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BTW what do you suppose those knobs between the mouth flaps and the mouth is supposed to be? Also I might just have to re-think how I was going to paint the circles on its side. The eye's just look too awesome. For my pathulu game I was going to make them defensive orifaces that would spray acid at attackers from the sides. If I do change then, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea.

 

I've been pondering that myself — they could be some other kind of sensory organ, I guess. I was considering painting them as another pair of eyes, but human-like eyes this time, with pupils and eyelids and all.

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 Truely icky and growse looking. Love the work on the eyes. Don't know how you guys get such detail on the eyes I pretty much am happy if I get color on the the eye area only. But man those eyes are just creepy looking.

 

They're pretty simple to do; I just follow this process:

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This uses six colours — four shades of red, chrome yellow, and white — but I found that on this model all I've needed is a dark red base colour, bright red, and white, and the yellow is used only on the big eyes.

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BTW what do you suppose those knobs between the mouth flaps and the mouth is supposed to be? Also I might just have to re-think how I was going to paint the circles on its side. The eye's just look too awesome. For my pathulu game I was going to make them defensive orifaces that would spray acid at attackers from the sides. If I do change then, hope you don't mind if I steal your idea.

 

I've been pondering that myself — they could be some other kind of sensory organ, I guess. I was considering painting them as another pair of eyes, but human-like eyes this time, with pupils and eyelids and all.

Off-hand I would side with joesk and guess that they're some sort of venom or digestive fluid sacs.

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 Truely icky and growse looking. Love the work on the eyes. Don't know how you guys get such detail on the eyes I pretty much am happy if I get color on the the eye area only. But man those eyes are just creepy looking.

 

They're pretty simple to do; I just follow this process:

paintjewel.gif

This uses six colours — four shades of red, chrome yellow, and white — but I found that on this model all I've needed is a dark red base colour, bright red, and white, and the yellow is used only on the big eyes.

 

 

 Thanks for the tip. I followed it to do the eyes on the Mashaaf I am doing and it turned out much better then what I had before. I did only 3 colors tho since my brush control is not that good.  Thanks again.

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About ten days later...

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I've definitely decided to go with chitin rather than bone for the legs and slasher-arms, and I've started glazing them with various Vallejo inks. Next step will be a bit of highlighting in paint, just to emphasize the contours of the things, and then a couple more glazes to tie the colours all in together.
 
I've also done some progressive glazing on the mouth-tentacles to darken them towards their ends, with the aim of making them look even more disgusting than they already are.
 
I had been considering doing the teeth in dark, chitin-like colours too, but I think I'll make them ivory after all, to provide a bit of contrast with the interior of the mouth.
 
Generally speaking, I'm reasonably pleased with the way things are progressing.
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The Great White Wurm rises, and sings the song that will end this world.

 

Very nicely done, and I'll be making notes for when I get around to doing my Mashaaf.  I was thinking I'd likely do a darker coloration on the top of the figure, but I dunno - the way you've done it here is more maggoty than what I was planning, and I think it works better.

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This is about as far as I want to go with the slasher-arms.

 

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I've pulled out more of the contours with some dry-brushing, and another wash with Vallejo Sepia.

I gave the scuttly legs another wash as well, but I think I might pull the tone back a bit at the shoulders so that there's not such a firm delineation between the soft, maggoty body and the hard, chitinous legs.
 

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There's some quite nice texture in the modelling of the slasher-arms that really wasn't perceptible before all the paint and stuff went on.

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