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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Bah, I could live with my Internet being painfully slow and pictures taking forever to load, but now I've discovered I can no longer play videos of any kind, so I can't watch this weeks episodes of One Piece or Lupin the 3rd. Computer, you have made yourself a powerful enemy...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I set my laptop to have a metered internet connection, that stopped Windows from automatically updating itself. Of course, that also stopped everything else from updating either, so I had to change it back and learn to live with a knackered computer
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    Slimux and Mulch WIP

    For my birthday, I received a mini I'd had my eye on for a while, Slimux and Mulch! Slimux:- He's a gardener, a demon gardener. And Mulch:- Is his loyal plough-snail. Started on Mulch today:- His shell was based with Hexed Lichen, then had drybrushes of 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Warlord Purple > Warlord Purple > 1:1 Warlord Purple/Squid Pink > Squid Pink, and then I painted Pure Black into the cracks and deep recesses. Finally I glazed over the whole thing with some thinned Blue Ink. As usual I used too much Glaze Medium, so I'm going to work on Slimux while it dries, if it dries.
  4. So a couple of months ago I based and primed a handful of Kingdom Death minis, to paint when I'm stuck on other things, and put them away. Now it's time to open the box... The front row is 4 Rawhide Survivors, plus 2 special Survivors (Paul and the Sun Maiden). The middle row are the 5 Flower Witch Disciples. And the back row are the Flower Knight (I will finish you one day) and the Kings Hand. I took the Rawhide Survivors and a Witch Disciple out of the box. The male Survivors skin was painted up with Dwarf Flesh > Flesh Wash > Dwarf Flesh > 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Light Flesh. The female Survivors skin was done with 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > 1:1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh/Light Flesh. Witch Disciple 1 (I don't actually know which Witch is which, so this might not be the real Disciple 1), only got a basecoat of 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh and a Flesh Wash, I want to at least attempt to paint her eyes and it's easiest before I finish her skin, but I'm on my last brush and it ain't too pointy no more. So that's got to wait until I have new brushes. So at the moment I'm just basecoating my Survivors. They've got Steel Blue dress thingys, Lonestar Leather on the hard leather parts and Bonewhite weapons and Skull Helms.
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    The Random Kingdom Death Box

    Progress:- Been struggling with this one, there's so many layers and they're not always well defined. But I did a bit more today, finished his hood with highlights of Steel Grey and 1:1 Steel Grey/Wolf Grey, gave him a leather vest (Leather Brown > Brown Wash > 1:1 Leather Brown/Cork Brown) with Cork Brown stitches and a Bonewhite tooth necklace. Then I started on one of his shirts, it's just a base of Scarlett Red with a Brown Wash at the moment.
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    Slimux and Mulch WIP

    Thanks guys! Yeah, I really like Nurgles demons too, they seem like the most fantastical of the four for some reason. Progress:- Somehow I missed painting Mulchs mouth. The inside of mouth is 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Pure Black, the tongue is 1:1 Squid Pink/Old West Rose > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Squid Pink/Old West Rose, the lips are 1:1:1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh/Squid Pink/Old West Rose > Flesh Wash > 1:1:1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh/Squid Pink/Old West Rose > 1:2:1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh/Squid Pink/Old West Rose, and finally Olive Green eyes. I then did Mulchs teeth (Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash > 2:1 Bonewhite/Ochre Yellow > Bonewhite with two brushtipfuls of the previous layer), this was also used on Slimuxs nails and horns. Then it was Mulchs nails and tusks(?) (Bonewhite > Brown Wash > Bonewhite > 1:1 Bonewhite/Off-white), this was used on Slimuxs teeth and his chewing bone.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Definitely the past. I barely understand how the technology of today works, I'd be totally helpless even in the near future.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    Skellingtons! (I'm really liking that big Bone Golem King Thing). The base pledge is going to be 60 minis for $100 (not sure if Aus or Us dollars), starts the beginning of July.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I survived! Got a better nurse this time, so it only took the one jab and no wriggling.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Urgh, gotta go have a blood test this morning. Currently hoping that drinking a cup of tea and two glasses of water is enough to make my veins stand out, I don't wanna get pincushioned again!
  11. I know I haven't finished my Hunters Guild set yet, but after prepping my Farmers just to see what the Guild Ball plastic is like, I really wanted to paint them! I've got six farmers and two bits of terrain, I'm starting with the terrain:- The pig doesn't have a name so I shall call him 'Stinky'. The wood posts are a base of Parasite Brown, given drybrushes of Ochre Yellow and Iraqi Sand and a Brown Wash, and the Guild symbol is Bronze with Polished Gold highlights. The metal brackets are Oily Steel with a Black Wash at the moment, they still need highlighting.
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    The Old Fathers Harvest WIP

    Thanks! And yes, I do think that was the word I was looking for. Progress:- Finished her hair with a final highlight of 2:1 Ochre Yellow/Bonewhite. Then I painted her apron thingy. This was a base of Sick Green, shaded with 1:1 Sick Green/Leather Brown and highlighted with 2:1 Light Green/Sick Green and Light Green with 2 brushtipfuls of the previous highlight layer. It also got Cork Brown stitches/bottom layer of her weird double belt, Ochre Yellow guild symbol, Leather Brown straps and Bronze buckles. These all got a Brown Wash and still need highlighting.
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    Slimux and Mulch WIP

    Thanks! The satin varnish did a great job adding a nice sheen to it. Progress:- Finally got a decent basecoat layer down, so I could complete the skin (1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh > 1:3 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh > Thinned Flesh Wash). Now to pick out all bumps and things on both Mulch ans Slimux.
  14. I'm feeling all movied out. Over the weekend I've watched Atomic Blonde, Paddington 2, Kong: Skull Island and the new IT movie. Liked them all apart from Atomic Blonde, that one was pretty disappointing except for the fight scenes.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Is this a mini that accurately represents me? In which case I don't think such a bland, nondescript mini exists. Or if it's a mini that I would like to represent me, I can't really narrow it down beyond something steampunky.
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    Ulfr

    Presenting Ulfr a member of the Hunters Guild from the game Guild Ball, and the last mini from my 'Heralds of the Winters Moon' WIP thread. Fun to paint but surprisingly heavy on my poor old wrists! As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    Honestly, I don't really know.
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    The Old Fathers Harvest WIP

    Made a little start to the first of my farmers, Millstone:- Painted her skin (1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > 1:1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh/Light Flesh), and her hair (1:1 Lonestar Leather/Ochre Yellow > Ochre Yellow) although I think the hair could probably use another highlight. I tried to do what I could to her mouth and eyes, but she doesn't really have much of a face. I do wish mini manufacturers wouldn't insist that PVC was the future
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    The Random Kingdom Death Box

    Progress:- Finished off his skin with highlights of Dwarf Flesh and 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Light Flesh. Made a start to his hood (Steel Grey) and his shoulder pads (Bonewhite), can't quite tell if he has a little bit of hair peeking out or not, but I don't think it matters too much either way.
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    Ulfr

    Thanks! And thanks for all the 'Likes' everybody!
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    The main problem is while they have experience making minis (and they do look rather nice), they've only done resin minis so far, but the Kickstarter is for a boardgame with PVC minis, and as far as I can tell they have no experience in any of these areas. They have been saying there might be a resin option for some of the minis, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
  22. Once again, my carefully laid out painting plans are blown apart by the arrival of shiny new things! In this case it's my new Guildball obsession, and I'm starting with a few members of the Hunters Guild. This is Skatha, her right hand was a bit miscast and tidying it up cost her the tips of several fingers. This is Snow, she was slightly too big for the base provided, so I had to greenstuff the gap around her posing rock. This is Veteren Hearne. Another one who was too big for his base, so he's had to go on a bit of cork. And finally, this is Ulfr. His left arm did not like being attached and resulted in pretty horrible gap:- That needed filling. I did a fairly decent job, but forgot to take a piccy of my handiwork. Overall, impressed by the sculpting, not so much by the casting or design. Now on to the painting:- Decided to start with Hearne. Based his skin with 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Bronze Fleshtone and gave it a coat of Flesh Wash. My bottle of Bronze Fleshtone is pretty old and had separated badly, so I stopped using it, and instead applied highlights of pure Dwarf Flesh and 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Light Flesh. He also got Bonewhite Teeth and a 1:1 Scarlett Red/Parasite Brown moustache. I also appear to have got a spot of moustache colour on his lip
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    Heralds of the Winter's Moon WIP

    And Ulfr is done:- And with that this thread is complete, YAY! (I complete them less often than I'd like).
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    Slimux and Mulch WIP

    Three coats of basecoat (1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh) done, another couple and it should be solid enough for the Flesh Wash stage.
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    Heralds of the Winter's Moon WIP

    Thanks! Progress:- Painted the furry part of his cape. This was a base of Leather Brown with drybrushes of 2:1 Ochre Yellow/Leather Brown > Ochre Yellow > 1:1 Ochre Yellow/Off-white and then a Brown Wash. Then I did his stitched thingamebob (Leather Brown with Cork Brown stitches and a Brown Wash), plus Bonewhite bony bits and antlers (Parasite Brown > Brown Wash > 1:1 Parasite Brown/Bonewhite). Just the base left.
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