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  1. I painted this set of minis from my drawers as something a little less demanding than the big guy I was working on. They're all from the addons from the Banner Saga board game that came out some years back. This was my first time really paying much attention to human hair and trying to get shading more accurate. CC on the paint job welcome.
  2. Finished post over at https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/97144-demon-lord-of-minotaurs-reaper-77376/
  3. Finally got around to taking some final shots of the guy I've been working at over here. The biggest single model I've done to date. Definitely could use some touch up and better detail work (and a better job of highlighting), but I don't think that's going to happen, and I'm actually fairly satisfied with where it's at. No major work on it all week, so I'll call it finished and it can go to the varnish queue.
  4. Having just received a Winsor series 7 detail brush this week, before I actually breach the case, I wanted to make sure I'm not doing any immense harm to my existing brushes in my routine (mostly Reapers, a few taklon bulk brushes for broad strokes). Dab the tip in the pain/glaze whatever. Use a paper towel and my rinse can to try to get the paint to the thickness I want. Apply. Dip in rinse can, agitate. Wipe a couple times on a paper towel; if it's clean, let it rest horizontally, preferably without the bristles resting against the paper towel or cardboard I use for painting on.
  5. AKA my first try at any form of blending. Strangely, I feel I got worse as I got practiced. Started at the back, loved the way I got it blended and graded, and felt progressively worse as I moved forward. Ended up recoloring the front legs from red to what they are now, I didn't like too much red. Going for a bit of demon, a bit of poison toad in this one. Pretty happy with my rocks and mud though. Suggestions on focus improvement areas?
  6. Got busy with a new toy, so haven't touched it so much. A little bladework though, I'm feeling OK about the way that part is looking.
  7. Loincloth is in place, started on augmenting the shoulderguard and basing the weird polearm thing. One of those things I'm probably overthinking and overworking -- I've put about six glaze coats on the shaft to make it not quite black or brown or red, and it probably won't matter that much anyways, but you can see some residue on the base and skull where it dripped down.
  8. My object of interest here is those horns, love the coloring you did on the striations.
  9. Goblin set from the last KS. My first project from sprue to table and let me tell you, I was not fond of those small keyholes. The bard was a ton of fun, eventually. And the wizard was pretty enjoyable to paint too.
  10. Sitting on the table drying some glue right now, he's been a slow and scary one for me, and still have a lot to do. Trying to figure out what I want him to look like is hard, and trying to figure out how to get to that point is even more difficult. And ugh, that side shot. Cleanup on a wash overuse there. Pretty happy with most of the armor plating and the fur so far though, still need to glaze the glued-on bits and finish with his loincloth. Also pleased with the strapping on his armor.
  11. How do the Vallejo's do with drying out too quick? I've noticed that with the Reapers that I have, and the Army Painter Greedy Gold I have as well, that even on a wet palette, they're virtually unusable within an hour or so of dispensing.
  12. Thank you for the tips and the example. I have expanded my selection of bottles -- I have over fifty now I believe, from the two LTP kits, Citadel Starter pack, and some assorted other MSP and such I picked up a while ago. I should have a complete set of the MSP Pure/Clears that I could find, at least.
  13. In the process of learning how to get the colors and effects I want on my paint jobs. Have played some with mixing different shades to try to get closer, just recently picked up LTP#2 and experimenting with glazes to shift colors in a more subtle way. Eluding me thusfar though, is how to shift within a single color. Adding some black has helped some -- to go from grass green to forest green, for example, but I haven't figured how to go the other way, or in a less dramatic fashion. Without actually having a different shade of the same color, is there something I can do to go from a dark woo
  14. I haven't unbagged and glued everything yet -- feels like there's a lot more assembly necessary this time around versus some previous Bones I bought in on -- but I haven't seen any dice in the mix. Wasn't that one of the unlocked stretch goals? Not like I really need more, and maybe they were bagged with some figs. Anyone else find theirs?
  15. Ooh, thank you! Looking at them again, nearly all the problems of this sort, or of mixed paint out of the bottle not applying great, have been metallics. The swords and shields I've done so far have taken quite the beating. I'll try the black base next time!
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