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I know I'm terribly late getting this on here, but here's the completed work of my Griffon Samurai! I entered 2 pieces in the Painters category at ReaperCon and this is the one they decided to judge. I couldn't believe my ears when they called my name for a gold medal!! At first I was certain that I missed my name for the bronze or silver categories! I owe it all to the wonderful tutelage of my husband!! He taught me what he knew and gave me the encouragement and motivation to keep going when I wanted to give up! I am truly blessed!! Whelp, as some have already said, it's all down hill from here! I'm already thinking of ideas for my next piece (possibly a diarama). Thanks again to everyone who has given constructive criticism and encouragement since I joined this forum!! You all are the best!!!
Hey everyone, I decided that for my next mini I wanted to do a creature. I saw this ninja griffin warrior and knew immediately that it was the mini I wanted to start with. At first I thought it would be relatively easy to paint a larger mini, and it's nice open spaces made me excited. However, all was not what it had seemed! Dun, dun, duuuuuun.... From the get go I have had a challenging time with this bird! Cleaning all the mold lines (which I know I didn't get them all), filling in gaps, and spray painting to get a nice coverage all seemed to be kicked up a notch. Yet with my husband's encouragement I pressed on! I really wanted my griffin to have the same color theory as Kikuchiyo from Samurai Seven: After showing my husband the fabulous color scheme I had chosen, he went on to tell me that I had picked some of the toughest colors to paint (i.e black, yellow, and red)! Only slightly dismayed over the uphill battle I would continue to have with my mini, I stuck to my color choices and began the process! Kuro Cleanbrush was gracious enough to show me how to paint "black" without actually using black. I used brown liner for his skirt and mixed in different ratios of gray. And then onto the dreaded yellow! This was a tough color to paint because it didn't cover or blend well. I would often get "water rings/splotches" whenever I would try blending, so I did my best and accepted that it wasn't going to be perfect. Any advice on how to avoid that would be greatly appreciated!! So there you have it! All what I have done up till now. I'm learning a ton with this mini and am excited to see how it turns out! Hopefully I'll have it done by ReaperCon! Thanks again for all the encouragement on my last mini! I can't wait to meet you all at ReaperCon!!!