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Ral Partha Goblin 1

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So my WIP for this fell apart. I just slapped some paint on fairly quick and it was done in one session in which I forgot to take pictures.

 

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The bow and side of the quiver were difficult, as there was no detail to work with and I wasn't feeling particularly creative with it.

 

The skin turned out quite a bit better than it photographs. I used a couple washes of Burning Orange:Midnight Blue over the base coat of Burning Orange. The first wash was more general and something like a 3:1, then a more targeted shadow glaze of 1:2. Then another layer of Burning Orange, followed by a highlight of Highlight Orange and lastly a highlight of Bright Skin.

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I saw this mini with the base colours on your blog, it looks so fantastic finished! The muscles on his arms pop really nicely.

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will he get any basing or do you consider him finished?

Old school mini, old school basing! Back in the day they would just base coat and then wash with black, maybe another drybrush of the base color. It's (probably) not going to be used for gaming, I really just like the nice clean look of it. To me it's a lot nicer than the weedy patch of gravel that most things seem to inhabit in miniature worlds. Unless your regular gaming table is a weedy gravel plain, then I guess it's kosher. I do like a really well-done display base, but even when I do get to the point where I can begin creating them, not every mini is worth putting that kind of effort into.

 

I also like the statement it makes about what happened to basing thanks to GW. I'm an avowed disestablishmentarianist as far as this subject is concerned.

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I think there were six in the set I have. I won't get to them right away, but yeah. I'll do a few things on the next one that I had intended to do on this one if I'd had the time.

 

 

and I'm a base-for-every-mini supporter, but I think you know that already ::):

Hey, it's got a base! Edited by CashWiley

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