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Barbaroi! A sculpted barbarian warband gets painted!


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This is the continuation of a show off linked here:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71368-sculpted-barbarian-warband/

 

This barbarian crew is finally getting some paint thrown at them. They have come a long way on their paint journey, but still have some distance before we hit that finish line. I tried to bring in a lot of varieties of browns to create the hide/fur look while also bringing in some subtle extra bits of color. Extra input into color ideas would absolutely be welcome.

 

I have been trying to use a good amount of dry brushing and working on getting those darker undertones with highlights of lighter colors to create the illusion of depth and shadow. It's definitely still new to me, and I'm really inconsistent in terms of when it goes well as opposed to burying my darker tone with the lighter one, but that's part of the process.

 

 

First we have our wizard and his apprentice,

 

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followed by our big fighters,

 

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then the thief and treasure hunter types,

 

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and finally, our archers and rangers.

 

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Anyway, comments, critiques, or compliments are always welcome :=)

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Great proportions!  Are they greenstuff over dollies?  Or did you make your own armatures?  Maybe some heads are a little small, but it's hard to tell as minis at this scale tend to have bigger heads than a real person (relatively speaking), and their bodies tend to be, more recently than ever, bulked out a lot by clothing.

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Looking good so far!  

 

Don't be afraid to go with really dark shadows and really light highlights.  I don't know how far along you are with these guys, but I'm not seeing a lot of dark shadows and light highlights yet.

Hmmm, It's possible that I'm quite afraid of the contrasts being too stark and have been trying to keep the colors too close. There is already some highlighting there, but as I look at the photos, it definitely doesn't show up a lot. I'll have to determine if I think I should redo them...

 

EXCELLENT START! Have FUN with the painting & don't be shy about asking for advice.

Thanks! Painting is definitely fun, though absolutely frustrating as well. I probably should have done that advice-seeking thing before I started my highlighting. Ah well. Live and learn, I guess.

 

Great proportions!  Are they greenstuff over dollies?  Or did you make your own armatures?  Maybe some heads are a little small, but it's hard to tell as minis at this scale tend to have bigger heads than a real person (relatively speaking), and their bodies tend to be, more recently than ever, bulked out a lot by clothing.

I appreciate the positive feedback! These are actually minis I sculpted from scratch. No dollies here. Glad you like them :=)
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