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    Two more mushroom guys

    Excellent blue-speckled caps!
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    Grond, sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures

    The Hammer of the Underworld! Great metallics, and good definition on that scale mail.
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    Frost Giant.

    Excellent textures, blending, and shading! Very good subtle color differences in leather browns and sisal rope. ...now what's that beholder up to?
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    That Central eye is beautiful, and agreed on the smaller eyes! Good washes/shadows, too.
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    WIP - Learn to Paint Kit (Core Skills)

    Good tone on that leather!
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    Painting in the style of ......

    Oh shoot, now I want to get a Nolzurs duodrone, slap black-bordered rectangles of primary colors over him, and call him Piet Modrion.
  7. Made up my mind long ago that I should paint A CIRCUS. I've had 50124 (Merlock the Magnificent) and 50125 (Yvette, Magician's Assistant) for a while, and also one of the Killer Clowns (50247, Zonkers). And then I found a sheet of red-and-white Big Top striped paper, and a few other things from other sources, and The Addiction set in. Here's what I've got so far: Sarastro the Mentalist there is from Black Cat, and the lady in the Romany garb is a Nolzur's dancer that comes with the barmaid. The orb was from Nolzur's Wizard's study set dressing, and you've already met Cole Stoker, the Pulp Minis stevedore. (Every circus needs roustabouts, especially ones with shovels.) BUT IT WASN'T ENOUGH. IT WOULD NEVER BE ENOUGH. A circus needs: -a ringmaster (50277) -MORE CLOWNS (02216, Kosmo) -a sinister knife-thrower (50012, Jack the Ripper) -acrobats (50169, Lady Tiger--there weren't any acrobats under the Circus tag, but if you want spandex and eye-catching costumes, you go Superheroes) -fire-eaters/daredevils (50196, Devil Girl; she would also work in a Weird West game) -animal tamers (coulda used a pith-helmeted pulp explorer, but 50041 has a whip and a sweet costume) -a strongman (50273, Herq) And I also picked up 50121, Dr. VooDoo, because top hat, theatrics, and magic fit in well with the themes I've got. Had some wooden discs for targets (the half-assed paint job is on purpose, such as an underpaid clown might slap on with a very wide brush). I'll also make some cotton candy and fried food stalls, inspired by this: http://carmensminiaturepainting.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-i-made-hotdog-stand-for-my-pulp.html Decided to make Zonkers the "friendly" clown and Kosmo the "horrifying Grimaldi/Pagliacci" clown. My order arrived with a sample of deep midnight/cobalt blue that was perfect. So far, this is ArmyPainter True Red, that reaper-sample blue, white, and black. Devil Girl is also done in Reaper's Cinnamon Red (my go-to for tieflings.) The Plan (advice and C&C welcome): Jack, I think, will be grey pinstripes, including the top hat, the top of which is a target. Firefox the Animal Tamer: Brown whip, redhead, pale skin, fox-orange costume Lady Tiger: I would give her tiger stripes, but don't want to step on the orange territory too much, so yellow cheetah/leopard pattern perhaps? Ringmaster: Seeking advice on the trousers. White? Pale khaki? YELLOW? Stripe down the side, of course. Dr. VooDoo: Straightforward brown skin, yellowed grass skirt, going to try to paint skull-and-ribcage makeup on him Kosmo: that lollipop. Advice welcome. Rainbow, heavy on yellow? Peppermint? Continue his terrifying color scheme? Herq: I feel like he needs horizontal stripes on the tank top. Red or blue? Devil Girl: Also torn. I don't want that duster to be black (thinking probably tan, for the Hellboy resonance?) but that bustier is what's perplexing me. Come with me on this journey into calliope-sounding, popcorn-scented MADNESS!
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    Thank you and good thinking! I've got a couple of Nolzur panthers and a sabertooth for the lion-taming act; that Carnivorous Ape may make an appearance, and between the SpaceMutants, Deep Ones, and Cascabelle the Rattler Woman, we've already seen a good chunk of the Freaks. (And I have that hobo for an Emmett Kelly clown, too.) That orangutan I'm making over in the Sculpting forum? Also a splendid edutainment sideshow. Do definitely need some horses though. Unicorns are a great idea there. Which danceuses were you thinking of? Here's how things stood yesterday: And here's today's progress: Mister Stabbs is almost done, I'd say. Red, black, white and grey, but with a horribly yellowed smile. A bit of a wash and some detail on the knife and razor handles should do. Here he is with that horrible clown: The lollipop is two out-of-step color wheels (good call @paedia ), and candied up with Citadel 'Ardcoat. It looks sticky and unwholesome. I should go over the transitions a bit. Ringmaster needs some shading, stage makeup, etc to make him come to life, but I'm happy with the overall layout. Here's the bulging, hairy-chested Strongman and the first draft of Doctor VooDoo: I like the ribcage and leg bones but am not satisfied with that skull makeup. What does it need? And lastly, here are our ladies (Ailura, Phosphora, and Caracal). Didn't get around to them tonight. I think that I'll put tiger stripes on Firefox there? and certainly drybrush Devil Girl's trench coat with scorch marks aplenty. And spangle the girls up all 'round (thank you @Inarah !)
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    DSM8110, Scottish Fold Cat Cleric with Warhammer

    Amazing! Great vials, and the blue highlights on the red cloak (or red shadows on a blue cloak?) work remarkably well.
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    Chronoscope Minis we'd like to see, #4

    Yes! There are already a couple 50137, 50250, and especially 50017--look for the label "Sligg"--but more wouldn't hurt.
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    Burn scars.

    Ooo, or maybe a thin layer of PVA glue or thick mod-podge put over the burned area and pushed around a bit with a smooth-ended tool when it's halfway dried would get you a satisfactory texture that can then be painted with a combination of washes and drybrushing.
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    Good call! I do have a lot of sparkly pearl paint...and plenty of metallics.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    Nailed that "Illuminated from within" look!
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    Burn scars.

    Very old burn scars will perhaps have less contrast than recent ones, but I'm envisioning a number of tiny, very closely spaced irregular ovals/swirls/blotches of pink surrounded by a reticulation of paler scar-tissue flesh tone. This is the one time when thick paint that shows brushstrokes is good for skin! Cover with something shinier than matte.
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    Weekend Painting

    Agreed with the above. Great eyes on those kobolds, too!
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    Sky-Fi Cyberpunk Flier (Hot Wheels)

    Sweet conversion (and I agree, Brassbender would be great at firing a minigun from a dronecopter.)
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    I'd be lying if I said Thundercats wasn't an influence... Green would also work well with a khaki trench coat...wouldn't have thought of it myself. I have Reaper's "Ancient Oak" paint that might work there. Rainbow it is! Thank you for the suggestions; I appreciate them.
  18. Finished photographing the spacefuture folks and the Russian pulp faction! Feb goals: one final push on that orc shaman, and get the circus personnel painted to tabletop standard. They are coming along swiftly, though I would love some feedback/C&C.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    El Greco also has a knack for making his people look illuminated by yellow-green OSL. And yes to very dark shadows--he was a high-contrast painter. (Caravaggio even more so!) You might also consider photographing against a dark background? I love this project! A glorious idea; let's see how many different styles of lizardman we can make! (Though I'm pretty sure Ruebens is mammals exclusively.)
  20. Glorious weathering and setting as ever! I never tire of these beautifully rusted and abraded terrain pieces, and the details bring it to life.
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    Two Old Biddies

    YYYESSSSS stories continuing across threads! Beautiful as always, and that red post-box is a perfect touch. Will we learn what happened up at the church?!
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    Urkin Shaman

    Beautiful detailing and shading! I love how the musculature and the tatters on the trousers came out. Great vivid colors too.
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    Reaper 77577 Manticore

    Welcome! I like that two-toned mane, and that metallic color works well on the scales. Looking forward to the future 29 or so--if this is the quality of the first, the later ones should be amazing indeed!
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    77042: Orc Marauder (Sword and Shield)

    Two bits of good news there: one, it's easy, and two, there are so many different rust colors and patterns that almost anything will work! It's like drybrushing, but chaotic and patchy. Described how I do mine in this thread here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/83427-terraincrate-lost-mine-set-plus-some-extras/&tab=comments#comment-1771393
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    Fire Giant 3

    Good eyes and lovely metallics! Those blue glowing runes on the hammer are also an inspired touch. Wonderful!