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  1. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    And finally! The completed piece...for now. I might still come back and add little details and perhaps some grasses.
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    Dwarves vs Ogre

    Finally finished the project! First up is pics of the completed Ogre, who sits at the center of the diorama.
  3. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    It is a standard pink foam board, used for insulating houses, I believe. Sadly it isn't real cheap around here (unless you steal it from construction sites) and it doesn't come very thick, so I had to build it up in layers glueing them as I went, then sculpting them into shape. This lends itself well to bricks at this scale though. More organic shapes might be more challenging. After I sculpted it, I fixed some spots with a spackle-like compound over the top, and a few dozen layers of watered down PVA glue to seal the foam before I spray primed. In artschool I found most aerosols will melt foam, so I wasn't taking any precautions there. Best of luck with your attempt. Let me know how it turns out.
  4. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    Bought a third hand and finally begun work on the ogre.
  5. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    The dwarves are finally painted. Still a bit glossy and needing a matte coat. I went with a different method with these by doing them in greyscale and then building up glazes on them to make the colours. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. More colourful than most of my minis.
  6. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    Yeah, lichen on the top of the tree, I had never done anything like that. Really happy with the result.
  7. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    More updates. Base is mostly done, save a few additional flocking and grass details. I think I am pretty happy with the colors on the base. I used some moss-flocking to cover up some troublesome areas. I think it all worked out well. Now to finish up the figures and put it all together!
  8. ravenofsorrows

    92696 - Karkarion

    Yeah. I was gap-filling some of my larger minis and had some left over milliput, which I tend to use to sculpt base materials. So yes, I sculpted all the stuff on the base.
  9. ravenofsorrows

    92696 - Karkarion

    Thanks. That was really my goal with this experiment. Limiting my color palette to capture the underwater setting of some of the new Bones II minis.
  10. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    I think I will leave the floor stones the same. This place is more ruin than structure and for all I know that floor could have once been a wall. But I will definitely think more on that front for the next big project (which I already have sketches ready for).
  11. ravenofsorrows

    92696 - Karkarion

    Maybe disappointed is the wrong word. I like him, but felt maybe there could have been more I could have done with the base other than use some scrap milliput from filling seams. But it is still quite fun.
  12. ravenofsorrows

    92696 - Karkarion

    One of the first minis I dove into with the new Bones II set. I think I had bigger things planned for him, but I took some risks with little planning. I'm not real disappointed with the result.
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    Narthrax: 77279, Aina: 77052, Gift Diorama

    This is beautiful. I love the simplicity and yet it has a great pop of color and light. Reminds me of Franzetta's illustrations for LOTR. Great display! I might have to take inspiration from this for a future build.
  14. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    First layers of paint going on to the base.
  15. ravenofsorrows

    Dwarves vs Ogre

    That is a reasonable critique. I didn't really think of of the flooring thing. Thanks for the suggestion as the big project after this is a ramped up set of ruins so I will keep that in mind. Got any good reference for how to do the floor/paving stones better? As far as the dwarves go, I found the sculpts kind of mediocre and limited. I did notice the eye-line issue but was working with it the best I could. I suppose I could have played back and forth a bit with the landscape to get them to fit better. (Also, a different dwarf was supposed to be on the far right, but I didn't like how the mini looked after assembly). Thanks so much for your input, more to think about going forward.
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