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  1. PurpleLlama

    Dwarven Forge KS6 Caverns Deep

    I received I my invite yesterday also. So far I’m sitting st the adventure essentials 1-6. I’d like to put more in as I don’t have a lot of caverns yet, but I have other expenses coming up. I’m hoping to be able to upgrade to the 1-11 or 1-9 pledge before the manager closes. edit: I didn’t mention, I’m going all unpainted. I got almost everything from KS5 unpainted and am pretty much down to doors, encounter specials (like the golems) and the jade shrine. It’s quite a bit of work to get stuff painted though.
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    I agree the pillars look pretty terrible. The other pieces in comparison look much better. I’m still trying to figure out how I want to paint them without getting paint on the areas I want to remain jade. I’m also thinking of trying to paint these two columns as marble ones since they’re going to send out replacements some day.
  3. I’ve been trying to mimic pretty closely their factory paint job. The columns I’m using deep lava from dwarven forge. Really any reddish brown would work nice. The. I’ve tried black for the archways and tops and bottoms of the columns. I’m not sure how I feel about the black. I’ve only finished up two pieces fully to get a feeling for what I want them all to look like. I just finished the red part of the columns on about 2/3 of my 60 walls. I still have the black to do and then a final stone edge dry brush.
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    I received my third shipment today with the gorgon tiers and jade shrine. I’m really happy I decided to splurge for the shrine in Jade. I will need the replacement jade columns whenever they get those from the factory. All of the other jade pieces came in the translucent green except the pillars.
  5. Looking good! I started painting my KS5 within the last week. The new pieces with the columns look nice, but it adds quite a bit of time to getting them painted up nice.
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    The shipping email comes from ofweb@williambmeyer.com. I don’t remember if mine came in my spam folder or not, but people in the comments section on KS suggested to keep an eye out there. I think I got my shipping notice 2 or 3 business days after my pre-shipment.
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    Received encounters 1-6 today. I haven’t had a chance to go through everything but I’m for sure missing one piece. Pieces look awesome and I’m pretty excited to surprise my group. Just need to start getting some of this painted!
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    Just received my pre-shipment email for encounters 1 thru 6. Should only be a couple more days!
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    Seems that way. The update said they were expecting to have the first container in about 10 days and shipping would start after that. I’m pretty excited!
  10. PurpleLlama

    77591 Frost Giant King - WIP

    Thanks! All in to this point is probably 15-20 hours. I’m a pretty slow painter. Probably another couple of hours to finish up the base.
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    77591 Frost Giant King - WIP

    So I finally got some time to get to this here this weekend. I didn’t take any pictures along the way. Guess I was just being lazy. I think for the most part everything is complete on the giant. I primed the base I’m planning for him and once he is clear coated I’ll get at least pins ready before painting the base. From where I left off before, I first assembled the arms. The sword arm really didn’t need any green stuff to fill gaps. The spear arm however did. I filled a little bit along the top and sides. I primed the green stuff and touched up the areas that needed it and also tried to fix th me highlights in the two arms. Next I finished up the Metallics on the armor. This took a little bit. Shaded the steel and went back over the dulled up gold to add highlights. Then I went on to work on the beard. I left the bluish gray base coat only in the deepest recesses. From there I highlighted up to pure white. From here I worked on the outside of the cloak. Lots of drybrushing. I tried to get the high areas decently lighter than the rest. I also worked on the fur on the backside of the boots at this point. The texture wasn’t as good here and the dry brushing came out kind of flat. I may revisit these and look at adding some highlights. Next I worked on the dagger, axe handle and spear shaft. These all turned out pretty well. I used some recommendations from a post in the tips and advice forum for maple wood. It still took quite a while for me to experiment and figure out the look I ended up with. Lastly was the horns. These I’m not super happy with but tried to use some pictures of actual horn to add some texture and unevenness to them. These may also get touched until in the future if I can figure out what I want to do with them. Any comments or critique is welcome!
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    Redbox Games: Warbands of the Cold North V

    Mine showed up today. Sculpts look pretty good too!
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    77591 Frost Giant King - WIP

    Thanks Glitterwolf! I finally had some more time to work on him. I started working on the armor. I highlighted some details in gold and went over them with an umber wash to dull the color a little. I also washed with black all the dark silver parts of armor and weapons. From here I worked on the sword and spear metal. I think it’s close to finished up. I might revisit it at the end. Then I worked on his sword scabbard that will be mostly hidden under his arm. I wanted to get that out of the way now. I think I’m pretty much ready to finish assembly now.
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    77591 Frost Giant King - WIP

    So I’ve been working on this for a little while now and figured I would start a WIP for it. I’ve been pretty excited about the bones 3 giants being released and this is the first one I’ve got my hands on. I did did a little boiling and ice water to try straightening out the sword and spear a little bit. Seemed to work but the sword has bent back a little as you’ll see in some later pictures. I used my new air brush I got for Christmas to do some priming. I used a 3:1 mixture of brown liner and Vallejo white primer to get a greyish brown primer. Next I did the skin. Used Vallejo deep sky blue, sky blue and blue wash for the skin. The next pictures jump ahead quite a bit. Everything is base coated and I’ve worked on the eyes and mouth some more along with finishing up the inside of the cape, pants / boots and the bottom of his tunic that sticks out from under the armor. I also just noticed there’s a section of this last part that’s in between his legs and under his armor that I forgot to paint up. I also just placed the arms on for some pics. I’m still waiting to assemble those. This is where I’m currently at with everything. Overall I’m pretty happy. The eyes are a little uneven and I might try to go back and fix the left one later on. For now though I’m gonna move on to finishing up the rest first. Comments and suggestions welcome!
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    Wizkids - Dragonborn Paladin

    This is one of the pre-primed. I didn’t have any issues when applying paint or with it coming off after it was applied. If you’re looking for something quick to paint up for gaming, I think these are a great alternative if what you’re looking for isn’t available in bones. They have some mold lines (I didn’t clean up any as I didn’t want to reprime any areas) and on the multipart figures that are pre-assembled sometimes you’ll have gaps. Since they are pre-assembled there are some tight spots that are difficult to get paint on. I think they’re a pretty nice alternative and I really like some of their sculpts, like this one.