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Very cool!

I love the effect on the purple armor and tongue. Stylistically, it all fits together very nicely too, and has a sort of dreamy-but-menacing vibe. A+, would appreciate again. 

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Love the purple armor and the blue trident!  I don't think you quite got the gem effect on the armor if that was what you where going for, but I think it looks awesome anyway!

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4 hours ago, fectin said:

Very cool!

I love the effect on the purple armor and tongue. Stylistically, it all fits together very nicely too, and has a sort of dreamy-but-menacing vibe. A+, would appreciate again. 

Thanks! the whole AMG universe ("the Shadowsea") has a very surreal feel to it, and these guys were inspired by the game artwork so I'm glad that vibe came through.

 

 

3 hours ago, Citrine said:

Love the purple armor and the blue trident!  I don't think you quite got the gem effect on the armor if that was what you where going for, but I think it looks awesome anyway!

 

Thanks! The armor is where I had left off when I picked these minis up. I agree on the armor effect. Complex gem technique is a pretty painful process - It needs smooth blends, sharp contrast, and exacting precision with highlight hotspots. All that takes time, and I wasn't ready to commit it (that is what shelved them the first time - it was too daunting!), so I took It to a point where I thought it looked cool and called it good. to me it reads more like polished semi-translucent stone, like a purple jade or something. I probably could've pushed the contrast near the hotspots for a more gem-like look.  If I'm going to finish 52 minis this year for the RPC, That'll have to do. I'm glad it looks neat! I think there is plenty of room in minis painting for all sorts of "finishes" to stone work.

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The purple arm and the nmm claws are good. These are great minis. I really should paint some of my AMG stuff. I have quite a bit (although, almost no Scaly Horde).

 

Great job!

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On 3/6/2017 at 0:19 AM, Xherman1964 said:

They look great!

 

Those bases are amazing,

Thanks! I really enjoy making bases; it might be my favorite part of the hobby. These were done in the mixed media style I favor these days. I use Sculpy for the bulk of the base, sculpted on foil that has been contoured to the base. After the Sculpy has been baked I finish up the details (shells, anemone, etc) with green stuff. Sometimes Ill finish with traditional basing materials, but this time I just painted them.

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I'll admit, I have no idea what these are about. I love that purple arm(or?) Great job! The trident and the base work look awesome as well.

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13 hours ago, RouterMike said:

I'll admit, I have no idea what these are about. I love that purple arm(or?) Great job! The trident and the base work look awesome as well.

 

Garks are sort of like underwater/amphibious orcs or ogres (merrow) that inhabit a vast underground sea (the "shadowsea"). Abyssal garks are from the depths, and are "blind" but are able to navigate by other means. they are fierce and brutal, but more nature aligned than evil. much of the technology in the AMG universe is driven  by energy storing crystals, so they appear frequently (and sometimes unusually) in the content.

 

Thanks for the comment!

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Unique minis and great paint job. I wonder if paintin the hair tentacles different from the rest of the skin would have drawn more interest to the face though. 

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Those look beautiful and dangerous. I love the bright colors! The trident is spectacular and the bases look superb. Please share your technique for those sandy bases. 

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