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I would say the left arm looks like a mixture of various hides stiched together to form a Bracer.

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I would say the left arm looks like a mixture of various hides stiched together to form a Bracer.

 

I think you're right, having a closer look I found some straps and stitches, now I just need to work out what colours to use.

 

 

Progress:-

 

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Finished off the armour by reapplying the Bronze/Burnished Gold mix, and them highlights of pure Burnished Gold.

 

Then I painted his fancy glove. Based the main part in Vallejo Emerald and the cuff thingy at the top in Peacock Green, then it got an overall Green wash, reapplied the base layers and gave the main part highlights of 1:1 Emerald/Maggot White (couldn't work out where to highlight the cuff bit).

 

Next up, his weird hide bracer.

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Made a bit more progress, but I'm not too happy with how things are going at the moment:-

 

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First I painted his left bracer.

Went with a base of 1:1 Oiled Leather/Vallejo Bronze Fleshtone, washed with Flesh Shade, reapplied the base and then highlighted with 1:1:1 Oiled Leather/Bronze Fleshtone/Linen White.

I really like how it looks from the front, almost as if it's melted and fused with his arm, but it looks really flat and boring from the side and I don't know what to do with it.

Then I moved on to his axe:-

 

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I like how the shaft has turned out (even if I still don't know how to paint wood), its a basecoat of Mahogany Brown given a Green Wash, then I reapplied the Mahogany Brown along the top and gave it all a Brown Wash.

 

But the axehead is terrible!

I did my usual steel recipe (Pure Black>Oily Steel>Black Wash>Oily Steel>Chainmail Silver), but it ended up flat and horrible. Gave it a thinned Black/Green Wash to try and make it a bit more interesting, but I think I made it worse.

 

Think I'll do other stuff over the weekend and come back to this guy with fresh eyes next week, see if I can work out what to do.

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WOOT! Progress!

 

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Lined his problem bracer with some Brown Wash, that noticeably improved things and I'm happy with it.

Mulled over his axe head, decided to leave it alone, it looks okay depending on the angle and I think no amount of fiddling will create something I'm happy with.

 

With his top half finally finished, moved on to his lower regions.

Painted the rest of his armour using the same colour scheme as his top half.

His skirt started with a base of Vallejo Hexed Lichen, this was then shaded down with 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Pure Black and pure Pure Black, then highlighted up with layers of 1:1 to 1:5 Hexed Lichen/Linen White. Not sure why, but I just couldn't seem to make the Hexed Lichen noticeably lighter no matter how much white I pumped in to it.

There's a few details left that need picking out, but apart from that just his legs to go!

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Might be the lighting in the pics, but that skirt is looking distractingly light, in contrast to your comments :) It's kind of jarring, along with that strong saturation point of teal in the front. I'd either darken the skirt way back or maybe even rethink the color and try something less saturated. That's just me, I tend to stick to boring colors so grain of salt and whatnot! Looking great overall.

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Might be the lighting in the pics, but that skirt is looking distractingly light, in contrast to your comments :) It's kind of jarring, along with that strong saturation point of teal in the front. I'd either darken the skirt way back or maybe even rethink the color and try something less saturated. That's just me, I tend to stick to boring colors so grain of salt and whatnot! Looking great overall.

 

The skirt is rather glossy in the photos, but I don't think it's particularly bright. I'll have another look at it tomorrow.

 

I do agree about his teal glove though, I like it but it sticks out way too much.

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WOOT! Progress!

 

NcQPhb.jpgnnvKgx.jpg

 

Lined his problem bracer with some Brown Wash, that noticeably improved things and I'm happy with it.

Mulled over his axe head, decided to leave it alone, it looks okay depending on the angle and I think no amount of fiddling will create something I'm happy with.

 

With his top half finally finished, moved on to his lower regions.

Painted the rest of his armour using the same colour scheme as his top half.

His skirt started with a base of Vallejo Hexed Lichen, this was then shaded down with 1:1 Hexed Lichen/Pure Black and pure Pure Black, then highlighted up with layers of 1:1 to 1:5 Hexed Lichen/Linen White. Not sure why, but I just couldn't seem to make the Hexed Lichen noticeably lighter no matter how much white I pumped in to it.

There's a few details left that need picking out, but apart from that just his legs to go!

 
Rather than mixing in white I tend to layer on Warlord Purple and even some Squid Pink.  I suspect It's going to be way too warm for what you want, but it is an option if your VGC stock is extensive enough.
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OMG...Aku-Chan.. this is magnificent.

Love the color choices, and you are playing them off each other

like an Conductor !!!!!!!!!!

Bravo !!!!!!!!

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I do have some Warlord Purple, but I didn't want to use it in case his skirt went too pink.

As I recall the upper portion stopped at Warlord Purple while the lower part incorporates Squid Pink.  
 
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@Auberon - Looks good, but maybe a bit too bright and colourful for an undead killing machine.

 

 

Progress:-

 

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Even with an extreme close-up, it's hard to get a decent shot of his legs.

Must admit, got pretty damn lazy at this stage, just gave everything left to do a basecoat and a Brown Wash. But they look okay, plus it means he's finished!

 

On to his base:-

 

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Given Ol' Primys head position, it made sense to put him up high, looking down menacingly.

So I built some stairs out of the edges of a cork coaster, now I just need to wait for the pumice paste to dry.

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@Auberon - Looks good, but maybe a bit too bright and colourful for an undead killing machine.

It's a little known fact that undeath makes one colorblind (its the glowing eyes).  Undead can often be found colorfully dressed simply because they don't know any better.

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Basing time, got a little carried away with the photos:-

 

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Basecoated (Ruddy Leather and Stone Grey) and washed (Brown and Green).

 

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Drybrushed (Stone Grey>Rainy Grey>Aircraft Grey and Ruddy Leather>Oiled Leather)

 

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Covered in tufts and moss.

 

Primus is now attached and the superglue is drying, tomorrow he'll pop up in Show-Off.

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