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  1. Sorry, was asking if you were asking ME for a pic, or the OP since we were both mentioning the same thing, and you didn't specify ;) Figured I'd post as well just so people were seeing what (at least I) was talking about. I did do the boil and ice water since it was sagging a bit when I got it, but it didn't even hold up after that, it pretty much sagged worse than what it was to begin with. I might try it again, although I may also try finding a tree mini like Auld mentions and see if that helps.
  2. Not sure if you meant me or not, but this is what my blacktooth looks like now... Can't get him to keep standing on its own
  3. I wonder if this is an issue with the mix of materials when making that particular mini. My skeletal dragon from Bones 4 is fine, and it's been sitting in the same spot since I assembled it the day after it came in the mail. BUT, my Blacktooth cannot stay upright. I did the boil cold and 2 days later, it was lower than it was before I did it. I did a few pieces on the Mumlak, and those are fine, but Blacktooth doesn't like me. Auld, that's a great idea! I might have to do that with the blacktooth.
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    Bone 4 Nyarlahotep

    Was able to spend a little bit of time this weekend painting the base. Still have a bunch of touchups and layering to do on nyarlahotep himself yet, but I think the base is close to being done!
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    Bone 4 Nyarlahotep

    With the Joan of Arc dragon finished, and classes for the summer term wrapped up, I moved on to the next mini that I had inspiration for: Nyarlahotep. I started off with the tentacles, and didn't actually have a color for the main carapace until last night when I started on the green. Much left to do on it, but the green turned out better than I thought it was going to, so that's a definite plus :) I started off with a white base, which is unusual because I normally use a black base, mainly because I wanted this to have the colors be a bit brighter. I used some of the GW Contrast paints for certain parts, although I didn't use them in the way that GW intended them to be used - I basically used them as a thicker wash, since I was NOT happy with how they turned out when I followed their instructions for how to use them. I mainly used them on the tongue and over some of the pink areas throughout the tentacles. I haven't even began to think about the base yet. This so far has been one of the most challenging Bones 4 minis I've done when it comes to color selection, as I wanted something different than my normal dark gritty feeling paint job.
  6. Thanks! It is massive, that's for sure. It's a bit bigger than Argent in body size, and the wingspan... holy crap they're huge! And pointy! While painting it, I accidentally turned the tip of one the wings into my chin and actually broke the skin! Hurt like heck too. For anyone wondering, this is what this dragon looks like compared to Kaladrax, Nethyrmaul, Ma'al Drakar, and a few other dragons:
  7. Base is close to being done now :)
  8. Finally back into the groove of things, and got some more painted. One thing to note, the green on the bottom doesn't photograph well, even in decent light. There are some highlights on the bottom of the wings and his chest area that I did that just don't seem to want to show in the pictures. Can definitely see them when looking at it in the same light.... Oh well, definitely better pictures when I take them in a bit better lighting area! Still have some touchups to do, and I'll be putting static grass with some pebbles for stones in it to make the base more dynamic. Also thinking of making some mounds/divots to make the ground look uneven as well, although I may skip that part, haven't decided yet. On the front, you'll see I tried to do a scorched area around where his head, and once I get the flocking on it, I'll edge that area with white on the grass as well to make it do a transition between the two. Oh, and these are full sized pictures (I didn't scale them down), so if you want to zoom in on stuff it won't pixilate until you get really close LOL
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    Pre-Launch Bones 5 Excitement thread

    Just now having time to process this, I'm glad they're waiting until September! Having just spent a lot of money on the latest Mysterious Package Company kickstarter, and helping pay for our family vacation, it will be nice to have some time to recover before getting in on V :) Definitely will be needing to get those 2 dragons and the Storm Giant if they're a part of it!
  10. Thanks guys! :) Due to the classes I'm taking right now, I won't be able to paint on him again until after next week due to mid term exams, but I will definitely update again once I have more done on him!
  11. Tried using the flash with the picture, and it seems to have helped a little. Anyhow, have more done: mainly worked on the facial features, including the eyes, and also did a lot of detail work on the castle he's standing on. Castle ended up being a base of medium gray, black wash, highlight up of the individual stones with the same gray as the base, a brown wash, then a lighter gray highlight on top of that. Did a drybrush of the same gray on the edges to make them stand out a bit. Then some details like timbers in the rubble painted brown with a brown wash then a highlight of some gray, then black, then gray on some of the ends/edges to make it look charred (unfortunately at this angle you can't see the timbers).
  12. Yeah, I'll definitely be layering up on the greens a bit more :) Haven't really figured out the best layer color for the underside green, and the bone-ish color on the tail, legs and shoulders I will probably do a layer of the original color on the upper levels, then do a highlight of a lighter bone color on top of that. The face has the highlights and such I'll be looking to do on the rest of the dark green body, so that's sort of the look for the main skin I'm aiming towards. These are the tops of the wings at the moment. Haven't done much with them besides the base, some layering, and a wash.
  13. So, I've been able to get a little more painted on this. I started with painting the rust on the spines, and found that if I used the the technical paint for corrosion from GW before doing the rust colors, and I think it turned out pretty well. Started the horns as well, and found that the a normal brown base to layer up to bone seems to work nicely. Once I get it a little further along, I'll try to get better lighting so the contrast shows up better. Thoughts?
  14. one recommendation that I got from a coworker was to go with a rust color sort of like this iguana: https://depositphotos.com/135512250/stock-photo-extreme-close-up-male-green.html I think I might go this route, although still up for ideas if anyone has any.
  15. All right, I need a couple of opinions here. I've started this model and I like the progress on it so far. Eventually I want to do a OSL in his mouth like he's about to breath fire, so that will be fun learning how to do that. But, while I have a few things that I can do to continue working on it, two items have me stumped how I want to handle them. First, the horns on his head. I thought about doing a bone look - ie lighter bone colors layered. Only issue is, I did an almost bone color on the shoulders, feet, and tail, and I'm afraid the horns (and subsequently the head) wouldn't stand out. So, opinion one needed: Should I do a darker bone color for this, like start with a darker brown and work my way up? Or, would a normal bone color look ok? Second, the spines on the back. I was thinking about doing a lighter green as the base color (think about lighter pea green), washed with a brown wash, then drybrushed with a light blue on the edges to sort of make it pop. I'm not sold on that. Any thoughts? I usually don't have issues with deciding what colors to do when I'm this far into painting, but I really can't come up with something I think will look good. The darker color horns I was thinking of doing was like what I did with my Ma'al Drakar, like this:
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