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  1. knarthex

    Fall Exchange for Leopardpixie

    Hey Folks! I drew Leopardpixie as my person to paint for, and she put me so far out of my comfort zone that I have no words to describe... From her 'In Brief' Do you have a particular color scheme in mind? Lets make this interesting - challenge your self and use only blue, black, white and red (ONLY) challenge your color mixing abilities. and this means Only 1 bottle of each color, not multi bottles of various reds / blues etc... Now I am the type that buys their paint in 'Triads" long before Reaper started selling them that way, as I like having the same color to go back to when I have to fix mistakes. Even with a recipe, I still wouldn't be able to make exact matches.... So I paniced for an hour until I got home... So I dug through the pile of lead, and came up with the Crystal Golem. As I looked at it, I thought maybe I could get away with what she wanted with this mini... I also decided to do a diorama, which is where Balto Burrowell, and the Pillar of Evil, came in. The Diorama title in my mind was always "Golem Smash!", as Balto is telling his creation to do something about the item of Evil he has come across... I should have put a plate on the base saying that... Many PMs to Ub3r later here is what I sent: The Diorama The Golem: The Gnome: Also some pics of the packaging: The inner box: the last thing into the box: Better pic--- The bases all have washers in them, and the diorama has Rare Earth Magnets in it to hold minis in place, but allow them to be used in games as well. (Next time I will find bases with vertical sides for this....) So many thanks go out to Ub3r_N3rd for all the advice and patience! Thanks for Looking! 8) George Retro-Active WiP here. Going to get another pair of these guys for myself.... Edited to add more pics and link to WiP
  2. Hi, guys, You might remember me from such twisted artistic experiments as the translucent figures from Bones the First. I've been playing today with Tamiya Clear paints and the new translucent figures, and here are some of the more... not completely awful results. These are all fairly simple test pieces so I could work out how I was going to paint the remaining figures, although they came out well enough that I'll probably keep them as is. Apologies for not having the correct SKUs - they seem to have gone missing from the Preview Gallery. (Edit - found them!) First up, the Shadow. I was basically trying to find a way to paint the purple 'shadow' translucents using Tamiya Clear paints. I used Clear Red, and Clear Blue, and while they were OK they didn't come out purple. Then I tried mixing up purple from the colors available to me, but the mixtures were (a) too dark to use and (b) about as purple as a ripe lime. So I eventually tried the Tamiya Clear Smoke and that came out quite well indeed. Next, the Ice Wall and Crystal Golem. I was aiming for an 'ice elemental' look with the Golem, and the Ice Wall was simply a test piece to see how well the blue translucents worked with Tamiya Clear Blue. The answer is, I think, very well indeed. I'll probably do the Water Weird's body using this method, and take the fins up to white foam. Next up, we have the clear translucent Slimes from the Gelatinous Cube option. These I dithered over a bit - I wanted to do one as a green slime, and the other I was debating doing a black pudding or ochre jelly, and eventually came down on the side of the ochre jelly: I'm not sure that the Clear Orange I used on the jelly looks ochre-ish, but I think it's quite effective. Lastly, we have the Gelatinous Cube. This I painted up on the outside only with Clear Yellow - I'll probably paint the inside to see how well it works, but for the moment I'm very happy with how effective it is: the two shots here have it first empty, and secondly with a figure engulfed inside.
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