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Whizard Hlavaz

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  1. Finished the 3 Witchling Stalkers, but put the Rackham goblin aside to begin my Halloween figures, of which there are four. But what they are, I'm not going to tell you. :upside:


    So... goals met? Eh, considering that the WS's were spill over from August... ah, well... not great shakes. But hey! I'm painting! And it feels good! ::P:

  2. What is the matter with you people??? How is it that NOBODY has asked "What happened??!?!"


    Those of us with major schadenfreude *need* to know.


    :lol: :lol: :lol:


    (Especially before my sophomoric mind takes this places decent folks dare not tread... :;): )

  3. And if you are looking for a place to show those guys off at, my house gets a lot of traffic...lots. :devil:


    Good tip! I'll be sure to remember that! ::D::lol:


    Thanks for unit advice. I'll definitely do Sonnia, but I guess if I'd need more models for a legal unit... well, the likelihood I'd go forward with finishing it out is slim.

  4. Thanks, everybody. Glad you're enjoying them.


    I'm thinking of getting a Sonnia or Samael to add to the group so that I have a Guild Unit. I don't know - game-wise - if that would be a playable group for Malifaux. If you know, please say. Otherwise, I just think having a unit around for show or local competitions would be nice.


    Thanks again. ::D:

  5. Though I don't understand the sculpt's face. :unsure:


    Looks like the figure has a flesh turtleneck pulled over his face. Ya, I'm going to go with that.


    That's what it looks like to me, too!!! :lol:


    tell you what -- wish I had one of those! It gets cold up here in N.H. and lips chap fast! ::P:

  6. The weathering on metal parts is nothing short of amazing. I have a hard time wrapping my head around doing an effect like that at that scale, let alone actually trying to achieve it.


    Oh, I would urge you to try it. It's actually quite fun and not all that difficult. Just get a good recipe for rust and verdigris and go to town.


    For rust, I use: Vallejo Black Red mixed with Reaper Pro Walnut --> Vallejo Black Red --> Vallejo Black Red mixed with V. Orange Brown --> Orange Brown --> OB mixed with V. Deep Yellow --> (then maybe) V. DY dotted.


    For Verdigris, I use: V. German Uniform --> V. GU and Reaper Master Deep Ocean + a light blue --> more light (ice/sky) blue to taste. (I stole that from Jen Haley, so you know it's good. Thanks, Jen. ::): )


    Just remember to highlight over your rust and verdigris effects to let some of the metal come back through.


    But really, it's fun. Try it. It goes a long way to popping a mini, too, for such an easy trick. I swear to you, it's not magic. ::D:

  7. Very nice, Wiz. I like your low-sat colors. They're very cool and smooth. I don't know how many times I've set out to paint a mini low-sat, and ended up with very bright colors. You seem to have a very good eye.


    Thank you, Mama. :blush: I wish I could speak intelligently to how I make my color choices, but I'm more of a "try this and see if I get lucky" painter than I am an educated painter, especially when it comes to color. I need to do more study there.


    I will say that I do neutralize a lot of my initial "base" color choices, both by mixing in compliments and by shading with compliments. The robes, for instance, are based using Vallejo Orange Brown mixed with Vallejo Azure. This base is then shaded with Vallejo Oxford Blue and a mix of Vallejo Oxford Blue and Reaper Pro Walnut. When first based, the robes were quite a bit more saturated than they appear -- quite orangy -- but once the Oxford was placed in the folds as shadow, the robes really desaturated. Must be a trick of the eye or light. I can't explain. But I do find abutting compliments to a color really subdue that color (much like mixing the compliment in would). That and I use a lot of Reaper Pro Walnut for shading, lining, washing, glazing. It's a go to color for me that makes its appearance on every model I paint (and in heavy applications).


    Anyhow, the Orange Brown is repeated across this mini for harmony. I used it as the base for a number of colors -- the face masks and gloves, the boots, all of the rust effects. And for this reason, I think I gained an all over appearance of desaturation -- that is one color comprises the base of a lot of colors. It was simply mixed with compliments and grays/browns to change it. Add to that the bluish greys found on metals, and maybe the appearance of desaturation is furthered. I don't know. I'm guessing there. (???)


    Maybe all that blather will help you on your next attempt at a low-sat mini. Good luck. And thanks for the kind words.

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