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  1. After taking a class with Banshee, I decided to finally tackle my Mount Everest of busts. I swore after working on the Grudge, I was going to paint something that wasn't a bust next, but alas I have fallen back. I am very happy with the face, and the hair, like the Grudge, I am struggling with right now. It has a long way to go, so I just need to chill a bit. Nothing about the hair is even close to being done. I expect to make good progress this Saturday at paint group, or at least get a feel of where I want to go with it.
  2. This is a 1/12th scale Bust from Heroes & Villains Miniatures. This is my first project outside the 28/32mm scale, and I really enjoyed it. Very high-quality cast and sculpting; I highly recommend checking them out if you're in the market for some cool large-scale historical minis. WIP here. Huge thanks to bailey03; his 54mm tutorial was incredibly helpful in getting the face as good as it is.
  3. This is a 1/12 scale bust from Heroes & Villains Miniatures. It's my first mini larger than 32mm, and is both very fun (lots of detail) and frustrating (lots of detail). I'm beyond impressed with the casting quality. There were no bubbles at all, and I could barely even tell where the seam on the mold was, there was so little flash/lines. The face and skin are more or less completed, besides a few touch-ups around the edges. I wish I had gone with a much ruddier skintone; he's much too fair to have been out in the sun and salt all day, but it's too late now. Maybe he just got out of prison? I think the hair needs another highlight pass. I'm inclined to call the coat nearly done, though I'm not sure if I want to hit one more highlight or even brighten the shadows a tad. The frayed edges need to be finished, too. I went for a complimentary Forest Green shadow on the red part, and I'm pretty pleased with it. The blending across the back turned out nice too. The leather strap is a WIP, but you can see what I'm going for, and I'm thinking about doing the bandana as red gingham checks, or maybe just stripes. He has a hat,sword, and part of his bandanna as separate pieces, which I will attach last so they don't get in the way. I'm also saving the metals for the very end, and I'm not sure if I'm going to do TMM or NMM on those yet. There's also the possibility of a tattoo on one shoulder, though apparently Europeans (even sailors) did not know about tattoos yet at this point. (Excuse my fingers; I don't have him on a proper base yet.) Huge thanks as well to bailey03, his 54mm tutorial was invaluable. I'm happy to hear critique; I'd rather hear it now than once it's too late.
  4. So I decided to take a little break from Cthulhu for a while. Started working on a new bust this morning. I find one of the ways I push myself to improve is by trying to recreate other peoples amazing paint jobs. Arbal's Berserk Bust is my primary inspiration for this paint job, but sometimes I will take bits and pieces of other's work as well. Sometimes I start and then inspiration will hit and I will take off in my own direction, but doing things this way forces me to do and try techniques that I might not have done before. If trying to emulate others is looked down upon though, let me know. I started by blocking in some of the basic colors, and then adding in some shading and tinting. And thats what I accomplished before lunch. *edited to rotate pictures
  5. Wanting to paint a bust for a long time, never had the nerve. In order to participate in the 54mm Challenge I decided to do a bust too. Kabuki Miniatures: 1/6 scale KY-RA ( a NOT Red Sonja). I will link the nude shots,since one of her breasts peeks through the armor. I have cut up an old plaster base for her.
  6. With the sudden surge of busts being done recently, I decided to finally start the one I have sitting on my paint desk. It is Tuma Windrider from Ledgendarion Miniatures and it is a beast of a bust. This is one of the better resin casts I have seen as there was very little flash and almost no pinhole that needed filling and the detail is on another level from what I usually paint. Having finally gotten my airbrush setup finished, I plan to use my airbrush for a good amount of the painting. This is a good sized mini that I think will be a great place to start with airbrush blending. Or it could go horribly wrong and end up in the dip. I'll also be breaking out my lathe to make a nice display base for this. Maybe some African hardwood or something. Not sure yet. Thus far I have only removed what mold lines I could see on the larger part. I haven't touched the shield or weapons just yet. So on to some pics of where I am now... hair details... Paint Me...
  7. Here's another historical project that I'm working on. I haven't done a bust in over 3 years, so I thought it would be a nice change to do one again. This is a Prussian Hussar from Young Miniatures. They make mostly busts and their sculpts are all really well done. I was particularly drawn to this one because it's dramatic and has a lot of action/movement for a bust. The bust is only partially assembled. He's got a right arm swinging a sword, but it blocks access to his face and chest, so having that in place would make painting him a lot more difficult. I began on the face, of course. His expression is pretty dramatic and I decided to take a high contrast approach to go with it. It's a larger scale figure so conventional wisdom says I should use less contrast. But, as long as you use high contrast on major features and not overemphasize every shadow, I think you can get away with it even at this scale. For the darkest shadows I used a mix of Mahogany Brown, Rosy Shadow, and Burgundy Wine (roughly 70/20/10), then into Chestnut Brown, Rosy Shadow, and Burgundy Wine (similar ratios), then into Rosy Shadow, Fair Skin, Fair Highlight, and finally a touch of pure white. After that I went back with glazes of red, blue, and purple to add more color, deepen shadows, and create the look of stubble. Since the figure is a good deal larger than most of the stuff I work on, I tried to put a lot more detail into the figure. You'll notice that most clearly in the eyes. And, for a look at whole figure (though still missing the right arm) and a quarter for a sense of scale.
  8. Working on Asgrim. Love this guy.
  9. So I ordered a couple of bags of 1" slotted tiles from frp this weekend and I went a bit nuts and Now I have a wip thread just for this order.... So posting in order of interest to me. Or something like that, it's late and I'm pissed my tengu necromancer didn't get to cast animate dead on that troll he just killed. Nice cheap mini. freebooter lillith So after last week we had 2 pc deaths in my game and one of the new players (I have a weak spot to make sure they get attached to their characters) rolled a ratfolk alchemist who wear's full plate and I stumbled apon this in the sale rack.... Had to get it. So this is my first ever resin mini... I must say I don't like the way it behaves it's easy to clean/carve but it's brittle, also takes a Lot more prep work than reaper's bones or worst metal mini's. Game is tomorrow so I suspect I will base it and toss it on the table and paint it later. scibor miniature rat warrior [/url] And we come to the pilot... I have been eying some of these busts for a WHILE now and I noticed they keep putting them on 40-70% sells so I figured now is the time to press myself in the corner and learn something new. I'm really excited to get started on him but a bit worried too. At this point I had to do a LOT of clean up, it came covered in resin bubbles that I had to scrape off with the back of my eXcato and other minor things. scibor mini dwarf pilot lenoardo
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