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

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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? 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. ;-)

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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!

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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?

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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.

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

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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):

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