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Real nice paint job! The black body and the orange ees really work well together, and you solved the dome on top really well! :)
 
Way better than mine! :)
 
(Come to think of it: I need to strip some other models. I want a project to use my blighted gold.. Hmm...)
 
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I'm kind of a purist. If you're doing a generic blob monster, or gibbering mouther, or seething eye nightmare, you can use any palette you like. I have, and do, and all that.

But if you're going with a Lovecraftian Shoggoth, I tend to think in terms of his descriptions: a tarry black glistening oozing nightmare laden with eyes and mouths and limbs and weirder things...

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What paint scheme did you use for the "black"? Looks like black and brown?

 

I stole an "eyeball" paint technique from  ff151 where you draw lines radiating around a perimeter around the center. Good for insane eyeballs.

 

Here it is on a sideways RAFM polyp: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1936277/sam-and-max

 

What's your attack plan for painting all those Cthulhu Wars mini's coming in a few months? :D

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I don't know, Uber. That green and pink combo is a classic weird creature pallet. With the blue around the edges of the eyes ,it looks pretty sweet.

For the dome, I cheated and used some of my wife's nail polish.

It's so shiny I think I can see a reflection of you and the camera in the last photo.

 

I like the effect. My only caution is that nail polish is not formulated for the same uses or longevity as acrylic paint. There may come a time years down the line when the dome paint gets brittle and cracks. Maybe for something like a Bones mini that's not a problem, but I thought I'd mention.

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Wow, thanks for all of the compliments guys!

 

Ced: The skin is a basecoat of Reaper's Bloodstain Red, and heavy drybrushing of P3's coal, which is a weird blue/black.

And in a rare moment of self control, I didn't bid on Cthulhu wars because I'm dangerously close to being the target of an unpainted minis intervention from my family and firends.

 

Pingo: I think you're right! I can see me from here!

Thanks for the warning on the nail polish. I might have to get some glossy varnish on that to keep it from crumbling.

It doesn't come out well in the photo, but IRL the nail polish has a oil-slick rainbow effect, which is why I chose to use it in the first place.

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