Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I was looking at this mini, and I see a lot of potential for growth (besides it being so danged dynamic).

I have primed and lined him, and I have applied a base coat of "Blue Gunmetal" to the armor. 

I am thinking purple, gold highlights, blues, and blood red shadows, and tints.

I'm being ambitious on this one.

I'm paying it back for the amount of blood it drew from me while filing and assembling it !

This is one "sharp" (Literally) miniature !

So, put on your seat belt, tip the nice ticket taker in the scanty outfit, and off we go.

Here is where he begins.








  • Like 10
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a really weird idea of using that base color as a "bleed" through in some way.

The gold will be tinted red.

Purples are going to be PURPLE"S..

and shadows are going to be dark reddish brown I think.

I'm playing with my color wheel, and I just know I want this one POPPING all over the place.

Don't know if I can pull it off; but it is going to get one heck of a workout !



Link to post
Share on other sites

take your time ... slow down and test your colors...  Maybe slow down on the coffees as well  ^_^  

ROFL on the Coffees.

I only have one cup when I wake up , and another cup when I drink it COLD after doing my morning Norwegian lesson.

Its warm when I start, but after an hour of Norsk, its guaranteed to be cold.

I have about a month and a quarter (unless I double the course load) to finish.

This Mini is looking like it is going to be a lot of fun, and a lot of challenge !!!

Basing alone is going to be a nightmare !!!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

This is just the jay at play.

I've been playing around with the purples quite a bit, and finally got a two tone

that I like going on.  Added some blood red to the purple to make a blood red shade

that I like.  Its a good foil off that metal blue.  This is one highly dynamic sculpt !

Here are some photos.






  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Building up color, adding colors to base coat.

Did some blending in the purples, and got a base gold coat on.

Working out where I am going from here.

I think it is going in the direction I envisioned at this stage still.

Here are the latest photos.






  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

I like how the gold trim brings a clearer definition to the mini.

I'm thinking that I need to change the color of the high shoulder plates,

with the points.  Will have to play with that stuff.  Its okay right now, but down the road

I may want to shift emphasis from, or to those.  All these little details still need attention,

and dry-brushing the chain mail.  Its all fun, and good, sometimes its fun to just put it down and walk away.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are referring to the two plates that stand up vertically from the shoulders....   I think they would look best as an integral part of the main armour (same colors)..   The other pieces you have made gold are trim and this makes sense as they provide no additional integrity to the armour. Whereas the two plates look like they are meant to protect the neck.



  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Moving ahead with Krass Omenthrall.

One of these days I will become proficient with the jewels saw, and cut the base off of some of these

miniatures.  Sure would making basing easier.  Think that is a lesson to learn once the warm weather comes back.

I would rather NOT have metal filings all over the place !

So here is where the armored one stands at the moment.






  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By lexomatic
      I had a burst of mini painting and finished a bunch of minis this month - my first time painting I think since December 2020?
      Terraincrate (WIP)
      Crystal Peaks Campsite

      Peaceful Park

      Monster (WIP)

      Bones Pygmy Mammoth (WIP) with toddler

      Nolzurs Treant (WIP)

      Bones graveyard terrain (WIP)

      Bones High Rollers (WIP)

      Not all of these have been sealed, some have not had matte coats yet.
      The "fire" from the Crystal Peaks set got lost during priming.
      Links to come when not in my phone. Surprised myself with this.
    • By Kangaroorex
      Two dragons from 2 different times, done with the same colors.  Basically I had both of these on the table and I decided to just use the same palette for both
      First up:  the Panther dragon from Ral Partha.  This guy is a long snakey one, his tail was very difficult to get to but overall fun to paint.  This mini just seems to ooze stealth as she slips round alleys and empty streets making people disappear.  This miniature has been sitting on my shelf for decades because I liked the art and the figure but I just didn't know what to do with it.  I finally just broke down and said I am going to paint this!

      Then on the flip side is the Treasure Rocky.  This little tyke has acquired his first hoard and he is insanely protective  and proud.  
      And he should be.  I was looking at the reaper store and he and most of his pals are sold out, again!  These are just a joy to paint and I 
      love painting them.  they are just so entertaining and so full of character that no matter what color you add to them or what you put them in 
      they have to shine!

      Hope you enjoy them!
    • By Cicciopiu
      Hello forum Family, gonna show you my version of D'Vandra Lukesia, the metal one. I had hard time with her (but this is part of the fun, isn't?), so many tiny details and her face is sooo tiny 
      In any case I managed to paint her and I'm happy of she came out! 
      About the palette I chose the colors on the fly, started with the yellow skirt and simply add colors at the moment I needed to paint a detail, like the amaranth scarf, or the blue bag, the green vial, and so on.
      I hope you like her too :)
      Hi-res pics

    • By Mckenna35
      Short Kickstarter from Bad Squiddo games for female Soviet troopers for WWII gaming.  Thiis expands their existing range and adds troops clad for winter.

      Hello! This is a Kickstarter to increase our existing WW2 Soviets range. Already massively popular since the first wave launch of 2016, we decided it needs reinforcements! The miniatures are sculpted and master cast, so this project is to cover the funds of production moulds and the initial casts.
      BORING BUT IMPORTANT TECHNICALS - The miniatures are 28mm scale and cast in extremely high quality white metal. Everything is single piece where possible. They come without bases supplied but with moulded on small puddle  bases (easy to chop off if you wish to). And of course -   they are compatible with the similar male miniatures from other manufacturers. They are supplied unpainted - so you can either paint them yourself or simply bring out the detail with an ink wash.
      Shipping is charged in addition to your pledge, AFTER THE CAMPAIGN, scroll to the bottom for more information. Please don't add the shipping cost during the campaign. EU Customers be aware of additional import fees, more on that later too.
    • By golldan
      This is the Hill Giant from 77939. I have not finished the cat yet, so I only have the Giant here. I have been trying to add various colors (layers of color for one area/color) to my minis to make them more interesting. Following some of the painters here and other utubers and painters like Angel G. I used an Imperial Purple base for this entire mini and then did Troll Flesh as next base for skin and then built up reddish skin tones for skin and then went lighter tan. Hope you enjoy, I had fun painting him.








  • Who's Online   16 Members, 2 Anonymous, 54 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...