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Next up for me was the Cave Troll (although I didn't really paint him in a way that makes me think 'caves').




I had a bit of trouble getting base coat paint to stick to this guy (details here and here). Wren had an excellent suggestion, and after a bit of patching up, he's no worse for the wear. Lesson learned: make sure you're thorough when cleaning these guys.


My goal with this one was to focus on the skin blending, and I'm happy with how it turned out. Yes, the base sucks, I don't care. ik_wink.gif


My next project will be the Gnoll. I want to try doing a winter/white wolf type paint job on him. Adrift's paint job in the store is so ridiculously cool that if I follow a similar scheme I'm going to hate mine, so winter it is!


Edit: See my post below about color saturation. I realized after posting this that my camera settings are adding a bit of extra color saturation, unfairly giving this guy better looking colors than it should.

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You did very well on the skin it looks really good. Highlighting up to yellow from green can be problematic which paints did you use?

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Great work. As with the others, I am interested in which colors you used for the skin palette. The transition to the highlights looks very smooth.

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Thanks everyone!


As far as colors, I used the following on the skin:

Base Coat/Shadow -- MSP HD Mossy Green

MidTone -- MSP HD Turf Green

Highlight -- MSP HD Meadow Green


I then mixed some MSP HD Pale Saffron into the meadow green, and went back over some of the highlight spots, and finally did some pure pale saffron in a few locations. The boils got hit with a lot more pale saffron, and also a bit of white (I think it was linen white).


One other comment on the colors; I had forgotten that my camera is currently set up with color saturation turned up a notch. I like this for normal photography, but need to remember to turn it off when taking mini pictures. Normally it doesn't matter much, but in this case, it actually makes the colors look even better than they do in person. Here's a post-adjusted photo that I think is a bit more true to life in terms of color:


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I like how you painted this guy. I am not a big fan of how most people paint him as a single tone flesh beast. But your tone has enough depth of value and hue to make his skin interesting. Well done sir.

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