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  1. Thanks for the kind words guys! If anyone is interested on my "to paint" table is a series of other sand-based creatures (mummies, giant scorpions, REALLY GIANT scorpions etc.) so I might look at putting them all together when done. Any areas for improvement? I know I'm far from the best painter on these forums and if anyone has advice I'm happy to hear it!
  2. Thanks :) the dish in front was originally supposed to look like rubies (I wanted to add some red as a contrast to the yellows and golds) but it sort of became innards. The base itself should ideally look like a sun themed dais, I'm pretty happy how it turned out with the different golds. All the different golds on the model had different base colours as well to give variety
  3. When I first saw this model in Bones 1 I knew I had to do a custom piece. So, several months later, here it is. Now a closeup: And finally a top-down view of the base: Hope you guys like it, it's been one of the most fun projects I've ever done and I'm really happy with the colour scheme and how the base looks. Any comments and criticism welcome as always :)
  4. This is incredible wish I was even half as good as this! Keep up the amazing work :)
  5. I really like this, though the mould lines are bugging me. The darker purple contrasts nicely with the bone white. It's a good job you should be proud
  6. Thanks guys really appreciate it :) there are so many incredible painters on this site it's great to be a part of it all
  7. This is great I really like the blending on the scales. Is that the base it came with? (plus a bit of snow)
  8. Thanks for the feedback guys, this was an absolute blast to paint. How does the settup look to you guys? The background and lighting are something I've always struggled with but I think these look better than normal. At some point soon I'll be moving onto another smaller project but I'm tempted to do some more members of OotS after that.
  9. Some of you may have seen the WIP thread I did for this but in case you haven't or just want to check it out again here it is. I've done a few slight details since then but also I've got better quality pictures with better lighting, so here's Hinjo mounted on Argent: And here's Hinjo on foot: I don't claim to be an amazing painter but I had a lot of fun doing this project so I wanted to share it with you guys! As always any feedback is greatly appreciated.
  10. Thanks for the feedback. One of the challenges of this project has been trying to figure out what Hinjo would be wearing, as due to the nature of it being a stick-figure comic a lot of "detail" (arms, legs etc.) is missing. I left the breastplate white as that's one of the only things we can tell about Hinjo but looking back at it you're right, it could do with a little more. I'll give it a proper think in the morning and see what I can come up with.
  11. Thanks man, glad you liked it. I might get some photos with a better backdrop and lighting and upload them to the Show Off section because I'm pretty proud of this. Any constructive criticism you guys would offer for this btw? Always looking to improve ^^
  12. And we're done! Everything is assembled and the few final details that needed doing have been finished. I just wish I didn't suck at painting faces! Firstly, here's Hinjo on foot: And here's Hinjo mounted on Argent: This has been a great fun project to do, and thanks for sticking along for the ride! Til next time.
  13. A few more highlights and shading, most notably on the armour and cloaks. It's hard to tell from these photos but the cloaks are the same colour as the lightest armour. A flesh wash was applied to the face and a dark blue wash to the armour. I'll have photos of these fully assembled soon where hopefully it's easier to see the detail.
  14. Update time: Hinjo is nearing completion. The lighting isn't the best and there are still a few more layers of highlights to come but this is close to what the models will look like. Both the cloaks will be painted one shade lighter and I'm thinking maybe another point of light somewhere. They just seem a little dark. Also, I suck at paining faces. If people want I can show the intermediate photos that I took to get to this stage.
  15. Glad you're liking it, it's been fun actually completing a project for once! I'm still fairly new to painting and modelling so if anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them.
  16. If I look through some of the kits and models I have it's possible I could even do other characters from OOTS. It's something to think about at least.
  17. Update: I've added a few final touches to the wolf and mounted it on the base. Now to paint the models for Hinjo. As of right now I've undercoated both the foot and mounted models: The breastplate will be an off-white colour hence the different undercoat. Hope you guys are having as much fun following this as I am painting it. Won't be long until it's done!
  18. The bases are done: This was achieved by applying watered down Vallejo Flat Earth to both bases, letting it sink into the crevices. Once that was dry, a 1:1 mixture of Vallejo Flat Earth and Vallejo Khaki was used to highlight some bricks, with a handful more picked out with a 1:2 mixture of Flat Earth and Khaki. The sides of both bases were painted black (unfortunately this isn't visible from the photo) and both are now ready to use. This method is really quick and easy and took about thirty minutes from start to finish. The model is slowly coming together, and next update should start on the paladin models.
  19. Update time: the wolf is nearing completion. The pelt was overbrushed in Vallejo Stonewall Grey followed by Vallejo Ghost Grey. I’m happy with the overall effect here. The fangs and claws were basecoated Vallejo Chocolate then Vallejo Khaki with highlights of Vallejo Bonewhite. The mouth and tongue were basecoated Vallejo Heavy Red with highlights of Vallejo Gory Red. At the moment I’m happy with how this is looking, and unless a sudden flash of inspiration strikes I’ll leave it as is. Next up: bases.
  20. Undercoated the wolf: Next I applied a base-coat of Valero Extra Opaque Heavy Charcoal: This dried slightly brighter than I anticipated but it shouldn't be an issue. I'm aiming for a couple of shades brighter for the majority of the pelt and a shade brighter than that for the underbelly. This is after an overbrush of 1:1 Valero Extra Opaque Heavy Charcoal and Valero Cold Gray: I added a few more drops of Valero Cold Gray to this mixture until it was roughly 2:3 and then overbrushed on the shoulders and tail: The two bits of foil from wine bottles will be moulded into capes for the foot and mounted samurai. That's it for this update. In the next one, I aim to have the underbelly of the wolf painted and highlighted, as well as starting on the other details (mouth, eyes, claws, harness). Once the wolf is painted I'll start on the samurai.
  21. If you are unfamiliar with Rich Burlew's "Order of the Stick" here's a handy link to get you started (it's a D&D-based webcomic). One of my favourite characters from oots is Hinjo, a paladin samurai, and as can be seen here (first panel, final row) his mount is a giant celestial wolf. When I managed to find a GW Space Wolves wolf I instantly thought of this, and with a couple of samurai sprues from Warlord Games I've begun assembling what will (hopefully) be an impressive model when completed. Above are the two models I'll be using for Hinjo: one on foot, one mounted. Other than a bit of greenstuff these are straight from the sprue. Here's another picture from behind: There are some slight differences between the two models but hopefully they won't be too obvious when painted. Now for the wolf: Some of the more sci-fi elements have been green-stuffed over, and the base is plasticard from a model railway set stuck on top of an MDF base. At the moment the models are ready to be painted, but I'm not sure whether or not to add a cape for Hinjo. Whilst it's closest to the character in the webcomic, I feel it might get in the way especially for the mounted model. If anyone has any experience modelling capes I'd appreciate any advice regarding this. The whole project will hopefully turn out well, and I'm looking forward to recreating the character. Plus, a paladin samurai mounted on a giant wolf is just too cool not to do! Any thoughts or suggestions are more than welcome and thank you for taking the time to read this.
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