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Here is all that I finished in March - one undead archer - the bowman from Bones 3 undying heros. Paining a giant took the rest of my time... In any case, he was kind of a quick diversion, just so I could get the satisfaction of a finished mini - always can use more undead archers!
So awhile back I was horrified to discover that some old un-finished minis had sprouted a strange orange mold. I gave them a deep clean and seemed to have solved the issue (spoiler: I did not and it's affecting nearly all my minis... but that's a problem for another time).
As a reward for enduring the cleaning, these goblins deserved to finally get painted.
Goblin Command (77349)
First up are these two baddies from one of the Bones 2 expansion sets.
These guys, being earlier bones, are a bit on the rough side, and definitely out-of-scale with the others. But that does help them stand out a bit.
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Goblin Warriors (77444)
Next up, we have our "heavy hitters" from Bones 3.
I like these sculpts a lot better. There's a uniformity in the face structure, while still having individuality between models.
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Goblin Skirmishers (77445)
The final batch of wimpier goblins from Bones 3.
These guys are the mookiest of mooks. Poorly armed, and poorly armored. These are the guys that get sent in first to soak up some arrows.
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It's nice to finally have some painted goblins. Though my bag full of 50+ more unpainted goblins still taunts me. I have plans to paint them in a few different shades from the yellow-green used here, to a fleshy yellow-tan, to a pale fleshy-grey. Hopefully that'll break up the duplicates and add some variety. But that's a future project.
After painting all these guys up I am tempted to finish the set with the Goblin Honor Guard. They're the only ones I don't have. I can't see myself getting much use out of them, as they're a bit more situational or decorative than practical. But my completionist brain says I need them.
Reaper has so many incredible and different goblin sculpts. Which ones are your favorites?
I realize it's not the weekend, when I usually post up my work, but I'm on a roll lately and decided to push my luck.
I'm trying to continue to push the values, contrast, and simplify my colors.
Tried to keep her to hero colors: Blue, Purple, Red, and some leather.
The real win in this model was the hair. I'm so, so, so, so happy with the hair. Sure, it's on the bold yellow of blonde, but I got the volumes of it. Finally! I've taken a lot of feedback on the hair and just didn't get it. This one finally lined up and blonde felt doable. Keeping the highlights toward where the light hits the bend in the hair has been really tough for me, so this was a win.
Other feedback I used from prior posts that I was given:
1. Used brown liner to, well, brown line things.
2. Pushed the colors as high as I could. Actually the boots are a good example I went too far and it looks less blended.
3. Layered the paint lighter and took more layers to get desired result.
4. Have your palette out first and don't just keep reaching for the next color. (Big, big win)
The areas that still needed help are her skin, the eyes, that weird leather satchel, the detail on the leather straps, edge highlighting, but all that - I still think the hair was my happy moment.
Here's the pictures of the progress.
By the time I got here, I was struggling and really, really rethinking my color choices. I accidently used the purple in the area I meant to use tan. Just keep going with it because that's a learning experience in itself.
Here is where I darkened the leather and red areas with a succubus kiss wash. I needed to deepen the leather color and help bring some shade forward. Questionable doing that again...
Tried to give her blue eyes and then realized that was not working. Went right back to the black dot. Wah wah.
Got this one done and feeling pretty good about it. I'm leaning into thinner paints and smoother transitions. This was a fun one.
As always I'd love your feedback.
(I love his shield)
And a third NPC - his day job is boatswain, so I wanted the armor to not be full plate.... he's currently helping the party do a fetch quest for the captain. I'm pretty satisfied with what I got out for what I put in - but I do notice I seem to have forgotten his eyebrows!