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  1. I think it looks excellent! It draws a bit more attention, without messing up your color choices. Great job!
  2. You're welcome! The only thing I might add is a specular reflection, to give it some shine. If you decide that doesn't work for you, I think making the iris a dark-brown color would have a similar effect, while still giving you some space to play around. Just my 2 cents, though! I'm curious to see what others have to say.
  3. Looking good! And honestly, I think the eye looks good as is. The black void is menacing, in a kind of fun juxtaposition with the rest of the model.
  4. I managed to get some better lit pictures of the group. I'll post them all in the show-off section, once I've finished the other half of the group.
  5. Managed to finish up this first batch of beastmen! I had a hard time getting the lighting to look decent in the pictures. That's ok, because I wasn't trying to push myself at all with these minis. Reasonably happy with how they turned out, though I do somewhat wish I'd decided to redo the zenithal undercoat. But, they still look pretty decent on the table, and that's what I was going for. For the second half of the group, I'm going to lay in the skin tones using the airbrush, and see what the time/effort/reward ratio ends up being there. I've used it for single figures before, so I have a pretty good feeling that I can make it worthwhile. I've been working more on painting units instead of single figures, since I have a friend who wants to commission me to paint a couple of Warhammer 40k armies for him. I'm looking forward to that a good bit; I've been wanting to paint some of the new Primaris marines, but really have no desire to get back into the game myself. So that will be a fun opportunity and challenge, since I've never done a whole army at once!
  6. Managed to get some more work done. Just metallics, washes for said metallics, and a few details left to pick out. Almost halfway done with the whole group!
  7. Thanks, Glitter!! I've gotten started on another half-dozen on them. I didn't bother to go back and rework the zenithal coat at all. With how little effort I'm ultimately putting into them, I can re-prime and paint one if it really starts bugging me. Progress is progress!
  8. I finished up some beastmen conversions I've been working on, and got them primed. Even got some paint on a few! I tried to get something that was quick and easy to replicate, while still looking pretty good. So I made use of the zenithal undercoat for the flesh, and used a somewhat heavy reikland flesh shade to get that reddish hue, which turned out pretty well. I'll want to touch up those zenithal undercoats before I continue (I have another 15 to do), just so the skin looks better and more consistent. I might go back and re-work some of the skin on these guys, particularly the dark areas, to make them better match the others. But, I'll burn that bridge when I come to it. Otherwise, the paint scheme was just brybrushes over basecoats, and some washes here and there. Nothing fancy, but I now have some beastie-boys that look good on the table. I especially like the quartered shields; again, nothing fancy, but much better than just plain wood.
  9. Got these guys finished up and primed, and a few being painted. These were the ones that required the most work. With the left spearman, I used greenstuff over the brass and plastic to give the spear shaft more character, like it was a piece of wood found on the battlefield to make a hasty repair. I needed to figure something else out for the guys with 2handed weapons and the other spearman, since I had poor access to the brass rods. My solution was to use dental floss, glue one end in place, and take forever wrapping it around, before finally gluing the other end, and using thin superglue to seal in the floss. It works pretty well, and although it's not a perfect match fir the wrappings further up, it's close enough. Here's a closer picture of that, and the shield I expanded. In hindsight, it would have been better just to sculpt one from scratch, as the differences wouldn't be so noticeable. But for what it is, it'll do the job.
  10. Cool stuff you've been picking up! I especially like the Highlands skeletons.
  11. Cool project, and great minis! Like others, I'm excited to see this progress.
  12. Great job! That color scheme is superb - killer choices!
  13. I think you're right, it would read better as rust. It's a great technique, I may have to try that along my normal pigment usage.
  14. Coming along really nicely! I especially like the work on the shadows with red.
  15. Looking great! I love watching your stuff through the process.
  16. I've gotten a little work done on the dragon. I feel like it's a step backwards, which is frustrating. I tried using a wash to do some recess shading for me, which doesn't work well on this dragon. So I drybrushed some red back over it, so it wasn't so dark. The scales' texture isn't quite deep enough to make this viable for the model; or, I'm too heavy handed, which is possible. Then, I did some recess shading with some nuln oil, but using it to do pin-lining. This would have looked better had I not done the original wash, which is the frustrating part. Part of my trouble is how large this guy is, and how few places there are for me to brace to keep my hands steady when I'm doing that fine detail work. Does anyone have advice for how to deal with this? It really limits how much time I can do that kind of work in a single session. It seems I've entered the un-fun part of the process, which is something I need to keep in mind as I go back into it. I think I need to rework the main volumes again, do some pin-lining, and then work on highlighting the individual scales. I'm not sure if I have the patience to get him quite to where I'd hoped, but we'll see. One paint-stroke at a time, right? As always, thanks for looking!
  17. Thanks Marsya, Chaoswolf, Glitterwolf, and Iridil for the kind words! I'm also really happy with the verdigris, especially in the eye-sockets of the skulls. Such a fun look! And the sword took more effort than it might seem, but I'm glad I found the right balance of color and darkness. I think it draws some attention, without being the primary focus, which it would have been with a bright, saturated red. Plus, the idea is for it to be some kind of magical blood-obsidian, and I think it's a pretty decent job of something like that.
  18. Great work! I agree, those demented faces are great. and just have so much character!
  19. Stunning work!! The floral freehand on the dress is just superb! The face is vibrant, especially the eyes.
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