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Hey all, here's what I'm currently working on. I got a shipment of some more Bones in on Friday before I had to leave town, got back last night and have been painting a bit today. I finally got around to getting some green stuff for filling seams, and I'm trying it out on my Jabberwock. I'm also going to try out base coating in a few different colors rather than hitting the whole mini with a coat of plain black first. I painted Feiya plain black everywhere there wasn't exposed skin or hair. I'll be base coating those later, probably in dirty bone since that's about the only off-white color I currently have.

 

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I also got a ton of work done on a Holy Vindicator. I think I'm about 75% done on him. Really just need to get his face, hair, and base done. Base coat was Reaper pure black. Cloak was done in multiple layers of Reaper pure black mixed with increasing amount of dragon blue. The base color for the plate armor was Vallejo Model Air gungrey mixed with a tiny amount of Vallejo Model Air burnt umber. Plate highlights are straight Vallejo Model Air steel. I used Vallejo Game Color burnished copper for the scalemail/chainmail areas, and the hip and shoulder pieces and the angel pattern on the shield were undercoated in burnished copper as well before I applied Vallejo Game Color polished gold. Leather straps/belts are equal parts Reaper harvest brown and leather brown. I also applied a black wash over the whole figure, then went back and re-applied gold and silver to some areas that it darkened too much (mainly the gold areas and the sword and shield).

 

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Got the face, hair, and base painted on the Holy Vindicator. I feel partially successful on the way the hair turned out. The face is okay-ish, and I don't like how the eyes turned out. I don't think I can get them much better with how tiny they are on this figure and how little experience I have painting them. Oh well. I also added some gray/blue layers to the cloak then re-washed it in a darker gray/blue/black mixture. It washed out some of the highlights, but I like the overall color better.

 

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Got the face, hair, and base painted on the Holy Vindicator. I feel partially successful on the way the hair turned out. The face is okay-ish, and I don't like how the eyes turned out. I don't think I can get them much better with how tiny they are on this figure and how little experience I have painting them. Oh well. I also added some gray/blue layers to the cloak then re-washed it in a darker gray/blue/black mixture. It washed out some of the highlights, but I like the overall color better.

 

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Looking good!

I hated painting eyes until I found this tutorial, and now I still dislike it, but I don't have the fear and apprehension I did before....

In Fact, take a look at all the tutorials on that page! They may not be what you need right then, but you may find something will stick in your memory for the next time you wonder, 'How do I do....' and you will remember, 'I saw that on the website!'

I know that a few of them have helped me out a lot!

 

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Update:

 

Got the face, hair, and base painted on the Holy Vindicator. I feel partially successful on the way the hair turned out. The face is okay-ish, and I don't like how the eyes turned out. I don't think I can get them much better with how tiny they are on this figure and how little experience I have painting them. Oh well. I also added some gray/blue layers to the cloak then re-washed it in a darker gray/blue/black mixture. It washed out some of the highlights, but I like the overall color better.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_0522.JPG

 

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Looking good!

I hated painting eyes until I found this tutorial, and now I still dislike it, but I don't have the fear and apprehension I did before....

In Fact, take a look at all the tutorials on that page! They may not be what you need right then, but you may find something will stick in your memory for the next time you wonder, 'How do I do....' and you will remember, 'I saw that on the website!'

I know that a few of them have helped me out a lot!

 

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George

 

 

Very useful tutorial links. Thanks!

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