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    Interesting thought. The muscular parts of his wings are that same color. Not sure what I will do about the membrane. I started the bone-type parts tonight with the horns and the bracer. Frustratingly, they aren't photographing well compared to what I see in person: I may end up shifting focus this week in anticipation of Christmas and potential last minute painted gifts for people.
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    Had the final game of our 2019 Ghost Archipelago campaign and Christmas party on Saturday. We did a themed scenario, “Island of Misfit Toys”. On a freak snow-covered Island in the heart of the Archipelago, our Heritors attempted to “free” a group of misfit toys from the clutches of their Manticore overlords, King Moonracer and Prince Starkiller. The toys didn’t necessarily want to be saved, and would fight back so they had to be subdued “KO’d” to be captured. Also the Manticores would attempt to retrieve them from anyone who was carrying one. Lots of carnage and merriment ensued. Afterwards, we participated in a gift exchange based on how many treasures, “toys”, each player had recovered.
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    Since I haven't really had time to do a lot of painting for the last couple of months I will just show some of the work that I did do. First of let us start with the big project I had going. This thing took me literal years, working on it on and off work. A 75mm figure by Nocturna Models. The Big Man Now the main points I would like to mention is that this was the first time I tried to paint marble. I am quite happy how it came out. Some Landsknechts by Warlord Games When working on this figure I experimented with freehand, and let me tell you don't make a diamond pattern on a hand that nearly touches the body. I may still add some more highlights for the red. A Monkey Just a tiny weeny monkey. Waiting for some inspiration. Thought I did play around with fibre paste by Liquitex to make the muddy ground. I really like the effect and the way it absorbs washes. Some Experimentation with Woodland Scenic Rock Moulds I wanted to see if resin would work. It seemed to work well enough thought I did cover most of the mould with silicon oil before starting. (I did spill some on the part not covered and it was fine) It does make a nice ice effect. Started work just 2 days ago on Rocky from Bones 4 I am going to make this one a ground/sand dragon. That is why I chose Violet eyes.
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    I got my caverns terrain, and... Wow! Cave Cliff Pack, Natural Bridge, stairway to violence, stone banks pack, and webbed lair adventure pack. Apparently a tote is still coming? And I already got texture patches. Things are currently getting scrubbed.
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    Last year I challenged myself to take the days between Christmas and New Year's to finish as many of my unfinished, half painted, and in need of basing or repair minis as I could. I managed to finish most of the figures I'd been procrastinating on, and starting the new year with a clean slate felt amazing. This year, I want to make it into a full blown challenge! The goal is to finish as many figures as possible between 12 AM on December 26th and 12 AM on January 1st. Bonus points if you can clean out your "shelf of shame" and start the new year with no half-finished minis. Preprepped, primed, and started figures are not only allowed but encouraged. Have minis that are done but need repairs, reworks, or basing? This is the perfect challenge to tackle those! If you'd like to start new figures during this challenge, go ahead! Remember, the goal is just to get a lot of painting done to carry that accomplishment into the new year. Feel free to share your progress here! I look forward to painting with you!
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    Since I like painting when it is dark outside I normally don't take photos, to combat this and get into the habit I am starting this thread. I will post some of my recent work, including things that are 95% done and are only missing a base. Some of the photos may not be the best, but they should suffice. Any advice and criticism is welcome. So let us get started: An old Pandora Metal starter set from Malifaux (and some Victoria Miniatures): The skin for the baby was done using Mars Violet (PR101), Nickel Titanate Yellow (PY53) and Titanium White (PW6). I may have also used Titanium Buff (PW6:1) The litle girl is sculpted with a basket full of candy, but since she is holding some scissors I decided to make it arts and crafts materials and a mirror. I went for a Black, Red and White colour scheme do to the spade on her shirt which reminded me of cards. The black is painted using Titanium White and Perylene Black (PBk31, which is green-ish in glazes and when tinted with white), I also decided against priming the figure and used the metalic to my advantage by glazing the Perylene over it. The redish colour is created by mixing some Quinacridone Magenta(PR122) with Red Iron Oxide(PR101). The mirror was done with Prussian Blue (PB27, I just love how it behaves. Only one of the manufacterurs, Matise, that I can get locally sells it in acrylics due to the the pigment chemicaly reacting with the acrylic binders), and Titanium White. The white cloth was done using Titanium White, Nickel Titanate Yellow and some Burnt Umber (PBr7). Skin and wood is a mixture of Red Iron Oxide, Burnt Umber, Nickel Titanate Yellow and Titanium White/Buff. Vampire sending little girl to collect blood with those scissors: As you can see she is tiny. Some Reaper Bones, mostly from Bones 4: Comments on them: - The monk and scribe were fun to paint. - The death statue was so nice I decided to make it a summon instead, with otherworldy energy showing throught the cracks. - The old lady with a cane had her dress done by glazzing colours (ohh look I could make it behaved similar to contrast paints for a litteral fraction of the cost. AU$10 for 60mL of paint + AU$20 for 237mL of glaze medium + some dish soap/flow improver, wonder how many cidatel pots I can make with that especially with the contrast costing about $AU12 per 30mL pot) - The pillar has some meted bodies flondering in pain, fun to paint. - The Red/Black lady is some Pyrole Red (PR254) + Cerulean Blue(PB35) , and Perylene Black + Titanium White, the skin is made of Mars Violet and Titanium White. Similar to the vampire lord with little girl. - Fish lady has a pipe in her hat. Some minor conversion My dreadmare herbalist arrived without the cylinder, I personally didn't really like that design choice so I decided not to ask for a replacement. Instead I was going to do some "magic". First the gap was filled with some green stuff. This involved resculpting some of the satchel on her frock, the sides of her frock, some skirt and the bag strap. = Then I painted the dress and blocked in some of the colours. Dress: Ultramarien Blue (PB29) + Titanium White Frock and shoes: Raw Umber(PBr7), Titanium White and Yellow Ochre(PY43) Bag, hedgehogs and hair: Raw Umber . After a working on and of on her she is mostly finished: The bag recieved a glaze of Quinacridone Violet (PV19) after it was highlighted with Titanium White + Yellow Ochre +Raw Umber. Greens are Ultramarine Blue mixed with different yellows, the minty green is made by Ultramarine Blue and Nickel Titanate Yellow. Red is some Red Iron Oxide and Cadmium Red Medium (PR108). You may be able to see the eyes and nose of the hedgehogs. Perylene Black was used for the metalics. I tried to give her some freckles, they look good from the front but I am not sure if I am to happy with one of the side looks. The flower was Nickle Titanate Yellow + Titanium White glazed with Indian Yellow (PY139). Practice With FreeHand I did some freehand practice on the Bones 4 milkmaid: This was achieved by first drawing a square with some diluted Perylene Black and then convering everthing inside and oustide it with thin layers of titanium white. The forest was first drawn by just when blending some Prussian Blue, Titanium white and a yellow. The Perylene Black may also have been used. The mountain was draw with some Prussian Blue and white, this was grayed with some orangy colour which I can't remember. A lighters glaze was used on the sky. Luckily this blended with the snow covered top of the mountain so I outlined the mountain with the same orange I used to gray the prussian. Then I glazed some Indian Yellow up from the mountain. This created an effect that I really enjoyed (didn't really make vissible green due to the sky being a greyed blue). The top of the dress looked a little empry so I painted a titanium white cloud that had a shadow of the deep grayed prussain at the top and a reflection of the orange at the bottom. The freehand is the centre piece so I did not want to detract from it with the rest of the paint job. To do this I made the dress a desaturated green, but found it to be to empty by itself. To make it pop a little more I drew a patern on it by mixing the dress colour with a lot of Titanium White and then diluting that with some flow improve and lots of water. Then I sketched the lines with the highly translucent mixture. To further highlighty the stripes which were lost in the folds of the dress (bad locaiton choice on the vertical stripes) I decided to make a higher Titanium White mixture that had less water and dot that in each line intercept. Now the model is drying (mostly finished) and if the weather permits I will have some nice pictures "Soon". Eureka Minatures Such characterful miniatures they produce, I will probably spurge for some more on my birthday. 1st Picture: Some duelists. One of them is so secure in his victory he is holding his folded cloak in one hand, or is he hidding something there? 2nd Picutre: An older lady feeding some chickens, currently missing chickens. 3rd Picture: has some muscians, I did not take a close up of all of them. They each have their own chairs and sheet music. There are 4 dogs, 2 of them are holding buckets with something in them. 2 chickens, a rooster and 2 chicks 4th-6th Pictures: musician closeups. 7th Picture: That lady behind the cow did something so scandalous that the lady further back started chocking, requiring her friend to help. Otherways is just 2 milkmaids, one milking a cow and there is a really curious auroch bull looking at the bucket. 8th Picture: I am not sure if blowing a seashell horn into the ear of a person is a bright idea, especially if they are dressed like that and holding a scepter staff while you only have a loincloth. The scepter is quiet heavy and a nice weapon, just a warning. Churning some Butter One of the Eureka Miniatures is this boy, he is not that small but still recognisable as a child (goes up to around the shoulder of adult miniatures, so if we take into acount the base of the vampire lord he is only up to underneath his arm.) The chemise is painted using some glazes of Transparent Red Oxide (PR101) and Burnt Umber over a base coat of Titanium White and Yellow Ochre. Everything but the close and hair has a basecoat of Burnt Umber. The shirt is some greyed out (I think I used Transparent Red Oxide in this case) Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. The trouses are Nickle Titanate Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and some Titanium White (they may have been greyed out a little with Transparen Red Oxide). The trim of his trouses is Mars Violet with some Titanium White. Grumpydot Now this old lady is telling us to get off her lawn, so I brightened up her day by splattering her pinkish dress with some dots. The pink was made out of Cadmium Red Medium and Titanium White. This mixture was further lightened out with Titanium White to make the dots (lots of water with flow aid used to make them nice an easy to paint). The lady was still grumpy so maybe she did not like those dots? Too late for her then since htey are staying, instead lets give her some stripes. Her under-dress was painted a dark green (forgot the mixture, it may have involved some Ivory Black (PBk9) and Green Gold(PY129)) and the stripes were painted using some Nickle Titanate Yellow, Titanium White and the green mixture. To make them stand out more the shadows were glazed with some Perylene Black (I think it was that). Some Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Nickle Titanate Yellow and Titanium White were used to paint the wood,shoes and headscarf. Her hair was painted using Perylene/Ivory Black and Titanium White. Reaper Speakers Now this is not the best pictures, the hair looks washed out (it has far deeper shadows than what is seen here). The hair for left and middle is Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre and Titanium white mixtures. The metalics were some Vallejo Liquid Metal "writing rubbed out" Gold. Either old gold or red gold, but sadly my bottle has the name of the colour rubbed out. The right lady, had her dress painted by first making a grisalis of Titanium White and Ivory Black, this was then glazed with Pthalo Blue (PB15:3). Her yellow decoration where painted using Nickle Titanate Yellow and Titanium White glazed with Indian Yellow. Inner Dress was a mmixture of Prussian Blue and either some Nickle Titanate Yellow or Titanium Buff. Hair were washes/glazes of Transparent Red Oxide, Indian Yellow and Burnt Umber. The book has some squigles that you can see in real life, but didn't come out in the picture. The middle lady has a dress of Hanza Yellow Light (PY3) and Pthalo Green (PG 7) which I think is the blue shade. I can't remember her inner dress. The leftmost lady is painted using OILS, it took her a while to dry, but I just love how using Prussian Blue and then wiping the top came out for her dress. The inner dress is painted with Green Gold. Her scepter handle is some Quinacridone Magenta and white. Some of my slowly "Speed" painted Handgunners I spent about 10-20 minutes on the skin of each figure and then left them bare. Over the course of the last month when I finished doing some painting and had some colour left I would take one of the figure and start blocking in a section of their attire, all sections, but the skin, are highlighted with Colour used+ Titanium White. Overall I would Say that each figure took me about 30-60 minutes of paint time. There are still 2 models left (double of each sculpt). 1:72 scale Freehand This guy is about the same hight as the butter churning boy, except he is a lot thinner (somewhat realistic proportions), I allready finished painting him. Sadly I don't have a photo of him right now, so the onnly thing I can show you is that I painted stripes on his throuses. The throuses and cape are Cerulean Blue and Titaniym White, The stripes are heavily diluted Perylene Black.
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    But you know you did what you could to give him a good life. You weren't selfish, you gave him what he needed. Taking him with you would in this case be the easy way out for you, but you know what he needs. And he will love you no matter what, that's what dogs do. Go feel better about yourself!
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    See now I have to stay in bed and browse the forums. I can't possibly head out to face the family for Christmas morning with all these tears. So many people in my real life say if I loved him enough I'd keep him. Instead I made sure he had a family who loves him and can take care of him when I moved cross country into a tiny studio in a city I didn't yet know and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm going to hug my dog and feel better. Then when I leave for home on Saturday I'm once again going to leave him here where he has people and other dog friends and a yard to crap in. And I will cry the whole flight.
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    More priming, base coating, drybrushing.
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    I like it. Kind of a fire and ice.
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    Working in a bit of the color, will need to go back and reapply black shadows Note: the yellow tinges are from bad lighting on the white dragon
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    trying something different. turned the orange one into magma
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    That does look like it took a while. Well done!
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    Okay, finished them up! The cauldron is from Johnny Lauck's OOP Dungeon Decor KS. By making the base and putting the miniature towards the back, I had enough room to add the cauldron.
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    Thanks! Ended up painting over the putty for these final pics...
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    Need to try to get a better final pic, but...
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    Personally, I'd do his wings like the rest of his flesh. Maybe purple veining, since you used that as an undercoat.
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    I also did a bit more. My base grey That + yellow primer & creme for drippings and untouched wall for comparison
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    12/15 - Baraka The usual zenithal priming routine, followed by blocking in colors. This time I was a little "smarter" and did the base first, instead of trying to mount the mini to the base afterwards. I spent time working on the face, changing things up a bit by using pretty much mostly Contrast Snakebite Leather + Iyanden Yellow, FW White Ink, Reaper Linen White for highlights, and introducing some Burgundy Wine into the shadows, and then adding some washes of Reikland Fleshshade. Backpack was again done with Contrast Black Templar, and then added some added highlights with FW White Ink. I also am experimenting with Contrast on some other sections, such as the "leather" bits. The darker ones were a mix of Black Templar and Snakebite Leather. The pouches are just coated with Iyanden Yellow, which I am going to use as a basecoat before applying a darker shade to see what results I get. The flag was done with simple Kimera paints; Green, Blue (Red Shade), Red, and Warm Yellow. Adjusting with black/white.
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    More work: All of the red is now blocked in. That just leave the wings, weapons, and hooves to get some color choice. I am thinking black with really darker purple for the wings. The other things I am not sure about yet. Suggestions?
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    More visualizing. Need to find my craft paint so I can start things off. This is the bridge, stairway bottom, 1 cliff piece, 2 bank wall, 1 bank piece. And Reaper Bonesylvanians & a boat.
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    Big child creatives IronHeart. Modified face to be scarred from burns with a blind eye.
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    77542 Marthrangul, The Ugly brother of the one above
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    77542 - Marthrangul, Great Dragon, painted as Amethyst Dragon
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    I attended the Fall-In gaming convention in King-of-Prussia PA this past weekend, and ran two games ; the first, Friday night, was a fantasy battle (I posted some photos of the playtest a couple posts above), and Saturday morning I ran a War of the Roses battle. The fantasy battle went great, and was a real nail-biter to the end. The Elves were attempting to repossess a wagon of treasure from a group of Dwarves. Despite a heroic and costly defense by the Dwarven rearguard, the Elves were able to slip their cavalry around and threaten the wagon as it neared the table edge and escape. Though we had to call the game due to time before a clear winner could be determined the general consensus was that the Elves had lost too many troops to get the cart to safety even if they did momentarily get their hands on it. (Extra points for spotting the Reaper models scattered throughout! ) The War of the Roses game pitted a Lancastrian force against a force of Yorkists, both trying to get their hands on a supply convey that was abandoned by the civilian drivers. It generally went well too, but the Yorkist side had abysmal luck throughout the game causing things to be a bit one sided.
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    I may be bringing one or two copies of the Warlock Rules, which is the Cal Tech Variant of D&D that developed as soon as Original D&D hit Pasadena. Not to play but for people to look over and see if there is interest. Biggest difference is the Magic System is completely different, and in some ways more playable than what Gygax and Arneson published. Copies turn up on a fairly regular basis on the Bay of EEE, at prices from reasonable to ridiculous. If you put this on your interest list, look for copies offered By Warhouse in Long Beach, Cal. This is the shop where the original publisher, Balboa Games is based, same shop, same location for more than 40 years. His offerings are New Original Stock or Brand New short printing runs, and the best price available. GEM
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    Yup, I am looking forward to this. Hope to meet a lot of friends from the forum.
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    Wow! This sounded like so much fun. If you do it again at ReaperCon 2020 count me in.
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    Played a pair of games against Rune again, this time on a larger board. We definitely had fun, and he's enjoying the game... Not to mention enjoying how those high rolls for armour saves also come up for me when I'm using a shotgun at close range... Yup, 17 or under to hit, and I roll a 19 >.>;;; ^View from my side. It.... It wasn't pretty, since we both lost our lieutenants fairly quick in the match (it was Mission 2 from Red Veil, which is designed to teach precisely this anyways), and he won both times. We've also decided that as nice as the current setup is, we are so investing in a table that's standard table height. Coffee tables are nice, but man they're murder on knees and/or legs in general... Still can't believe that Ghulam missed with a shotgun when the enemy was all of 4.5" away...
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    @Crowley thanks for introducing me to another great version of dnd. I ran a game this Sunday for some friends and one who has never played before (he is ready for more). They loved it and had a amazing time and already looking forward to the next game. Wish I had more time to play.
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    One of the other club members has been running a monthly Saga session at one of the FLGSs, and I finally made it out to one today. We had three players altogether, so we did two sessions of a scenario involving a falling-out among three bands of raiders over the division of loot. I'd have to check my log, but my Dark Ages (Saxon/Viking/Norman) figures haven't been on the table in a couple of years, so I was glad to have them out.
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    Congrats to Alicia, she looks great Isara looks also cool, I hope all will go well with the missing parts. Looking forward to the assembling and most of all the painting of the tank.
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    After todays painting sessions I took some pictures. They are not good pictures, and I really should use some felt as a background, but the lighting conditions were terrible (dark outside, using indoor lights) and that is my excuse. Butter Churner Just Needs a Base The butter churning boy's paintjob is finished, he jsut needs a base. Which knowing myself will take about half a year, at which point everyone will get a base and I will make some extra terrain bases that I will never use. Now the most annoying thing about this sculpt was that it had the top eyelids sculpted for both eyes. This meant that when I was painting the eyes I needed to push the pupil under the eyelid and then paint the eyelid. Overall I am happy with him. Milk for the Butter The milkmaid I carrying some milk to get some more butter going. With the amount of milkmaids I have left to paint, I don't think the churner will get rest anytime soon. She is in such a hurry that some milk is getting spilled, such a waste. My First Goblin Noticed Some Milk. Now this goblin was a speedy paintjob taking about 30-40 minutes. He also involved some experimentation. On the metal you may have noticed some flecks of shinny hematite, this is from the Golden's Micaceous Iron Oxide (PR101) it is interesting and a nice colour for true metalic shadows, thought it leaves a heavily textured sourface after it dries. The paint can also be heavily diluted and used as a wash to leave behind some iridescenet sparkles. It could create a fun ground texture, thought I would first sculpt the terrain with some modeling paste before applying it (cost saving). The metalic bits on the goblin were painted using Red Iron Oxide, which was then dried brushed (with a small brush, that had more paint then usual for a dry brush, and a controlled approach) with some Titanium Buff. Fashion the Miniature Now this lady was an experiment, all the shading (excluding black and skin) was done utilising the complimantary colour. In some cases the complimantary colour. This was an interesting exercise and I think I should explore it more. I am really happy how the red and purple came out, but am not to happy with the yellow. The yellow could probably be better if it was blended, but this exercise was not about blending (in fact I did not want to blend the complimentary colours at all) The Compensator This is the bones 4 model I spent the most time on today, the last picture is more colour accurate. Still have the belts, weapons and bibs and bobs to do, but the clothing si mostly finished. I may just do a was of Magenta or Violet on his gloves to distinguish them more from his shirt. Been There, Done That I finished this mister today, he was an experiment. I wanted to see how glazes of Transparent Iron Oxide work over Nickel Titanate Yellow. I may also have mixed some Burnt Umber and Indian Yellow with the Transparent Iron Oxide. I did this experiment on a couple other figures, but I am most happy with the results on this guys coat. The other colours I used on him were: Mars Violet, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Titanium White, Red Iron Oxide and some blue or black that I can't remember. The little girl confused a coat with blood The vampire is not to impressed so he is sending her of for blood. He repeated that a couple of times, just to make sure she understood. This is just a base coat of some Pthalo Green and Quinacridon Managenta and Titanium White. What is Better than Six Handcannons? The answer is seven, and here it is. With some fleshy bits atached for free. (sorry for the bad photo of the back) He joins the ranks of the speedpainted handcannos that took ages to complete but where still speedpainted. Don't ask me about the colourm I allready forgot them, but I think the thights and hood where the slightly darker leftovers form the vampire's coat. How nice of the little girl to make them for him. Let us destory a priceless artifact so I can be king! First of all sorry for the bad photos, the satin varnish did not help. An old citadel metal Aragorn, I could't get to the eye under the hair, but you can't really see that in real life. Overall I am happy with everything but the sword, I was trying a different appraoch for the NMM, but I don't think I got it right. So I may redo that in the future. A Legolas Who has PTSD The first photo is not an angle you really see in person, but it really looks as if he saw some things. Being an elf he probably did. I still need to smooth the green, finish of all the belts arrows, quiver and bow. The green was first done by a glaze of Green Gold and I just lvoe this colour. Day 405: Our base is still nowhere in sight These are some Horde's miniatures. I have had them finished for more than a year. They still need a base. They were an experiment where the metalics where done using glazes over white (for blue) or yellow (for redish) and the top part was then wiped with a wet brush. Over the course of the paintjob I overworked some glazes and needed to redo them, but I am happy with the final results. The blues are: Pthalo (armour and sword), Ultramarine (scalemail, plume, trim of robe), Cerulean (robe) Reds: Pyrole (robe), Quinacridone Magenta (armour, sword, plume and trim of robe. It was a glaze over a yellow + red iron oxide) The gaul picute is here Ahh the joy when the phone camera in terrible conditions is able to recognise the face as a face. I said he was finished previously and here he is. Some none, metalic metals, eyes, skin, belt buckles, belts and shoes. The metals were done Perylene Black and Titanium White for steel and Red Iron Oxide, Titanium White and Yellow Ochre for bronze/gold. I am really happy with him.
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    77177 Grindgear the Corroded, c/a Undead Dragon
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    Today saw the completion of the three Void Sorcerors: Womma Womma Womma! All my thin pointy brushes have given up on life and chosed to split, so I am struggling abit with thin lines these days. While waiting for some new brushes I have ordred to arrive, we get a bit shoddy with the freehand symbols such as in these books. It should still be possible to make out which symbols I have tried to paint in each of them though. I hope. These are from the “Masters of the Void Deluxe Enemy Pack” for Shadows of Brimstone, the Wierd West lovecraftian horror scifi mashup dungeon delver. This pack also includes the three Void Hounds I did a few weeks ago. So that completes the minis from that expansion. The void sorcerors are on 30mm bases, and are made from HIPS polystyre aka “hard plastic”.
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