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  1. DFo

    03358: Eldolan, Elf Fighter

    I asked for advice, so it'd be pretty bad form if I didn't take it - I've taken new pictures and re-done the photoshopping in the hopes of providing something a bit more visible. I think this is about the best I can do with the tools I have. Thanks for the feedback!
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    Well of Doom

    I love this sculpt - always reminds me of the Dunwich Horror box art - and this is a great paint job. The ripple effect in the water really is excellent. I only wish that were an Elder Sign instead of a pentagram on that book cover...
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    03358: Eldolan, Elf Fighter

    It's been a very long time indeed since I've posted anything, but that's because it's been a long time since I've PAINTED anything. I painted this figure up to represent one of my adventuring companion's DnD character in our current campaign. He specified a LOT of browns, but I tried to add a little colour wherever I could. The sculpt is absolutely gorgeous and the quality of the casting was impeccable. I certainly didn't do it justice, but what a pleasure to paint. Anyway, here he is: Comments, critiques and especially advice are always welcome. I think I've had it with metallic paints had will finally have to cross that bridge and start trying some NMM techniques. Scary!
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    Who stole my saltshaker?

    Goregeous mini all around, but the knife and fork "cross bones" take the cake.
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    Alien Corals and an Involuntary Dryad

    The melted straw "alien corals" really look the business. What a great idea. I could see the same process used for rusted/bombed-out metal. Lovely stuff!
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    Krystal Keep CAV battle

    I'd say those cows are up to something.
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    Lord Stronghart

    Fantastic cape work. His armour, and his sword especially, are stellar also. If my helmet were that bulky, I'd prefer to carry it too.
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    The Vikings are comming!

    Lovely stuff - I like the round shield especially.
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    Alejandra (SJB Studios)

    That is one smooth and beautiful paint job. I even kinda like the axe deal. Can't wait to see your upcoming non-"rusty" stuff.
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    Divebot, Giant Bat, Two Detectives

    Nice effect on the divebot's porthole.
  11. DFo

    Silver Hair

    Masochist. ;-)
  12. DFo

    Painting satin or silk cloth

    This is not my work (in fact, it's much better than my work), but I think this is a pretty killer silk/satin effect, and there's a link to a tutorial down the page.
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    Need some new brushes

    For what it's worth after so much good input here... I started with sythetic brushes. Then moved to off-brand Kolinsky Sable. Then to Da Vinci Maestros. Now I use W&N Series 7 Miniatures. Each of those transitions was eye-opening, with the difference from synthetic to sable probably the most pronounced. The Maestros are good brushes, but I prefer the amount of snap, the paint flow, and especially the point of the W&Ns. Disclaimer: I paint with pretty thin paint - I'm not sure how the designed-for-watercolour S7s would do if you like to dip straight from the bottle, or only thin slightly. I ordered my Series 7s in 3 sizes - 000, 0, and 2. I don't use the 000 - it's too small. Pupil dotting is actually easier with the wider belly and fine point of the 0. I really need a larger brush than the 2 for large blocks of colour. I should note that the Series 7 Miniature 0 is about the same size as a Da Vinci Maestro 000. Finally, I got my latest brushes from Jerry's Artarama (although I believe Blick is slightly cheaper). I've paid much more for far inferior brushes. Having the right tools for the right job really helps - but remember, you can't always blame your brushes! Good luck with the painting!
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    LEGEN ...wait for it... DARY.
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    2605: Ulthalokh the Unclean

    Descent campaign! I'm jealous. Suitably ominous fig (what? no pastel colours at all?!?) Are you washing your copper/bronzes with something there?