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After feeling decidedly "meh" about painting the other day, I managed to snap out of my funk and get a couple of characters done! These Celt heroes will be characters in my Kings of War human army, leading the contingent of barbarian mercenaries.

 

This first one will be the general of the barbarians, so I went for a nice, regal purple cloak for him. Like all the other barbarians, he's a redhead (bit of inspiration from the Hyborian Age Vanir). I used some of the Bryan Sky Steel from ReaperCon on the metal, and practiced some of the principles from Michael Proctor's shaded metallics class.

 

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This other bloodthirsty brute will be the unit leader of the army's berserker horde, and you can see he's a bit scarred up from being in the thick of the slaughter. He's also a giant compared to the other Celts! Obviously no red hair, being bald and all. First time making a dribble of blood like that too, using a hair plucked from my own head!

 

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C&C absolutely welcome.

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nicely and gruesomley done!   most of us sacrifice some blood accidentily,  but plucking a hair!!!!  now that is dedication! (and quite inventive).

:devil:

 

Thanks! I'd heard of people doing it before and decided to give it a try. Works really well, but superglueing the hair on is a bit fiddly.

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Great job!

 

Nice job on the blood, I've done that before, too. And you are 100% right about attaching the hair being fiddly, I may have uttered a bad word or two when I was doing it.

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   I've also used hair before for a couple of different things. Fun times indeed.

(I'm currently uttering some words of my own while trying to build small twigs on a tree branch using GS and 26-gauge wire, lol.)

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I like them,

They could easily be used in a fantasy barbarian force too.

 

As for the hair, nice idea, great dedication, but one has to have hair to pull this off :unsure:

Well in hindsight I could have used one of the millions of hairs shed by either my cats or my wife instead of pulling out my own. But I prefer adding that personal touch.

Hmm... I wonder if toenail clippings could be used as a basing material...

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