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Last day for October, but still got one in.
I realize this is not a halloween type mini, but the thought was there. I was testing a few things here, but can't believe what came out. I should have been taking photos as i went to articulate this point better, but I'll do my best to explain.
Mistake #1. I thought i grabbed my bottle of black Stynlrez primer, but it turned out to be my black wash. It ended up making a cool effect on the model with highlights being untouched. Since this is a bones USA model, the material takes to paint and primers really well. Mistake turned into a win, but note the paint didn't grab the wash as well.
Mistake #2. Tried to do a contrast paint effect. Didn't work. The contrasted area turned into a great template for me to work with in laying my next colors down, so not all a loss. The model looked muddy and i nearly just put it down.
Mistake #3. I had to keep in mind, it never looks good at the layering point. KEEP GOING. Putting more color down, adding depth, and touching up with highlights makes a big difference.
Now i felt like i was making progress and could see hope. I did the hair, and that made me feel way better. The brightness in the hair made me feel like i had some "pop" to it. Now we're getting somewhere.
Overall, i added more layers, edge highlighted, black lined, and shaded in areas. He came out looking decent. Last model for October and I'm happy with him.
By Lidless Eye
Spooky season is almost a wrap, so what better project than this year's Ghoulie Bag promo?
One of them arrived missing an arm, but Reaper's awesome customer service replaced him. He got a WH Beastman shield to fix it (and a Chaos Warrior mace) The other conversion has a Beastman axe and slightly reposed arms.
By Lidless Eye
And here are some of my other works keeping in the spooky theme.
Since he was metal and not Bones, Rotpatch went here.
@MattParody was nice enough to include this Radukar the Wolf in our last trade box. Who doesn't love giant Cossack Vikings?
a Death Tyrant from Nolzur's
Some Spiders from Wargames Atlantic, also the most likely to hit a table soon for RoSD