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There's no pure white on him yet, either.

 

Unrelated: I just came up with an amazing idea for a project that I won't even be able to think about starting until winter. Blah!

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Unrelated: I just came up with an amazing idea for a project that I won't even be able to think about starting until winter. Blah!

 

It's funny how many things we think up for projects, they just keep getting put on the pile and backlog of what we want to accomplish and then we go out and buy more and more figures.

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I've got to finish Noreth, and paint time for the next two weeks is going to be non-existant (that's why I pushed to get so much done recently!).

 

Then I want to paint the KD Twilight Knight pinup, to get back into painting some female flesh tones and a lot of the palette work was done when I did the original TK. Then I have the RBG Keeper I want to put on the base from Clever Crow's class (and I did end up buying the Mantic zombies for that).

 

Those three projects will probably put me into autumn at the rate I've been painting. If I can pick up the pace again this autumn, I'll still have to review my objectives for the year, such as getting a diorama and conversion done so I'll have entries for Reapercon. THEN I can think about this new idea, which might be my entry for the Painters category if I can pull it off.

 

Caught between good ideas and wanting to continue to work on lesson projects (like Noreth). At some point I'll just have to let go of the idea of lesson projects and start just working on whatever and learn as I go :p

 

edit: oh, and I should also be getting a box o' KD resin soon, Shadowsea in a week or two, Raging Heroes in a few months, a big box o' KD plastic, then more Meirce, man I really need to paint more Mierce....it goes on...

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Don't forget you've got the second half of your Imbrian Arts stuff coming too :;):

 

This is why I'm trying to cut back on the number of mini lines I follow, there's so much cool stuff out there but I'm only one man and my backlog is probably already at the point where it will outlive me.

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I'll have to look those figures up as I can't recall what they look like by name, but I'm sure whatever you paint is going to be awesome Cash.

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But that glue does not work with the Mantic plastic ("restic" blah). Nor is it very easy to prep their models, either. Eh, gaming pieces, but still. Poots plastic is a test run for gaming pieces. The difference a mad focus on quality gets you. So I pulled them apart, cleaned them and glued them back together with superglue.

 

Then I started playing around with an idea for a scenic base, since I have the one I started in Clever Crow's class. Currently I'm considering Red Box Games' Keeper model as he fits in pretty well. I'd like to add a zombie or skeleton crawling from an open grave, as well as a raven. But I don't have good candidates for either. The Bones skeletons are just too coarse compared to the RBG stuff, Tre's zombies aren't posed well for what I need. I do have a really nice raven but he goes to a piece I'm not ready to cannibalize.

 

If the Mantic minis are actually resin instead then the plastic glue won't work.

 

As for the RBG model, you could bump it up in the queue and submit it for this contest:

Red Box Games Painting Contest 2014

It has a deadline of August 24th.

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Is it must me or does WAMP get more and more dead each year? Shame as I think its still the largest English speaking painting only forum (meaning not linked to a game or manufacturer) but it seams like no one would ever go there is it wasn't for their contests.

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Yeah, I like browsing WAMP when I'm bored (there's always such a range of stuff being worked on) but lately I can go weeks between visits and it'll only take me like 10 minutes or so to catch up.

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I finally added some of my most recent stuff to WAMP, I've been a lurker on there for almost 2 years. Some amazing artists there tho.

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As promised, no painting in the last couple weeks! But now hopefully some more time, especially since it rained like mad today.

 

Pretty simple session, just getting the golds base coated. Then I did my quick sketch to get a rough idea how I want the light to flow over the metals. Always subject to tweaking but it gets me considering each piece. I'll move on to first shadows from here and further sculpt out how the shadows flow. I figured this would be a good stopping point so you guys could see how I sketch them in, though.

 

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I love the background on that shield!  I think curved swords are more fun to paint than straight ones. ::):

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