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    03784: D'Vandra Lukesia

    Presenting D'Vandra Lukesia, the final member of my Dreadmere Begins quartet. Despite having some trouble with her in the beginning, I'm pleased with the final results. It's just a shame my bottle of Vallejo Still Water has failed me yet again, no more water effect bases for me I think. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Urgh... I think I've coming down with a cold again, my... *Counts* ...Fifth since early October.
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    Ensign Roxy "Hotshot" Malone

    Presenting Ensign Roxy "Hotshot" Malone, the colour scheme test Voidsman for my Starstriders set. I think she came out pretty well, and the group should look rather striking, when I eventually get the rest painted. As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
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    Ensign Roxy "Hotshot" Malone

    Thanks! Yes, they are part of the Rogue Trader expansion for the Kill Team version of 40k.
  5. Started working on the Echoes of Death set. I have the whole set, but I also have an appalling track record when it comes to actually finishing my Kingdom Death figures, so I'm just building and painting them one at a time. Starting with the Fighter (who's gigantic):- So far, I've made a start on her skin:- It's a basecoat of 1:1 Elf Skin/Rosy Skin with a Flesh Shade Wash. I stopped here and took a piccy so I could get some idea of where her eyes are, I think buying some sort of magnifier is in my future.
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    Dreadmere Begins...

    As these were the minis that got me collecting Reaper stuff again, I thought they deserved some special attention:- From left to right you've got 03787: The Crimson Herald (although mine probably won't be crimson), 03784: D'Vandra Lukesia (yes, I did attach her arm wrong ), 03786: Andowyn Thrushmoor and 03785: Jakob Knochengard. I had some large resin Bayou bases that I thought they'd look good on, though Jakob is kinda dwarfed by his. The Heralds skin is 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Dead Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Dead Flesh > 1:1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Dead Flesh/Light Flesh. Unfortunately, I forgot his exposed ribs until I'd finished for the day, so they're still at the Flesh Wash stage. D'Vandras skin is 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh > 1:1:1 Flat Flesh/Light Flesh/Offwhite. She also got Scarlett Red lips. You can see better where I've attached her arm wrong. For some reason I thought her hand was behind her back (in fact, I initially thought both hands held her shovel behind her back, and spend quite a while trying to get them all lined up), and like a fool didn't check her official piccys first. Andowyns skin is 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh > 1:1:1 Rosy Flesh/Flat Flesh/Light Flesh. She also got Old West Rose lips. Jakobs skin is 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Wolf Grey > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Wolf Grey > 1:1:1 Dwarf Flesh/Wolf Grey/Light Flesh. The severed head uses the same skin recipe as the Herald. Next up, hair! (For those that have it.)
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    The Starstriders!

    Starting something new, the Starstriders! A band of space adventurers, travelling the cosmos, fighting aliens and stuff. You've got the three ladies:- The deadly assassin, the Rogue Trader boss lady and the helpful medic (they all have proper names, but I sold their accompanying rulebooks so I can't look them up any more). And the three guys:- The leader of the Voidsmen, the mad scientist and the guy with the big gun. And finally, the expendable fodder Voidsmen:- Haven't gotten too far with the painting yet:- I'm starting with a Voidsman (or Voidswoman in this case), to get an idea of what I want their uniforms to look like. At the moment I've painted her jacket Dark Green with a Cork Brown>Red Orange trim and I'm trying to figure out how to shade and highlight it.
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    Black Friday Deals

    Yeah, not doing the CMON sale again. Steamforged Games is going to have all it's Guildball stuff at half price, I'm going to see if I can get my collection finished off.
  9. Watched the Tomb Raider reboot. Not sure why it got criticised so much, seemed like a decent action film to me.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Probably moping around wondering why I wasted my life painting tiny people and other pointless nonsense. Although, given my usual obliviousness to the world around me, it's more likely my last moments would be something like "Why's everything shaking? I'm trying to paint here! Hmm... What's that bright light on the horiz..."
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Mr. Stinky is probably as realistic as I get:-
  12. Yet another new thread! (At some point I really should think about starting a blog, or whatever the cool kids do these days, instead of cluttering up the forum with my stuff.) While it's possibly a banning offence, I've gotta admit I don't particularly care for Sophie or her various minis, but this one really leapt out at me. I may have made things extra hard for myself by fully assembling everything, but she has little, dainty feet so I was never going to be able to pin her to a cork. Started with her skin (1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > Flesh Wash > 1:1 Rosy Skin/Beastly Brown > 1:1:1 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown), I was trying to give her a tan, but I don't think it's as simple as adding brown to the skin colour, however the colour I did end up with is rather nice. It's hard to see, but she also has (slightly googly) eyes, lip and eye makeup (1:1:1:2 Rosy Skin/Light Skin/Beastly Brown/Hexed Lichen) and eyebrows (Scarlett Red), I also basecoated her hair while I had the Scarlett Red out.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    One day I'll get better at estimating how much greenstuff I need to mix, or find another way of plugging the gaps in slotta bases. At least today's hobby session didn't result in me super-gluing my fingers together... ...Unlike yesterdays.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Thanks for all the colour theory advice, it's not something I've ever got a good grasp of myself. As he appears to be some sort of sea serpent, I was going to paint the dragon blue (possibly turquoise). Before reading any comments I also made a halfhearted attempt at basecoating her wings purple (my painting mojo is low at the moment), I don't know if that colour combo would work, or if it's going to make her a little busy.
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Got my five minis today. They're nice, but seem to come in a lot of pieces for resin minis, my Plague Doctor has both a separate head and a separate hat.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well that has to be a record, saw a house that already has its Christmas decorations up this morning.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Progress:- Painted her glove (at least I think it's a glove) 1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red > Brown Wash > 1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red > 1:1:1 Leather Brown/Scarlett Red/Ochre Yellow > Brown Wash. And then her spear (shaft is Parasite Brown > Brown Wash > 1:1 Parasite Brown/Iraqi Sand, with Cork Brown bindings and an Oily Steel head). Now I can't put it off any longer, I need to decide what colour her wings are.
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    Echoes of Death:- The Fighter WIP

    Thanks! No, at this point I've pretty much totally moved over to the Vallejo paint range. Progress:- She's a little shiny because I forget to take piccys before varnishing. Finished off her stocking tops with another coat of either Magic Blue or Scarlett Red. Then I painted her Screaming Fur skirt (1:1 Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow > Ochre Yellow > 1:2 Ochre Yellow/Bonewhite > Sepia Wash), with the inside of the skirt being 2:1 Old West Rose/Leather Brown with a Sepia Wash. There was also part of strap (Leather Brown > 1:1 Leather Brown/Bonewhite) with a Brassy Brass buckle. Next, her bag of mystery.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    I'd put in pictures of scenes from various films. I just like the idea of future civilisations believing that in the distant past things like Jurassic Park were real.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    Probably my computer, having an internet connection is just too much of a necessity these days. I know I was probably meant to talk about some priceless family heirloom, but the various mementos I have have little to no monetary value anyways.
  21. Watched Batman Ninja, it was rather odd. Kind of like watching a somewhat hyperactive child playing with their action figures.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You mean I almost escaped from having my body clock messed with twice a year? Damn you Brexit!!! *Shakes fist angrily*
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Thanks for that! Yep, completed the pledge manager, must have just not saved any e-mails from this one. Kind of a pity really, if I didn't have any minis coming I was going to try for a refund, not all that interested in these any more.
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    Carnevale 2.0 kickstarter by TT Combat

    Been wondering why mine hasn't arrived yet when I only pledged for 4 or 5 minis. Turns out I may never have actually gotten around to filling in the pledge manager, I certainly don't have a confirmation e-mail or anything I'll give it a couple of weeks and then e-mail them, see which one of us screwed up.
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    Swamp Witch Sophie AKA Sophie 2017 WIP

    Thanks! Finally got her doodads painted:- Starting from the right:- Bundle of plants (Medium Olive > Brown Wash > 1:1 Medium Olive/Iraqi Sand), Tooth on a string (Cork Brown > Brown Wash > Cork Brown, Bonewhite on the tooth), Voodoo doll (Cork Brown > Brown Wash > Cork Brown > 1:1 Cork Brown/Bonewhite with Bronze eyes), Potion (Warlord Purple), I tried to pick out the skull on the bottle by painting it white with black eye and nose holes, then glazing over it with Warlord Purple, not too sure I was successful. Sheathed dagger (Leather Brown > Brown Wash > Leather Brown > 1:1 Leather Brown/Bonewhite).
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