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    Xenomorph Queen
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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and goblins.

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  1. 77326: Lemure “A” Foedus

    So this guy was a relatively quick paint job - I worked on him over a couple of nights in between other figures and while things were drying. I had originally basecoated him a couple of months back when I decided that I was absolutely going to paint something using Breast Cancer Awareness Pink, as I have something like 8 bottles of it at this point. This was the figure that I pulled out of my Bones drawer. I’d basecoated him and then he made his way to the Shelf of Shame unfortunately. I saw him sitting up there and decided I would just have fun with it. The lemures do come 2 to the pack and are in 2 different poses, but this one is the only one I have painted thus far. I hope y’all find him as fun as I do!
  2. Awww, that is one happy little Con Crud! His used tissues look like brussels sprouts in that last picture...which is appropriately gross. So I started working on his sweater. I started out by basecoating with MSP Rach Red. When I got to his back, I remembered that he has a mold line running over his shoulder. So when I have a mold line like this that I couldn't remove with my files, I do one coat of my basecoat, then take GW's 'Ardcoat and splop that over the mold line. I realized once I got to the front of him that the same mold line was running down the right front side of his sweater as well, but I couldn't get a very good picture of that, but I gave that the same treatment. Once that was dry, which you want to wait a good 10 minutes for that to completely dry so that it's not tacky anymore, I did another coat of my basecoat paint. I believe I repeated that process 3 times until I was happy with it concealing the mold line. Which I took picture of, but... That's ok though, you'll see how much better it looks in a couple of pictures. And here's the front after that whole process as well. Then I added a little bit of MSP Fireball Orange to the Rach Red. And started in on highlighting with that. Then I added a little bit more Fireball Orange to the mix. And continued highlighting. And a little bit more Fireball Orange. And some more highlighting... Then to the mix I added some MSP Hearth Fire. And then I used straight Hearth Fire for the highest highlights.
  3. Alright, so on to the pants. I started out by basecoating them with Brown Liner. I don't normally basecoat so dark and hadn't actually meant to here, but by the time I'd realized it, I'd already done half the pants so I decided to just go with it. I didn't worry about getting a solid colour, though, so just one coat. Then I mixed a little bit of MSP Basic Dirt into the Brown Liner. I used that to basically finish the basecoat, but left the Brown Liner alone where I wanted my darkest shadows to be. Then I added a little more of the Basic Dirt to the previous mix and started highlighting. Then I used straight Basic Dirt. Then I added a little bit of MSP Brown Sand to the Basic Dirt. I forgot to take a picture of that mix. So here's a combo picture of that mix on the left and then a lighter mix, by adding MSP Green Ochre to the Brown Sand added on the right. I used the darker mix first. And then the lighter mix. I thought that I'd made it through an entire post without getting pcktjnxed, but alas... Then I added a little bit more of the Green Ochre, but apparently forgot to take a picture of that mix or I've just confused the pictures, not sure, sorry. Now I thought that was looking a little bit stripey, so I mixed up a glaze of Basic Dirt. This was one drop of paint to a whole bunch of water so that it was just coloured water. When you're glazing, it's super important that you've really diluted the paint so that the pigment is scarcely distributed, as you just want it to tint the colour that's already there, not completely change it. So I loaded some onto my brush, dabbed it a couple of times on a paper towel to wick away the excess moisture and then tested it on my thumb. See? Just a tint. I wanted the glaze to just smooth the blends together, not change the overall colour. I went over the pants a couple of times with this glaze. And I know you've all been waiting for a zombie butt shot.
  4. You're not cruel1? Are you cruel2? Or wait, you're lonelygirl15, aren't you? The Queen. She was just sitting there, doing her thing and taking care of her children when some women came in with a flamethrower and MURDERED ALL OF HER BABIES. I was so excited for her when she nearly got justice for her babies...but I guess not every movie can have a happy ending. Are you trying to get me to reveal my evil plans legitimate business ventures? I'm not tricked so easily, you know. I'm not going to revert back to a facehugger, George, that's not how it works.
  5. So next I basecoated his teeth, fingernails and toenails with MSP NMM Gold Highlight. Then I made about a 50/50 mix of GW Agrax Earthshade and Coelia Greenshade. I don't use a lot of washes in my painting, but I do think they have their place. So I used that to darken up the teeth and nails. Then I re-highlighted with the NMM Gold Highlight. But that picture is terrible. Then I did my lining between the skin and clothing. I used Blue Liner. Then I basecoated the tongue with MSP Violet Red. Then I mixed a little bit of MSP Pale Violet Red into the Violet Red and started to highlight the tongue....but I don't think it made much of a colour difference and I forgot to take a picture. Then I took straight Pale Violet Red and highlighted a little more and remembered to take a picture of that, but... But it got pcktjnxed. Then I mixed a little bit of MSP Maggot White and I forgot to take a picture of that mix until after I'd made a second mix with a little more of the Maggot White added. But with the first mix, I highlighted a little bit. Then I decided that was looking a little stripey, so I glazed in some of the Pale Violet Red and also used the lightest mix to do a final highlight.
  6. Alright, so with the eyes done, I went back to working on the skin. I took the basecoat from yesterday and added a little more MSP Spectral Glow to it. And @pcktlnt jinxed me... That didn't make a huge difference. So I added a little more Spectral Glow to the mix. Then I took straight Scale75 Sherwood Green to start laying in my shadows. Then I added a bit of MSP Stained Olive to the Sherwood Green. Dangit. These motion blur pictures will now be known as pcktjnxes. Then I went back to highlighting by adding a little more Spectral Glow to the previous mix. Now we're going to start seeing some nice contrast. A little more Spectral Glow to the mix. Then just straight Spectral Glow on the highest points of the face and hands. Then I added a little but of MSP Maggot White to the Spectral Glow. With that, I just highlighted the very highest points of his face.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    What about the person letting him in the house? I don't believe you. I think you'll be stealing jokes from the coffee maker in no time.
  8. Why do you want to put my children in a tornado, Pezler? Seems rude.
  9. I think they already made one. It was called Prometheus. Or did you mean actual xenomorphs inside of a tornado rather than of similar quality to Sharknado?
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I know this is going to be very disappointing for you, but it went very well, so no plans for scavenging and living under a bridge just yet. I'm so sorry, but it looks like you're still on track to one day be forced to live in a smart house.
  11. Orc Stalker

    You're welcome! I use a phone camera as well, so I'm intimately familiar with the hand shake blur. Many of mine are even worse than yours when I'm in a hurry. I hope you have good success with the wet palette! I use one and love it, it really made thinning paints much easier for me. It's entirely possible that Dr. Faust has said that he prefers synthetic brushes, I know there are people who do because the synthetic brushes are stiffer and have more spring to them, whereas natural hair brushes are going to be softer and bend more. Like I said, there are so many opinions out there on brushes and none of them are wrong, it's just down to personal preference and that's why I like to encourage people to try out many brushes to see what they like the most. However, one of the reasons that I use and recommend Rosemary & Co brushes is because they cost £4-5 per brush, whereas the often highly recommended Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes can run £10-15. They're both high quality Kolinsky Sable brushes but the lower cost of the Ro&Co, I think is easier to stomach when you're already spending a lot of money on all of the various bits and bobs that come with starting a hobby. I've been using Ro&Co brushes for about a year and a half now and I'm very rough on them and I have only just started seeing some wear on one of the brushes that I use every time I paint. I haven't used Citadel's brushes, so I wouldn't be able to speak to whether you got a typical quality one or a fluke. There's so much information out there and I know I've thrown a good bit at you. Let me know if I can answer anything else or make any better sense of anything for you.