Jump to content

[GROUP/OPEN]WIP Swamp Things Set


Recommended Posts

This is the Group WIP thread for the Swamp Things set from the kickstarter. Here is an image of all four models with some possible paint choices that I have for them. I will be starting with Lizardman Warrior (the guy with the club).

post-8303-0-03858700-1373008610_thumb.jpg

Edited by Talae
  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 24
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I did a round of highlights on the browns:

 

4:2 Ruddy Leather/Burnt Orange

post-8303-0-13146800-1373064841_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-06754800-1373064845_thumb.jpg

 

4:4 Ruddy Leather/Burnt Orange

post-8303-0-30690000-1373064848_thumb.jpg

 

Finally just Burnt Orange

post-8303-0-50927400-1373064852_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-21701000-1373064857_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-47046500-1373064859_thumb.jpg

 

After taking the pics I noticed that I forgot to highlight the javelins. I decided to try out a twisting pattern.

post-8303-0-16744100-1373064862_thumb.jpg

Edited by Talae
  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys.

 

Tonight's work:

 

Highlights:

3:2 Forest Green/Jade Green

post-8303-0-97058500-1373094321_thumb.jpgpost-8303-0-21957700-1373094324_thumb.jpg

3:5 Forest Green/Jade Green

Straight Jade Green

2:1 Jade Green/Sun Yellow

post-8303-0-72843000-1373094386_thumb.jpgpost-8303-0-55625300-1373094389_thumb.jpg

 

Eyes:

Splattered Crimson

1:1 Splattered Crimson/Sun Yellow

 

 

Teeth, Handle and Skull:

Splattered Bone washed Blackened Brown then Highlighted back with Splintered Bone

post-8303-0-53082200-1373094438_thumb.jpgpost-8303-0-54677300-1373094441_thumb.jpg

 

Chest Strap:

2:1 Oiled Leather/Splintered Bone

Gory Red

2:1 Gory Red/Splintered Bone

Wash of Blackened Brown

 

 

Club Spikes and Chainmail:

Honed Steel then washed with Blackened Brown

 

Base:

Ruddy Leather

Stone Grey

Wash of Blackened Brown

 

post-8303-0-95760200-1373094481_thumb.jpgpost-8303-0-10975700-1373094484_thumb.jpgpost-8303-0-07664800-1373094486_thumb.jpg

 

I am going to call this one 90%+ done. I am tempted to be done with it now, but I am sure that someone will point something out that it can use (like the fact that I am not thrilled about the color choice of the loincloth - I am half-tempted to make it some crazy bright color).

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

As a tabletop mini this is good, but it wouldn't take a lot for you to step it up a notch. Consider the neck scales and right pec as a start point. On both of these areas you need more mid tone, on the pec the whole top right corner should be lighter, closer to the highlight you have on the pec, with that top edge on the right getting the same final highlight as the main pec. On the neck the brown shadow should only be visible in the deepest recesses, and the bright highlight colour should be on the top edge particularly on the right side where the neck is most exposed to the light.

 

For the leather you have 2 issues, firstly the colour is getting lost against the skin and secondly there is not enough midtone on the quiver.

 

As a suggestion start with your midtone and shine a bright light down on the model from directly above and take a photo. That will give you the highlight and shadow points for midday lighting (the default assumption). Then you can tweak that a little as you paint (after all the sun creates a more omni-directional light) by putting extra highlights and shadows in to give greater definition.

 

Finally with fine details like the scales the best approach is nearly always, midtone, bdrybrush highlight, wash, retouch highlights.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's good to see one of these going up and these lizards are so neat looking. I like the inspiration photo you are using and I think you're making great progress on him and are doing a fine job of posting this W.I.P. so we can see step by step what you are doing. I need to learn to do this like you have.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's always awesome to see someone come out of the L2PKs and their next mini is awesome.

 

I agree with OC, you're on the path of kick-butt painting and it's time to learn all the fiddly tweaks to get there. It's what I've been doing for the better part of a year, and it's a pain but totally worth it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the kind words guys. I am going to call him done for now and come back to him when I get some basing materials and bases together.

 

Next up: Snakeman Warrior and maybe the Marsh Troll. The other guy, the Lizardman Spearman, needs to be boiled due to a limp spear.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Base coat of Snakeman Warrior: 3:1 Sun Yellow/Clear Green

 

Base Coat of Marsh Troll: 3:2:1 Clear Blue/Clear Green/Breonne Blue

 

Some thoughts:

1. I can't any painted images of these guys on the net and so am preparing myself for confusion about fiddly bits.

2. Holy crap that troll took a lot of paint.

post-8303-0-72161300-1373156105_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-42973900-1373156108_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-38343900-1373156110_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-42578000-1373156112_thumb.jpg

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I applied Ruddy Leather to most of the rest of each of the minis as a base coat. I also applied Blackened Brown to the Snakeman's bow. The spines on the troll are 2:1 Gory Red/Clear Purple.

 

(The lighting was causing havoc with my pics, but I don't have enough light sources to try out my lightbox yet. If you have something to say about that, feel free to go to this thread in order to keep side conversation out of the group WIP.)

post-8303-0-38806200-1373186548_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-48128700-1373186549_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-96694000-1373186550_thumb.jpg

post-8303-0-99351600-1373186552_thumb.jpg

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By planetmut
      Painted this guy in an aquatic theme.
       

       

       

    • By Inarah
      One of Bob Ridolfi's sweet little undead monsters from earlier this summer.  I tried some grey skin tones to give her a "definitely not human" look, with the contrasting pale yellow funeral dress.  It's all right, and there's nothing you need to be concerned about here....
       

       
    • By solomon_kane
      Or, as I like to call him, Smaul Hollywood. 
       
       

    • By Ryan S
      Hi, I want to start this to get me motivated to get some accountability and hopefully guilt myself into working. So here is the very first of hopefully many steps.
       
      The first step is to prime the miniature, I've done that, the 2nd step? To photograph the miniature to capture the volumes of real light that shows where I want my light source. For this I want two light sources. So really that means I just used my computer screen and my ceiling light, adjust the miniature to taste and get the angle I want to set the light.
       
      The screen light is whiter and will be the light from outside the window, the yellower ceiling light will be my tavern fire light and will be the primary light source.
       
      The skin will be fairly shiny so this is pretty much a mandatory process to get those realistic sheens....because I'm literally stealing form reality it helps a lot. If I were a better painter I could fake the light sources with enough knowledge. Thankfully  I have some serious shadows on the model, and my mid tones will have a lot of room for blending.
       
      The problem now? Picking my colors.
       
      What do I know? I know the floor is wood colored and the axe/haft materials
       
      I know that I'm going to want off white and pinks for eye whites and gums teeth etc.
       
      The gold of the primer is actually a really beautiful color for a fantasy creature, so I might see if I can't keep that.
       
      So Gold, pink, whites/off whites, and browns, I don't know if I want a two toned or patterned beholder. I think this is gonna be a challenge whatever I do. I think I want to go for a fleshy color
       

    • By Pancakeonions
      Got my Reaper Bones V goodies a bit ago, and slapped some paints onto the Pumkinhead beholder.  I used Citadel Wraithbone primer, contrast paints, and Army Painter Matte varnish and...  months later it remains slightly tacky.  It's not...  awful.  But it's enough that if I put it away in a box with other minis, I'm afraid it won't mix well.  I've left it out in the sun for a day, thinking that might 'bake' the stickiness out of it...  It did not.  
       
      I got Reaper Bones because I figured I could paint, varnish and throw into a box with all my prepainted minis.  Some of my older bones remain slightly tacky too.  But I figured that with this new round of Reaper Bones, they would have got that figured out.  I've painted up the undead giant, but not yet varnished him and I'm afraid to!
       
      I've read the various Reaper Bones help threads, many of which are very old (and one sent me to Facebook, though it looks like it's no longer available.  I don't do social media anymore, so not sure?). 
       
      Does anyone have any advice to help a guy out?  I'm pretty sure I shook my rattlecan varnish adequately.  I do live in western San Francisco and wonder if the humidity (fog, it's often cool and misty regardless of the season) may affect this.  I try to wait until the weather is clear.
       
      What are you doing to keep your Bones stickiness-free?  Any advice you might have would be helpful.
       
      Update 3 Nov 21: over time the tackiness was getting worse; I could no longer pick up the model for fear of leaving a nasty finger print...  (In particular, the elements that had GW's "Nurgles Rot" technical paint for some reason reacted really badly, and were quite gooey!)  But I finally got a pot of Testors brush on Dullcoat/varnish and it worked like a charm.  The figure is no longer tacky.  If that changes, I'll come back to update again!  🙂
  • Who's Online   5 Members, 1 Anonymous, 31 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...