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Everything posted by Ferox

  1. Nice work! Solid colour selection, clean transitions, and as mentioned the sheer fabric is very well done.
  2. It's a little tough to make out as a face, IMHO. Now that I know it's there and what it is, I can recognize featues, but if you hadn't mentioned it I'd probably have had to have the base in hand to figure it out. Nice easter egg, but subtle.
  3. Nice clean look; the colours complement the sculpt well.
  4. I like it! The freehand is very well done -- I like the way the shield gives the figure a bit of colour without being overwhelming. You've pulled off a grim, gritty, rough look very well with the colour scheme you've chosen, and the highlights on the arming coat and chainmail prevent it from being too dark.
  5. I like how these turned out! Great idea; think I might try it.
  6. How brittle is this stuff? Can you drill through it with a pin vise?
  7. Reaper staff painters... sheesh. Not only do they put freehand on every flat surface they can find, but they always have to include a reflection dot on the iris. What a bunch of show-offs.
  8. Seconded! The sword looks a lot better. Next thing I'd suggest is cleaning up the base -- the brown coat on the outside looks a bit patchy, and the black plastic showing through on top is a bit uneven. It's the only thing that distracts me from the otherwise clean and tidy look to the figure.
  9. Oh, cool! Following this one with interest.
  10. Damn that's impressive. I love what you did with the reds, although they read almost more like a deep, rich brown to me on my crappy laptop display. Nice contrast with the base, too. I might have to pick this one up.
  11. Much better. Nice colour choices, and I'll echo the compliments on the freehand.
  12. Well, I kind of thought that I'd be painting a bunch of trooper models in October, but it turns out I'm more interested in eldritch horrors. Here's something I cobbled up out of unused parts from the GW Chaos Spawn box and a bit of green stuff: It's based around a cephalopodic head, tentacled "arm" cluster, spiky "tail", and and a pair of random tentacle bits. The whole thing should fit nicely on a 50mm base. This looks like a perfect opportunity to play around with glazes a la Massive Voodoo (especially here and here). Right now I'm waiting for the gesso to finish setting, then I'll basecoat with maybe a desaturated blue-green.
  13. Massive Voodoo is the first place I'd check for basing tutorials.
  14. Looks great! The blues are silky smooth, but I really like the interplay between the blues and greens on her dress.
  15. Thanks folks. EldarCorsair, I may have misled you by taking photos before the base was fully dry... but in any case I started with Uniform Brown, mixed in some Blue Liner for shadows (and finished up the shading with small amounts of pure Blue Liner), highlighted roughly with Tanned Leather, and wetbrushed on some Tanned Leather/Khaki Highlight mix. I think the dominant mid-tone browns give it a muddy sort of look and texture, which no doubt contributes to the slimy look you noticed. I have a lot of other bits and bobs that came on the Chaos Spawn sprue (not to mention a few Reaper monster-parts packs); I'm tempted to kitbash a few horrors together and paint them up too.
  16. I've been in a bit of a rut this past week and a half, trying to get some motivation for painting stuff. So I clipped this guy off of the GW Chaos Spawn sprue, mounted it on a chunk of cork on a penny, cranked the iPod over to Skinny Puppy, and well.... I'm sure I'll be able to use it for something. Who doesn't need a little head every now and then? Erm.... I think I might have a whole 45 minutes in this guy. Fun, though! A nice change of pace. C&C welcome.
  17. Nice work. I wish the darklining on top of the bookmark wasn't quite as heavy, or perhaps not quite as dark. It might be the camera setup, but I think some dark, warm browns in the deepest shadows of the face would bring it out a bit more strongly. Otherwise, damned if that isn't a fine example of an Ultramarine!
  18. Follow-up on the metallics: I've started using VMC Air metallics for their smaller flake size. Is flake size a direct contributor to toxicity? Do fine-flake metallics like VMC Air and Alclad II need a more toxic medium to support the smaller flakes? I'm given to understand that fine particulates are Bad News if they get airborne, but the usual countermeasure (for finishing resin, for example) is wet-sanding. If there's a toxicity issue with my VMC Air metallics, I'd like to know as much about it as possible.
  19. Nice work! I'm not entirely convinced by the purple shadows -- not because purple doesn't work in the shadows, but because the purple is a bit too light compared to some of the darker blues. On the flip side, I really like the contrast between the bright, saturated, mostly blue/purple figure and the very desaturated, mostly brown base. Great contrast there.
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