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Ral Partha Storm Giant

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I think this is looking pretty good!  If you're working on layering, then I'd say don't be afraid to start darker or go lighter.

 

But there's also something to be said for just calling a mini done. Especially if it's been sitting around for awhile!

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18 hours ago, stormbreach said:

  I was working on getting my layering back up to snuff because either my early attempts were beginner's luck or I somehow forgot to do it because I've been struggling lately.  C&C always welcome.

 

 the layering is good overall,  I really like his Tunic and the face stands out nicely ,.

    I still struggle with layering on skin, for some reason i think it's the hardest. For me the breakthrough that helped was thinning the paint way down and using a final layer of a thinned down mix between the 2 primary colors. Then use this to blend over the darker and lighter zones. It's tedious but pays off

     I've also gotten burned out from working on a single mini, especially easy to do on a figure this large. Nothing that says you can't work on something else and come back to this guy if you feel the need.

     and congrats on owning this model. This sucker will set you back $50. on E-bay ;O

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$50?!?  Holy turds!  I don't remember how much I spent on him but I got him when he was new, so less than $20 or maybe even under $15.  So that means I've been carting him around for 30 years and just finally put paint on him!

Thanks for the comments on the layering.  I think one of the reasons I have trouble is the work.  I hate the idea of doing something for hours and hours and then it doesn't look right and I have to do it all over again, but by playing it safe and not pushing myself I'm not learning.  Those are some things I have to work through.  But I digress.  I was trying to thin the paints for the layering on his skin but for some reason the next highlight I was going for was not working right.  The paint was quite thin and I mixed the base colour into the next one but it was still showing up as way too bright, then I mixed more of the base in again and then it was too subtle... and he had already been on my desk for over a month I think so I cut my losses there.  Everything is a process I guess.  Thanks again for your comments!

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