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May 20th - The Abomination


The last of the major players, the Abomination is on deck. Kickstarting off the process with a zenithal prime, with a little extra directed toward the face area.






Color will be added to this spooky guy later this week, but this should provide a rough guideline of the shadows and highlights.

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May 25th


Since most of the figure is basically super-ripped flesh, I applied a layer of Reaper Burgundy Wine, followed by GW Bugman's Glow, Cadian Fleshtone and some Vallejo Basic Skintone and Scale75 Pale Flesh. Which gave the following results:





  • Applied a bit of Reaper Pure Black and Vallejo Blue Green for the hood and boots, adding increasing amounts of Blue Green and a little bit for some edge highlights and blending on the top of the hood. Added some glazes to ease the transitions a bit, but I will come back and clean up the lines a little bit with a darker mix to really smooth it out further.
  • Rope was basecoated with Vallejo Flat Earth, highlighted with Reaper Golden Highlight, glazed back again, and repeated that a couple of times. Finally applied a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade to effective wash and darkline the surrounding area.
  • The ripped cloth is basecoated with Reaper Desert Stone, and will ultimately be worked up to Linen White; but haven't got there yet.





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May/June Something-Something-Dark Side


No pictures taken, but additional steps taken for my own reference and when I am able to post some pictures:

  • The flesh was a little more palid than I liked, so I glazed some GW Reikland Fleshshade over it to give it a bit more warmth.
  • I layered up some Desert Stone and Linen White on the torn fabrics.
  • Applied some Scale75 Inktense Green over his lower torn robe-kilt thing.

Once again I will be taking a brief hiatus as I am in the middle of packing up for a move...so no ReaperCon this year, and will likely be not picking up a brush to work on this guy for a solid month or two...


I will however pack up a travel kit of paints and brushes, so I should be working on something to keep me from going too crazy.

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