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I'd think mineral spirits would strip enamel from lead minis? 


I don't know if these are worth salvaging, a lot of detail has been "smushed" over the last 20 years by bouncing around in boxes together without padding. Many weapons broke/missing, etc.


Later on if/when my sculpting skills improve I might be able to fix them up properly.

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I interrupt my other works in progress to bring you this special Project.     But George, those guys are already done, you are thinking.... And you would be right! I painted these guys when I

Real life things took precedence tonight, but I did manage to get their skin started using Kalahari Orange. Also put in their pupils with Decay Black.             The eyes are n

So I began the mid tones on these guys skin, using the oh so carefully saved (From the late 70s/ early 80s!!!) and horded Polly S Fantasy Line Goblin Flesh (460)...             I

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I'd think mineral spirits would strip enamel from lead minis? 


I don't know if these are worth salvaging, a lot of detail has been "smushed" over the last 20 years by bouncing around in boxes together without padding. Many weapons broke/missing, etc.


Later on if/when my sculpting skills improve I might be able to fix them up properly.

Weapon fixing is relatively easy... and depending on what got "smushed" it can be fixed, even with minor skill! I am a lousy sculptor, but I fixed a Reaper Gnome's Nose....

If I can do it, so can anyone!


On to latest work from last night and tonight....

All the furs got dry brushed with very light colors appropriate to their base color, as they then got washed with a variety of Brown washes....

Before the wash, but after the dry brush, all of the 'Hairless side' of the furs got traced out and filled in with Moonray Flesh, trying to simulate the colors I have seen on most furs... They got the wash...


Also started touching up the wooden weapon hafts in prep for their staining...


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His armor got a mid tone of Victorian Brass


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His shirt is Rlyeh Grey, his pants Merm Green, both F&G, and painted on with out being thinned any more that through the parchment of my wet palette...


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covered in over all painting


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His armor was dry brushed with Victorian Brass


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His pants are the Rlyeh Grey


I am starting to get a bit annoyed with myself, as my brush control is slipping with these guys, I have a lot of skin to touch up....

I think I am trying to hurry to much...


Comments welcome!


I don't know how this will 'translate' across other computer screens, but when I hold up one of these guys in front of my screen, they only come up to the images boot tops!

Checking them against my cutting mat, they are exactly 1" tall from base bottom to the tops of their heads....




PS I got out the Death Chicken and Goblin Chieftain from the Infamy one shot KS and started cleaning it up....

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Weapon hafts got a Dark Brown Wash, metal parts done with Black metal.



Tunic got VMC Khaki High light then a Dark brown wash.

Pants shaded with VMC Field Grey and Black, then High lighted with Field Grey and White



Shirt High lighted with Innsmouth Blue, pants with Surfer Orc Flesh.

Gotta lurve that name.....



Nothing specific to him....



Tunic shaded with VMC Field Grey and Black, then High lighted with Field Grey and White



Pants high lighted with Innsmouth Blue, Shirt base coated with F&G Sharpnel Red

(No that is not supposed to be Shrapnel Red....)


Comments and critiques are fun!



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***Heh Heh Heh, we got the poor fool to put moar color on us, we told him that we know where the real "Emperor of the Moon" is....***


So as I continue with tis Hooligan's Holiday, I added some more paint to these guys...

All belts and some of the other Leathers got a base coat of Decay Black, In prep for the purplish Black Leather..

Weapon Hafts got a wash of Devlin Mud.

Brown boots High lighted with GW Bestial Brown, then Vermin Brown, and Devlin Mud Wash

Sword hilts and dagger hilts done with Decayed metal.


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Re did his hat with the Black and Brown Leather mix, then the Brown and Orange Leather Mix, and finally a Brown and Orange leather mix at 1-2. Devlin mud wash as well

Armor high lighted with a mix of Victorian Brass and White Alchemy


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The blue high lights were not noticeable enough so I re did them with Innsmouth Blue mixed with Nacre. Hat high lighted and washed as above. Armor trimmed with Black and Brown Leather mix



His armor was high lighted with GW Terracotta, then VMC Saddle Brown. Hat high lighted and washed as above.


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Armor dry brushed with  a mix of Victorian Brass and White Alchemy


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Bow and arrow fletchings done with Nacre, fletchigs got a devlin mud wash. The blue high lights on his pants were not noticeable enough so I re did them with Innsmouth Blue mixed with Nacre. His shirt was highlighted with Chink Orange


So should these guys get eyebrows painted on?


Any other thoughts and or ideas?




***And I already new where the Emperor of the Moon is, on the Moon of course!***


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Looking good so far. Can't wait to see how these turn out. I have a few Ral Partha goblins that are so horrible (from my teenage years) that I would never, ever, ever take, let alone post, pictures of. (Think Testors automotive color enamel paints... done .. badly.)


There is always Simple Green...

Not sure how it works on Testor's. ..



Simple Green will strip off the old Testors paint.  I've done it countless times on paint jobs that were 30+ years old.


BTW Knarthex, the goblins look great.  Your work makes me want to paint a few of the old RP sets I've got in my stash, but I just finished the last of the 42 goblins I got with the Bones KS yesterday evening and I need a break . . .


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