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  1. So I figured I'd just start a WIP thread, rather than clutter up the forum with unnecessary extras. I hate disorder (although you wouldn't be able to tell that from looking at my workspace! LOL) This week's been mostly working on Gremlins from Malifaux, I have Somer, Slophaulers and Skeeters almost done. Still waiting on flying stand order to come in for Skeeters. Somer's the Bayou Boss, and I have other Bayou Gremlins in my pile of to-be-done but we'll see how long it takes me to get to them. Betrayal at Calth (BAC) is a GW box set of Space Marines that's both a board game and a kind of starter set for Horus Heresy 30k (which takes place before the Warhammer 40k sci fi - just for those who don't follow this). My LGS is doing an escalation league for 30k, and is running a contest for painting the box set. it's about 38 miniatures I think. Really hoping I win, even if I don't play the game because the prize is a free Horus Heresy book of our choice And I love books, even more than I love models so books about models... I'm THERE! Anyway here's my pics (except for the BAC which is still currently in its box lol) ^^ Slophaulers - because they, wait for it, haul slop Just finishing base really on these guys Somer - almost done, working on base now and just need cloth highlighted I think ^^ Skeeters (mosquitos) - trying out colour scheme, pretty much still basecoating although I did highlight their backs, wings and eyes (which still need glaze) Also trying to work on getting more lighting in my room for my light box :( so maybe my pictures will come out better =/ C&C is always welcome :) It helps me get better!
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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!
  4. 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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    Mr. Huggles (GW Deffdread)

    This is an ork Deffdread - basically an armoured type mech piloted by a grot (or three? always was fuzzy on the number). His base is still WIP but he's done enough to show off his paint job =D HE JUST WANTS HUGS!!!
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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
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    More Contrast isn't Realistic?

    Some really good points especially about using photo references (even if it's a bit tough to find a chick in chainmail lately :P) no but seriously, I use a lot of reference pics in my terrain pics for the same reason, or for textures like rust etc. So using them for figures is a really good point. I love David Petersen's work btw =D only thing I might add is I suppose it also depends on what you're wanting from your miniatures. Not all of mine for instance are really for show, or RPG (not saying I don't want to get better!) just there's quite a few that are probably going to be ok viewed from arms length because it's an army of 'em. Contrast is important of course but I'm not sure you'd probably go as far as a one off piece maybe? (Well, some people do, but some people are crazy or aren't building a horde of orks! lol)
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    Reaper Exchange Mini

    Spoilered for my Exchange partner:
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    It looks like - they've been doing that with *everything* it seems like, Adeptus Titanticus, Kill team, rogue trader... I'm personally waiting for Mordheim, because I hope they keep up their current approach of adding terrain for stuff (plus, MORDHEIM!!!! <3)
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    77075: Khael Stonekindle, Dwarf Wizard

    awww he's totally a mini Gandalf! Love him
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    Heresy Miniatures: Maggotmen

    Wow exactly what it says on the box lol Definitely agree with others- very creepy.
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    The Unrelenting Tide (WhiteWulfe's Skaven army)

    Loving it!! The older GW models were defintely a pita in terms of mold lines- I know I have several I always miss when doing my older stuffs. The very newest minis GW makes have much much more reasonable mold lines - and not in places like, across teeth, fur or tails. >< Sadly not new Skaven (yet!) RE: Giant Rat models - definitely take a look at Reaper's models! I have used several of theirs for rat packs/swarms and just plain old rats. And you can get them in bones so it's pretty cheap to do a rat swarm. Anyway can't wait to see more! Hope your allergies leave you alone soon >< it's been a pain here as well.
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Link to Show off thread for my summer mini exchange: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82806-reaper-exchange-mini/ And more stuff that's wip - with #Orktober being a thing here (GW is launching new gorkamorka style game, plus maybe, just maybe, we'll get our codex then :P). I started trying to go through the tray o shame and get this guy done. I also ordered some bits off ebay to try and make a better gun for my Ghaz model (posted above) - the one I have is 'ok' but I feel like he really needs a bigger gun. Ork DeffDread:
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    Yes! Done! Well, still needs to completely dry and get boxed up and spend lord knows how long getting to my partner but... otherwise, DONE! lol http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/82806-reaper-exchange-mini/
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Basing for my exchange - WIP, waiting for primer to cure atm but these are fairly updated pics:
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    Currently madly trying to finish Orkz

    Some more work on my Exchange mini!
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    The Unrelenting Tide (WhiteWulfe's Skaven army)

    Love them! Did you have any trouble fitting their backpacks onto them? I have one that, why I can't figure out, just doesn't seem to want to fit onto the Globadier :( I love the orange eyes. Skaven usually have red, but taking it all the way up to orange looks really really cool!