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    So I've been socially isolating since March 12th at this point. With working from home and all my normal events, vacations and activities canceled I've had a lot of extra time on my hands. Some of that has been filled wit speed painting through my backlog of figures. I realized recently that, except for the occasional post on the Show Off thread, many of these will never be seen by anyone but me. Especially since my gaming group has gone on hiatus while we wait this thing out. Well that seemed like a shame. And since most of these are just quickly painted, and I don't want to load up the Show Off page with my base, wash and quick detail jobs I thought putting a running log of what I'eve finished or am working on would fit in well on this thread. So here are all the minis I've both started and finished since lock down began a month and a half ago... I had no idea where I was going with this and I'm not entirely sure where I ended up. Second from the left stole my mom's haircut from the 70's and 80's. Let me sing you the song of my people. Not sure what breed this was supposed to be, but foxhound seemed about right. An Entling in a little glade from one of the familiar packs. Bad photo, but there's a little water feature in there. Yeah, this was fun but will likely never have a reason to hit the table. This is currently fighting a fat plastic unicorn on my wife's work from home desk. Iron Wind Metals, old FASA/Ral Partha troopers of some sort. It's going to get weird. Dum-dum. Dum-dum... Dumdumdumdumdumdum Craft Paint Challenge. I've got a few more on the table and I'll post them when they're done. And maybe I'll even occasionally post a WIP shot of some of the bigger stuff I'm working on.
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    While I am working on some of the other survivors, I queued up Eightball as a fairly easy and quick miniature to paint. He is mostly storm-trooper-ish. His picture gives some Tony Stark-ish vibes, but the actual sculpt looks a bit different - with no facial hair details actually molded at all. The eyes are also almost non-existant. I wish I took a picture before painting up the face, but oh well, here is a picture of the master from the kickstarter. Hmm...actually...where have I seen that face before... Skin was painted with inks, and here is where things turned out - 1, really well IMHO, and 2 - really interesting... One of the techniques I have explored is called verdaccio, or using a green-tone underpainting and then glazing flesh tones over top. What if...just what if...we took the same idea, and applied it to the zones of the face map? Hmmm... So, I took Yellow/Red/Blue ink and essentially painted a flag to mirror the topmost reference picture. I used Purple lake at the furthest borders of the face, mostly to act as a frame. This will be the "darkline" color that remains. It looked comically hideous, but so was the first step in Corporea's flesh class, so I wasn't freaking out just yet. I took Citadel Kislev Flesh and put it on my palette. After a few minutes of using Magenta, Cyan, Yellow and White, I mixed up a matching color in ink and put it in a dropper bottle. I then proceeded to glaze over the underpainting. Because the Yellow and Magenta are very transparent, and the Cyan/White are opaque, I actually had a semi-opaque ink. I simply glazed successive layers over top until I reached the above result; adding a bit of white to the original tone to push for brighter highlights. I also did take some Dark Green, very thinly, and glazed back over the 5 o'clock shadow region, and then added a touch of the original "Kislev Ink" on the chin for the highlight. ...and no chalking. No texture. No ripping up previous layers, and pretty smooth transitions of color. Time will tell of this process was a fluke - or if this process will become a staple go-to, but I am pretty pleased as punch with the results.
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    Continuing with my trend and WIPs of Kickstarter extras was Norton. I decided to capture a few more inbetween steps for painting the face this time around. I wanted to see if the first time was a fluke or not, so here goes another attempt... First was the usual zenithal priming... Next was applying purple lake to the edges of the skin, process yellow to the forehead, flame red to the middle, and a bit of blue - though this last part is seemed really unnecessary since he has a big bushy beard. I then took my Kislev Flesh Ink... ...and began to glaze it over most of the face. This left some of the yellow and red undercoat to still show up a bit... ...and after a bit of blending, some additional highlighting, and adding in some other colors, this is the result. Total time spent on the face was probably 20-30 minutes. Technically, the tip of the nose I over highlighted and it should still be somewhat ruddy. A simple glaze can correct that later.
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    I used this figure to test my new skintone paints. I was happy with the results so I decided to finish it completely.
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    More Large Mini work... this guy could/should have been on Medium base, but he seemed better suited on a Large.
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    Quick paint of the dire crabs
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    Finally I took some time to finish some Bones figures. I hope you like it,
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    44079 Giant Cave Sloth (#617) Fossils of Megatherium (which literally means "Great Beast") aka the giant ground sloth have been found in deposits dated to the Pliocene era 5.33 million and up to the Holocene, about 8.000 years ago. Which means it actually may have been contemprorary to early modern humans. Who in turn might even have killed them off. After all, a 4 ton elephant sized sloth might be both easy to catch and good eating. 50mm base. Sculpted by Jason Wiebe. Great Beasts indeed! From the Lost Valley expansion Bones 4 kickstarter, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Made in Bones Black PVC available from reapermini.com These models were completed the 2nd of May.
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    Painted for a friend Larger pic
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    Hello forum Family, Ciccio is back with more awful minis! I'm trying to get the Blood Rage minis painted ATM, and well... no problem with big guys like the troll or the frost giant, but the smaller minis... O M G! The worst sculpt I had to paint in my life... really CMON? Anyway, is a game, I don't pretend the super quality, and do not need to paint every mini perfectly... Let's get it started: the whole party (sorry for the bad pic...): The Valkyrie: The Soldier of Hel: The Volur Witch: The Dark Elf: The Dwarf Chieftan: As you can see nothing special, tabletop standard. Not so "Speed painting" cause of the lack of detail/bad sculpt, anyway from 1 hour (fro the Witch) to 4 hours (the Valkyrie). Hope you'll like them. C&C welcome as always. Thank you!
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    Been a while since I did a dry fit, time to check how this is looking!
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    Oh man that will look so good when painted. Take your time with that, it deserves a good stoneworks paintjob and some moss added maybe. Awesome!
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    Done sculpting this floor! There's still some clean-up and texturing to do, but that will come after I've carved the other segments so I can do it more uniformly.
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    Well the twist is baked in at this point, so buckle up! It's gonna be a spirally ride. :-D Definitely skeletal. This guy has been picked clean.
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    Outside bricks are all done on this segment, and this is the first of the interior brickings.
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    You have a talent for this!
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    Second side of crenellations bricked up.
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    Battlements being bricked.
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    Umm this is turning out to be a great way to spend all the free time I suddenly have because of The Incident. And even then it's more labour-intensive than I really have time for >.<
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    Machicolations finally underway! I've been looking forward to installing these. :-)
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    One layer done carving the bricks. I'll put rocky texture on later.
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    I found a path through the thicket of demotivation! Last night I tidied up my workspace and left out a small project. Today it was easier to convince myself to sit down and do the little thing.
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    ***holds up hand*** I've gone into full Hobby Butterfly mode- I've currently got 3 different dragons on my painting table and I'm finding it really hard to focus on just one project. Too much time is a good problem to have, all things considered right now. Your tower is looking amazing though, I'm really looking forward to seeing how it progresses.
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    Ugh I can't drag my butt to the worktable; motivation to do stuff is just so low. Anybody else finding The Incident is messing with their crafting mojo?
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    Starting the rock wall patterns around the archway.
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    Thanks! I'm getting more time in than usual right now because we're staying at home. It's a good project to get me through The Incident. Daddy duties still limit how much I can get done in a given day though, so this is gonna be a while lol
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    Carved out the roof cave-in, glued the merlons to the battlements, then shortened the merlons a bunch. The carving got pretty intense, and the blade finally snapped on my good exacto knife. I've had it since I started my first mini. :,-)
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    Cladding is glued on, did a dry fit to see how it's all coming together.
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    So here's what I've been working on periodically for the last few days. I'm using an exacto knife to shave off 3mm thick sheets of XPS to create a cladding for the bottom third of the tower. After I've carved a rock texture on them, they'll get glued to the inside and the outside of the mod podged box that I'm using for the skeleton of the tower base. It's been a somewhat harrowing experience. O_o
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    Thanks! I'm designating that as a problem for future blargney :-D (and more to the point.. Mrs blargney) I'm the meantime, I got the carvies.
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    That is bananas! Love it! I hate to be "that guy" though, but... Where are you going to put it when it's done? He's going to be his own bedroom!
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    I think I'm coming up on the end of the component creation phase.
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    Next layer is assembled.
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    Got the arrow slits glued in and framed.
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    More new skills being learned.
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    Getting some archer enclosures ready
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    Still trying to figure out my rock wall sculpting recipe
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    Experimenting with textures
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    Been working more on the skeleton of the tower. It's tricky because it needs to have a fair amount of structural integrity to compression, tension, and shear forces. Almost as important: it needs to look cool!
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    Actually Kally's head was rubbery to start with. China put too much plastizer in the material + with this one being bigger then it should have, that just made the material more of. Kally's original size was suppose to be Narthangal's size, iirc. Nice work so far.
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    I think I'm satisfied with this mockup
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    First pass of mold lines is finally done! I'll have to go back over and check my work, but that's a problem for future blargney. Edit: aaand done. That was a bit arduous o.O
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    This is about half of what I've taken off so far. Six pieces to go.
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    Agreed! This is way more fun than I'd anticipated :-)
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    Starting phase two of this component.
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    This project is big project. Many new things are being attempted.
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    Finished my Adventure Sophie a while ago, but finally got around to taking some pictures. WIP: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/62385-reapercon-2011-adventure-sophie/
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