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Thanks guys! Party is Saturday, but I decided to let my daughter play with the stuff early to hopefully encourage her to share them during the party. Here are some pics of the (hopefully) finished product:

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The party went over as a huge hit! I will try and dig up some pics, but some highlights include: the photo booth we set up with mustaches and hats, the coloring book pages with craft paint, the rainbow cheesecake, the rainbow fruit cabobs, etc. thanks for asking!

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I put some paint on a mini tonight! It has been a few weeks since I have painted (http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50201-groupopenwip-swamp-things-set/page-2

), but I lined Sir Garrick (For Scale) the Bold tonight. I will try and get a pic of it before doing the base coat - hopefully tomorrow night.

 

I am tempted to try and mark out some measurements on his sword (like this), but would love suggestions as to what measurements to mark out. I also have not decided on a color scheme yet...

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Still not sure on color scheme or measurement marks, but here is what I have done so far (blackened brown for lining and rainy grey for everything else so far)

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I switched up and started a pirate mini since it is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! (Celebrated in my classroom every year!)

 

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The rest of tonight's work: (Rainy Grey, Graveyard Bone, Clotted Red, Blackened Brown and Earth Brown)

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Today's progress:

The Cap'n got the rest of his base coat done plus a little extra work on the paints:

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Sir For Scale earned himself some gold trim and Linen White paint for the rest of his base coat:

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I did a few minor things last night before bed. Our gaming session is running a few minutes behind so I thought I would sneak in an upload.

 

I am second guessing the gold trim, now. I want to go with the White/Blue/Silver color scheme that denotes The Church of the Silverflame: http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/images/496367/386_ca_cleric2.jpg

 

Thoughts?

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This week I tried a different approach.
I base coated one solid color (Walnut Brown, Blackened Brown or Earth Brown). You can see the Not-Mindflayer is still only one color. I then drybrushed heavily with a dark color and worked my way up to a lighter color. I either used a triad to do this or just gradually mixed in more and more Pure White or Linen White.
Some of the minis got a little bit of time with a decent brush to pick out some specific detail (a symbol or something in a different color). I don't think any single mini took more than an hour or two and I typically worked on many during that 1-2 hour stretch. Overall I would say that this is about 6-7 hours of work. Tabletop quality (better than prepainted, though), but the quantity is not to be scoffed at. About half to two thirds are table-ready and the others aren't far behind.

 

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Last night was a paint night that I hope turns into a monthly occurance with Girot, Talon65 and a few of my gaming buddies. Most of use decided to start up the same mini and we settled on 77076: Lysette, Female Elf. (partly due to the current Beauty Pageant Contest).

 

Here is what I have done so far. I would love some C&C.

 

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Last night was a paint night that I hope turns into a monthly occurance with Girot, Talon65 and a few of my gaming buddies. Most of use decided to start up the same mini and we settled on 77076: Lysette, Female Elf. (partly due to the current Beauty Pageant Contest).

 

Here is what I have done so far. I would love some C&C.

 

 

Good color choices. It came out very well.

If it were mine I would:

Smooth out the transitions on the highlights on her dress.

Increase the contrast between the runes and the sword.

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