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The first of four almost complete.  I will be obsessing over a couple details before I call him done.  Trying to decide if I paint a pattern similar to that on the bottom hem along his hood.  A lot of black that isn't black.  Blue liner and nightshade purple have become my favorite "blacks".

 

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And a couple references I've been using.

 

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Yesssss embrace the wonder that is Nightshade Purple!! ::D:

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That is one gorgeous mini! 

 

... I'm thinking I'm going to need to pick that purple up as well... 

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Full disclosure-

 

On his cloak and outer robe are nightshade purple and blue liner.  I wanted to differentiate his inner robe so used brown liner with green ochre to bring in some warmth and then blue liner for the deep shadows.  And the armor is black green, pale lichen and blue liner.

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The 2 of 4 almost done.  Need to finish up some base details in order to call it complete.  Plus, you can see where I'm headed next once the 4 are complete.

 

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I'm on a roll today.  3 of 4 complete.  Maybe.  I'm not 100% happy with the gem, but after the few hours I've spent on it, I just can't do it anymore.  More practice needed on that kind of thing.  I might have energy tomorrow to see if I can improve on it.

 

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Okay!  Two things happened today.  I took a more careful look at images of green quartz and while running errands, the hubs wanted to hit the FLGS and so I ended up buying a new bottle of paint, Vallejo Yellow Green.  Also, worked on better blending.  Results - 

 

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Better. Happier. Done. Next!

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The hubster is an enabler.

 

The goal is to not buy minis to try and reduce the stock of unpainted ones that I already own.  But today, he hands me over some that he picked up over time from his visits to the FLGS.  Some were to represent characters he's played during his weekly game night and a couple he recently found in the random minis bin.  I love that he knew I would love a fat valkyrie pig lady.

 

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I know the pig lady is Helga the Conqueror and pretty sure the bird is a GW great eagle.  But I couldn't figure out who the big armored "orc" on the left is.  I love his bulk.  Does anyone recognize him?

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There's a few tiny touch ups I'll be wanting to do before sealing, but otherwise, 4 of 4 done!  Our Goliath warrior is a collector, thus his slightly incongruous equipment.  I think he might be my favorite of the group.

 

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