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It this yesterday because it gives me a nice in-between mini from my reaper eldritch demon and my Cthulhu.

This is about 90 minutes

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Lots of inaccessible spots and texture which makes painting not fun. Will be making this shorter than planned as a result. Everything will get a flesh wash. I'll do some eyes and claws, then a medium and ink wash of the clear plastic water.

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2 hours ago, lexomatic said:

Lots of inaccessible spots and texture which makes painting not fun.

 

Thanks for letting us know. Good luck on the project! 

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Just now, Disciple of Sakura said:

I saw this for sale this past weekend. I thought it looked cool, but the water effects feel like they'd be a little weird to paint around. I'll be interested in seeing what you make of it.

They are a bit awkward. Can't get back side of water effects, or lower back because arms /wings block access. I feel like nobody bothered to check if this was physically paintable. I'm pretty happy with results but it's been frustrating.

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16 hours ago, lexomatic said:

They are a bit awkward. Can't get back side of water effects, or lower back because arms /wings block access. I feel like nobody bothered to check if this was physically paintable. I'm pretty happy with results but it's been frustrating.

Is it possible to paint inside the miniature at all? I feel like the water effects have this weird effect like his body is invisible behind the water. If it was hollow enough inside to paint a bit internally, it might help with overall solidity of the figure.

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4 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:
20 hours ago, lexomatic said:

They are a bit awkward. Can't get back side of water effects, or lower back because arms /wings block access. I feel like nobody bothered to check if this was physically paintable. I'm pretty happy with results but it's been frustrating.

Is it possible to paint inside the miniature at all? I feel like the water effects have this weird effect like his body is invisible behind the water. If it was hollow enough inside to paint a bit internally, it might help with overall solidity of the figure.

 

I saw The Crafting Muse (YouTube) paint this one, and she took the wings off using a hair dryer before the video started.  WizKids must use a glue that can be loosened by heat.  She also painted the water on the underside of the model, which is hollow.

 

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It's hollow. I tried painting a body on the base but it doesn't show through. I wrote this last night but it didn't post. I'm not detaching and reattaching anything. Too much work.

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Painting the inside of the body. It is still very translucent.

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Trying to create the illusion of submerged body (not the Rothko of miniatures) which didn't show through so I abandoned 20190912_160326.thumb.jpg.d26369fdb3329e15de0c6f8f6e044414.jpg

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Wizkids may have learned from this mini, because the more recent minis that are rising up out of translucent water/dust (the shark and the bulette) both insert into their transparent portions so you can actually paint the body inside the water/dust.

 

I really like the way you painted the water, and great blending on his face-tentacles.

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