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The Fantasy Hammer

The Fantasy Hammer
Lil' Nurgling
The Fantasy Hammer
Lil' Nurgling
Joined: Apr 19 2013, 02:57 PM

Apr 19 2013, 03:23 PM #1

Greetings fellow gamers, painters, Warhammer hobbists and fantasy enthusiasts!

I am Morpheus "The Fantasy Hammer", founder and artist of http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/ . I have been part of the Games Workshop hobby for the best part of the last 10 years and into the fantasy for as long as I remember. With my painting and modelling skills I will try to carve my name in this awesome fantasy community and share all my work and knowledge with you here and on my blog.

http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/ is a blog dedicated mainly to Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, fantasy games and books. Here, you will find pictures, comments, full articles and even tutorials about painting miniatures, conversions, making a scenery and terrain to put on the gaming board, reviews and "unboxings" of models, books and other fantasy related things, gaming tutorials, including tactics and battle reports, stories of fluffy armies, battles and adventures and fantasy related art.

Today, I want to show you my latest project - Tzeentch Chaos Daemons with Chaos Space Marines allies.

So far, I've managed to paint:

Burning Chariot of Tzeentch


possessed Chaos Space Marines Rhino of Tzeentch


I've also made some tutorials while painting them:

painting flames


weathering tanks


removing paint


I will share with you all my Chaos Daemons WiP here and on my blog.
I'm open to your ideas, advice and criticism. I really appreciate it! Cheers! Stay tuned..

This is just the extract from my blog, to see more visit http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/
My blog: TheFantasyHammer.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: TheFantasyHammer
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“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas
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Virgill
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Apr 20 2013, 06:23 PM #2

Looks good, like the old school rhinos a lot
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Apr 20 2013, 08:45 PM #3

Welcome to the site and really looking forward to more pictures!
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."
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Lil' Nurgling
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Apr 25 2014, 06:00 PM #4

It's been a very vey long time since my post here! Today I will show you my Chaos Daemons Changeling of Tzeentch. I hope you like him!



This is just the extract from my blog, to see more visit http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/ and http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/The+Fantasy+Hammer/
Stay tuned..
My blog: TheFantasyHammer.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: TheFantasyHammer
Facebook: The Fantasy Hammer
“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas
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Apr 25 2014, 08:44 PM #5

I'm painting a steam tank next week (reversed heresy!). I would love a few pointers on making it look weathered and the paint chipped if you feel comfortable sharing your tricks.

I figured that since the very limited number of steam tanks have all seen their fair share of battles that it wouldn't be unheard of for them to look worn before rolling back to nuln for bidecennial maintenance.
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Apr 26 2014, 05:22 AM #6

I found out that the link above to my weathering tanks tutorial was not working properly, but it's ok now.
http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/20 ... orial.html
You will find many useful information there, including prepainting and achieving a chipped paint effect.
Some good advice:
- in order to achieve a chipped and rusty paint effect, you first need to paint all the colors that will be under chipped paint, therefore you must decide your main vehicle color and pick paints that will suit this color. It's much harder to do this if your main vehicle color is metallic, because you will have to pick paints that are also metallic in some way,
- I've made this tutorial before Games Workshop released those great new paints: Ryza Rust and Typhus Corrosion, but be careful with Typhus - it's quite watery and grainy, and Ryza is DRY,
- you can also try Weapon Bronze from The Army Painter Warpaints,
- it's best to use pigments or Agrellan Earth (crackle effect) on wheels,
- if your main vehicle color is metallic, remeber to highlight the lower and darken the uppper edges of every rusty area to make them even more 3 dimensional,
- and the most important thing - do not overdo the weathering! I wanted my Rhino to look very weathered and rusty but for a Steam Tank I would go only for a worn and scratched look.
Hope this helped a little :)
My blog: TheFantasyHammer.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: TheFantasyHammer
Facebook: The Fantasy Hammer
“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas
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Apr 26 2014, 10:47 AM #7

The Fantasy Hammer @ Apr 26 2014, 12:22 AM wrote: I found out that the link above to my weathering tanks tutorial was not working properly, but it's ok now.
http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/20 ... orial.html
You will find many useful information there, including prepainting and achieving a chipped paint effect.
Some good advice:
- in order to achieve a chipped and rusty paint effect, you first need to paint all the colors that will be under chipped paint, therefore you must decide your main vehicle color and pick paints that will suit this color. It's much harder to do this if your main vehicle color is metallic, because you will have to pick paints that are also metallic in some way,
- I've made this tutorial before Games Workshop released those great new paints: Ryza Rust and Typhus Corrosion, but be careful with Typhus - it's quite watery and grainy, and Ryza is DRY,
- you can also try Weapon Bronze from The Army Painter Warpaints,
- it's best to use pigments or Agrellan Earth (crackle effect) on wheels,
- if your main vehicle color is metallic, remeber to highlight the lower and darken the uppper edges of every rusty area to make them even more 3 dimensional,
- and the most important thing - do not overdo the weathering! I wanted my Rhino to look very weathered and rusty but for a Steam Tank I would go only for a worn and scratched look.
Hope this helped a little :)
Amazing help. I will keep this in mind while painting it. It's going to be red and yellow so no metallic color as main.

I agree that I want the weathering to be subtle. It's a steam tank which I imagine empire take fairly good care of and don't just leave to rot somewhere. For a tank travelling on distant planets and harsh envivorments you can definitely be a little more liberal.

Very interesting guide for weathering. Had no idea anyone used hairspray and salt to paint miniatures. I might very well try that if I dare :)

I'll try to remember to throw up a picture when I'm done.

Thanks again tenfold for the tips and tricks!
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Lil' Nurgling
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Jun 7 2015, 10:29 AM #8

I had almost a year break from panting and it's been more than a year since my last post here but I promise I will try to post more =) There are a lot of new pictures on my blog (some are new projects, some are the ones you know but with better pictures). You can also find my best projects on CoolMiniOrNot.com.
Today I will show you just my new Daemonic projects:

Bizarre and Mad..


Warhammer Diorama.


This is just the extract from my blog, to see more visit
http://thefantasyhammer.blogspot.com/
Stay tuned..
My blog: TheFantasyHammer.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: TheFantasyHammer
Facebook: The Fantasy Hammer
“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas
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Nov 11 2017, 01:04 PM #9

Diorg'O the Dice Master - Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch. I hope you like him =)


More photos here: Exhibit & CMON: Ogroid Thaumaturge of Tzeentch - Diorg'O the Dice Master
My blog: TheFantasyHammer.blogspot.com
Youtube channel: TheFantasyHammer
Facebook: The Fantasy Hammer
“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas
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Nov 11 2017, 05:13 PM #10

Definitely Tzeentchy - love it!
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."
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Jan 7 2018, 08:59 PM #11

Looks great!  I like how clean the colors are, very bright and appealing.
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