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Today, I'm going to try to get this guy painted up. I have the entire day/evening to do so and I need to get it done before Saturday so I can give it to one of my D&D buddies who is going to use it as a PC in another game (a small commission and I'm giving him a discount as a friend). He's requested it be a bit above tabletop with a weapon swap (so Tabletop+ is what I'm going for). I want to try to get it painted all up in 4-5 hours.

 

Name: Shoanti Barbarian

Manufacturer: Reaper Miniatures

SKU: 60115

Sculpted by: Gene Van Horne

 

I've already got him on his base, primed up, and weapon converted over from his big Earth Breaker to a big 2-handed Axe.

 

I already have about 30-45 minutes into him for the prepping, weapon swap, priming, and basing.

 

Images are pretty big, so I'm spoilering them.

 

 

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I'm going to quickly prime the base and let it dry while I grab some lunch, then I'm going to get to work on him in ernest. 

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progress????

Right? Lunch has got to be over by now.

 

 

Idk, he is a barbarian and I have seen those guys EAT!

 

 

I do like to eat, raging is hungry business!

 

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Anyhow, some progress, about 1 more hour of work on him as I took a little time out to take pics and answer a question about the Stonehaven Half-orcs.

 

I went over the white primer with a thinned brown liner to bring out more details, and then I've put on 2-3 coats of Chestnut Brown on his skin as a base coat. I'm going from dark to light here and wanted to keep the base and the figure with the same colors. I primed the base in black primer and then went over it with brown liner (unthinned). I'll go over the base with some dry-brushing of the Chestnut Brown next and start to lighten up the skin as I go as well. Next will be the eyes as I like to get them done early so that I can make any necessary corrections right away rather than wait until the end and have to re-do the face.

 

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A bit more, eyes 1-shot baby!

 

Whites: SC75 Birch

Base: Reaper Blue Liner

Lighter Blue: Reaper HD Dragon Blue

Catch-light: SC75 Birch

 

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After looking at the above pic, I may try to hit the bottom right of that right eye with some more brown to lessen the off-white. He has TINY eyes.

 

Here's the base so far, I'm going to add more color to it and lighten up some spots, I think I'll make the bigger rocks grey though as I think it has too much brown in it, I'll also add in some vegetation.

 

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About another 1hr 15 mins and this is where he's at.

 

I keep fiddling with the skin and going lighter, my buddy wants "normal" tanned skin, not darkly tanned. 

 

I think I got it where it needs to be, though the pics are washed out a bit as he's darker in hand than this.

 

C&C Welcomed!

 

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(munch munch)   needs some color... (munch..  shakes bucket.. darn, need popcorn...)

 

cya later on the same bat channel  (22:45 need sleep..). 

 

Yep, I'm going to get the base done now and then move on up from there. Boots, kilt, belt/pouches, vest, shield weapon in his hand, then finish off the piece with the axe very last.

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Looks good!

 

That axe is screaming for a magical effect our maybe some gore.

 

I may do both, I'll contact my buddy and ask him if he wants something like that done or if he wants it just painted up as a normal axe.

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