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  1. And finally had a chance to finish up. Quite a lot of fun to paint! Some Pro Acrylic Dark Silver, Silver, and Bright Gold for the ornamentation. Hair done with RMS Nightshade Purple, then Shadowed Stone and Stone Grey to keep things in the same palette. Feathers with Highland Moss and Mahogany Brown, the brown also used for the wood. Wash of Nightshade Purple, again to keep things in palette. Axe done in the Stone triad with a touch of Nightshade Purple washed in the crevices.
  2. Another session down, went with stone (RMS Stone Triad) for the first weapon to try and tie in with the stone I used for her brands. Started with a basecoat of RMS Violet Shadow, then layered on some RMS Pine Green to compliment the Highland Moss. Wash ofRMS Pearl White into the runes. Then glazed over with the stone triad to try and maintain some of the purple and green, give it more than just a grey tone. Touched up with edge highlights using RMS Linen White, with RMS Pale Green for the runes to start the glow effect. Need to clean that up a bit. Leather, so far, is just RMS Tanned Leather, now needs some serious cleanup on the skin by the straps, as well as a few more glazes for the leather in places, maybe a Brown Ink wash or Nuln Oil to add some depth. RMS Shadowed and Aged Bone on the skull.
  3. Recently got my first printer, Photon Sonic Mini 4k, and joined the RS Estudio Patron. Still not through my first bottle of resin, and a TON of learning, but have finally managed to gey the first of the legacy pack printed. Few shots below, with AnyCubic grey, primed because they tend to read a lot better
  4. The horns are a really nice detail there, nicely done
  5. Love the skin tone, and the purples and the hair really pop! Excellent work, can't wait to see more.
  6. Still working through the legacy pack in alpha order, just to see if I can make it through. Getting back into the swing of things with Anfi, primed below with a random base I found a free stl for: After session 1, happy with the progress, skin needs some serious cleanup, but much more smooth layering than I've been able to do in the past. Skin, straight RMS Dark Skin triad, nothing else. Cloth: first coat done in RMS Highland Moss. Scarring I decided to make as stone, going with an earth theme. Coat of Stone Grey to begin. Still pondering hair/feathers and strap colors. Thinking an obsidian look for the weapons, if I can find a good reference or tutorial.
  7. Thanks much! And I didn't think about the static pose side, good point.
  8. So it's been about 8 years since I painted, thanks to having a couple kids, but I've finally managed to make the time to paint again. I always found the advice of folks on this forum invaluable, amd it makes a great place to keep a painting diary, so thought I'd pick up poating WIPs here again. Picked up a 3d printer and joined the RN Estudio Patreon, as I adore their sculpts. As a challenge to myself, decided to go through their Legacy Pack in alphabetical order. So, first in the line is Aaron, plate wearing warrior, shown below primed white with Army Painter spray. First session: RMS for most paints, Pro Acrylic for the metallics. Armor: Basecoated with Violet Shadow, layered up with Royal Purple. Chainmail: Nightshade wash, drybrush of PA Dark Silver Trim: PA Bright Gold, wash of Brown Ink, touch up Plume: Carnage Red, washed with Nightshade, layered back up. Not really feeling it so far. Second session: Highlight armor with mix of Storm Grey and Royal Purple, tried to touch things up on the armor with some Pearl White. Long story short, did not turn out well. Got a LOT of practice to get in the swing of things.
  9. Since I had already painted the whole area with shadow grey previously, I just tried to keep my brush away from the edges when I came back with the lighter color. I was successful, for the most part. Some of the edges still need a little cleaning, but I want to finish getting all the base colors down before I touch things up. Thanks, much appreciated! Looking great, really matches the box there, not to mention a great job with the face and hair.
  10. I'm not sure you'll be able to really pin that enough to make a difference, the points of contact look small enough that I'd worry about accidentally drilling all the way through. But that's just me. Not sure how well it would work, but you might be able to glue the mini to a weight of some sort (washer, rock, etc.), then hollow out the top of the barrel to hide it. Might take a little Milliput to disguise things.
  11. Excellent job on the skin tones there, love the face on this one. Out of curiosity, how did you approach all those little lines on the armor, like the rectangle there on the right leg in the bottom picture?
  12. Now we need to get you a D&D group... Outstanding work!
  13. Welcome aboard and great to have you posting. You picked the right place, there's a great community of very friendly and helpful folks here. Can't wait to see where this is going.
  14. Heh, my wet blending looks like I sneezed too hard at the wrong moment. Let's hear it for Whatever Works!
  15. One of the really nice things about this hobby is that there isn't a "right" way to do anything, there's just whatever works for you. There's plenty of different methods for doing whatever you want to do, so if you hate the guide from the kit, you can ignore it and still get the results you're looking for.
  16. Coolest. Clothespins. EVER. I'm so going to steal borrow this idea for a project with my son when he's older. Can't wait to see more!
  17. Yeah, the whole demon thing is pretty cliche. Mostly, it just fit nicely into the whole theme with Chelliax (or however you spell it), and let hint at some of the stuff coming down the road. I like the venom-themed idea much better. Can't wait to see how the cultists turn out!
  18. Despite the brilliant Stonehaven Gnomes KS, there's still a distinct lack of gnomes out there. Glad to see more being added to the mix.
  19. Hopefully one of our resident Great And Wise Art Gurus will chime in here, but I believe that the big difference is that inks have a smaller pigment size and much higher pigment content than paints do. Both inks and paints can be mixed into a wash, using straight water or any of a number of additive mixes that you can find, without a problem. Inks tend to be more saturated versions of a colour, and they seem (to me at least) to settle into the cracks a bit better, but that could well just be perspective.
  20. I'm afraid Maglok's right, be careful. It's easy to get hooked. The molds straight from Hirst's site aren't that bad price wise (though shipping to Norway might be...), and plaster can be found pretty cheaply at most any hardware store. Casting them yourself is so simple that even I was able to do it, so anyone can get it done. I picked up molds 204 and 250 to do a basic dungeon setup for some friends who wanted to try playing D&D, and next thing I knew, I'd built a 3D version of the entire dungeon from the first 4E D&D adventure, complete with walls about 1" high. Took about a ton of Elmers glue, a quarter of a bucket of plaster, two full tubes of craft paint, and about two weeks, mind you. And I won't lie, the first parts I did looked pretty bad, since I was learning as I went. Still, it was easy to make the materials, and learn how to build a pretty wide range of dungeons with just two of the molds. Given the range they have available, there's quite a lot more you could do. It becomes pretty habit forming and very fun. Fortunately, both my friends and I had children, so we gave up that group. Otherwise, I'd still be casting...
  21. Aaaand consider that idea stolen...er...borrowed
  22. Not only had the guts to try freehand, but to post it too, nice! I actually kinda like it. Certainly a step up from anything I could do I think there's definitely something to that, especially since Reaper has the officially licensed minis for one of the bigger pen and paper RPG systems (Pathfinder, by Paizo). I know Paizo's support of Reaper is what drew myself and several of my friends to the Reaper Kickstarter, which drew us into the mini painting hobby. I'd wager it's also, in part, why you'll see a lot more of a focus on doing great tabletop minis here, as opposed to the display oriented minis that a lot of the other communities tend to focus on.
  23. Really liking those cultists, they'll be great on the table! This is for the cult of the god of secrecy (Norgorber, or some such), if I recall correctly? He's got Charm, Death, Evil, Knowledge, and Trickery as domains, focus on Greed, Secrets, Poison, and Murder. So any range of undead animals (undead dogs?) could fit. Some airborne foes like bats might also be fun, they tend to fit into the scheme. With Poison in there, any number of spiders should fit pretty well, too. I went with a more demon-oriented theme for these guys, playing up the stereotype, but I like your idea better. As for armored cultists, here are some suggestions from the Reaper store for plate wearers. A straight cleric or two might round things out nicely as well.
  24. So far, so good! Like what you've got going on there. A wash would certainly work. You'll likely find that you'll have to go back and touch up with your base coat, since it'll end up tinting the whole thing a bit, but it'll definitely work. From that point, you could either drybrush a lighter colour on top to really make the details pop, or layer in some highlights. I'd bet you could also get away with doing a second, darker base coat and drybrushing or layering up a set of highlights from there. Or painting down into the more recessed areas, if you've got a steady hand.
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