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Wrath of the Ancient by LoganGrimnar42 Wrath of the Ancient by LoganGrimnar42
Its finally done. After more than a year on and off converting it, and couple of months just looking at it unsure of what to do... it actually took me only two weeks to paint him. It was a painting marathon that left me sleep-deprived and exhausted. For someone who is notoriously slow painter I'll say that motivation does wonders :D

With this one I had to improvise a lot and learn new techniques along the way (bronze, osl, lenses) ...and while I'm mostly pleased with the results there is one thing that is bothering me -snow. Really, all that time spent into making an detailed base just to have it all covered :shrug: But hey, you cant have space wolves without snow on their bases -its just not right.

I'm pretty sure dreadnoughts are terrible in 6th ed. but it doesn't matter, for me they'll always be ancient heroes of the chapter entombed for eternity of service, and a warmachine designed to break the back of armies...


If you are interested, there is unpainted version here [link]
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40kPAINTER Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HahaLa la la la :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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40kPAINTER Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice paintjob, wraaaagh for the fang:| (Blank Stare) +fav
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LoganGrimnar42 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That sounds suspiciously like an ork battlecry :paranoid: 
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paolodiaque Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really awesome job! I love space wolves and dreadnoughts... so this is a real treat!

If I can give you my two cents, the weathering overall is great... but I feel that the back of the legs is a bit too clean compared to the rest of the piece, I feel like a few drips and caked on dirt and snow could go a long way, just my humble opinion!

Again, awesome piece
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LoganGrimnar42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Wow, you are the first one who didn't just say how great it is... :thanks:
And you are right about the legs, the thing is I've done the metal areas first (and was pleased how it turned out) but when it came to weathering I overlooked it completely.
Its funny because I've spent so much time working on the mini and never saw it myself :ashamed:
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paolodiaque Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hear that, it happens to me too, you just get so involved, you stare at it for so long that you tend to overlook certain things. I'm glad you take constructive criticism well. For me it is one of the best ways to improve... great piece non the less
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LoganGrimnar42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
You almost sound as if you were afraid of what I'm gonna do =P

And yes, that's why it's good to move away from your project just to look at it from a fresh perspective... it also helps to ask someone else for opinion.
To be perfectly honest, even though this is my most popular mini, I don't think it is my best. I wish there was more time but deadline was around the corner...

Thank you for taking a closer look and speaking your mind, I appreciate it :)
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bigboss2402 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
very nice indeed, inspirational even.
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LoganGrimnar42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
thanks :) thats quite a compliment
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Eisenteufel Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best SW-miniatures Ive ever seen!
How did you paint the grey of the armour?
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