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  1. NyarlaBcn

    Warhammer: Demon Prince Be’lakor

    Thanks! Yes, I guess it helps evoque that part of his bio :)
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    Warhammer: Demon Prince Be’lakor

    Here my latest work. I keep trying and trying with black: highliting black. I tried with blue for a while till I was quite happy with it, and now I’m trying with grey which is more difficult... it does show here, since it completely reads as grey skin but oh well, it’s still a job I’m happy with. That’s Be’lakor, one of the finest demon figures ever made by any manufacturer. First chaos everchosen, first mortal to ascend to demonhood, blessed and cursed, the lord of the dark...
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    Warhammer's Royal Couple: Ariel & Orion

    haha now you say it, I would love to do something with summer & winter... but I just don't know (yet, at least) with which miniatures. These two are demigods on Warhammer setting, and their size is bigger than that of a regular elf: I think they must be equivalent to a 54mm scale figure. There is not other elven characters that scale that I know... Thank you! For the Lady's dress I used "Dryad Bark" as a base, then lighten it with "Karak stone", and finally highlighted with "Karak Stone". All washed a couple times with "Agrax Earthshade". All of them are Citadel. Dryad Bark is a deep kinda greyish brown, and Karak Stone... I don't know how to describe it xd Believe me, I wasn't sure about painting it that way till it was almost done. I think one of my strong suits is that I have - Or I think I have - a good eye for color, and combining color... and that usually saves it for what I lack on technique. And thank you for what you say about the bases ^^ Basing is not my strong suit, and I can rarely work on improve it just because I don't have space for escenic bases...
  4. The project I've been working on for the past two weeks: Ariel and Orion, queen and King of the wood elves from Warhammer fantasy setting. Their background is quite simple actually, clearly inspired on Titania & Oberon of the fey people. Ariel is a mage, Oberon is the hunter. I decided to paint them with opposite schemes: Ariel with an autumn palette (the flow of her dress made me regret it many times: it could have looked great in blue) and Orion with an spring one. Both are classic characters from Warhammer. Both metal models. Ariel's is really old: probably around 4th-5th edition; there was also an Orion model back then, but mine is the rework from 8th edition. While Ariel's original model shows its era aesthetics but it's still appealing, I thought Orion's original model was outdated and not that good. While painting them, Orion took a lot more time (a lot more), since it has a lot more detail.
  5. Well, and yet another of Reaper’s 25th anniversary miniatures. The second one: Domur. There’s really nothing original here, tried to copy their scheme. I only added a cat, so Darius’s rat has someone to play with.
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    "Darius the blue", 25th anniversary

    I actually started a WIP for this miniature: but the idea was to show how I tried to copy the blue mosaic on the clothing that reaper did. I couldn't. That's the story of a failure. So I finally just painted him on a slightly different color scheme, and here we have the results... That's my Darius the blue and his cute rat familiar, Kyorli.
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    25th Anniversary "Darius the blue" WIP

    I'm afraid this will be the story of a failure... I tried the spotted pattern: I can't make it work. It just looks awful. And that was probably the main point of that WIP, so yes, kinda failure... Anyway, I kept going highlighting a bit more and drawing some freehands over the blue clothing, highlighting the green inner clothes and the purple cape.
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    25th Anniversary "Darius the blue" WIP

    Well, I went to sleep with these first coats; but today I wake up and changed my mind. I can't make this yellowish-browns work on the inner clothes: I don't like either how they combine with the blue. So I changed them to that sea-weed green that I will highlight a lot more. Right now I'm done highlighting the blue: just superficially, because it will all be covered by the mosaic. Also first coats on skin and beard; on the beard, a light wash of black.
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    Vordakai Cyclops Lich 60082

    I've painted him too! it's on "show off" ^^ I love your purples, it's a color that somehow always works with lichs :d looking great so far!
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    25th Anniversary "Darius the blue" WIP

    Ok, first coats done on Darius. I decided on a turquoise blue. Just a couple coats, a wash and another coat. With citadel paints: - Blue: Ahriman blue, wash of Drakenhoff nightshade, ahriman blue again - Purple: Naggaroth night + khorne red + screamer pink, wash of carroburg crimson - Yellowish/browns: Balor brown + doombull brown, wash of agrax earthshade
  11. I have all the 25th anniversary minis and now it's Darius turn. It's one of my favourites; and while frecuently the "official" painting scheme wasn't for me, because many of them were too colorful (let's say Ametrine or Dain) and I painted them somber, I like the scheme on Darius. The issue is... I never tried to replicate such an ambitious pattern: that blue mosaic. I'm not great with freehands, and to cover his entire clothing with it looks almost scary. So I decided to start the project sharing it here. First things first, I primed Darius Black. On second thoughts I should probably used white primer, but well, it's done now... Then based him. White putty to fit his base to the plastic base. Then I decided to try a few colors, and to do that I used another mini I'm not really interested on right now. As you can see on the pic, I tried three different blues for the base color. They all look darker than they should because before I start with the mosaic I will highlight them: the idea is choose one, paint the entire clothing with highlights. I'm still not sure which one. I'm inclined to the one I'm pointing with the brush; but on photo it looks slightly different... I will try other mixes to see if I can find something a bit more turquoise. Now on photo I think that there is too much contrast between the two blues; and when I'm working with Darius, the pattern will be also more neat, small and precise. Now it's a bit rough because it's just all about color. I'm also undecided about the mosaic. I will highlight it too, once applied. I'm using a pale blue, which will be paler when I highlight it. Any advice so welcomed because that's totally new to me...
  12. NyarlaBcn

    03843 Aurelio Endrino, Druid

    Here's my version of Aurelio Endrino. I feel that there's a certain disconnection between the fact that he is obviously a druid, with a ragged cloack, with a racoon on his shoulder... and his perfectly groomed hair & beard. I guess beeing nature's paladin doesn't mean one should look like Radagast from "The Hobbit" trilogy. I tried a very similar look as the one reaper used. Leathers could be blended better I think...
  13. Wow. Please do. Do step out your comfort zone, because that's just a gift for the eye! The eagle what can I say, perfection. I have the very same miniature and I also tried a freehand on the shield... just a tree. Looks more like a broom. The blending and the face are perfection too. Just amazing.
  14. Well, that one was a bit challenging. Mostly for the patience it takes to go through all his gold decoration lol The palette is nothing special: I tried to copy Confrontation's official painting, except I used true metals because NMM are far beyond my hability. Confrontation was well known for a while as one of the top miniature companies in the market. Tons of figures with a bold and eccentric design. I have a few of them but Misran is the first I actually paint. I think it's pretty original, fun, and a good example of Confrontation's fantasy style where proportion or logic matters less than eye appeal. All critiques so very welcome!
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    Cyr's Mom's First Mini!

    Looks like talent runs on the family :) Mouslings are so cute & a good way to start!