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Okay,

 

So I bought this miniature a while back because I knew my party was going to run into him and wanted to him. Well school and work have been busy so I never got a chance. Well last session they unexpectedly decided to go into the area they were going to meet this little guys and I realized that I still hadn't painted him. I stalled that session but tomorrow night they will undoubtedly run into him so I had to get to work today. He is a little rushed but it will work for game play. This is the largest miniature I have painted so far and also the first non humanoid...(the tiny fire elemental doesn't count). I plan on revisiting this miniature to touch up on details. Any advise helps! Thanks!

 

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Nicely done. Love the goat head.

 

One suggestion when you do go back is see the front leg under the dragon head? Try blending the scales into the dragon parts & such. Also Dullcoat will help with the handling & will knock the glossiness off.

 

Again, fantastic quickie paintjob. Always rewarding having painting minis for the game.

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Excellent job for a quickie!  My party ran into a chimera not too long ago, was pretty fun and memorable, and that was when I was using dice for standins...  This will be a lot more entertaining and intimidating for them!  When you do get back to it, perhaps the single most effective way to amp this fella up would be to give the wings some love.  There's been some good discussion about dragon wings in a recent topic.  Personally, I think the lion portion is remarkably well blended for a quick job.

 

Great work, can't wait to see the retouching!

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for a last minute quick paint this is well done.   Your PC's will love meeting up with this trio!

Thanks! I hope so, I have a few interesting twists in mind with him. Hoping they go a little more tactical apposed to jumping in swords swinging. 

 

Nicely done. Love the goat head.

 

One suggestion when you do go back is see the front leg under the dragon head? Try blending the scales into the dragon parts & such. Also Dullcoat will help with the handling & will knock the glossiness off.

 

Again, fantastic quickie paintjob. Always rewarding having painting minis for the game.

I imagined the goat head to be the more evil of the three. Dragon being greed and the lion pride. I'm not sure what dullcoat is but I will look into it. Thanks!

 

 

Very nice for a quick paint

Thanks for the props!

 

Excellent job for a quickie!  My party ran into a chimera not too long ago, was pretty fun and memorable, and that was when I was using dice for standins...  This will be a lot more entertaining and intimidating for them!  When you do get back to it, perhaps the single most effective way to amp this fella up would be to give the wings some love.  There's been some good discussion about dragon wings in a recent topic.  Personally, I think the lion portion is remarkably well blended for a quick job.

 

Great work, can't wait to see the retouching!

My group gets a lot more out of miniatures. We started out with me printing out pictures and taping them to cardboard stands. And a couple of the players are new so the imagination aspect doesn't always get them as engaged. Since this was my first time doing wings I really had no idea what I was doing. I just put on a base and highlighted a little. Ill check out that discussion for tips. Thanks!

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Dullcote is a spray sealer from Testor's.

It has been my spray sealer of choice for over 30 years....

 

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(You should not be paying more than $6 a can at the most....)

 

Very flat finish.

 

It can mess with your blending though....

 

George

 

Ill check it out! When I started painting I just bought some pants from the local craft store and went to town. Never new about all this crazy stuff to put on it after I was all finished. 

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Oh, sorry, I forgot to say

 

Welcome to our Asylum away from Home!

 

Lots of fun things can be done after the mini is painted!

 

Here is a tutorial I wrote about basing a mini in an outdoors environment....

It also explains a little bit about what some of the stuff is...

 

I also just started a discussion about Sealers, as I could not find a dedicated thread....

 

Lots of good stuff here on working on and painting minis...

 

4 other things:

Do works in progress, that way people can see what you are doing and comment on it.

Ask questions! All sorts of folks with all sorts of knowledge on these forums, answers can usually be had for just about anything you might ask....

When something goes wrong, It is Buglips fault. (Just go with it...)

 

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! that is why we do what we do, and show it off to each other! If you are having fun, you are doing it right!

 

George

 

ps, we tend to be a little bit silly around here, you'll get used to it :;,;:

 

pps the spacing format hates me....

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That's pretty darn good for a speed paint!

 

Nicely done. Love the goat head.

 

One suggestion when you do go back is see the front leg under the dragon head? Try blending the scales into the dragon parts & such. Also Dullcoat will help with the handling & will knock the glossiness off.

 

Again, fantastic quickie paintjob. Always rewarding having painting minis for the game.

That's exactly what I was going to suggest, too.

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