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  1. Geoff Davis

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Joke that only Cyradis will get: When someone is about to step in lava yell "pahoy-ahoy!" Otherwise they'll be yelling "aa aa"!
  2. Geoff Davis

    Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cave Bear!

    Ooops Wrong thread Sorry! Happy birthday, I mean!
  3. Geoff Davis

    Fox Critter group pictures (heavy pics)

    That is a fabulous collection. I love that they are all painted so consistently with a similar style and light level. It really ties them all together. Congratulations on your achievement.
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    02242 Ian MacAndrew

    I derived this simplified pattern from the pattern I did on an earlier project. That tartan was loosely based upon the Afghanistan Memorial Tartan. However, the white lines and red lines on that project did not work out well at all. So I simplified it to get the pattern on this miniature. Note that the tartan I linked to above has a blue pattern, rather than the green I chose to use on this miniature. I really like that pattern of that tartan, but it turned out my hands were too shaky and I didn't have the paint consistency right for doing the smooth thin lines needed to make it look good. I needed to drink less coffee and thin my paint differently. When I used straight liquitex flowaid to thin the dark green for the thin lines, they turned out very fine and smooth as you can see on Ian MacAndrew. The choice of miniature to apply the plaid pattern to is very important as well. Flared skirts the one in the picture below are quite difficult to line up the pattern on. Like I said in my original post, I'm still working out the process.
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    02242 Ian MacAndrew

    Ian MacAndrew by Bobby Jackson. This is the first of several projects with tartans that I'm working on. Once I get a better grip on the process I will do a detailed WIP.
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    Deathsleet - Color advice requested

    To me she reads as a cool white from the back but not the front. The issue may be the purple. Lavender purples can be warm or cold and that colour feels warm to me. I think it makes the contrasts in the white on the front seem to fade away. I think I would actually add dark blue in the recessed areas of the white scales to provide a cold contrast to the white scales. It will make them seem brighter overall by comparison. I would also highlight the purple scales with a mixture of white, the purple and maybe a bit of the same blue I would use to increase the contrast on the white scales. The belly would still be purple but not so purple as to dominate over the white on the remainder of the body. I hope that makes sense.
  7. Geoff Davis

    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    Duh. I just realized why her lips look messed up. Fangs. (Slaps forehead...repeatedly).
  8. Geoff Davis

    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    Thanks, I will try both these ideas.
  9. Geoff Davis

    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    Thank you! Your vampires gave me inspiration.
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    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    I redid some of the blending and highlights on the armour. I can't seem to get the white paint to flow smoothly for the highlights. I am using a mix of 50% water/25% slodri/25%flow improver which seems to be working really well with other colours but the white inevitably becomes chalky as soon as I thin it. I am using pure white and I recall reading somewhere that one of the other reaper whites has been found to be less chalky when thinned. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I suspect I need to order some other white paints to try. I am considering her done for now and moving on to another project. The show off photos are here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80876-03681-nazera-bloodraven-vampire/ Thanks for your suggestion to do this project Inarah!
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    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    Rescued from my shelf of shame thanks to a suggestion from Inarah. Vampire striking a dramatic pose. I get the feeling she's not too worried about any pesky wooden stakes in that armour. Comments and criticism are welcome.
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    02121 Allanah Greyloft

    Thanks very much for all the supportive comments and the suggestions. You are all awesome!
  13. Geoff Davis

    03681 Nazera Bloodraven, Vampire

    I did a bunch more blending on the armour and painted most of the details.
  14. My current project from my Shelf of Shame. She got abandoned when I couldn't figure out what to do about damage to the figure around her mouth. I'm going to use her to practice NMM. Flesh painted. I used the fair skin triad with pure white added for highlights and imperial purple added to the shadows. I'm undecided about her eyes as yet. I'm wavering between a dull lifeless pale blue or bright yellow and orange. For the armour I'm using the night sky triad with black added to the shadows and pure white added for the highlights. Only a little bit of blending done so far on her left shoulder, arm and hip. Some of the convex shapes are causing me to do mental gymnastics to figure out where the highlights should be. Her hair is the undead flesh triad with imperial purple added to the shadows and pure white added to the highlights. The gems will be bright flaming yellow/orange which is why I'm considering whether the eyes should be yellow too. I might dull down the gems to red and give her bright yellow eyes.
  15. Well alright. I can work with that. Thanks for the suggestions.
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