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Festus the Leech Lord (Games Workshop)

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After spending far longer than I ever have on a single mini, Festus is finally finished:-

 

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(Unfortunately he's proving very difficult to photograph decently, hence only the two piccys.)

 

He's the first mini that I've applied all the stuff I learnt from the first two L2PK's too, and while, in hindsight, I should probably have chosen a simpler figure, I think he turned out okay.

 

Comments and criticisms are most welcome.

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I'm having flash backs to a certain xfiles episode... gah! Good work, but it's hard to see the detail. Perhaps a wash might bring out the warts and such?

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Excellent stuff, looks suitably grotesque.

My only comments would be (and it may just be how he looks in the photo rather than in person) you could do with a little bit more contrast between the highlights and shadows on the Nurgling and Festus' face to bring them both out a little more.

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I'm having flash backs to a certain xfiles episode... gah! Good work, but it's hard to see the detail. Perhaps a wash might bring out the warts and such?

 

I'm trying to get out of the habit of relying on washes to do a lot of the hard work for me. The details do show up a bit better in real life though, he's being stubbornly unphotogenic for some reason.

 

Excellent stuff, looks suitably grotesque.

My only comments would be (and it may just be how he looks in the photo rather than in person) you could do with a little bit more contrast between the highlights and shadows on the Nurgling and Festus' face to bring them both out a little more.

His face did seem lose quite a bit of contrast when I varnished him, I think I was a bit heavy-handed with it.

The Nurgling just wouldn't work from the start, no matter what I mixed in I always seemed to end up with the same shade of blue.

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