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  1. Nice. Appreciate the time spent on good backstories and love the flower really tieing the pieces together. Great job.
  2. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!! .. wait ..
  3. beautiful looking! Thanks!
  4. Man that's good stuff. Tell him Bravo. That mini looks better then 80% of the 40K stuff I see on the tables getting played.
  5. Both amazing pieces! The face work is quite different. Green has more of an older angry thing going , where the red seems younger and more seductive. Free-hand is to die for. Thanks for sharing! Top quality as always.
  6. I don't believe they are up just yet. I thought I read somewhere they would be up this week though.
  7. Love it even more now. I like how the base colors match the same tones as the rest of the piece. Love the log too. All your changes look really good and think he has gone from Good to Awesome with just those few changes. Bravo. My only last recommendation is just a splatter (not much) of blood somewhere on the base (on the foliage/grass) somewhere. He is dripping himself, there is a bloody shield in front of him, it only makes sense that at least a little bit would have hit the ground somewhere. That would tie it all together nicely. Thanks again for sharing, amazing little guy ya got there.
  8. Where do i sign up for "Pathfinder for Newbies"? I need to reserve 2 seats. Painting classes seem to be pretty organized, but getting into an RPG game .. well .. seems a bit intimidating. I've gone 2 years now and have yet to sit at an RPG game. Guess I don't see the signups or whatnot.
  9. Sorry that's my silly lingo at play. I meant "sell" as in "fall for the miniature" or "believe in the scene". Keep em comin!
  10. We take all types! Painters, non-painters, gamers and non. Dork and Dork alike :) Honestly its a very personal Con and one you should get a lot out of. You can hang out and paint at tables with people or load up your schedule with classes if you like. The class schedule will be up soon, and they will tell you what type of painting level you should be at for each class. They are all very small classes so you are able to easily see and practice whats going on if that's what your class does. I've always brought lots of stuff with me and I almost never need any of it. Bring money for food :P
  11. My Disclaimer: If this is just a tabletop piece, please disregard just about everything below. You have taken it past expectations on the tabletop and it is an amazing piece. If you are taking it past that, then here are my thoughts. As always, this is my personal opinion. Not everyone will agree. And I’m no expert. The Bad (meant loosely) Basing: Take the time to invest in a good base. It's hard to sell an amazing mini when your eye is drawn to a base that is incomplete or an afterthought. Building up the ground around the pewter base and throwing some static grass in the mix would do wonders for it, just for starters. Blood Placement: The string blood thing is a cool effect but it's a hard sell unless done just right. The current use of this on your mini detracts from the overall quality for me. The thread is just too noticeable between the drips of blood. If it was more of a gore, intestines, flesh ripped off thing you were going for, I would recommend making the string part much thicker. Blood Color: Blood tends to lean on the side of dark once beaten out of a hero. The blood colors seem very bright and in some areas, delve almost to possible pink. Blood should be primarily a black/reddish color, with hints of the solid red in certain areas to draw your eye. The best thing I have found for this is a Tamiya red color that goops up, is very red when it needs to be and darkens in other areas as it clumps, collects, and dries. Also it’s good to note that your blood areas should have some type of gloss finish too them to bring out the liquid factor to it. It really makes well done blood stains pop. NMM: This might be just a problem with the size of the image as I can’t tell exactly what’s going on. From what I can tell you are using NMM techniques for you metallic components. The bronze/copper studs and colors are well done but the shoulder piece makes me do a second take. If that is supposed to be armor, I believe more of a metallic effect with your NMM is needed to make it seem so. As it is currently colored it resembles more of a creature’s scales to me (like a piece of dragon hide ripped off and stuck on the shoulder for armor). If that is the case, the colors would need to be different enough from the metallic parts to be able to tell the difference. I like to use your belt buckle as the reference for colors. The mace could use a little NMM coloring love. Some of the darker greys override the lighters in areas where it would need lighter. You could also go with more of a battered well-worn look with that mace and a few streaks or colored dents would make it sing. Finger Nails/Toe Nails: The whites on his nails seem overly bright and the dark on the tips seem overly black. I would try to take the whites down a few notches. Maybe a few washes/glazes of his skin-tone would help over the white parts and a little dark brown to the black tips would even it out. The Good Skin: Holy wow. Your skin-tone on this dude is remarkable. He looks amazing with those colors and I probably won’t be able to imagine him another way now. Fur: The fur you have going across his head and down his back and around his ankles. I LOVE IT! It adds a ton of character to the piece and realistic. Face: Very nice face. Ivory work is nice and the eyes are very well done. The dark-lining around the eyes and head are very clean and makes him very believable. Face is almost always the most important part of a miniature. The time taken to do this one right stands out to me and I love it. Tone: Your underlying color tones bring this piece together and really should be pointed out. It helps your mini a TON to have this aspect. The same browns being used on the different parts, but with just different shades. The same orangey red used in the fur similar to the bronze metallics. Bravo. Overall I love this piece. Normally I don't say much but I thought I had to speak up with this piece one (not to mention you asked for it ). This is something, with a little cleanup, that I could see on the shelf being judged at Reapercon. It has a lot of things going for it. Your blending is very well done, color selection very good, and it screams character. Thanks for sharing this piece honestly, It’s great!
  12. Never fails, if you need a mini identified ... someone on this board knows it , or knows someone that does. Love it ! Thanks to those guys!
  13. Man your fantasy work is amazing. I can never get enough of that much quality for a tabletop army
  14. Wow. It's really nice and must have been rough to paint. It's very confusing to my feeble little mind, but I dig it anywho! Thanks for sharing!
  15. Exactly what I needed! Thanks again! PS. the Karkarions of Bloodmaw will never win !
  16. Good mini. My few suggestions would be to focus on cleaning up the red. The browns and greens can be done in the fashion shown and add something to the character or story with it. The red is hard to explain away. Take the darkness in the recesses and the highlights up on those higher folds. Also try and get in there where you left some areas blank. The base sticks out, try and use some static grass in the blank parts. Also where the quiver meets the cloak, there is a large strip of grey from the undercoat. Get in there with that green and you can use a wash of some type to hide any misses once you get closer. Don't forget to use that camera to your advantage. I find I get so focused when doing a mini, that after taking some good photos it will find something that I just completely overlooked. Get in there and fix those. :) Good Luck!
  17. Ahhhhh! It was the box that was in question. I thought there was some type of joint operation for the miniatures, as the outside of the box showed minis. So its the Heavy Gear paint set! Thanks for clearing that up! Thanks!
  18. I spy with my little eye ... something ... i can't explain ..... https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink
  19. Another amazing piece Darkstar. Each one of these really is a work of art. You and dks always give me something to strive for.
  20. I suppose there is no chance of any Pathfinder minis in the Bones line huh? I'd kill to have those killer looking goblins in droves.
  21. I honestly haven't looked hard enough at the level of detail on the LE, but hopefully its good. I honestly prefer plastic to all other types now just because of ease of cleaning and conversion. Bring it on Reaper and don't let up!
  22. Nice second vids, especially the highlight one. Do you have any HD stills of the mini to see what that end result looked like?
  23. Dig it. its like batmans sidekick ... turned elven samurai ... im so cornfused!! AND loving it :)
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