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Great job! You don't happen to have any WIP pics of what you did to convert it do you?

 

I don't, but maybe these will show you enough to see what I did.

 

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Looking straight down the gullet.

 

I mounted the whole thing on a very hefty washer, mainly to give the model a bit of weight, but also so that it would stick to my magnetic figure-holding painting sticks. I could easily have modelled the gullet straight on my silicon-rubber baking sheet. Anyway, once the throat modelling was done, I pressed the plastic figure down on to it with a bit of cyanoacrylate on the washer for added support — again, probably not really necessary, but I do have a tendency to over-engineer things.

 

Once that had cured, I put a sausage of greenstuff around the edge of the washer and pressed the whole thing hard down on to the baking sheet. Then it was simply a matter of indenting the outlines of the individual rocks and giving them a little bit of form and texture with a little piece of rough stone I keep for that specific task.

 

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Here it is from underneath

 

You can see the gullet greenstuff in the hole of the washer, and the rock-nest greenstuff around the outside, along with the paint and washes that have drooled in underneath.

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Is there a tutorial you can recomend for mottling painting. I'm trying to do it on my Mashaaf but I am not having any luck so far.

 

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I don't know of a specific tutorial, but I do it with a natural sponge in several layers. I start with a mid-tone (Vallejo VMC Stone Grey, often), and then sponge a darker tone and then a lighter one. Usually I'll do some light dry-brushing to define texture, then I add some washes and/or glazes in various tones to pull everything together.

 

The thing to be careful of is not to go overboard with the sponging at each stage, or else it will just turn into another coat of paint. I prefer natural sponges rather than artificial, because the resulting mottling looks more random.

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 Sounds like something i

 

 

Is there a tutorial you can recomend for mottling painting. I'm trying to do it on my Mashaaf but I am not having any luck so far.

 

Joe

I don't know of a specific tutorial, but I do it with a natural sponge in several layers. I start with a mid-tone (Vallejo VMC Stone Grey, often), and then sponge a darker tone and then a lighter one. Usually I'll do some light dry-brushing to define texture, then I add some washes and/or glazes in various tones to pull everything together.

 

The thing to be careful of is not to go overboard with the sponging at each stage, or else it will just turn into another coat of paint. I prefer natural sponges rather than artificial, because the resulting mottling looks more random.

 

  Sounds like something I can do, so I will see if they have any sponges at the local hobby lobby. I will also have to make another batch of the color I am trying to use.

 

 Thanks for the info.

 

joe

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