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So to start out I have at least a base coat for the fur on these guys.  I am trying to improve my skills with each mini I complete and thought what better way than to have the amazing talent on these forums guiding my hand.  


We start with one of the gnoll warriors.  i am thinking his skin is done, excluding a couple touch ups here and there.  What do you think?  Also is the orange too much?  If so I was thinking of making it the red/orange like the loin cloth.  Any tips on making the copper stand out more?  Maybe a darker color for the leather?





Next is Toghra.  I think the dark fur is about done, but let me know if you think it could use a couple more colors.  Still trying to figure out the lighter fur.  I just rebased the feet after creating a mess.  I want to add some more color to the light fur but don't want it to blend too much with the dark fur.  Not sure if I will stay with the red on the armor.  Though I guess a red/orange theme on all would create a sense that they run together, and give a tribal feel.  I am still working out the mouth as well so any advise on that is appreciated.  Leaning towards another coat of flat black with some grey highlights.

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Next is one of my archers.  I did the green because when researching I found out that apparently they are a ghoulish green.  So I thought I should do at least one with this color scheme.  It still needs work as you can see.  Again not really sure how I will approach the lighter fur.  Also the darker fur looks a bit too reptillian imo.




Lastly is the whole bunch.  After doing the fur on three I think I will stick to three different color schemes.  I wasn't too impressed with the others.



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A little progress tonight.  I brought the tunic up to match the gnoll warrior, and then painted the other armor pieces the same color.  more just to bring out some of the details so I can decide how I want to paint them.




I also started adding more detail to another gnoll warrior.  Thanks to this picture I noticed I missed the tail and back leg section got that as well.



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Some pics of this weekends progress.


Added shadows and highlights to the armor.




Added another layer of a darker red/brown to the fur.  It matched the base coat a little too well.




And lets not forget adding a dark green wash to the copper of this guy.  Its so shiny and chrome now  ^_^



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Here are some pics from last night.  Mostly just base coats.


Gnoll Warrior:  went over the studded armor and necklace with a darker brown that had some nice red tones in it.




Bloodmane:  Added a 4th color to the fur and base coated the armor.  I have some clean up to do after the armor but not too bad.



Gnoll Warrior:  just started on the armor of  this guy.  I like his fur color a lot more now( I know I'm weird).  The red on the metal pieces is an experiment to use it as an undercoat for my copper paint.  I really want to level up my TMM* skills.  


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I have been working on these guys.  The red undercoat works really well but it was too bright.  After being dulled a bit it blended too well with their skin tones.  I then did a light blue under coat with some bolt gun metal and then brought that up a bit for some highlights.  I should be able to post some photos tonight!

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I am glad I started this.  I was feeling like I had made little progress and scrolled through and realized that is not the case  ^_^ .


Gnoll Warrior:  I settled on the red theme so I put a base coat of red and some shading on him.  Now I just need to bring it up to red/orange




Bloodmane:  Put some copper and orange highlights on the metal bits.  Next for a brown wash some copper highlights.



Gnoll Warrior: Did a blue undercoat with boltgun metal over that.  Then added some white to the metal and did some highlights.  More to do here still as well.  Did a little work on his fur and the weapon as well.




Toghra: Painted the metal its on this one as well.  Still need to do the highlights.



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So I noticed the other day that my pics don't show up anymore.  It appears that the site I was using as a blog went the way of Moander.  I have since setup BlogSpot which fixes the issue going forward, but I really don't want to fix all the pic links.  So unfortunately I am calling it quits on this WIP.  It was a very productive first WIP and I learned a lot, like WIPs take more time to manage than I am willing to put in right now.  Not to worry though as soon as I finish my Gnolls I will be sure to post them in Show Off.  Thanks for your time, and the likes!

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