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2 hours ago, Rat13 said:

That wasn't my idea initially but I can certainly see the appeal. 


I finished the rex's bases as all they needed were their highlight colors. All that remains are their eyes, but not having any ideas on how to do them I decided to set them aside and circle back to them later.




Paint them Red.

Then a very tiny Orange Triangle pointing downwards.

Paint the lines of that triangle white between the red and the Orange. Just very thin!

Then add a black iris in the orange. make it a little triangle again, add a white reflection dot.

You can add yellow in the corners of the eyes.




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@Glitterwolf I tried your eye technique and thank you for that by the way. The rex's eyes are just a little to small and beady to really give it justice but I attempted it anyway. 


I'm considering that a win for these three as their eyes are just too small. Luckily I'll get a chance to try again on larger eyes very soon. 


The skeletons received their final highlights as well so they're going into the "finished" pile too.



I also based coated the next batch, a couple of my last cheap rexs.



As I overfilled my palette yet again I based coated another two cheap dinosaurs as well.


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20 hours ago, Great Khan Artist said:

Don't tell Reaper, but the cheap minis look great. I especially love the rexes. 

When I picked those up I wasn't sure if they'd be useable for anything other than maybe statues. After a quick paintjob however I was happily proved wrong. They still look a bit goofy but they're definitely my kind of goofy and will fit in well amongst my hodgepodge collection. 


The set of rexs only received their two washes tonight but that nearly finishes them. With any luck I'll add their highlights and eyes tomorrow and they'll be done.



The next batch received the most attention this time. I not only finished the basecoating they got both washes too. So tomorrow they'll get final highlights and eyes as well.


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Finally got back to the desk tonight and went straight to work on those eyes. Oddly enough I don't think I did as well on the bigger eyes as I did on the small ones. I think I actually went to small with the orange triangle and it subsequently was covered completely by the other colors thus ruining the effect. I'll defer judgment to the more knowledgeable however.20210531_223705.thumb.jpg.82d8d869257aef157ed14a3eb07b2246.jpg20210531_223736.thumb.jpg.d5b25fe5986974f5ab1d540519e5ca78.jpg

As per usual I thought about restarting but decided to push on instead. Seeing as I don't intend to seal anything for awhile I plan to periodically pick these up and think about redoing the eyes. So time will tell if I take another crack at it or not.


Looking at what remained I decided to finish the last three cheap dinosaurs together. Even though they're all wildly different and I plan to paint them wildly different too I think I'll be able to batch paint them at least at certain steps. Tonight was just simple basecoating but I love how much these cheap toys transform with just that. 



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Took a bit of a break from painting dinosaurs to play more RoSD and paint a Stargrave crew but now I'm ready to get back to it. Unfortunately there's not too much to report from tonight's session but I did make some progress.



That's right the last three cheap dinosaurs base's recieved highlights. 


With any luck tomorrow's session will produce more interesting results, though all I have to finish are their eyes. They're actually big enough to give @Glitterwolf's technique justice as too. I'll be sure not to make the same mistakes as with the last batch though.

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Still haven't had a chance to finish those eyes as the weekend was pretty busy. I did however go ahead and finish all the previous models sealing, flocking, and taking final pictures of them. It may not be the progress I wanted but it is progress. 20210621_200853.thumb.jpg.e6d11cb28f85db70c2b44ac6d1200ad6.jpg20210621_200921.thumb.jpg.97ec71911300b896300b93942c882c76.jpg







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Took way longer than expected but I did get around to the last of the cheap dinosaurs. 20210629_134030.thumb.jpg.3adbffc722916245d27711bf875ee5bc.jpg20210629_133949.thumb.jpg.4f1ebd4cef49557aab9d4a968599c375.jpg

Once again the size was just a little too small for me but I did my best. 


I also went ahead and basecoated the Reaper raptors. For these I opted to paint them all the same color hoping to keep them as a more cohesive unit at least from a visual standpoint. 



I also basecoated Reaper's carnotaurus. I spent over a year planning to paint it with a black and grey color scheme only to change my mind at the last minute. It was a quick decision too as I almost went for a red scheme like in the film "Dinosaur". After looking at reference photos however I opted to go with a brown scheme instead. 


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After a bit of an unintended hobby break I'm finally back at the desk again. After only a couple hours the raptors and carnotaurus are nearly finished. 20211008_235821.thumb.jpg.40bff420bb870797038d4391b0645e48.jpg20211008_235839.thumb.jpg.3674ce6d6d0ddf3b38c5e4637a48a761.jpg

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