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14436 Rahl Duke of Pain Archdevil

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#1 Adrift

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

NOTE: Updated photos on post #23 with 2 elements I reworked. :upside:

Some of you may have seen my WIP thread over in that part of the forum; here is the completed miniature. My vision for Rahl was that in life he was a general of an army so vile that his passing resulted in eternal servitude in hell as an Archdevil. A mockery of his former self, his raw pig-like flesh a testament to his perverse overindulgence in the torture of any passing victim.

Needless to say, this has been a very challenging and demanding miniature; lots of flesh, cloth, and metal. To make matters worse on myself I added the forked tongue using some green stuff; the tongue took me 2 hours just to fashion and get into place between his two dominant top fangs.

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#2 MamaGeek

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

He looks like one nasty villain. The paint job is really good; the NMM is especially well done. Great work!
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Love the right-hand blade. Very sharp paintjob. Nice work.

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#4 Maglok

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

No C&C at all, the thing is awesome! So bold color usage the combination of them all is very, very nice.
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#5 Silas Coggeshall

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Dang you're good... :)
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#6 Adrift

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

He looks like one nasty villain. The paint job is really good; the NMM is especially well done. Great work!


Thanks! I really need to spiff up my blending of clothing to something more akin to your quality.

#7 Mercius

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Damn man, great scene...that right hand blade steals the show for me though.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

Excellent job! He looks...ever so cranky!
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

I was following the WIP with interest.

The finished miniature is very nice.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

Damn man, great scene...that right hand blade steals the show for me though.


It's very unique, in fact I can't say that I've ever seen another miniature with a weapon of it's like. The blade, combined with the special hilt/decoration made me feel that paying extra close attention to this particular detail was important. I'm glad it does the trick.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

I love the flesh, the blue elements & details like the necklace & his scales.

The aqua cloak I'm not sure if the way it looks to me is my eyes, the photo or the mini. As no one else has commented on it I'm going with my eyes, but just in case; I think you have shown the brush skills to have a better looking cloak you just need to spend some time looking at real cloth to get a better feel for how this would highlight and take the time to make that super smooth transition. The big broad flat colour for a highlight just doesn't stand up to the success of other areas of the model for me.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

I agree with OC there. The mini looks great until you get to the cloak. The highlights don't work for me, especially the one above the tail. It just stops and you can see the brush stroke. The brighter color looks to be the main color you are going for. Which means you should keep the darkest recess as small as possible, then midtones your next smallest, then your main color, then highlight from there. Perhaps a good dark blue wash would help smooth it out a bit. Then rework your blending. Jen Haley feathers her highlights. Try using your brush flattened out a bit when painting larger areas and really feathering in highlights.
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#13 Adrift

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

I agree with you guys on the cloak, it was the most frustrating and annoying part for me. I may go back and work on it some more after I get done with my Halloween diorama!
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

it would of been funny if his tail was grabbing the other sword. but awesome adrift i need to get him and add him as a demon prince into an army im making.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Maybe in a decade or two I'll be this good. That's all I can say. His skin and weaponry are both gorgeous.
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