lothern Blue and Ceramite White leaving the edges the original colur

Final coat of 1:1 Lothern Blue and Ceramite White in the centre of the ‘source’

Lenses

Lenses/Screens: I use the same method for these no matter the colour using a Dark, Medium and Light version of whatever colour I would like them to be…

Basecoat of Dark

Highlight of Medium but keeping to the bottom and right

Fine Highlight of Light again to the bottom and right

Final dot of 1:1 Light and Ceramite White on the bottom right corner

A tiny dot of white in the top left corner and a coat of gloss varnish can be used to further enhance this

And there you have it, thats pretty much how I painted my Rebs force. I hope this helps anyone else looking to get the same or a similar effect 🙂

Deadzone- Rebs Commander & Judwan Medic Finished!

With these 2 models done, that’s my Rebs strike force fully painted :), until the second survey gets sent out that is 😉

Alt-Commander-&-Medic1 Alt-Commander-&-Medic2There was only a couple of extra bits to add to these and I’ll go into a bit of detail as to how they were done:

Black Human Flesh: Basecoat of Doombull Brown followed by a light wash of Agrax Earthshade

Coat of 2:1 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone leaving the recesses the base colour

Highlight of 1:1 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone

Fine Highlight of 1:2 Doombull Brown and Ushabti Bone

Judwan Flesh: 2:1 mix of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakkarth Flesh followed by a light wash of Seraphim Sepia

Coat of 3:2 Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakkarth Flesh leaving the recesses the base colour

Highlight of 2:1 Codex Grey and Rakkarth Flesh

Fine Highlight of 1:1 Fortress Grey and Rakkarth Flesh

Blue Sections (Supposed to represent the Energy Shields): Wash of 3:1 water and Lothern Blue about 1-2mm out from and over the ‘source’

Coat of Lothern Blue over the ‘source’

Coat of 2:1 Lothern Blue and Ceramite White leaving the edges the original colur

Final coat of 1:1 Lothern Blue and Ceramite White in the centre of the ‘source’

Scope lens and scanner screen: Basecoat of Caliban Green

Highlight of Snot green but keeping to the bottom and right

Fine Highlight of Moot Green again to the bottom and right

Final dot of 1:1 Moot Green and Ceramite White on the bottom right corner

In addition I also made up some extra cards for the ones I missed with the last batch…

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As you may have noticed I also changed the colour of the text, after receiving some feedback, to a creamy colour so it should be easier to read.

As I’ve said that’s the Rebs done until the next survey is sent out at which point I’ll be getting 2 Striders, 3 Swordspawn as well as Eddak P’mera to bolster their numbers 😀

Deadzone – Personalised Stat Cards!

I had an idea a while back for some personalised stat cards to go along side the Rebs, primarily because I love fiddling about on photoshop and having wee extras like this for my forces (hence all the logos and pitches for my DB teams :)). I then thought I would take it a step further and make some additions that would help out when playing in a campaign, such as space to add abilities, keep track of stat increases, exp, vet dice etc. and came up with these…

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I also quickly realised this allowed me to have duplicates making it easier to keep track of the individual figures progress and in-game whatever items they may be lugging about. I have so far left the stat boxes, points etc. blank as the idea is to have them in card slips and be able to mark these in and change them as they progress, although I am thinking of having the original stats in place just faded a bit as a reminder of how far they can go up or if they die and are effectively reset. The only other thing I was considering was an item box to show what they are carrying or the room they have left. Although I think I may be restricted in space a fair bit, especially when it comes to the Zees who would need 3!

Anyway I would love to hear peoples thoughts on these and if there are any changes or additions you would make? It may also be on the cards (hehehe ;)) that I make up a generic one for general use if people thought it would be useful?

Deadzone – Rebs Kraaw Finished!

Another step closer to the Rebs being complete 🙂

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For these guys it’s only really the flesh colour that was done any differently from the rest of the Rebs and this is how it was done:

Kraaw Flesh: Basecoat of Zamesi Desert followed by a wash of Seraphim Sepia

Layer of Zamesi Desert leaving the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight of 2:1 Zamesi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

Fine highlight of 1:1 Zamesi Desert and Menoth White Highlight

The only other thing a little bit different I added was the stippling pattern on the wings, I achieved this by simply adding small dots of Zamesi desert where required 🙂

Deadzone – Rebs Kraaw, Medic and Commander Started!

I’m now onto the last of the reinforcements for my Rebs force….

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As with the rest of the force I started off with the armour, then the black cloth and put down some basecoats…

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Here’s what I did to start them off…

Black Human Flesh: Basecoat of Doombull Brown followed by a light wash of Agrax Earthshade

Judwan Flesh: 2:1 mix of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Rakkarth Flesh followed by a light wash of Seraphim Sepia

Kraaw Flesh: Basecoat of Zamesi Desert followed by a wash of Seraphim Sepia

Deadzone -TK Zero Weapons Team Finished!

These guys have been a pleasure to paint and I really am in love with the models. Even more excited to get a whole team of Sphyr for DBX now 😀

TK-4 TK-5So with me having gone over the colours used for the majority of the models in my previous posts (Here, here and here), I’m just going to give a rundown of the other areas:

Sphyr Flesh: Basecoat all over of Lothern Blue followed by a wash of Drakenhof Nightshade

Add a coat of Lothern Blue but leave the recesses the basecoat colour

Highlight of 2:1 Lothern Blue and Menoth White Highlight

Highlight 1:1 Lothern Blue and Menoth White Highlight

Human Flesh: Basecoat of 2:1 mix of Rakkarth Flesh and Pink Horror followed by a light Agrax Earthshade wash

Add a coat of 1:1:1 Rakkarth Flesh, Pink horror and Menoth White Highlight but leave the recesses the basecoat colour

Add a small amount of Menoth White Highlight to this mix and add a Highlight

The only other thing added was the Hazard markings on the gun, these were done in the same style as the Dreadball bases I’ve done previously.