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77105: Kagunk, Ogre Chieftain

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WIP :: The Ogre Chieftain Blues
 
Yes, I have a lot of WIPs.  Big whoop.  What's one more?  When you have nearly a 1,000 20 minis any paint is good.

So here is Reaper's Kagunk, Ogre Chieftain and he's trying out a new look.  Well for me anyway.
 

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I basecoated his skin in blue, Vallejo Deep Sky Blue
 
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Then started blending Reaper's Tanned Shadow over it.

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I'm liking the looks so far.  Yeah, there's a lot of white left to cover but it was more about the skin to start.
 
 
When he's finished, since I took the time to remove his integral base, I plan to put him on this cool WoldStand display base directly.  It'll almost look like a large tree's cut stump.[/size][/size]
 
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Thanks for the responses.

 

 Very interesting. Does the blue basecoat enhance the shadows later? I never would have thought of that.

 

Having never done this technique before, I can't say.  But so far I've left thinned areas in my tanned shadow coverage to allow more blue in some areas.

 

My next step, I think, is to use a mixture of plain tanned skin and the blue to get the highlights.  Of course, I have to cover the rest of him in tanned shadow still.

 

When I am done with the highlights, I'll go in with a mix of blue and tanned shadow and darken up his veins.

 

Then start working out his gear colors.

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Looking really good so far, I really enjoy seeing experimentation in skin colors so I'll be watching this closely.

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I am totally going to try this. It will give a very different look and feel to the mini and looks like a fun technique. It reminds me of some dude from Heavy Metal magazine covers in the 80's? Blue lips?

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I find it interesting as I have progressed with this project that I liked the method of the under-coat bright color more. I also realized why I tried this.

Like the bright red that my buddy, ub3r n3rd, used on his barbarian dude, the bright blue gives the ogre a tone but in the ogre's case it's slightly inhuman.  Check out his entire WIP  on Reaper Forums: WIP 1, WIP 2, WIP 3, WIP 4, WIP 5, WIP 6, WIP 7, WIP 8, WIP 9.

Another source is from makeup concept I found intriguing back in the day or even recently; how they treated Spock's skin.  He always had this underlying greenish tinge to make him look alien, beyond the ears of course, but it was quite noticeable.

So, with those ideas in mind, here are a couple of quick shots of the skin and basecoats of the rest of him.  His head and neck still have the most paint and the rest need more layers but you can see he's coming along.  The lighting on this shot is a lot brighter and his actual skin tone is much darker.

 

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Paints involved:

Armor: Reaper Blue Liner - I want to continue the blue shading though much darker and shaded

Wood Club, Wood Shield, Horn and Bracer:  Reaper Walnut Brown - It's a nice base coat for anything brown based and likely to be in shadow.

Club Straps and Leather Buckles: Reaper Mahogany Brown - The leather will look more interesting with this as a base.  The club straps are either going to be brass/bronze metal or more leather.

Quick Dry Brush over Walnut Brown: Reaper Mahogany Brown - Again, it's a nice in between/mid-tone color for the wood pieces.

Icy Shield Covering: Ashen Blue - I am going to treat this like it's an ice elemental that is trapped on the shield.  Still have to decide on the material of the shield's binding.  Maybe some Reaper Honed Steel over Reaper True Silver like I did for the Marvel Golem, Colossus.

More to come.

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Thanks for the shout-out there Thrym! Love where you are going with this guy, I'm a sucker for great skin-tones and the hints of other colors. You are doing a wonderful job on this one and I'm avidly following along!

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Resumption of work.  Been busy starting a new business online.  So hopefully I will get more work done.

 

So, not a huge update but I trimmed the ice shield with more blue.  It will get washed with some metal color ... just not sure what yet.

 

I also added his base as I got most of feet covered.  The base is a WoldStand oak round.  Looks awesome. 

 

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Watching Star Trek IV ... back to working on him.

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Yeah, this particular piece of wood was the victim of fungus and fully seasoned before being dried, cut and finished in Tung Oil. 

 

The spalted rings were from a tree fungus over the life of the branch.  It tells a great story but kind of sad as the branch came from a diseased tree before being cut down. 

 

However, the gang got a few finished pieces out of it.

 

The spalted rings look like graphite in the light.

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Just a photo update:

 

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Getting more details in.  Sadly, I don't have a lot of time at the moment at night to get much done.  However, hopefully I can get a lot done at Paint Day this Saturday.

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Very cool. The skin is really interesting, it reminds me of the look of Damodar in the unfortunate D&D movie from the 90's, bad movie but the villain was cool looking. Where'd that color idea come from if you don't mind me asking?

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Very cool. The skin is really interesting, it reminds me of the look of Damodar in the unfortunate D&D movie from the 90's, bad movie but the villain was cool looking. Where'd that color idea come from if you don't mind me asking?

 

Actually, it was a direct correlation from Ub3r N3rd's Ulfrik the Marred which was based on an airbrush technique for the coloring of the skin.

 

Given the concept that Ogre Magi have bluish tinged skin, it wasn't hard to imagine that a chieftain might be the result of such a creature and an ogress.  So to imbue the skin with blue, I basecoated with it.  The idea that the layering afterwards would be effected by that bright basecoat and that thin areas near crevices and other "thin skin" areas would tinge blue still.

 

When I go in to do more details on his skin it will be to glaze with a desaturated version of his basecoat to add veins, lips and his eyebrows.  And any area where the flesh is pressed enough to force blood away will have the blue show through, like his hands.

 

So far the whole thing has been interesting and mostly fun.

 

EDIT:  I imagine that watching FaceOff on Syfy has had a lot of influence on my color choices for non-human skins.  The show certainly feeds my need to put paint on minis.

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