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Summer 2022 painting
H.C. posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingIt was a very busy summer (and into the fall), so I didn't get a lot of painting done. But here are the Bones Black Hell Hounds (#44100). Or the Hell's Frozen Over Hounds as I've painted them. Here is the Reaper Dungeon Dweller Unicorn (#07047). He was a test run of Turbo Dork's Mother Lode paint. It has a mother of pearl sheen in person, but it is very hard to capture in a picture. And the Bones Classic Silverhorn Unicorn, #77029. He was an experiment with Reaper Black Pearl paint. And finally, Ian the Ivy Crown Mage. Warlord #14544.
Maledrakh's 44100 Hell Hounds
Maledrakh posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingOff the Bones 4 Fan Favorites expansion, the Hell Hounds. Woof woof. Three surprisingly cute massive hellish hot dogs, with lavacracks and all. And they have spiked collars with a massive ring on the top. And very obviously male. Those are the Dogs' Bollocks! Again, these do look better IRL than in the blown up pictures. Much better, to my eyes at least. How to paint lava-look minis: Start with a stark white basecoat. Drybrush the following colours starting with heavy pressure to lighter pressure with the darker colours: Bright yellow, golden yellow, orange or peachy pink, dark red or wine red, dark brown, dark grey/black, pure black. Use a big, soft brush (such as a make-up brush) and make sure to wipe a lot of the paint off the bristles (more than you think!) and build the colours up gradually to avoid streaking. Be aware that when painting light to dark, they will look wierd and as failures almost up to the very last coast. Keep with it! I did the bases with black flock, as they have burned everything to a crisp. Nice doggies? - I put them on 50mm bases. These are sculpted by Chris Lewis and made in Bones Black PVC. They are currently available from reapermini.com These minis were finished on December 4th, 2020.
Bones 4 heck hounds
Brianuk posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingI painted the 3 heck hounds (who guard the outskirts of the brutal circles of heck) as statues rather than going for a lava or dark red finish. I was thinking in particular of using them in Frostgrave. Basic drybrushing over a black undercoat, then a black ink wash, then a layer of modelling paste for the base, painted white. At a later stage will add a ball (or skull) and a bone.
Hell hounds from Bones 4
canuckotter posted a topic in Works in Progress: PaintingGetting into more Bones 4 goodies. (For once being in Canada is to my advantage when it comes to shipping!) Doing some frankly ridiculous hell hounds from the Fan Favourites expansion. Ridiculous because of the colours I've chosen, to be clear - the sculpts are delightful, if a little more explicitly male than I might have preferred... This first one is going to have a pink glow in all the cracks. The goal is to look sort of like lava only weird and magical. Not sure how well it's going to look but we'll find out! First step was to paint the poor beastie pink... Really only the cracks needed to be pink but there are so many cracks and I was so tired when I was doing this that I just slopped pink everywhere: Then tonight I started to go back and make the dark plates: Hopefully more tomorrow!
Maledrakh's Deep Cuts Hell Hounds
Maledrakh posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingWizKids make both Nolur's Marvelous and Pathfinder Deep Cuts miniatures, both similar in style, scale and the primer. These, however, were clear transparent with just their integral bases primed light grey. I started by painting them all over with Army painter Anti-Shine Matte varnish. Then I gave them a wash of Citadel Casandora Yellow shade. When dry I then drybrushed carefully, using only "twelve to six"-strokes (think of a clock, the strokes going straight downward) with a pinkish red, a dark reddish brown and black. As these paints were both thin and carefully applied, the effect is much like a tasty gummy bear. Some dark blue in the eye cavities, followed by Army Painter Crystal Blue and Reaper Copper Verdigris on the eyeballs to make that demonic glow. The collars were painted with scale color Black Metal, followed by Army Painter Alien Purple and Scalecolor Deep Blue, topped with some more Black Metal. Inside the open mouth I painted some Citadel Yriel Yellow and Reaper Pure White. Hell Hounds are really big dogs! I did the bases with black flock directly beneath the hounds, with a crescent of my normal green flockmix to the front. I dabbed some yellow and orange paint along the edges to hint at burning grass. The bases themselves are 3D-printed 30mm x 45mm lipped ovals. 72581 Hell Hounds Pathfinder Deep Cuts by WizKids Transparent PVC 30x45mm bases