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    CAV Secret Santa 2018

    CAVs are being prepped! Finally >< been a long RL lately tbh. But now I have a whole week off to paint weeeeee!!!
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Doing a quick speed paint on this guy - still need to do his base:
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    Warhammer 40K - Ork gretchin

    Very nice! well done on those nails. they're a real bugger to see. Love me some Grots <3
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Few more pics stuff I'm working on, not entirely happy with the Dragon (mostly the wings atm) but he is done for the Wyrd Iron Painter contest (tho I'm in Elim). More Ghaz - he's glossy cuz his topcoat, before I do the weathering, and I'm working on his base atm. And the Deredeo I'm doing for "Dreadtober" (and cuz I just need to get him painted!) He's going to be in a Luna Wolves scheme as well
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    Basing your models in CAV

    the clear acrylics slide a lot, just so you know - not probably much of a problem here. We use them more for RP minis (so the 'dungeon' shows under the figure) and it makes for interesting times sometimes lol I actually like the hexes tbh. Probably because it harkens back to that other Mech game. But I also enjoy basing opportunities and love bases (sorry @CAVBOSS lol) Now that you've mentioned facing tho, I better go check and double check I put them all on their bases the same way round!
  6. Guess he got downgraded to a Tropical Storm, as seems to happen when they hit landfall but anyway hope everyone is doing well and if you're in the Carolinas, button up! <3 <3
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Dragon pics overload: Been working really hard at this guy, it's a lot more involved than I usually do (kinda used to more TT, army level tbh). And I think I may have finally discovered how to properly do highlights! I never could seem to do it the 'traditional' way exactly, I always lost track of where the highlight was, where it was going, what was I painting again?! So I went back to my hatch marks - ie lines. For some reason, it's a lot more understandable to me, how to build up colour that way, as well as being able to control it better. To explain, for those who maybe don't get where I"m going with this: instead of covering the whole area with one colour, and then slowly adding more colour to the highlight area, I essentially draw lines. I started with the dark green, to show shadows, leaving it off where it will be a highlight. Then I moved to my dark red and covered the area. The thing I like about this is while it's quite time consuming, it's also very controllable. It's a lot harder to mess up, and a lot easier to correct since the colour's built up quite slowly. And for whatever reason, it's much more immediately obvious to me, what needs to go where. So yeah I'm liking it a lot. Definitely not something I'll probably do for my TT armies because of the time involved, but I'm quite happy so far with how it's coming out on the dragon. Have a few more recent pics: I'm currently working on his wings, trying to fill out the rest of his body and really start more highlights on the brightest areas.
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    Adeptus Ratstartes Legion XIII: Ubriacomarines

    yes!! the only smurfs I approve of lol. Love it!
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    The August September Mushrooms

    These always remind me so much of Brian Froud's work... similar character. I could totally see them in a book with his faeries!!
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    07005: Cairn Wraith

    Very nice!
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    Help me with basing and static grass

    I would check out the Terrain Tutor on youtube, and Eons of Battle (DM Scotty also excellent source). RE: The above, the only thing I see that I'd do differently is adding some flock to the base as well (apologies if it's there and I'm just not seeing it!) Something that complements the scheme you want. Flock is the really small stuff you stick on, that looks like 'grass' without being like tufts, individual plant/stems. You can get Econ bags of the stuff from Scenic Express and basically never run out unless you're doing a whole RPG town/board or something. Take a look at pictures that look like what you're wanting to do. You use tufts and flock that mimic that - and flock, on larger bases, can be "highlighted" like you do a mini. To give some variation. It's not necessary, but it is fun! Another thing you can do with flock, esp different colours, is stick your tufts in a lil bit of super glue, or PVA (aka - regular white glue) and dip the tips in your flock - instant flowers! You can also get yourself some static grass and make your own tufts, varying the lengths. Of course there are plenty premade tufts too, that come in packs. Lots of sources for those. Anyway, give some of that a go maybe and let us know how it goes for you!!
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    Compound - The Cyborg Alchemist

    Dude, that skin tone is amazing!!
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Yes!! Tis - I finally sat down and went through the pics and found him. Tyvm :D He's a lovely one too. Although I'm not doing him as a copper one but a red one (probably why it was stuck in my head as a red dragon) Did some more work on him. I'm trying something a bit new (for me), actually trying to keep highlights in their proper place. It's tough as I tend to get confused as I go, where what goes. So I started off with a kind of hatch marking to both mark shadows, and to give the scales some texture (like I'd done a bit on my Talos earlier).
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Some Work In Progress on my Ghaz: I think he's almost ready for primer!! And I started gap filling on this lovely Dragon - I can't remember which one it is :( only trouble with the KS stuff hehe I'm *pretty* sure it's "young red dragon" but I may be misremembering