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Fixed a spot on the back of the right hand bracer and added the two axes.           Here's the Armored Hordesman, I've attached his spiked mace.        Now I'm having some problems thi

I actually changed up the recipe a bit as I felt it was too lightly colored for what I wanted after I started applying paint.   Here's what it looks like now.   Colors used: Ruddy Brown, Intense B

To stay within the new Forum rules/guidelines for WIP threads, I'm starting this one up for a vignette I'm working on as part of a RBG contest sponsored by Tre Manor on another forum.   These are ma

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UPDATES, I've gotten the painting bug again so I've pretty much finished the first figure, need to do his weapons, but I'll still take some ideas on how to get him better.

 

 

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Here's where he's at right now after putting some dull coat on him, I can still do touch-ups if needed, but I'm going to focus on his weapons now. He'll be duel wielding hand axes.

 

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Here's the basing, which I was lucky enough to receive from fellow forumite and my friend Thrym and his new venture into display bases called Woldstand. It's a gorgeous piece of hexagonal wood 3 inches across from end to end. It's going to be perfect for my purposes here and give the champions a nice little ring to fight in.

 

The base before I added anything looks like this.

 

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I added some Resin Sand to the base to give it the muddy/churned up earth look I was looking for.

 

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This is a mix of brown liner, ginger cookie, and oiled leather then I put on some Realistic Water. I'm going to have to wait for the realistic water to dry as it will contract and perhaps add more to it.

 

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As always, your fantastic comments & critiques are more than appreciated and truly welcomed!

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Fixed a spot on the back of the right hand bracer and added the two axes.

 

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Here's the Armored Hordesman, I've attached his spiked mace. 

 

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Now I'm having some problems thinking up a good color scheme. Any ideas?

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He's really coming along nicely. The only critique I can offer is that the transitions on the skin are a bit harsh. Particularly on his back. You might want to glaze those down a bit and then feather back up slowly to the highest points.

 

The base does look like it is a churned up mud field after a battle. Looking forward to seeing how that turns out.

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Like Kuro I'm just getting caught up on this. Loving the look.

 

If I might suggest something for your glazing, as you're similar in process to myself, and that's have a very watered down version of your base coat (10:1 water:paint or so--depends on the color as reds I need to do like 15:1 sometimes) that you can slop over everything between steps. This will help blend the edges of your colors better and add just a tiny amount of your base into any color that already doesn't have any of it in it. You'll be surprised on how much this can smooth out the look of your piece just buy doing it 2-3 times between layering. It can also make your highlights look way, way brighter. Kind of crazy--but it's true (though you'll need to go over them again after this glaze).

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He's really coming along nicely. The only critique I can offer is that the transitions on the skin are a bit harsh. Particularly on his back. You might want to glaze those down a bit and then feather back up slowly to the highest points.

 

The base does look like it is a churned up mud field after a battle. Looking forward to seeing how that turns out.

 

Thanks Anne  ^_^

 

I may go back over it, trying to decide since I want him to look muddy/bloody/dirty and will be adding some mud/blood effects to his skin and his clothing. Thank you so much for your compliments and your advice!

 

Like Kuro I'm just getting caught up on this. Loving the look.

 

If I might suggest something for your glazing, as you're similar in process to myself, and that's have a very watered down version of your base coat (10:1 water:paint or so--depends on the color as reds I need to do like 15:1 sometimes) that you can slop over everything between steps. This will help blend the edges of your colors better and add just a tiny amount of your base into any color that already doesn't have any of it in it. You'll be surprised on how much this can smooth out the look of your piece just buy doing it 2-3 times between layering. It can also make your highlights look way, way brighter. Kind of crazy--but it's true (though you'll need to go over them again after this glaze).

 

Good call, I'm not happy with his red kilt right now and that blending will help it immensely. I'll work on that tonight as well. Thanks! 

 

Caught up and like bombed (i miss the consolidated wip :( ).

 

The red toook a giant leap forward in the last couple photos.

 

Thanks KB! 

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Anyone have any thoughts on the color scheme for the Armored Champion?

 

I was going to start painting him up last night, but got totally bogged down sitting at my desk looking at him and thinking up something to do that'd look good. 

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Is he a villain or a hero?

 

Either or, I haven't thought about them in that manner. It's a battle of two champions either can be good or evil, but with all the skulls both of them wear I tend to lean towards them both being baddies. 

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Is he a villain or a hero?

 

Just what I was thinking. Either way I personally would consider doing opposites. You have cool silver metals so I would do warm copper or bronze. Instead of grey fur, I would do brown. For the cloth if you are doing good vs evil, blue would be an obvious choice. You could also go with green as it would pair good with the brown tones and is a complementary color to the red on the other mini. Or you do red as well, letting the color serve as unifier. This would give each their own look but should, hopefully, look good together. Just my humble oppion, you may have a completely different idea in mind

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That base is pretty awesome. I liked to get my hands on it!

 

Thanks  ^_^

 

The base itself I got from Thrym, he's got an online store (WoldStand) where he has some really cool wooden bases, display bases, and plinths. I won't link due to the forum rules, but you can find it with a quick search on Google.

 

Making the muddy look was pretty easy too. That resin sand for the texture, let dry, then I put on the muddy mix of colors followed up by some realistic water (I poured some of this into a dropper bottle to make it easier to use) and droppered it all over the still-wet paint and then mixed it a bit with a toothpick to get it looking properly muddy. The stuff will take a day to cure and I'll probably go in with another coat of muddy browns/realistic water and some splattered red. I'm also thinking of just painting up a couple of weapons and cutting up some bones figures to place around as body parts strewn about the scene. 

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Is he a villain or a hero?

 

Just what I was thinking. Either way I personally would consider doing opposites. You have cool silver metals so I would do warm copper or bronze. Instead of grey fur, I would do brown. For the cloth if you are doing good vs evil, blue would be an obvious choice. You could also go with green as it would pair good with the brown tones and is a complementary color to the red on the other mini. Or you do red as well, letting the color serve as unifier. This would give each their own look but should, hopefully, look good together. Just my humble oppion, you may have a completely different idea in mind

 

 

I like the way you are thinking here! I like the Bronze armor, brown fur, and green cloth. That hits it on the head, thanks so much!  ::D:

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