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  1. James-

    Otyugh My 1st

    Thanks guys. Didnt have basing stuff at the time but it's definitely something I'm getting more into now.
  2. James-

    Otyugh My 1st

    Thanks Pochi, I'll have to try a WIP next. I think I'm going to try to completely sculpt an earth elemental next for a friend of mine, so maybe I'll try doing it for that!
  3. Thanks! I'll have to give it a try!
  4. I'm impressed with the eyes! The whole thing looks great too!
  5. Really like this mini and the attitude you can see in the face! Nice! I'm with you on the hair, I kinda wish it was some crazy color to match the attitude, but execution wise the hair looks good to me.
  6. James-

    Otyugh My 1st

    So last week I posted my Warlock and Raven and mentioned they were my seventh mini to paint. So I figured since I have pictures of the first six I'll post those as I have time too :) I picked this guy as my first mini to paint since he was bigger and more simple and seemed like an easy one to start with. I will add though that I'm the type of crazy person that probably watched over 20 hours of YouTube tutorials before I even picked up a brush. Super receptive to any criticism as I would like to know what to improve!
  7. I haven't sealed or 'finished' any of my models because in all the videos I've watched the varnishes seem to detract. The I don't like the gloss look and the matte looks chalky. Is there a way to seal them without really changing how they look?
  8. Whats the difference between the brush on sealer and like a gloss, matte, or satin finish?
  9. What do you mean by sealer? Varnish?
  10. I do use army painter, I'm new to the craft as well and when I applied my first wash I was "holy crap! This looks awesome now" after having similar sentiments as you were. I now have those first minis as my profile pic and banner. Like Kuro said you got the paint in the right places! Now just add the shade watch the magic happen and follow it up with some subtle highlights and you will change your mind about this mini like I did about my first ones. Good luck :)
  11. If you want a quick fix I'd say lather a dark tone wash over everything but the skin, hair and flame sword and it will really add some shading. You could do a flesh was over the skin too for a quick shade. But listen to these other guys I've only started painting too. I too think the flame sword is awesome!
  12. Really nice skin tones. You can see it especially well in the leg. Nice!
  13. The flowers!!!!!!! The everything!!!!!!!! I love it.
  14. These look beautiful! How do you get such smooth trasitions on your fabric? What technique are you using if I may ask?
  15. Awesome model! I love the little bones laying around. Where did you get them?
  16. Thanks! Those look awesome. I'll have to try that out.
  17. Of everything on the model I was least pleased with the skin. I was trying to go for a very pale with a tinge of blue and after trying a few different things: -first normal skin tone with a blue wash -didn't like it so I tried to go over it with a very thin white to brighten and smooth -didn't like that and did a flesh tone wash over it... things were going poorly at this point -then added a very light blue and said well I guess that's as good as it's getting... any tips on achieving a smooth light blue skin would be great.
  18. Thanks! Pickins isn't a bad suggestion I may just use that during our next D&D session!
  19. Thanks for all the encouragement guys. I used "green stuff" sculpting putty and formed that shape, pressed the Raven model and warlock model in, then used rocks I found outside to press into the putty for texture. Then just paint.
  20. Take it easy on me, this is just my seventh mini to paint with three of them being a set of identical orcs. First time trying green stuff any tips for improvements or things you think I did well would be much appreciated. Trying to figure out what worked and what didn't. This is Archon the Aasimar Warlock and his familiar (which has yet to be named). He was taken as a youth by a fiend for his celestial blood. On the brink of corruption he was rescued by a paladin of the Raven Queen. The Raven Queen then took over his pact and he now serves her hunting those who would defy the natural process of death.
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