Jump to content

Joe the Revelator

Members
  • Posts

    190
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Joe the Revelator

  1. Boom! Starting with much bolder colors. And thank you for including the link to your WIP, helps compare (and I'm new here ::D:)

     

    So what made you choose stronger hues for the first coat? This is something I lean toward, as well as getting the stark highlights down first on the base. Also, gonna add to the base later?

  2. You are at the point in your painting that a challenge is a good thing Jay. It keeps you honest and helps you hone all of your skills. I believe this will be your best to date and you'll look back at all you learned by painting him up.

     

    This is the best darned advice I have seen on a painting forum. I see alot of painters paint "safe" models and sculpts that they know they can ace and post the results.

     

    Trepidation is healthy. Caution is helpful. Just take your time and don't rush between steps and layers. I love your white and gold idea for the cloak, but gold and green work well too as a whole scheme (gold being close to yellow). And personally, black shield with gold eagle is how I would go. That would really pop.

     

    Best of luck, and I wanna see the steps!

    • Like 2
  3. Vote here toward one big room. You've got such great resources I don't know if I can offer anything new, but a tall workstation and proper storage can blend seemlessly (nearly) into your gaming space, especially with the storage you have in mind.

     

    I would look at rock/gem collectors (lapidary) sites where they post how-to's for insane storage techniques for above and near work benches, because they work in such minute' materials and rock pieces. But again, it might not be much more space-saving than that storage shelf above.

     

    P.S. On personal note I really F****** envy you. My toolshop is a shed, and my paint station is a drafting table in my room. I just DM'd a pathfinder game in one of my gamers' mom's basements...and my gamer doesn't even live there.

     

    Don't build this mega-game-room for you. Do it for me... ::D: ::D: ::D:

    • Like 5
  4. I didn't know I would feel those feely inrovert feels on a game mini forum.

     

    But yah, what Bedlam said. I have to be online every day to keep up on blogs. But I'm also King Hermit, and sometimes I cheat by front-loading several weeks of articles in advance. Which means I don't have to be on. Which means I...kind of...ignore bones forums for many days at a time.

     

    But the best part is that this forum seems so free-flowing and supportive that I've felt secure enough to post when it's convenient, and lurk when I have nothing to add to the conversation, except to be in stupified awe at what people can scratchbuild. (Pingo's boat, lookin' at you!)

    • Like 6
  5. Very ambitious, and well done. I might have used some dark blue on the away-facing (to the source) limbs and bodyparts and around the eyes, but since she's so close to the fire her exposure is reasonable. Also, what made you choose to put the white glint marks on the fur/boots/pouch instead of the skin? Just curious for my own edification.

     

    Looking forward to seeing more. And if you're the DM/GM of your group, I'm jealous of your players.

  6. I see alot of people (not on reaper, of course) phone it in when it comes to golems because they're basically one color/material. But that's one impressive golem you have there. Love the reddish hue on the nails and lip, any reason you didn't go red on the eyes? Also, that base is lovely.

  7.  That event basically had a huge influence on jumpstarting my fascination with old books.

     

    Similar experience here. Since meeting a proficient collector I've kept an eye out for interesting books. Last year I was in Goodwill and I found a reprint of Steel's Elements of Mastmaking, Sailmaking, and Rigging. Picked it up for a buck because I wanted to scratchbuild more convincing sailboats. It's now sitting in my plexi display case. While it was still lying around on my drafting table I learned my copy goes for around 100 bucks on amazon.

  8. I know I'm going contrary to some GM belief's but:

     

    Roll important rolls in front of your screen, and lie when it helps the plot.

    Make the players feel like they have agency.

    Design plot like it's a novel, and take your ego out of the game.

     

    I will never ever promote my own plot-RPG agenda again, but for this, follow my sig link if you feel like I do about plot being more important than the handbook.

    • Like 1
  9. Just great. Everyone scroll back up and look at that face. An open -O- face with severe inflection is the hardest to do on a mini without it looking rediculous. And that looks beautiful.

     

    So where do I send condolences for your workmates?

  10. Agreeing with everyone on the skin, nice work.

     

    Robinh mentioned the weapons, which I like, but they could use a smidge more highlight in some areas to bring out the metal. BUT-- if you're going for older, bronze-age weaponry,bronze was actually kinda dull compared to steel or aluminium (ex-nay on the highlights-aye). Old Bronze was also pocked and weathered, so I believe it works with this mini.

     

    But man, those scales... you managed to take a fairly boring and repetitive pattern and vary it. I did a merman recently, and now I have to repaint him after seeing this.

×
×
  • Create New...