Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Kelcore

Hello, it's been a while. Have some picspam.

Recommended Posts

I wasn't around six years ago, so I can't really welcome you back, but those miniatures look great. I really like that Beholder, especially it's gums.

Where is that dark purple/black dragon from? 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, VolksFest said:

I wish all the spams I got in my life were like this! Those spell effects are simply unreal and overall paint job is very fine. And it is good to know this particular D&D line is burshworthy (at last!). So keep more coming in please.

Thank you. I was, at first, really hesitant about the spell effects on this line of minis. But, after experimenting with very thin glazes of inks and MSP Clear Brights, I've really grown to like them. And yes, the Nolzur's Marvelous Minis line is my current favorite line of cheap, plastic minis. The plastic is stronger than others, the detail is really great, and they come pre-primed. I can't tell you how much I DON'T miss priming minis.

2 hours ago, Nunae said:

I wasn't around six years ago, so I can't really welcome you back, but those miniatures look great. I really like that Beholder, especially it's gums.

Where is that dark purple/black dragon from? 

Thanks.  That dragon was actually originally a pre-painted plastic Pathfinder Battles mini from the launch of that line. I just repainted it. The cool thing about the pre-painted stuff is that there's already a basecoat laid down for you.

10 minutes ago, Pochi said:

These look great and I love the black dragon!

Thank you!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome back!

 

Really like these, nice work! The Umber Hulk looks great, and the Beholder! Really good. I also like what you've achieved with the spell effects, especially the purple and teal on the lady Tiefling. Good stuff.

 

I recently came back from a (shorter) hiatus, too. It's nice to be painting again... Breathe with the brush, relax, and all that.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Sanael said:

Welcome back!

 

Really like these, nice work! The Umber Hulk looks great, and the Beholder! Really good. I also like what you've achieved with the spell effects, especially the purple and teal on the lady Tiefling. Good stuff.

 

I recently came back from a (shorter) hiatus, too. It's nice to be painting again... Breathe with the brush, relax, and all that.

 

3 hours ago, Sanael said:

Welcome back!

 

Really like these, nice work! The Umber Hulk looks great, and the Beholder! Really good. I also like what you've achieved with the spell effects, especially the purple and teal on the lady Tiefling. Good stuff.

 

I recently came back from a (shorter) hiatus, too. It's nice to be painting again... Breathe with the brush, relax, and all that.

Thanks Sanael. Yeah, I needed the zen only painting brings, it seems.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Froggy the Great said:

Yep, I'd say you've Still Got It.

Thanks Lanse! Well, "ish" anyway. Still working up to doing freehand. Though I wouldn't expect any NMM from me anytime soon. I'm over it, and have zero interest in ramming my head into that wall again. ;-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Darius Glenwell said:

As I've said on FB Kel, great looking work on these. Really loving the Beholder. Need to pick one of those up, and that black dragon is sweet. 

Still the very best deal on a Beholder out there!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, these look really great! I'm still waiting for my shipment of Nolzur's, and you gave me some great inspiration for these.

What tricks did you use on the transparent parts? They look kind of semi-transparent now, but not too dark to cast shadows?

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, empi2k said:

Wow, these look really great! I'm still waiting for my shipment of Nolzur's, and you gave me some great inspiration for these.

What tricks did you use on the transparent parts? They look kind of semi-transparent now, but not too dark to cast shadows?

 

Thanks! Pretty much all of the clear spell effects are a combination of Reaper inks and Reaper Clear Brights thinned down A LOT and applied in multiple thin layers.  It took me a little while to find a good balance of thickness/knowing when ton stop.  I completely failed on the Female Dragonborn Fighter's flaming sword, and the earlier attempts (the staff on the dwarf wizard looks a little too much like a lollipop for my liking,  The fire effect on the Dwarf Cleric is also problematic in its opacity), are a little too thick.  But I think I struck a decent balance with some of my more recent attempts (all the Tieflings, the lightning bolts on the other dwarf wizard, the green on the human Druid). I guess the best I could give as far as advice for the clear plastic goes is: start with lighter colors first, as there's no going back after, and multiple layers that are thinned enough to be "barely there" preserves transparency and allows for some easier blending, especially in a wet-blending context.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent work. I'm glad you got the urge to paint again — don't burn yourself out!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, MojoBob said:

Excellent work. I'm glad you got the urge to paint again — don't burn yourself out!

Thanks! No worries about the burnout.  Truth be told, last time was a combination of burnout fueled by disillusionment. Since I no longer care about said disillusionment, things should be ok. :B):

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Maglok
      Boom!
      Partial stoney nudity: Females
      Partial stoney nudity: Males
       
       
       
    • By Scott W
      My first time posting to this forum, please let me know if I misstep :p
       
      Reaper Bones Black: 44002 Rock Troll
       
      I added a more rocky base using rock and some plastic crystals carved from leftover plastic sprue. Also added some more crystals to his elbows and side. The elbows were just because I thought it would make it look more menacing but the one on his side was because of a huge hole leftover from the moulding process. To take care of assembly lines I used some of the rock I cracked apart for the base.
       
      I still have the belt and pouch to do, along with the base and some smoothing if blends in his muscles. 
       
      Feedback and CC most welcome!!! 
       


    • By Werkrobotwerk
      So the reason I had spare blackstar rifles was that I decided a proper pirate captain needs a sword. 
       
      So I built this guy with the bones 3 weapon pack, and the spare head off of the bones 4 bulldog armor. 
       
      His sword has much fire, and his reactor a distressing blue glow. 



    • By lexomatic
      It this yesterday because it gives me a nice in-between mini from my reaper eldritch demon and my Cthulhu.
      This is about 90 minutes


      Lots of inaccessible spots and texture which makes painting not fun. Will be making this shorter than planned as a result. Everything will get a flesh wash. I'll do some eyes and claws, then a medium and ink wash of the clear plastic water.
    • By stormbreach
      Hi all.  I just finished the Colossal Skeleton that I've had for a couple years now.  For the longest time I was holding off because I was afraid of doing a mini so much bigger than all the rest.  I've gotten some nice reviews on some of my recent stuff so I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at my first large figure.  I have several sets much larger than even this guy so I had to start somewhere.  The closeup pics show how much work I did on the fur for the back lioncloth as well as the wood grain lines I painted on the planks on his right thigh.  I based him on a wooden plaque my mom was getting rid of that I painted black.  I was doing more work on the base, it was supposed to have some more colours in it but I messed up on the drybrushing so I called it finished and hid the mistake with some static grass .  So far one friend has told me the blue rags pull him out of the mini because they look too new and blue while the rest of him is old and rotted.  Maybe he could do with some more staining on the blue but it doesn't bother me much.  Anyways, enough preamble, I hope you all like him enough as my first large mini!
       
      Edit: forgot to apologize for the make-believe "lightbox" photos, but that's how it goes.








  • Who's Online   52 Members, 6 Anonymous, 82 Guests (See full list)

×