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Gunmetal Cthullu and other works

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So I've started the process of painting my giant mountain of bones (which I figure I should given I've just ordered another giant mountain!)

 

These two I felt like sharing; happy to receive any comments.

 

The hydra is more-or-less finished, with perhaps a little detailing and cleaning to go. Cthullu - well, is anyone ever really finished? His spikes need some work, as do the wings. The rest is...well, any comments greatfully appreciated :)

 

Most of the paints used are the ones which shipped with the bones. I also purchased a handful of metalics; I think the company is called vallejo? (NB: not intending to advertise - sorry if breaking any forum rules!)

 

Also, what are the rules for file size? I saw something which indicated <150k; the uploader says <10 meg, which obviously allows much better images.

 

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The mix of colours on him is way cool. Yeah it's okay to tell what paints you used and in a WIP that's a good thing for you and for us. It' helps to remember what paints you used and will help others if they want to replicate what you did.

 

I use mostly Reaper paints, but I prefer the Vallejo and P3 metallic paints as they are heavier and give a better finish.

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Thanks - I figured as much but, you know. Some places are funny that way.

 

Most of the colouring that isn't gunmetal blue is either imperial purple, Vallejo's carmine red, or a mix of the two. The face-tentacles, for instance, are about a fifty-fifty mix with a little bit of white. The wings and the underside of the tentacles were a bit of a pain to paint; apparently gluing him first was an error :). Well - something to learn from.

 

Anyway, glad you liked!

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wow! You got me rethinking my color choices with that metallic C'thulu. It looks much more alien and somehow dangerous that way. It's a great way to set him apart from other critters and denzins.

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Now I want a Chromethulhu.

Cash, I triptuple-dog dare you to paint a whole C'thulu in SENMM. I won't give you a time frame the way I would Buglips (but for him, it'd be a value of 20 that is fewer than five).

 

Mrverbal, that elder god could flay my brain any day of the week. Totally awesome. I'm digging the colors on the hydra, too.

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Now I want a Chromethulhu.

Cash, I triptuple-dog dare you to paint a whole C'thulu in SENMM. I won't give you a time frame the way I would Buglips (but for him, it'd be a value of 20 that is fewer than five).

 

I'd pay to see that! :B):

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The metalic colouring wasn't an obvious first choice, I agree - and the straight metalic looked rather odd. If you look at the wings, they still look a bit...weird, in my view. I'll have to fix those up.

 

But over all he's pretty cool, in my eyes, and glad you agree!

 

A few more in various stages:...will have to wait as my camera has a flat battery. But the large red (not the huge red, one of the two hear be dragons dragons), the fire giantess (who I mistook for a frost giant, so she's a tad pale :) ) and several of the character figures are more-or-less done (with a few actually done-done). I've also got the steamdragon nearly done, and have a few advice questions on that one.

 

Ok, it'll make more sense when there are pictures, but how much effort would you put in to perfect the appearance of streaks? The wings are painted..hang on, pics in. Brass, as you can see. But you'll notice that in the non-flash one, in certain light they still look a little patchy. Most of the time it is fine - just some angles in some light.

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My question is how much effort would people put in to fixing that? (Answering myself: probably "it depends")

 

Still, any thoughts appreciated.

 

 

 

 

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I finally worked it out, Chromethulu (and I mean this in an American Horror Story, super creepy awesome way) looks like he's wearing a gimp suit with his tentacles poking out from the mask.

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The Giantess is ok without being great - the blue of her skin is a bit off. Still needs some detailing as well, but overall I like her.

 

 

 

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A nice simple one - fire makes it pretty.

 

 

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A red dragon, and a red, uh, uh....whatever...

 

 

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this one I like a lot - the bronze and brass contrast nicely, IMO.

 

Any views? Comments? Suggestions for improvement?

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