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Reaper Bones Hydra (77191), first painted mini revisited (WIP)

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I decided to do some additional work to my Hydra, which is the first miniature I tried painting about a month ago. The first picture is the initial paint scheme.

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Additional photos are updated paint. 

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I lightened up the "banded" scales on the legs and underneath, since it's a different texture than the sort of triangular scales on the back and sides and reapplied a brown ink wash. Also did a darker brown ink wash on the tongues and crevices of the mouth (a mouthwash?), and I think that really helped with the kind of monotone look the mouth interiors originally had. I also attached the figure to a base, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do for that yet. I'd ideally like it to look swampy, so maybe some moss-like flock or something? I'll have to think about that some more.

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Looking good! I do think you're going to want a bigger base. An old CD would probably work really well. Id suggest practicing on a small base before doing the hydra base though, especially if you go as big as the CD! (learn from my mistakes....)

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