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Continuing the WIP from http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64819-lexomatics-fall-2015-wip

I'll be working on my shelf of shame minis, trying some bones 2 anhurians, some outstanding hearthstone minis, and maybe some more animals and skeletons, and ice walls and slimes. Also some zombicide crows (as lots of different birds

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My first minis are the crows. Not sure why but that's how it is. I thought I could speed paint a bunch. We'll see.

It's 15 units of 5 birds. So far it's 8 black 4 grey and 3 brown. I'll do mostly crows. A few other dark birds. A few seagulls and some brown birds - it's a shame hawks don't really have large flocks. Maybe I'll change one to be colorful.

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Some more bird pics i'm not going to be rotating them, though.

 

 

the pied crow light color is done with dusky skin highlight
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All the tropical bird colors are done with my freak flex tints. There's an interesting metallic quality to these. I ended up washing the birds black after frosting them, so there was a neat charcoal look before that. I'm thinking that's part of the reason.

 

 

Most of the crows will just get their beaks and legs/claws with an off-black, maybe Corporea black.

The others... I'm not sure yet. Probably yellow. I'm not too concerned about how they look. They'll be getting finished today.

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Got the birds done to a very rough state. I'm going to leave it at that aside from a few touch ups. This was the least consistent and worst zombicide cast I've come across. One mini had a bird that was a body with wings and nothing else.

It didn't help that I did a bad job priming some minis - my mix of craft paint and primer was too thick so details got filled in.

I just have very little desire to work on shading these. I did get to experiment a bit and that helped for some things I intend to do this year, like the chuppa.

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I got delayed bingeing on Fargo.

Here's what I'm working until the wife comes home from Austin on Sunday. She's at a conference and I couldn't get time off to visit Reaper HQ.

 

Mostly mook speed paints for table top and continuing shelf of shame work.

My bones 2 Anhurians + 1set of each. Some stuff useful for frost grave as well

 

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If I get it all done that puts me at 17 anhurians and 18 skeletons I think?

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Didn't do much today. some dry brushing and then my ice walls.

First one is shading in a logical normal way, away from light.

Second one is according to reference pics.

Not done yet, still have Prussian blue ink.then edge highlighting. One in white , other ghost white.

 

 

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Little more work on the ice walls - this time with the inks. Prussian blue for the darkest, and turquoise (semi opaque) for the lightest. I will have to try a few coats of the turquoise to see if there's any effect. So far not much with the darks either.

It would probably show up in photo.

I also slobbered liner over the anhurians. Total mess. Good thing that'll get cleaned up. Doing 16 minis is slow.

I also did more on the statues. A glaze of freak flex green - made things look a bit metallic, but I'm a big fan of a warm grey with a hint of green to it, and then a few different colors of drybrush trying to remove that metal vibe, and finishing with a black wash to undo it all kinda.

I also did a bit on the water weird that I had been neglecting. Same inks as the ice walls, and same stone work as the statues. No pics worth seeing.

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NO photos today, can't get a signal on my phone.

More basecoating on the anhurians. Still have pants to do and a few skin touch-ups.

I'll be aiming to do that and maybe a wash. The goal is tabletop, but I might try and pick out one of each - the best  so far - and spend a bit more attention on them.

 

A bit of edge highlighting on the ice walls. Those look about done to me. I might try and get some really dark spots in the corners.

caryatid columns/angels of sorrow I'm calling done. Did a bit more drybrushing - ivory cream and it looks good. I don't think I need to go all the way white.

I alternated warm and cool greys while I was working on the stone, and a few different washes, and I'm happy. 

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