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Getting started on this big baby here:

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Just laying down some base colors. I'll be washing some darker tones over it and then picking out sone highlights.

I'll have to rig a platform for it eventually as the knuckles on its right arm drop below the level of its base

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Made a bit of progress with this. I've finished the base layer. Figuring all these rocks came from the same pile that they would be limited in variety, I tried to distinguish a small set of types by their textures, So the smoothest rocks I painted green-gray, rough rocks with beige, those with layered texture a red oxide color, and white for the crystals.

 

At this stage I've brushed a wash of burnt sienna over the beige rocks.

 

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Made a lot of progress since that last shot. The faceted and layered stones still need some work, and I'm worried the lining between the stones may be too strong, but I think it's going pretty well.

 

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looking good!   No need to worry about your lining between the stones.  It is there but it is definitely not to strong.  If you had not mentioned it I would have not even thought about it at all.... it provides a nice definition to each facet of the mini so please do not cover it up.

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I did some highlights on the jewels, gave a coat of varnish and cut the base off (broke a jewelers saw in the process before figuring out it would be easier with a knife). I cut a 2 inch disc of fiberboard to build a base on using some slate chips. The figure will need some touch-ups after the rough handling I subjected it to, but nothing too bad.

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Looking good! This is one of those figures I'm kind of meh on until someone starts painting it. It really does have a lot of personality, I should pick one up.

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It's tough to pick the right slate chips so they both fit on the base and give the figure the proper footing.

 

I talked about these way back in the basing materials thread. I found an open box of 4 inch slate tiles at the Home Depot. Since they were only sold by the box of 9 (making a square foot) I asked the store attendant if I could buy just one. He said just take it. So I got a free slate tile!

I put it in a ziploc freezer bag and dropped it several times on the sidewalk, shattering it into hundreds of pieces of varying sizes. That one tile should yield enough chips to last for years of figure bases. 

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First phase of the basing. The first piece of slate I attached directly to the right foot to assure a stable footing. This also set the left foot about 1/8 inch lower and at an angle so the following pieces had to be attached to compensate for that. It's enough of a skew to give clearance for the fist, so that's good. All that's left is to decorate the rest of the base with more small slate chips, and maybe a little sand or some putty if things go all pear-shaped, whatever that means.

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I'm not too happy with how the layered rocks (reddish) on the figure have turned out. I may go back and paint them like the green rocks.

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I've painted the red rocks to match the greenish ones, filled the rest of the base with slate chips, grouted the chips with Magic Sculpt and sand, tinted the sand with burnt umber, washed the slate with some Avocado green to unify it with the figure a little, drybrushed some highlights on the base, and laminated another layer of fiberboard with epoxy to reduce flexing. I'll post photos later because it's late early morning here and I'm tired.

 

Next is to brush on a layer of gloss varnish and see if there are any imperfections worth touching up.

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Here are photos of the process described in the last post:

 

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The following are after the gloss varnish has dried. There are a few spots that need touch-ups, and I think I want to do a bit more highlighing on the base, but keeping it subtle as not to detract too much from the natural color of the material.

 

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