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"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the star... Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."*

 

Greetings and welcome to yet another Group/Open WIP on the Reaper forums! This time around, we're doing 77061: Kord the Destroyer, dual-wielding barbarian bad-butt. He's a hero, he's a villain, he's a berserker, he's the wolf-wearing herald of the horde - he's many things to many people, but one thing he's not, is simple to paint! ::D:

 

Since Talae was having issues getting started painting him, and since painted examples are so hard to find, we thought we'd do up a Group/WIP thread - besides, it's been a while since the last one! So, join us, won't you? :lol:

 

*From The Phoenix on the Sword, R. E. Howard. No, I'm not painting up my Kord as Conan; but from the moment I first laid brush to plastic, this was running through my head, so I feel compelled to place it here. ::D:

 

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Step one; a complete undercoat of Brown Liner! Bones are infamous for "not needing" primer, but I've never had much luck starting without some sort of surface coating; if my paint doesn't flake or refuse to stick in the first place, then inevitably I miss some spot while I'm painting and it becomes a little sunbeam, glaring out at me. Careless painter! Clumsy! A good, thin coat of Brown Liner removes that shame, and helps increase the durability of the finished paint job. ::D:

 

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We can call this step one-Alpha, since it's a subset of our priming/undercoating stage; a drybrush of Linen White to bring out the details of the mini, mark where highlights should go, &c. I've been a fan of drybrushed-white-over-black-primer pretty much since I came back into the hobby in late 2012, post-Bones I, but for some reason I never thought to apply it to Brown Liner-ed Bones until Talae mentioned it. ::o: The difference is amazing.

 

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I waffled back and forth on how to do his skin for a little bit, but ultimately settled on a fair-skinned Northern barbarian; a Celt or a Norseman, someone from cold climes. On the left, we have a basecoat of Rosy Skin laid down; on the right, rough shadows and highlights with Rosy Shade and Rosy Highlight, respectively.

 

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More colour waffling! There were many different ways this could have gone, and originally I was thinking brown for the wolf-skin, maybe even a sort of tan; but given the amount of leather he's wearing, I figured too much brown might be a bit overwhelming. So, I decided to paint the wolf gray - P3 Greatcoat Gray, to be precise, and that determined what colour the little cloth he's wearing should be; P3 Khador Red (base to start). Our Kord will fit right into Glorious Army of Mother Khador, a perfect proxy for a Manhunter... if I still played Warmachine, or if ever I played Khador. :lol: But he might work out well as an IKRPG character, so I'll keep it in mind...

 

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Right, so... I quote Conan, who's black-haired. I talk about Khador, faux-Russians, which would indicate black or blonde. So what do I make him...? That's right. He's a ginger. :blues:

 

This is straight up Red Hair Triad, because I :wub: it so. Shade coat Auburn Shadow, midtones Carrot Top Red, highlights Highlight Orange. Accept no substitutes.

 

So where does this leave us? Well, now that he's got his carrot Fu-Manchu goin' on, I need to go back with his skin colour and touch up his face, do his lips, &c. He's got a metric butt-load of leather going on there - seriously, this guy could make a club-hopping leather daddy sit up and say, "Whoa, dude. Chill!" - not to mention the metallics on his weapons. Those runes on his sword cry out to be magical - P3 Arcane Blue or Necrotite Green, perhaps, or a wash of Blue and/or Turquoise Ink. His furs still need to be washed and dried(brushed); we're probably looking at P3s there again, although I'll have to look up the recommended shade/highlight colours for Greatcoat. His red cloth needs its shade and highlight - I'm thinking a wash of Christmas Wreath, and then the midtone brought back up, followed by P3 Khador Red Highlight.

 

But not bad for about two hours worth of work, I think - in between other activities - and a good stopping point for tonight. :B):

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Was this guy part of the core?

If by "core" you mean Vampire set, yes. If by "core" you mean the original Dirty Thirty, then no... he was part of the "Fighters" stretch goal. :blues:
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Yes.

 

Here's the breakdown MM.

 

He's right under "Dungeon Attack" on the left hand side below "30 New Bones"

:ph34r:

 

Hey LK, you are off to a great start on him!

Thanks, he's going smoother than I expected... knock on wood. Before I brown linered/dry brushed, I thought his face was a lot more wasted... was thinking about doing him as a wight or other undead. But no, he seems to be a perfectly healthy, strapping man!
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Yeah, but I was looking up the breakdown or I'd have ninja'd you hardcore  :;):

I also looked up the breakdown. ^_^ On the Kickstarter site, no less. BOOYAH! PWNED!
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Yeah, but I was looking up the breakdown or I'd have ninja'd you hardcore  :;):

I also looked up the breakdown. ^_^ On the Kickstarter site, no less. BOOYAH! PWNED!

 

 

I like Botch's version since it has those scroll-overs and most of the things linked except for the brand new stuff that came out.

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Yeah, but I was looking up the breakdown or I'd have ninja'd you hardcore  :;):

 

I also looked up the breakdown. ^_^ On the Kickstarter site, no less. BOOYAH! PWNED!

 

I like Botch's version since it has those scroll-overs and most of the things linked except for the brand new stuff that came out.

Paint a Kord or away to the Randomness thread with ye! *shoos*
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Yay! I will post some link to my mini WIP later. This mini is the first thing to be worked on once all the minis cluttering my desk have a proper shelf of shame to live on. Off to bed for me.

 

 

 

 

Edit - Mine starts here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/49824-talaes-wip-thread-of-everything/?p=901152

 

I will port over some pics later.

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I've been looking for something to work on while bits of Wyrm Gear dry, behold my Kord!

 

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Just made a start to his skin. It's a basecoat of 1:1 Vallejo Bronze Fleshtone/Vallejo Dwarf Skin and some Flesh wash at the moment.

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Whew, Miss Melons has gotten quite a bit done today! I didn't take any prep or priming pictures but I'm sure I was pretty heavy with priming him. @[email protected] 

 

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I lost detail when I primed him @[email protected] But fortunately I should be able to fix it as I paint it. I was able to bring the detail back from his giant belt thingy armor so I should be able to salvage his leg....shoes...straps. 

 

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He's a pleasure to paint surprisingly. :O I wanted to make the fur stand out a bit more, so I may have to wash it with a grey/black then dry brush grey and then finely brush white to make it work. 

 

Note: Just realized I have completely misplaced his cape. :'( I as looking forward to painting it too. 

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