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18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I'm looking forward to see these painted!



As am I!  ..... Although there's always the usual "wait, these aren't Space Marines, what colour do I even start with" and "what should I colour in first" questions on my mind, but thankfully those are simple enough to work out. 


I really am feeling the idea of the African wild dog pattern on Krokuta, so despite it being two things I've never done before (fur, and a semi-complex fur pattern) I'm probably going to go ahead with it, because despite its complexity it just seems to feet the best.  Truth be told, my mind is more worried about her and Djiro's outfits, and their colours, as I want them to be nice. ::P:


More stuff, including quite possibly actual painting to come tonight, as well as rebasing of two of the ones in my initial post.  I'd consider rebasing my 77013 Minotaur alongside the two Bones gnolls, but would have to think, since the cloth around his waist is attached to the base, I'm hesitant.  In other words he's a maybe atm, but since everyone else is based in a pleasing manner I kind of want a similar look across the board.  That and I want an excuse to make nice bases, so.... 


I also need to base and prime 77254 Beastman Champion, but that can happen later on as there's only so much room on the table, and I want to clear up some of what I have ready to paint and/or prime first!  I do know he will NOT be on a hill, despite being some sort of goat base, and my guys being predominately based in the southern Alberta badlands, where conveniently enough there are a decent amount of hills ::P:

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No paint today for the army, just gap filling, which can be fun in it's own way!  Why gap filling instead of painting?  Well, part of it was I wanted to do something different than painting since I'd spent three hours working on my Skaven Warlord, while the other half was these guys are on the table, and so close to being primed, but those gaps were downright annoying (aka: I'm planning on priming a bunch of the various minis on the table quite possibly next time, so they're all ready to go and I can start actually painting colours onto them!)



^So first up is 77501 Minotaur.  Gaps were filled, and I tried to match his hairline, but didn't quite get the lines for the muscles to match up.  Really hoping it isn't too obvious once paint goes in, but it's about forty two times better than that gigantic gap he had before.



^Next up is filling the gaps on 77464 Werewolf, where by sheer coincidence (because I was somewhat random with my tool, and just went with what "felt good" for trying to keep the hair flowing from head to body) a good amount of the lines matched up.  Once again, I'm curious as to how it will look with paint, but I suspect it will be more believable than the previous minotaur.  Gap around his tailbase will be taken care of next time.



Figure I should comment on greenstuff too...  Funny how it's so much nicer to work with when you, uhm, coat your tools in Green Stuff World's sculpter's vaseline and get some of it on your fingers...  Oh man, stickyness, what stickyness?  It only sticks when I push it against something!

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Once again, a bit of an incremental update, as I was focused on finishing up filling gaps on these guys, and then most of my miniature hobbying time tonight was spent on YouTube Wyrmgear.



^Filled the gap in my werewolf's tailbase, although somewhat sloppily, at least in my eyes....  Kind of hoping it won't show much at all when painted, but I'm certain it'll look better than that horrible gap it had before.



^And while they weren't all that bad and probably could have been covered up with paint, the slight gaps on Toghra were kind of bugging me, and therefore they were filled in.



As for working with greenstuff..  Yup, definitely loving the use of my GSW Sculpter's Vaseline as it actually makes life soooo much easier with the stuff, as does staging your mixed stuff on a sheet of wax paper, instead of your cutting mat.


Definitely looking forward to priming up the six minis I have ready to go, because then it means after that will be some actual paint, w00t!

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I was intending on priming a bunch of figures last night, but only wound up priming most of one.  Not that I mind too too much, as progress is progress, in Heroes of the Storm (HOTS) as well as painting... ::D:  I also don't think I realized how long it would take me to prime just the one mini, with all its small details, insane amount of fur, and most importantly, all that textured surface called his base.  ::P:


That's right, I primed my Reaver, and needless to say I like where things are already going... 



So first and foremost arms are mounted up.  They'll be primed hopefully tonight so I can work on everything at once.  Goal is to get the inside of the arms all painted (I suspect I'll give the temporary pinning trick others do a try so I can have paint application be even around the arm) as well as what will be covered up by his arms and then glue the parts in place before continuing.  It feels weird to me, but hey, it's what one has to do to not scream in frustration as they try to paint and the assembled parts block what you're trying to paint! ^_^



Yaaaay, priming is more or less done.  Next step I suspect is some sort of black wash along the base, to put black paint into the crevices, add more shadow depth and all that.  For him though, I'm definitely thinking that it will be wiser to finish the base second, for two reasons.  One, there isn't quite enough Blutac to hold him in place firmly.  Secondly, I'll want proper reference material for the intended cliffside / mock hoodoo before I go ahead.  I want to operate on actual photos, not memories of when I was last there a dozen years ago, because my imagination will then make the whole "we have dinosaurs in Drumheller!" slogan actually true, and there will be roaming dinosaurs in said thoughts...  Not just popping out of the IGA's wall. ::P:



Edit: oh right.  Before I forget to add it in, I'm planning on going with some sort of fiery orange colouration to his fur, with a streakingly red hot kind of mohawk....  And Toghra will be more of a purplish-blue for his colouration.  Still debating between stripes and spots, but I've always had a soft spot for spots, so.....  Maybe both? One never knows until they get to that point.... 


As for Krokuta, the thought that comes to mind for colouration is "creamy black" to which I go "uhm, brain...  Those two don't words quite go together, and arguably are opposite each other, but I'll try" because it sounds like an interesting idea. 


EDIT 2: I think on my next Reaper order I won't only be buying brush on primer, but I think it will also have some of the other primer colours so I don't have to keep mixing primer and liner ^_^   There's probably also going to be brown liner, for obvious reasons.

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^More work on my Gnoll Reaver of Kargir.  Murdered out is kind of nice looking on him, but I suspect the brown liner would help immensely on the rocks since I'm still aiming for a hoodoo kind of look.  Today's paint?  Grey Liner, mixed 4:1 with water (4 drops liner, 1 drop water).


Gave the night mode on my Huawei P20 Pro a try, since I have a new phone and the camera's low light was one of the biggest reasons I chose it in the first place....  I'm more than happy enough for something that fits in my pocket and can do a bunch of things my actual camera can't do ^_^


Grey liner also helps out for this guy, because I'm planning on going with somewhat darker fur on him anyways ^_^;;;;;

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