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I'm just about finished with my final piece for ReaperCon, and I needed a break. I needed to paint something fun and with no consequence. I've been eyeing this sculpt from across the room, and I just decided to go for it. Nothing super crazy, just some true metallics, which I haven't done much with in some time. Enjoy!
B:GCC - Mission 9 "A Sad Celebration" has the Joker and Harley Quinn (and minions) lowering some sap into a vat while Batman and friends attempts to stop him.
Since I already painted Harley Quinn, I only had the Joker to paint, and he's pretty straightforward. I messed up his lips a little bit but, honestly, he's got a messy look sometimes anyway so I mostly left it in place. Its hard to tell from the tabletop anyway. Katana was also pretty easy to paint, and looked really good in pure white and black. Spoiler I never heard of and her cape makes her a bit unbalanced, but she looks fun to play.
I do love the Joker's pose, with the pistol held carelessly and the knife gripped tight, ready to strike.
Spoiler: NO CAPES!
I must admit, I like Katana's pose and color scheme.
One of my favorite Fantasy races are the Undead, followed by Chaos and Reptilians.
I already have my Lost World Project which tells a tale of Conquistadores, Reptilians, Dinosaurs, Undead and a lot more.
However those Undead are the Egyptian Style and Pirate/Jungle style.
This thread will be filled with my beloved Gothic Undead, Demons, Monsters and all things that go bump in the night.
In my Lost World Project I tell an ongoing story, here I will post about all other dark things without coherency.
There might be snippets of loose stories to accompany a mini or not...
I hope you guys and gals and creatures will like it.
Let's kick off with the critters I painted a while ago to get a feel of what is coming.
Enjoy! ( or not)
Bats and a Murder of Crows
EDIT: I will include some Bones and minis. The bulk will be metal and I want to give this an oldschool vibe.
Preferred minis will be, Reaper, Grenadier, Ral Partha, Rafm, Metal Magic, Otherworld and Early Citadel.
The Asian Undead will be from Zenith since I backed the Kensei Undead Samurai KS and will get their own thread.
Changed the name of the Project.
Ral Partha Female Vampire
Lurien and Aysa
Poor old Linus. Doomed to wander the earth forever with a sweater tied around his waist while lugging an invisible satchel*. The newspaper is an image I downloaded months ago and decided to use as the base originally looked like Linus was shambling across an ashtray. After supergluing the paper to the base and daubing it with Blood For The Blood God I remembered that I'm a newspaper designer and could have knocked up a front page on our editorial system. But it's Saturday.
Apologies for the photos, they were taken with my phone.
*The sculpt has a strap over its right shoulder that doesn't attach to anything...
I rarely do anything artsy to base my figures because despite reading lots of tutorials and buying lots of basing supplies and bits, I always think I'll bugger it up. But last night I decided to give it a go and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
The zombie is 50253 Lucy, Zombie. I painted her wearing blue jeans, a red T-shirt, a black jacket and a pair of Converse All-Stars. Her skin is done with Army Painter Necrotic Flesh and shaded Dark Tone, then highlighted with more Necrotic Flesh mixed with Vallejo Off-White. Her eye is also in Off-White but for some reason I could only get her right eye to look good even after buying an 18/0 brush (yes, a size 000000000000000000 brush) so I just darkened her left eye to try to give the impression she's lost that one. Her hair is done with Army Painter Desert Yellow and highlighted with Army Painter Moon Dust*. Looking at her again I should have added blood around the tears in her jeans, but I can still add that.
The leg is, somewhat ironically, from the Bones 80022 Berkeley, Zombie Hunter. I bought her a few weeks back and was going to paint her a couple of days ago when I discovered her chainsaw is bent. No matter what I tried, including the "warm, straighten and freeze" method, it remained bent so I chucked her in my bits box and bought the metal version. I hacked the leg off the plastic version, drilled a hole in the top and inserted a bone I'd got in a bag of skulls and bones from RBJ Games. I painted the leg Army Green, the boot Desert Yellow, shaded them with Army Painter Dark Tone and highlighted them with their base colours. The blood is a mix I made (see below) and the bone is painted Skeleton Bone and washed with Dark Tone.
The base is made from cork board, painted dark grey and covered in black sand which was then highlighted with lighter greys. In hindsight, it doesn't look *that* good — I probably should have sealed the cork, painted it to look like asphalt and added some sort of road marking. The blood is a mix of several reds (Reaper, Army Painter and Vallejo) plus dark inks (Army Painter) plus some pure Citadel Abbadon Black. For the pool of blood I thinned it with plenty of water and daubed it onto the base. I thinned it even more and used it as a kind of glaze on the leg to get the blood-soaked cloth look. The cork is glued onto a 20mm base but I need to weight it as it's pretty light and, as I discovered this morning, will topple over if the living room fan points at it.
As always, any comments and/or constructive criticism are more than welcome.
*I bought a box set of 104 Army Painter paints and washes when I got back into the hobby as a way of getting a ton of paints quickly and economically. They're pretty good but Reaper and Vallejo paints are way better, so I'm working on building up a collection of them too.
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