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Like an ageing 70's rock band heading out on yet another final tour, I fancied having another go at making a WIP thread.

 

This time I have two different companies take on the Steampunk genre.

Warcradles Nautilus crew from their Lost World Exodus line:-

 

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In the back row we have Violet Smee and Sardar Hardit Singh, and the front row consists of Neko Mei, Erasmus Darwin, Charlotte Anning and Rani Nimue.

 

These minis are a lot better sculpted and cast than the last lot I got from the range. Changing hands seems to have done the game good, mini-wise at least.

 

And Demented Games Oz Gang from their Twisted Game:-

 

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At the back we have the Scarecrow, the Tin-man and the Drunken Cowardly Lion, and in front Mecha Toto and Little Dorothy.

 

First I've made a start on Singh:-

 

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Trying out a new paint colour, Barbarian Flesh. 

His skintone isn't exactly screaming Indian, but I like it.

 

I also had a go at the Scarecrow:-

 

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So far he has a Cork Brown head, Yellow Ochre hair, Iraqi Sand teeth, Bronze and Andrea Blue eyes and I've painted the underside of his hat Medium Olive.

He also has a line of very fine stitches going up the centre of his face that I'm not even going to attempt to paint.

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I really like the whole steampunk aesthetic, looking forward to seeing how these turn out.

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That's a lot of very characterful minis! I really like the way that you've done Singh's skin.

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On 8/15/2020 at 8:50 PM, Dan S said:

I really like the whole steampunk aesthetic, looking forward to seeing how these turn out.

 

I'm a big fan of the look too, admittedly though, these guys aren't very steampunk, Violet Smee is one small step from being a historical mini.

On 8/15/2020 at 10:38 PM, Kuroneko said:

That's a lot of very characterful minis! I really like the way that you've done Singh's skin.

 

Yeah, I was really pleased with his skin (which is why I don't want to change it, even though it's not what I was aiming for!), that new Barbarian Flesh paint is part of Vallejos Game Air line, and I think it's inherent thinness really helped with my layering.

 

On 8/16/2020 at 2:28 AM, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Excellent!  Your WIPs always make me want to paint some of my Steampunk stuff. (Too bad my desk is covered with Stormtroopers.)

 

 

Thanks!

 

Got a little bit more done today:-

 

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Singh got a beard. It's another new paint Phantom Grey (which dries annoyingly glossy), black wash and Phantom Grey/Cold Grey. And a turban in Magic Blue, black wash, Magic Blue/Ghost Grey.

 

I need to do something about his eyes though, they're a bit too big to leave as dots.

 

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Since it involved drybushing I got all the Scarecrows wood out the way. It's Parasite Brown drybrushed with Yellow Ochre plus a sepia wash.

 

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Gotta get back into the habit of taking regular piccys.

 

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Singh got all his bracers and bicep bands done (Leather Brown > Leather Brown/Iraqi Sand > Bronze decorations > Brown Wash), and I've started on his tentacle whip (it's just Oily Steel at the moment).

Also managed to get a dot of Off-white in his eyes which is a nice improvement.

 

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Scarecrows hat is finished (Medium Olive > Medium Olive/Yellow Ochre with an Iraqi Sand band and Yellow Ochre bit of hay) and now I'm working on his belly gears (again, just Oily Steel so far).

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More progress!

 

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Finished of Singhs whip with some Oily Steel, Aluminium and a Blue Wash. I then gave a power pack a classic Ochre Yellow and Black/Cold Grey hazard stripe cable.

Next will be his trousers.

 

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The Scarecrows torso was also finished off with Oily Steel and Aluminium.

Found some wood I'd missed, so I did that in Parasite Brown, and a bit of a cloth neck which I did in Cork Brown (I also decided to do his right hand like this too).

Then I did his coat in Scarlett Red with a drop of Hexed Lichen mixed in for the trim.

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Progress!

 

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Singh got a belt using the same colours as his other straps and trousers (Ghost Grey > Grey Wash > Ghost Grey > Ghost Grey/Off-white > thinned Grey Wash). Unfortunately, between my paints being a bit gloopy and the trousers themselves having a weird grainy texture, they've gone a bit blotchy. Don't look too bad in hand though, so I'm not going to redo them.

 

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I then did his gun, holster, knife (not shown) and knee-pads. Again all using the same colours as the previous straps.

 

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Scarecrow got a power-pack in Oily Steel, Bronze and Andrea Blue.

 

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Then I did his arms. Left arm is Oily Steel, right arm is Black/Cold Grey (ribbed bits) and Cold Grey/Ghost Grey (smooth bits), just need to tidy these up a bit.

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Yet more progress:-

 

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Singh got boots, Brown Leather with a Red Leather strap and lots of Bronze and Oily Steel studs.

Just his base to go.

 

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With Scarecrow I finished off his flamethrower and scythe with lots of Oily Steel and Bronze bits, a Bloody Red fuel tank, more Andrea Blue wires and a little Sun Yellow, Flame Orange, Bloody Red flame.

Getting there slowly. 

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Progress:-

 

Singh is all finished.

 

Scarecrow is still in progress:-

 

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He got Cork Brown boots, with Ochre Yellow straw tufts, then I painted his pet crow (Stormy Blue/Black, drybrushed with Stormy Blue/Off-white then given a Blue Wash, with Ochre Yellow beak and feet).

Started on his trousers, they're Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow with a Brown Wash so far.

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Progress:-

 

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Finished off the trousers with a highlight of Leather Brown/Ochre Yellow, then added a drop of Iraqi Sand for a second layer.

Just got to do his base now.

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Made a start on the next two.

Going for a cat vs. dog vibe with:-

 

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Neko Mei and Mecha Toto.

 

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I've done Mei's skin in Elf Flesh.

 

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Toto got a tail and head of drybrushed Red Leather/Fire Orange and Red Leather/Fire Orange/Pale Yellow. Plus a Leather Brown nose and Bronze monocle (on the other side).

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