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Gourls Paints: 77102, Ebonwrath
sirgourls posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingWell, I finally did it. I painted a dragon. I've got T'raukzul and Stormwing both coming from the Kickstarter, and a Deathsleet and a Blightfang here still waiting for me to be brave enough to apply paint to them. I feel more confident about that now that I've done Ebonwrath. It's a pretty traditional color scheme, I know. I don't have a light box or anything fancy. Just my phone. Hence the crappy photos. I'd like to base him sometime. I'm thinking the wetlands from Secret Weapon. Put him in a swamp. I need more resources though. And I'd need to practice on something smaller to make sure I don't muck it up. Anyway, c&c welcome!
I saw someone do this mod some time ago, and I really liked the idea; their's looked great and it seemed simple enough, so in a pique of ambition I took my hobby knife to carve a little "T" intersection out of one of my still-unpainted narrow cavern pieces. Well, that was easy but then I was stuck with a cavern piece that had been pretty butchered and looked silly. Ambition waned and confusion and consternation set in. I wasn't really sure what to do to actually make the carved out bit look at all natural. Cut to today (about two moths later) and I've got the green stuff out for only the second time ever, the last time being a year ago, and I've got hill giant gaps nicely filled with room to spare. I thought, as I did last time I played with GS, "Let's pretend I'm a sculpter! What should I sculpt?" I thought to do a shield or helmet, but then remembered... rocks. "I can surely sculpt a rock!" I remembered this piece, pulled it out, and started slopping the GS on it. It wasn't to hard to continue the stone floor pattern and make it look at least somewhat natural (if not nearly so nice as Stefan Pokorny's sculpting). It's not beautiful, but I think once I have it painted, it will blend in pretty well and look like a natural piece. I assume I have to prime GS before painting it? I think I'll prime and then do brown liner over the GS, then just do the standard pokorny paints cavern color scheme. It's not much at all, but it gives me hope that I can do more mods... I've seen some great stuff to make the caverns come alive, and I'd like to try some more.
Gourls Paints 77094 Trista the White Wolf
sirgourls posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingI know there is more I could do with Trista (like take the highlights on her back skirt/cloak thing up), but I wanna move on to other figures. And she's been hitting the table already as a mini for an NPC in my game, soooo I'm calling her done! I did drybrush her and make an attempt at eyes, though the light may have washed out that detail on her face. Working up the nerve to paint larger figures as well.
Darcstaar's Completed Miniatures 1984-Present
Darcstaar posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingHi everyone. I was asked a few months ago to show exaples of my work. I'm choosing to post up my whole chronology, as I don't have THAT many complete figures. I'll also try to include the names/company/sculptor if possible, and any interesting (in my mind) stories about them. I think it's very nostalgic to see where I have been, and how I got where I am now. Hopefully it inspires people just starting out to realize that as you add techniques here and there, you really do get better. Probably much faster than I did. So, without further ado... These were my ?Third and Fourth? figures ever? Circa 1986 (though online catalogs suggest they were released later than that). They are Citadel/Games Workship Space Marines called "Terminator Honours and Bolter (1 and 2)." I called the top one Sarge and the bottom one Captain. They were supposed to be from the Salamander Chapter. The mark above their eyes were their rank insignia. The skull and lines on the Bolters were supposed to be kill tallies. As you can see, no basing, no figure cleanup, no putty, lots of dings (30 years old?). I think they were painted with Testors paint, for God's Sake! Techniques used: Basecoat, Drybrush, Freehand. And is it perhaps one of the earliest documented attempts at NMM? (See those yellow crosses and eagles?). My friend who got me into miniatures said "Why did you paint that yellow?" My reply was "It's supposed to look like cartooney gold." He said "You're supposed to use gold paint!" So, that was the last of my NMM attempts until current day. I was like 8 or 10 years old when I painted these. I was SOO happy with the shoulder pad free hand, that I entered them into a contest at a modeller's convention (airplanes and such). I didn't place, and was very dumbfounded... Surely the judges had to appreciate the level of skill it took to paint that free hand? A lot more han gluing together and airbrushing an F-14 Tomcat? Oh well, that was the end of my painting contests until this year!
My "My First Mini" Post... also my first post
Gibbermouth posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingHey, it's time for me to post my n00b pics. Pointing and laughing is OK, but advice is better. One big lesson from my first time: sealing is pretty urgent, apparently. Bare spots show up in the closeups on the first day. I'm a perfectionist, so I wished my freehand shield was better, but at the same time I was fairly proud of it... until I came here and looked around a bit and saw some of the awesome work other people are doing.