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  1. I tried using the search to find some advice on this topic and failed. I recently painted a butler from RAFM. He carries a glass decanter on a tray with a glass. I painted the center of the decanter a dark red. Then I hit the edges of the decanter with a light gray then a white. Then I hit the red with a washed out lighter shade. It sorta seems to work, but the glass does not work at all.


    How could I have improved this figure? Next I want to paint the Townsfolk Wench (with all the mugs of beer). What advice would you give me when I tackle that figure?






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  2. The painting may not be awesome, but the photos turned out so cool I just had to share them. I started the set about a year ago. I painted the brain case first....because it was easy. So this weekend I finally picked up the mi-go themselves. I took a long time deciding what colors I wanted to do on the Mi-go. They ended up a little more parti-colored than I had intended. Perhaps if I had kept the blue tones darker. The gloss clear coat works well I think, and I loved the green tone (wash) I used on the heads. The shadows make the pictures a little creepy.








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  3. That badge was offered for a brief time as a reward for the first Kickstarter. They were not offered for the second KS, and I believe signup closed a long time ago for the first. If you did back the first, you could try PMing Kit Reaperbryan and asking to be added.



  4. A friend asked me to paint some more of his Call of Cthulhu figures. I obliged by picking out one of his three-part RAFM figures: Parapsychologist. It shows a character in three stages of sanity. For this figure I wanted to use purple. I guess I was thinking Miss Marple. The cat I was initially going to do black, but went for an orange tabby just to challenge myself. To enhance the different stages of dementia, I went with different sized and shaped bases and went from verdant to progressively bleaker landscapes. Let me know what you think!


    Argh! I see now in the close-ups that I misplaced the eyes in the madness version!






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  5. I painted Burl Oakfist for a friend of mine for our Zeitgeist campaign. Unfortunately the contrast between his skin tones and the robe was not what I had hoped. I tried to fix it using a strong tone from Army Painter, then still not satisfied I drybrushed the robe. The outcome is serviceable, but not stellar. There are more pictures in my blog.




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  6. I painted this minotaur on the weekend. I am pretty sure it is Ral Partha. You can find the sculpt on Iron Wind these days. He sat in my junk minis for a long time. I picked him up cheap because he had a case of lead rot. I recently cleaned him up and based him. He was easy to paint for the most part. All the metal is drybrushed in two shades. The cloak is similarly done. For the detail, I really wanted a white minotaur and tried to realize that in this paint job. I finished the model off with a dark tone wash from Army Painter. The base is flocking from Army Painter, torn bits of cork for the rocks, and the weapons are leftover plastic bits from Games Workshop kits.










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  7. Good criticism. Thanks for the feedback. My painting does intend to be impressionistic. Painting this piece has made me realize that I need to replace my brushes. It is really hard for me to get a defined point. I also need to think about getting some reading glasses, because I find that I have trouble focusing on some of these details these days. 


    You are correct that the "blood" on the knife is a stray blob when i was doing her hair.The pink on her shoulder was an attempt to give her stole some eyes. In the end it does not really work.


    I will keep at it.   ::D:

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  8. I have not posted in a while. Here is my Virina, Female Demon. My style is definitely on the blotchy side. My hope is the in the distance from where you are standing to where the figure is on the table, that your eye will interpolate the colors and make for a smooth transition. I did not quite succeed here. If you want to see the full-frontal, you gotta check out my blog.


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  9. Nice work. I really like how the bones and musculature came out. On the other hand, I had to laugh, because the figure reminds me of a stand-up comedian with a dummy. I imagine a captive audience of adventures facing him, "So Mr. Bones, I just flew in today and boy are my arms tired. Funny, aye?"


    Here is my humble submission; obviously I'm aiming for the 'scary' aspect of the contest.


    I'd like to congratute everyone involved in this contest, you've already won, because you have another painted figure in your collection!!

    I'd also like to wish everyone good luck, and encourage everyone else to hurry and finish your submission!


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    I wanna know how Cash does the light from the lamp reflecting on his chest. Any pointers for someone who has never tried that kind of "shading"?

    Which part in particular? It's a pretty simple paint job, really. I did the whole thing in the limited moonlit palette and then applied the OSL palette over the top of that. As with all my projects, I keep a running Work In Progress thread. I keep an index in the first post (linked in my signature below), the gravedigger's WIP starts here.


    If there are any other questions you have, feel free to! Thanks for your interest.



    Here I show my ignorance. What is OSL?

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