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  1. Kally's not my first rodeo in terms of Bones - just his overly squishy bits were a bit of a curveball to me. Your mileage may vary, but I've honestly had no issue with Army Painter on any Bones that aren't obviously rubbery. Kally's a little quirky, but the paint is still adhering fine to even his gently sticky bits. However, as I've said, I'll grab some liner for next time if I get another with squishy bits. The only time I've had issues with paint coming off is when I've overhandled anyway (I have quite acidic skin apparently, lol) and the use of primers of any variety seem to be irrelevant in that situation, or when I've painted straight onto Bones and forgotten to wash the miniature first (my first Bones dragon had this issue, I resolved it eventually and also hugely reduced my handling of him, and all was well).
  2. Thank you <3 Fair enough - did not realise this. It's a little late for Kally, of course, but if I ever get another with the notably squishier bits, I'll order some ^^ thanks for the tip.
  3. ^^ Ta - grisly's my thing, haha. My Nethyrmaul is alarmingly slimey, for instance. Heh xD Thanks =] hoping I manage to see him through to the end without losing momentum. That's fair - I unfortunately live in the UK, and without doing another full sized order, brown liner isn't too easily aquired over here (I don't think, at least). I also hate hand priming with the fires of thousand suns ^^; I did wonder if his softer were bits were made softer for that reason, it's not too big a deal, just surprised me a bit. I used Army Painter because I use it on all my Bones with no issue. That he's gone sticky on the two softer bits is just a minor inconvenience for now, so long as I keep him off fabric it's not the end of the world. Also fair is your preference for less gore - I know it's not for everyone, but I see quite a lot of 'drier' looking Kallys, so wanted to try something different. That, and Chaos themed dragons appealed to me far too much - Kally = Khorne, Nethyrmaul = Nurgle, now just to find a nice feathery one for Tzeentch and one I can sculpt boobs onto for Slaanesh. Agrax I'm very fond of, but I find it smells really earthy xD it's quite bizarre.
  4. Thank you I seem to favour gory minis, haha, so going for a freshly reanimated with newly made shreds of flesh sort of look, rather than old rotten flesh. Figure it should keep him nice and bright
  5. As the title says, two of my dear friends chipped in to buy Kaladrax for me for my birthday this year, and in preparation for the Bones 3 KS delivery, I'm trying to get my painting game sorted out again. Interestingly, his body and limbs and tail were all nice and solid, but his head and tail tip were incredibly rubbery and soft, and quite shiny. Annoyingly, both have also reacted to the spray I used (Army Painter) to prime, whereas the rest of him did not. They're just sort of dimly sticky and tend to pick up fluff like crazy. However, I'm hoping that as they get properly covered in acrylic, that'll stop being an issue. But yar... I'm not doing the challenge, because I'm bad enough at finishing minis already, without adding craziness to the mix =P so this is my chill Kally paint log. Gonna be painting him up as an alternate sort of greater beastie of Khorne, as I've decided that avatars of chaos are fun. I started out spraying him red, after of course washing him and tweaking a few bits. I'd taken him up to Drifter's to show him off and get a bit of help with him. Then a huge brush and some GW Screaming Skull happened. Then some Rhinox Hide got smeared on his horns and stuff, started adding a wee bit of depth to him. Then I transported him all the way home again, wrapped in a towel to keep him nice and cushioned, in my handbag, across the country. Been home a few days, but work happened, so more paint only just happened, and most of that paint has been Agrax Earthshade, though he's also got some Khorne Red going on in his face. His horns got hit with Screaming Skull again too. Nice leg shot for ya here. It's worth noting he's not attached to his base, he's just sitting on it so he doesn't warp himself. And this evening I boiled his wings and made them a much nicer shape, coz they were mighty strange before. So now they're resting on a towel, in my kitchen, and I've got a cheeseboard ordered to use as his base, coz this guy is so crazily huge, haha. No small brushes used yet - all big chunky ones out of a cheap painter's set from Ryman's and a massive one I picked up there for a couple of quid too. So um, yes, wish me luck? ^^;
  6. Another thought - a mythological hippocampus would be awesome! The fish-horse type creature =] maybe one sitting up on a rock like it's just got out of the sea and one swimming, for people with more underwater-y campaigns and stuff.
  7. The various hounds =] 02897: Hellhounds 02522: Hell Hounds 14215: Hound Of Judgement,Crusaders Solo 03432: DHL Classics: Undead Hounds Especially the Hound of Judgement, I only discovered him recently and he's lovely =] And moar! 14376: Nalada, Sister of the Blade Warrior 14204: Acacia,Crusaders Sergeant 03746: Ava Justinia, Female Templar - this one especially, she'd be a lovely match for the Crusaders and <33333! 03521: Naline, Evil Female Knight 03520: Elise, Good Female Knight 03403: Na'Kaat, Female Half Dragon Paladin - by extension, moar dragon people 03331: Bettina, Female Hero 03314: Angel of Radiance - Angel wings as seperate bits to purchase too... Wing sprues in general are wonderful. 03004: Dorva, Female Dark Elf 02551: Monique Denoir And cavalry. You've got loads of really cool cavalry, some of it kind of paired to regular unmounted minis - transitioning cavalry to Bones would be amazing and if possible, mounted and unmounted versions of minis would be awesome. Maybe the mounted versions as just a rider? As Bones is so convertible it'd be a much simpler job to slot them onto a mount of your choosing, than it would be with metal. I do apologise if any of these are in Bones 3 already, I've a rotten memory ^^;
  8. I have a very similar WIP on this guy - yours looks great =] The sculpt, as soon as I saw it, screamed blue to me, haha, even though I know the artwork he's based on and use the book. The bone/blue complement each other fantastically. Your basing is gorgeous too.
  9. Komplex

    Cephalyx Overlords

    I just saw your post of one of these chaps in the Hobby Report thread and spent ages trying to work out where this guy was from... Did think Warmachine, and so began aggressively clicking through the entire range on a not-at-all-local-gaming-store's website and eventually found them. I now see, of course, I could just have backed up into Show Off and all would have been revealed =P They are gorgeous and the colour scheme is really striking =] You make me want to get Warmachine minis, curses! I'll have no pennies left and I only just got paid D: But nah seriously, those are some stunning paintjobs and your bases make mine shrivel up in shame, haha. Absolutely amazing - nicely done =]
  10. Haha, thank you
  11. I've been painting for about a year and haven't really completed very many... I am much more confident in what I do though, even if what I do isn't that great. It's certainly quicker than it was, at least xD First mini was a fairly heavy conversion, and I learned a huge amount from her. I'm still very fond of her, even though I am quite tempted to either make another version of her or perhaps repaint bits of her. Narthrax, however, is my current project, and he's close enough to finished that in all honesty, I might cave and call him finished xD just need to get some neater photos of him. I've not painted any proper humanoid minis in a while, so can't compare directly.
  12. This is what I figured, haha =] thanks! Thank you <3
  13. Thank you I do have a Sir Forscale, but he's up in my case atm... Perhaps I'll retrieve him later and take a couple of extra photos, haha.
  14. Yup, certainly know that feeling well.... I'd honestly mind less if I didn't photograph most minis while laying on my stomach xD it's kind of uncomfortable. If I had a decent table setup to shoot on, I'd probably take a lot more photos because it would be easier to steady my camera, etc. No tripod here >.<
  15. Thanks I figured as a beast of shadow, he was probably a pretty aggressive soul, so red seemed appropriate. Thank you Normally I take photos on my phone, dump them straight onto FB, then onto here, but this one's actually been through Photoshop CS3, as I always have to crop a lot more and stuff with my SLR, because it won't focus as close as my phone will. My issue isn't so much with editing or getting stuff to look right, it's just that my camera does seem to shoot wierdly and it can be difficult to tell what's under or overexposed until I get it off onto my laptop, by which time I'm never all that inclined to return to photographing the same mini ^^;
  16. In my order of clears, I had the cube! I sculpted the flagstones with some greenstuff and a toothpick, and conveniently my cube is a snug enough fit on the inside bit that it'll stand quite comfortably on the base without slipping off. I wanted to get it seperable so that I could use it to eat other minis =] I did make a bit of a mess of painting the inner piece, because I just couldn't figure it out well enough ^^; but it's going to be fairly rarely seen, so I don't mind too much. I used Tamiya's Green and Yellow clears, and an assortment of Citadel for the solid bits... Screaming Skull, White Scar, Fenrisian Grey, Steel Legion Drab, and another blue and red that I can't currently remember. The flagstones are painted with Standard Mechanicus Grey, Dawnstone, and Agrax Earthshade. I also used Tamiya's Shadow clear to add some extra depth. I was really surprised by how big the cube actually was ultimately, I had to order new bases for it to fit on xD
  17. So in my last Reaper order I ordered some big shiny stuff for other people, but for myself, I ordered a few translucent Bones, as I've had my eye on them for a long elf time. As I have the translucent dragon from Bones 3 eventually making its way to me, I decided to get some practice in too. So there was a thread around at one point about using Tamiya Clears on the translucent Bones minis, so I launched into painting mine with a similar approach =] I also got fed up with my SLR and its hatred of shooting indoors, so woke up its inbuilt flash and cobbled together the world's most slapdash flash diffuser, and was ultimately kinda pleased with the results. Annoyingly, a lot of photos are underexposed because they look fine on my camera, but the screen on that is weirdly bright and everything tends to be dark as all hell when moved onto my laptop. It is possible my laptop screen is funky, so I do apologise if the following image is now hugely overbright *facepalm* He's painted with Red and Shadow Tamiya clears, and then drybrushed very lightly with Citadel's Genestealer Purple, Khorne Red, and Evil Sunz Scarlet. His eyes are Evil Sunz =] I'm actually really quite proud of how he's come out.
  18. So I tried photographing this SOB again today, using my SLR... Not sure where my polariser is atm, so just shooting with a plain old UV filter. I lack proper lights, so I end up shooting on low elf aperture, which means obviously.... Shallow DOF. I also need bigger backdrops to shoot him against >.< I only have A4 ones. You can at least see his colours slightly better in this one xD When I can get photographing him nailed down, I'm starting to become inclined to call him finished ^^;
  19. I don't normally go through this muh trouble on them XD this is a first for me Fair =P I'm a.... Relatively hasty painter, tbh. If a project takes too long I lose focus and run off, so I'm a bit of a sloppy dragon painter, even though I enjoy them ^^; Your work is hugely paying off on this guy though, he's gorgeous =]
  20. That's a gorgeous shade of teal/turquoise/blue =] He's beautiful - nicely done x
  21. *throws my Narthrax into the shed* He's coming along stunningly <=O your patience is scales is miles beyond mine.
  22. >.< I have a polariser around somewhere... If I can find it, I may give that a go on my proper camera. He's big enough to shoot on it, at any rate - I struggle with shooting the little guys on my DSLR, so pretty much everything ends up being a phone job instead because that does a better job of focusing close and stuff.
  23. Thanks =] He's a sod to photograph, I have to admit xD the heavy use of metallics makes him... Oddly behaved in light.
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