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Hi guys, back again after a long absence... again. I took a very long time to paint something that was supposed to be a speed paint. I was painting a Bones Finari and wasn't happy with the cast so I was just trying to get her done quick to get her off the shelf but then everything went wrong with the paint job and I stalled out for a long time. I'm not posting her because I wasn't happy but I've finally moved on. This is my Gnoll Warrior. I kind of like him. He is part of my new strategy to just paint and get used to the motions and not try to be perfect all the time. Trying to be perfect puts more minis on shelves of shame instead of in display cabinets. I thought his mane looked a lot like a mohawk so I decided that maybe he would dye it in the colours of his tribe or clan or war party or whatever. I thought it was neat. If I did it again I would maybe use more muted colours but this first time I was afraid maybe muted colours would fade out and go unnoticed. I was happy with the eye and jaws on his right side but not his left (which is why there are no good pictures of his left side ). But here he is, he's imperfect and I'm happy with him! Comments are welcome as always!
I'm a little (a lot) behind on my threads, and even more so on getting to work on May's figure of the month. It didn't help that I didn't order him until the middle/end of the month.
I started last night... Prep was done in the usual way, first by washing in warm soapy water, then attaching him to the cork. I then cleaned up mold lines, though I missed a few. Mainly the one running across his knuckles on his left hand. Then I painted on a 5:2 brown liner & flow improver mix. As you can see below, I'm working on a few other minis too. The orc and werebat will get their own threads later.
Tonight was blocking in base colors, and working a bit on the skin. I'm sticking with the gnoll theme I did way back in the chainmail days with the gnolls all being demonic, to one extent or another. So they all get greyish fleshy faces, hands, and feet. I used Void blue for that, then mixed in cloudy grey to bring the color up. The fur was Nut Brown, with the ruff getting some Vallejo Red Leather. The cloth is Dragon Red, as are the lips. Everything that is going to be metal got a coat of Black.
And that's where I'll pick it up tomorrow!
Thanks for looking. C&C welcome!
Here are some gnasty gnolls for your enjoyment!
Tried to do some work on groups with an army/matching uniform look...
... And some highlighting on raised areas (the gnoll's left knee).
The lighting isn't super great in these pictures (sorry!) but I promise you all they DO have spooky red eyes, as per the usual evil hunters.
Next post will likely be a return some bigger minis (I just can't quit my demon lords!). Until then, take care of yourselves!
This poor tribe of gnolls has been sitting on my desk half finished for well over a year. I decided I needed to clear them off, so I did enough to get them up to tabletop. I'm not happy with the coloration on the fur, but I still have more to learn there. Luckily I have a big pile of Bones to practice on.
So I took time out from messing up Sir Garrick, browsing comics and ebay, and finished up this one.
Say hello to Ral the Indominable!
Destroyer of Adventurers,
Defiler of virgins...
And in about 30 seconds, he'll be Ral the Flat when his sister catches him messing with her brand new armor, and punds him into the dirt...
Now, for the nitty gritty.
I started with Brown liner, of course.
The base is 09432 Desert Sand
His fur is 29854 Arctic Grey, mostly covered with 09142 Stained Ivory, and a few splashes of AP Monster Brown.
Muzzle and tailtip is 09437 Dragon Black.
The Shield is 09049 Ancient Bronze, with the 'blades' in 09060 Polished Bone, with the wood panels being 09162 Driftwood Brown.
His teeth are 09144 Creamy Ivory, and the gums are 09403 Monster Maw.
The mace is 09205 Blackened Steel, with a bit of 09134 Clotted Red on the spikes...
His kilt is 09428 Saddle Brown, with a bit of Arctic Grey dry-brushed on for wear.
The belts and straps are 09429 Rich Leather.
I can't remember which colour I used on the mail, or his eyes.
(I know it wasn't a reaper Red on his eyes, though)
Besides the shoddy job I did on the flash and mold lines, I'm satisfied with how he came out.
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