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Lovely paint work. I like the simplicity of the base, though if you wanted to make it more lava-like, you could do so entirely with paint. Pull some darker orange blotches in from the sides so you have narrow irregular veins of your lightest yellow, then bring in some darker orange or red within the orange blotches, then successively smaller blotches of red, brown and browny black. It should give you the appearance of lava crust without having to build the rocks. You could probably accomplish this with drybrushing if you wanted to.

 

I also just dig this sculpt. He looks like a cross between Dr. Robotnik and Baron Harkonnen.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Sanael said:

Lovely paint work. I like the simplicity of the base, though if you wanted to make it more lava-like, you could do so entirely with paint. Pull some darker orange blotches in from the sides so you have narrow irregular veins of your lightest yellow, then bring in some darker orange or red within the orange blotches, then successively smaller blotches of red, brown and browny black. It should give you the appearance of lava crust without having to build the rocks. You could probably accomplish this with drybrushing if you wanted to.

 

I also just dig this sculpt. He looks like a cross between Dr. Robotnik and Baron Harkonnen.

 

 

 

Thanks for the input!

 

That's kind of what I was trying to do (it doesn't look like it, but there's orange, red and black on there) but there just wasn't enough texture for my drybrush to catch on.

I think today's painting project will be to have another crack at it.

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And following Sanaels advice, base attempt 2:-

 

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There's probably too little yellow now, but I'm a lot happier with it.

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I think that looks AWESOME. You might be right that there's less yellow than there would be "realistically," but most of what we do is paint hyperbolically to make some kind of point. What you've done here makes very clear that we're looking at a lava flow breaking through the crust, and the heightened contrast of yellow-orange-black makes the yellow positively glow.

 

Really nice touch on an already great mini.

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