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Everything posted by aku-chan

  1. Picked up a future bundle from Kingdom Deaths Black Friday sale, Mr and Mrs Silence were just too awesome. And the art card pack, can never have too many art cards.
  2. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    Oh yeah, that's the kind of update I've been craving... *Wipes drool off chin*
  3. Lets make a start to balance out my many, many, many non-Reaper WIP threads:- I thought I was being so clever putting her on a recessed base, so I could bury the little pile of rocks she's standing on. Unfortunately, I didn't realize until it was too late that her arm-cape actually goes down the side of the rock pile, going to have to re-think my basing ideas Wasn't intending to start painting her yet, but thought I'd do a bit while other stuff was drying:- Her skin has been basecoated with 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh and given a Fleshshade Wash. Now back to watching paint dry.
  4. Steampunk People Part 1

    Thanks you two! I messed up her face a little by varnishing it *Shakes fist at stupid shiny varnish*, but I'm still quite proud of the job I did:- Progress:- Once again I'm being bamboozled by a woman's overly-elaborate outfit consisting of too many layers. First I did her hair (1:1 Leather Brown/Red Orange > 1:3 Leather Brown/Red Orange > Red Orange > Brownshade Wash), then a Black choker with a Bronze button and a Bronze necklace. Next came her hat and outer vest, this was based in 1:1 Vermillion/Blood Red, highlighted with 1:1:1 Vermillion/Blood Red/Ochre Yellow and shaded with 1:2 Scarlett Red/Blood Red. Also made a little progress on the Blacksmith:- Painted his apron (Bonewhite > Brownshade Wash > Bonewhite > 1:1 Bonewhite/Off-white > Sepiashade Wash) and his hat (Black Grey > 1:1 Black Grey/Cold Stone Grey > Blackshade Wash). Need to fix that dot of Bonewhite on his pouch, also probably going to rethink his hat, I think I made the highlight too big.
  5. Steampunk People Part 1

    Was going to be good and get some half-painted stuff finished, but I couldn't resist the steam-powered siren song of my Twisted minis. Since I'm going to be working on these for the foreseeable future, I thought I'd WIP them in batches:- In this first batch, you've got two Urkins (Porker and Bookworm) at the front and (from left to right) Sowerberry, Gentlefolk Blacksmith and Gretel at the back. Starting with the Blacksmith, not pictured - his chimney backpack. So far I've basecoated his body in Bronze and given it a Brownshade Wash. Next time, I go crazy with a drybrush.
  6. 03337 Terezinzya - Goth Sorceress

    Thanks guys! She's all painted up:- Finished off the sleeves with Bonewhite highlights and gave her a couple mana potions. Smooshed some greenstuff in the base to give the impression of stepping stones, waiting for it to dry.
  7. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    Already got everything I want so I'm just hoping the next update has more pretty pictures of stuff, seems like it's been ages since we've had an image heavy update. Heck, I'd take just getting a better look at the minis they were showing at Gencon.
  8. One good thing about collecting Reaper minis again is I can throw in random ones to bulk out paint orders:- Vallejo Polyurethane Varnish - Matt (I'm hoping this is a little less shiny than their acrylic one), Vallejo Game Colour 34 Bone white, Vallejo Model Colour 863 Gunmetal Grey, Vallejo Model Colour 955 Flat Flesh, 60188: Koriah Azmeren, 60174: Jirelle, Iconic Swashbuckler, 14631: Evshyvandra Duskwidow, Dark Elf Warrior, At least, I think it's a good thing...
  9. A few companies have started theirs already, but apart from Wyrd (Malifaux) and Privateer Press I don't know of any other US ones.
  10. Ral Partha Shadowrun Feathered Serpent 10-861 (all metal)

    I'm utterly confused by a dragon having such modern debris on his base, but I do love that graffiti.
  11. Steampunk People Part 1

    Had a change of direction. Twisted are having a painting contest, so I thought I'd enter one of my minis. But, as much as I like the job I'm doing on my Blacksmith, I think I'm painting him a little to simply for a contest entry, so I've set him aside for:- The rather intimidating Witch-hunter Gretel. I'll still work on the Blacksmith, but Gretel is the priority. Any how, progress:- Painted Gretels skin. Started with a base of 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh, then a Fleshshade Wash, then highlights of 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh and 1:1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh/Off-white. She also got Old West Rose lips and possibly the best eyes I've ever painted.
  12. 03337 Terezinzya - Goth Sorceress

    More progress:- Today has been all about arm-capes. It was basecoated with 5 (or 6, the ratios got complicated today):1 Off-white/Hexed Lichen, highlighted with Off-white with 2 or 3 brushfuls of basecoat mixed in and shaded with Hexed Lichen and 2 or 3 brushfuls of both the basecoat and highlight mixed in. A little detail I discovered, and really loved, is she has the remains of another arm-cape on the other arm, I guess dungeon delving has been tough on her outfit? I also used the base colour for her final layer of leggings, and started on her sleeves with Bonewhite with a Sepiashade Wash.
  13. Zero. I simply can't paint that fast.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Black Friday sales are dangerous. I almost dropped a couple hundred pounds on some Malifaux minis, luckily I remembered I don't actually like painting Malifaux minis before hitting the buy button. Still being tempted by some Batman minis though...
  15. Atypical Hobby Behavior

    I'm going to have a really good think before I sell off any of my minis again, I regret having a good clear out last year. In fact I'm probably going to end up buying all the Reaper and Hasslefree minis I sold again, but there's no realistic way to re-obtain all my Bombshell Babes
  16. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Urgh... For the second time in under a week I'm spending the day wrapped up in a blanket feeling cold, shivery, puke-tacular and pretty carppy in general. I don't know what lurgy I keep catching, but I wish it would leave me alone.
  17. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    I think I've ended up late pledging to this one (I've never late pledged before so I don't know if I've done it right or if they're even accepting them). If it works I should be getting all five Frost variants and the Winter version of the Bard.
  18. Bring back Michael Keaton!
  19. Steampunk People Part 1

    Double progress:- Painted his belly oven, started pure Off-white, painted a ring of 1:1 Off-white/Ochre Yellow and then another ring of 1:1:1 Off-white/Ochre Yellow/Orange Red, still can't do a particularly good glow effect, but I think I'm getting there slowly. Also gave him Ochre Yellow power cables and Leather Brown belts.
  20. 03337 Terezinzya - Goth Sorceress

    Double progress:- Didn't quite finish her legs. She got steel boots (Oily Steel > Blackshade Wash > Oily Steel), black leggings (1:1 Black/Stormy Blue > 1:1:1 Black/Stormy Blue/Cold Stone Grey), pointless leg belts (Leather Brown > Brownshade Wash > 1:1 Leather Brown/Cork Brown) with Bronze clasps but there is still one more layer of clothing to paint on her legs, so I need to think of another colour. While painting her pointless leg belts, I also did all her other belts and pouches and things.
  21. Steampunk People Part 1

    Progress:- All the Bronze areas get drybrushes of Bronze and Polished Gold, I then picked out all the raised areas with more Polished Gold. He was looking a bit too Bronze, so I did some areas as Brass (Brassy Brass > Brownshade Wash > Brassy Brass > 1:1 Brassy Brass/Polished Gold). I then did his exposed mechanical bits, moustache and grate as Steel (Oily Steel > Blackwash Shade > Oily Steel). Finally, his eyes and shoulder light were done in 1:1 Andrea Blue/Glacier Blue. Today I wanna try and paint a fire inside his belly oven.
  22. 03337 Terezinzya - Goth Sorceress

    Thanks! I'm actually struggling with her colours at the moment, she's wearing so many layers it's getting hard to keep her out of Clown Town. Progress:- Gave her purple knee-pads (Hexed Lichen > Blackshade Wash > Hexed Lichen > 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Wolf Grey), also used this colour on the trim of her coat and the guard on her left hand. Going to try and finish her legs today.
  23. Infamy Collectibles Kickstarter, large minis for painters and collectors

    That's the one that got me to give this a second look, but I know I'll never paint it, so I'm being good.
  24. Not routinely, but leftover dinner for breakfast happens occasionally.
  25. Kings of War: Vanguard

    You know, I've been rather disparaging about this Kickstarter, but that giant pledge is getting awfully tempting.