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  1. awesome! thanks for the tip, I'll definitely get a gloss cote on first before messing with attaching him to a base and thx! I'm glad you guys like him :) they have a couple of living Holmes figures I just didn't get the bakers street gang with the kickstarter I'm not sure if i can pull off the gore well..I've never tried to do it before..I'll work on finish painting the cobblestone base and mull it over if I dare try :)
  2. went back and applied some more highlights to the coat and shaded the bottom and inner area of the cuffs and added some brighter red highlights to the heart and the scarf. I not sure about adding running blood effects over his hand these guys seem abit cartoony..i think gore effects might be to much..not sure tho as well I tried shading and highlighting the magnifying glass abit and the shoe. Overall I think he's pretty much done unless something stands out to anyone that it needs more work. oh I've never attached a figure to a base like this after painting..should I seal it with a gloss cote before basing..or just glue it down and then seal the whole thing?
  3. thx Anne! I really like these guys as well..they have a great touch of whimsey added to the darker nature of them I went back and applied another layer of mid-tone then added a little linen white to the mix and applied a slight highlight to alot of the edges. i think i need to thin it down abit more and do some more broader highlighting ..but I don't want to overwhelm the mid-tones like i did on bertoks flesh I'm having issues getting use to this new phone cameras auto brightening things abit..but this is pretty close to the actual colors.
  4. (all my observations of dipping are using quickshade..I've not used minwax ) For tabletop painting i really think highlighting first is a better and much easier way to do it. For the most part the highlight area's don't get hardly any tint anyways since well they're high point and the varnish settles in lowpoints.. so if you just bring your highlights up one slight shade higher then you would want in a finished state the tint from the dip will bring it back down to where you want. if your trying to incorporate dipping into higher quality painting then blending highlights after dipping will help kill some of the inherent dullness a tinted varnish gives...but really i thing thats more an advanced way of doing it..and if your looking at dipping to help get you started it will add a level of complexity to the whole thing you might want to avoid. I've done a lot of dunk and shake figures and lately the brush on then wick off and both work well.I find the biggest issue with dipping is to make sure you thin the dip after some time with turpentine, the stuff really does thicken up and evaporate quickly and suddenly the figures seems to be excessively coated..
  5. experimented with trying to create a rounded glass effect for the magnifying glass.its a little rough but It might work. I used a 1:1 ratio of fair skin and olive green for the flesh highlights..Its pretty bright and pallid looking not sure if the skin needs any more. mixed in 2 drops of blackened brown with 1 drop of olive green and one drop of tanned shadow with 8 drops of water to create the trench-coat shading wash . then used just the midtown blend to try and bring back the mid tones. It might need another thinned coat of mid tone before highlights but I like the shadow color Welp here he is so far.
  6. so heres Holmes fully basecoated I ended up using a blend of tanned shadow and olive green for the overcoat. I think i'm gonna try and use the same shading technique as used on Tsuko's pants from the LTPK #2 then build back to the mid tones since this seems like a nice mid tone color. for the magnifying glass I'm gonna try and use a cool blue wash and shade the upper section gradually from ghost white then maybe a pure white line arcing along the left edge.. I love that he's missing a shoe, tho it might not be obvious from this angle
  7. looks even better with the basing..great work Cash!
  8. I really like the Rosemary Series 33 brush's...tho I've only ever used a few brands of brushes like Citadel(shudder), army army painter, and reaper master series(the black ones) including shipping and conversion they only come to about 7.50 each.. what i like about the series 33 is that the handle is short, the hairs are longer and have a good point to them. I have found the one I've been using steady as my full time painting brush these last few months is low snap.. currently the 0/2 brush is slowly losing hairs its probably about a 0/5 atm when I'm cleaning the brush(i might be abit agressive while cleaning) seems I often have at least one hair break off. its more extreme then other brush's I've used but it could have been I just happened that this particular brush has a burr in the inside of the metal funnel thing..however even with hairs breaking off the brush slowly getting smaller it still holds a beautiful point!
  9. thx Cash , I think Andy did some great work on sculpting all these for the Requiem KS. I think almost all the stretch goals are Kickstarter exclusive(these two for example) which while awesome at the time,seems like such a waste if others can't ever get them,some of the KS stretch goal characters are pretty awesome looking figures. Krule thx man! I was glad to finish the Soviets(tho..they're not really done..just the infantry units..but the vehicles can wait ;-) its some sort of synthetic cork they use in cheap wine :) its more spongy and looks to be more fibrous I think these are all more what they call truescale? like quite literally 28mm to the eyes compared to the heroic sizes of Reaper,Privateer Press and Wyrd (more 32mm) they seem abit small side by side and I'm not sure for gaming purposes I'll be able to mix and match them as I had hoped originally. I had thoughts of being able to mix and match all the reaper bones chronoscope,EoD, Blackwater gulch figures together to make proxy gangs and crews for Malifaux,EoD and Blackwater etc. I'll have to see how they look together on the table.. Regardless this guys fun to paint,got 2 basecoats on the trenchcoat done...the dark grey car primer might be too dark for my tastes..its almost black..really hard to get good coverage..might have to breakdown and get a bottle of black brush on primer and just start mixing my own light grey primer
  10. empire of the dead has arrived and I got an itch to try and paint up zombie sherlock and watson. Its oct gotta do it :) got them pinned and primed and started dark basecoat color of flesh on Holmes. gonna build up some highlights after with some olive green mixed with fair skin..see how that turns out. for the eyes I figured I'd just invert the colors..leave the socket black and do a white/green dot. I think its ok..I can't imaging trying to add a pupil to that
  11. ya i got the Halloween bug from these..had to put aside dain in the LTPK thread and see if I can't get one of these finished for Halloween. I was going thru them and there's so many good candidates..but then I thought..how can I pass up Zombie Holmes and Zombie Watson? I mean ..is that Heart in Holmes' hand a clue..or a snack?...
  12. i have no idea how well the plastic figures are gonna turn out quality wise..but I absolutely love the sculpts ,simply my favourite interpretation of mythos stuff i've seen
  13. got anything steampunkish? or Gothic Victorian? Malifaux/EoD type stuff?
  14. i really really hope we get the frost giant spearman and warrior in this ..it seems a no brainier since we got the two in the last kickstarter, they're the last large figures missing from the Icingstead faction. I've mostly bought all the giants to use as proxies for them
  15. received mine today..really really love the sculpts..but ya the monster is to small for a 2 credit piece. i think these are more 25 to 28mm tho..I find them quite abit smaller then reapers stuff that I have, about same scale as the blackwater gulch figures .. heres four of them with tsuko and laurana from the LTPK..dracula and a bride and the second is the monster and Prof. Cavor
  16. so got the rest of the base coat applied to everything. Along the way i found out the mix of colors I used for the beard shadow color is virtually the same as ruddy leather..which is the basecoat color for the gold trim.(2 drops marigold yellow and 1 drop mahogany brown)so right now..it looks really brown. i think i'll apply a layer of ancient gold before starting the detail layering. but ran out of time today. im not sure about the flatten brush technique for the chain mail..it worked ok on the metal but didn't' work that great on the bones..just showed alot of surface defects and the shallower divots were much harder to not fill in..i think for chain on bones in the future it would work better just painting up the chain with honed steel with highlights and using a wash over it to shade the links. It is much neater then dry brushing tho. welp progress so far..
  17. Just finished listening to Matterhorn By Karl Marlantes 21 hrs later I'm kinda stunned..its one of those books I ordered last year that I just hadn't gotten around to, but now that I have I can't believe I waited this long..I normally don't read historical fiction but like Ken Follets' "Winter of the World" this one had me captivated and horrified, and utterly engrossed thru out the story, so much so that while i was suppose to be painting, I was just zoning out staring into space listening to the story. Bronson Pinchot does a superb job narrating this book..who's Bronson Pinchot? sound familiar? Oh ya he's Cousin Balkie from that 80's sitcom Perfect Strangers.. its performances like this that set the bar for Audio Books. 5 stars across the board.
  18. Ironically today when checking out whats new on audible their flash 4.95 sale pops up and low and behold one of the titles is Call of Cthulhu and other Strange Stories for 4.95! SCORE!! William Roberts does a fantastic job Narrating CoC..i guess this audio book has Call of Cthulhu, The hound,Dagon and The Dunwich Horror.
  19. so while waiting for the next update.. question: Am I the only one that gets a major Ray HarryHausen vibe from the Silver Dragon in the Core addon? I dont know if its the sculpt or the pose..but it really looks like a dynamation model..I mean that in the best possible way btw.
  20. I absolutely love everything Mythos related that retains the sense of dread and atmosphere to it. . But I also gotta admit while i was listening to Monster Hunter Vendetta when Julie realizes her imaginary childhood friend Mr ThrashBags was a baby shoggoth.... pure gold.
  21. the lamp looks way better now. hard to tell from the angle but does the brim edgeof the hat thats closest to the lamp need abit more OSL and maybe abit of a reflection on the eyes?
  22. absolutely love the OSL ..was wondering if you were gonnna go that way or not...its perfect for this guy..can't wait to see more
  23. love these orcs! great color scheme and technique on the Armour!
  24. ya the daylight war is book three of that series..really good. i love these books
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