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  1. 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 While Ariel's original model shows its era aesthetics but it's still appealing, I thought Orion's original model was outdated and not that good.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.
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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...
  3. 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.
  6. 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...
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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
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    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...
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    Photo box

    I've been struggling to take good photos for months, since I joined the forum. The light was wrong, or the background, or out of focus. Recently I bought something that really helped me. A photo box for close up photos: I guess we really don't need such a thing to take good ones, but overall, I'm happy with the results. That way I don't have to worry that much for the light and the background. Besides that, I still use just my iphone to take the photos, so they are still far from good: and since the light on the photo box comes from white leds, sometimes it's a bit burnt. Judge yourselves. EDIT: here I was talking about that thing I bought and I haven't seen that there is a post about how to build your own :s sorry for kind of a redundance. Anyway, that one cost me about 20$ and I guess it's main advantage is it folds completely
  12. 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.
  13. 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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    Andrea Miniature's Khaerus

    Here a beautiful sculpt from the spanish miniature studio "Andrea miniaturas". It's the wizard "Khaerus el invocador", which I painted with a piromancer palette, and included kind of a flame-familiar invocation. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, particularly with the red-oranges that work, I think, beautifully
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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!
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    Dwarf King On Throne

    It is not a terrible job at all! Lovely miniature & paintjob If I may my only advice would be not to use what seems to be pure white on the horns & teeth.
  17. I love a necromancer who actually looks like an old, old, old men who is determined to keep beeing old, but alive, for centuries thanks to his magic. To me that miniature was all about trying to keep the detail on the face, not loose it's wrinkles, and maybe I neglected a bit the rest. Now I see it in photo, the clothes could be better (particularly the blacks), and the metals...
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    25th anniversary Dain Deepaxe

    All of the sculpts from the 25th anniversary miniatures were great. All of them amazingly painted. But there was one of them which palette I didn't really liked... too much color :d So I painted my Dain Deepaxe with a sober palette.
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    03712 Ogre Guard

    Nice and simple sculpt. Here the main issue was to paint his musculature/skin. A bit of crimson on his nose gives us a hint of what he may have on the barrel on his waist.
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    Vatanis, Maggotcrown Necromancer

    I've first seen Vatanis as part of the Maggotcrown expansion on Reaper Bones IV Kickstarter. I inmediately added the expansion on my already excessive pledge; but to me Bones is only for the tabletop. On my showcases I want metal or at least resin miniatures with better definition, so I bought him as soon as the metal version was aviable. I think the miniature has a lot of character, and tells quite the story. First, it's a tiefling, a half demon on classic D&D. Then, apparently, a necromancer; a warlock too maybe, a generalist magician. But judging from his muscle tone and leather bandana we can assume he is also some kind of a warrior/rogue. We can expect him to be a deceiver, a powerful foe, a dangerous villain for our heroes. I didn't liked the scheme we can see on Reaper store, so I gived him another one a bit more sober, classic necromancer palette.
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    Vordakai, Cyclops Lich

    One of my favourite sculpts, quite a weird creature. I love wizards. I'm happy with the color palette, the blues and greens combine just fine with the skin tone and I think I blended them nicely.
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    All Hallow's Eve - Black Aliss

    It's been such a long time since I posted something here. I've been wanting to re-join the community for ages, and now I received a new photo tool I think will help me take better photos, let me share some again ^^ First we have the "All Hallow's Eve" figure. As usual when a figure doesn't have a name I like to give it one, and for her it's Black Aliss. I painted her short after christmas. I'm still stuck on the blacks, trying to improve the black highlighting. The underskirt reads as blue I think, besides that, I feel I reached a good level here. The base is pretty simple, doesn't look good at all: but I don't have a lot of space to use a bigger, scenic one, and with such short space I still don't know what else to do.
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    My First Miniature!

    As your first miniature, looks very promising. You already have (as everyone said) good control of the brush, and that's something either you have or you don't: I have friends who also started painting and they struggle a lot to achieve a precision you already seem to have. About your blacks, I will pass an advice I myself recieved here on this forum not long ago: highlight blacks is hard, and you will probably achieve better results using other colors than grey. Let's say blue - my choice - or purple, or green. Maybe even brown. Of course in grey it looks a bit more dusty, worn out, and since it's what you were looking for, it's still a good choice on that particular miniature.
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    Elder Thing

    Oh, I love that one. The sculpt (I've been wanting to go after some of this miniatures for a while) and the shceme. You made it justice, I almost can hear something screaming Tekeli-li Tekeli-li on the background....
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    Vatanis, Maggotcrown Necromancer

    Thanks! The face looks a bit burnt on the photo. I bought a photo box for close up photos, and it gets its illumination by white leds. It will be something to work on
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