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Grimtalon the Roc(Phoenix Edition)

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Well, I'm back in lockdown. Full, nothing open, don't leave your house, furloughed lockdown. Fortunately, Reaper have started the Reaper Challenge League, which coincides nicely with me having a lot of extra painting time. I'm already in a duo and trio for the league with @Thoramel, @Pochiand @Evilhalfling, but the Fire or Ice category really intrigued me. I love doing fire dragons so I almost started on Narthrax, but then I remembered that I've got a Roc from Bones 4 that I'd always wanted to do as a phoenix. So why not kill two birds with one stone(or roc)?

 

I'd forgotten just how big this 'mini' was ::o: that's a 1cm grid on the cutting mat.

 

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Nevertheless, I started under the watchful eye of my painting assistant

 

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First up, a decent coat of Pure Black

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Onto the horror, picking out the details with Garnet Red. This took forever, and almost broke one of my old brushes.

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I started brightening the feathers with Brilliant Red, you can see how much difference it makes in the lower wing.

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....and both upper wings are highlighted. All I have to do now is apply the red to the undersides of the wings, body and head of the birdie. Shouldn't take too long!

 

IMG_20210108_000751583.thumb.jpg.136a57c56cab55f616408a42945ae69a.jpgI may have started on Narthrax too.... there's only so much red one person can take!

 

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Thanks for looking everyone. It's been a bit of a slog so far, but it should get easier from now on.

 

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That is a good start to a massive bird and I can sympathize with the feather overdose. I cant wait to see how it comes out but dont kill yourself, 

 

when I painted the Kingdom Death Phoenix I took 3 months off in the middle of painting feathers, then after eventually finishing him I swore off birds. causing me to skip on ordering the roc.

but its been a while and I may want to try feathers again.   The retail version has been sitting on my wishlist a while now.  

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It's going to be beautiful! I wish you well. I find myself struggling when I do large models. I am already loving your color choices on both the roc and Narthax!

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Looks great so far. This is one of those models I've taken out, looked at, shook my head, and then put back away several times. So looking forward to seeing someone paint it step by step. 

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I see the cat overlord watches on, curious and apparently approving... 

 

I'm thankful for the challenge league, even if I haven't started on my stuff yet.. 

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