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lukimuki

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About lukimuki

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    Londinium, Roman Britain
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    Minipainting!! Dark Souls, Sci-fi and fantasy books, scuba diving, abandoned places urbex
  1. lukimuki

    Gargoyle (Reaper 2040)

    really like the lighting - great use of just a few colours!
  2. Captain in Terminator Armour - colour scheme copied from the product page itself! Green highlights on the "leaves" got a bit dull with varnish... Fingers not included
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    77025, Giant Spider

    those eyes, they are following me!! really cool piece of work!
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    77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon (diorama)

    thanks for the nice words!! Unfortunately I'm based across the pond so Reapercon is not an option No need to worry! I agree with you, compliments are great of course but not everyone likes things the same way and I'm with you - there is always room for improvement in any case. I'm actually relieved that your feedback about what could be better was exactly what I wasn't too happy about, either - it meant I wasn't too wrong! also, nice stories you shared!
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    Don't Drink and Delve

    I've been following your WIP thread just before joining the forum - amazing to see how you've came to the final result, it's really a great piece!
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    ReaperCon 2018 Sophie

    this is art!
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    Dark Sword Female Steampunk Guinea Pig

    I really love the paintjob on the barrel of the rifle. It really makes it stand out, but overall a fantastic piece
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    77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon (diorama)

    spot on. Initially I didn't think I'd include other minis, but they became necessary to tell a story as a diorama - and so instead of adapting the scenery, I went for minis that are dwarfed by gauges and levers. Something to treasure for the next project! You're way over-estimating my limited skills your suggestion about scavenging other stuff such as fighter planes is really good, I shall keep that in mind! I'm very much looking forward to see your Wyrmgear, I'm sure it will be grand - it sounds like you, like myself, are the most ferocious critic of your own work!
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    77015, Bugbear Warrior

    amazing job! the mace is bloody exactly where you'd expect it to be after a vicious swing...
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    Gnome bard

    amazing work on the parchment scroll, what brush did you use for the writing?
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    77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon (diorama)

    A little behind the scenes: Firstly, I removed the lock to let the wires go through the key hole. I've used bits that can be found in every plumbers/hardware store such as copper pipes and joints, together with washers as shown here. the top lid opens (where letters would have kept) so I have the main wires and batteries lodged there, going through the pipe as in the picture and then down inside the drawer where I later added all the further wiring for the 4 leds: Here is a look at the wire madness - I've put them in parallel with two 1.5V batteries: some other materials used are retro switches to simulate levers, and old resistors; the nuts are topped with a stud each. the "base" is a vintage brass trivet, then I got a load of tube valves off ebay for just a fiver - you can easily scrub any branding fro the glass of the valves with a knife.
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    77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon (diorama)

    Wow... thank you all!! I'm blown away I didn't expect such amazing comments, I'm humbled!! It's a mahogany letters box with a drawer and inkwell stand. Bought from Ebay, found it by mostly searching for "mahogany/rosewood box" Having some sound is an awesome idea - I was thinking of having steam coming out of the pipes but realized it was a tad too much to ask . There are however leds that blink so that could be easily done! Well spotted! they are printed, but I bought them from Ebay - search for "Mini Small Vintage Style Imitation Gauge" Totally agree, I wasn't happy with the shields either - but was too scared to try freehand drawing, I saw other people did amazing stuff with it. NMM chrome is such a cool idea, I've never seen that before!
  13. Re-posting my diorama contest entry here, to gather some feedback and advice! Wyrmgear is my first Reaper mini. Before that, I've only painted the Dark Souls board game minis - next up are Marthrangul and Diabolus dragons from Reaper. The story I tried to tell with my diorama is the creation of Wyrmgear in a steampunk-style factory. 59003 Dr. Darius Hellstromme and 50046 Dr. Ervin Friedman, Mad Scientist play the part of the bold victorian inventors that assemble the wondrous clockwork beast. It was a fun but long piece of work - now seeing the pictures I've taken, there are lots of details I've added that don't really show/stand out in the diorama, so good lesson already I think - don't go too crazy! Looking forward to get some opinions and especially suggestions on how to get better
  14. thanks! I've tried - hopefully managed to get a story through. I'm very new to painting and have no friends with the same interest, so I'm mostly hoping to get some helpful feedback to learn and improve Anyway I've posted my entry!
  15. "The making of the steam-powered beast" diorama with: 77177 Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon 59003 Dr. Darius Hellstromme 50046 Dr. Ervin Friedman, Mad Scientist
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