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Last two werewolves are nearly finished. A bit of drybrush and highlights are still needed but that's all.



As some parts needed to dry I turned my attention to the next batch. That's right I'm still painting cheap dinosaurs.


You may recognize these as Blandco spruced some up with a simple drybrush awhile back. I decided to completely repainted them however.


The one on the left received the most attention actually getting it's first wash while the right one only has a basecoat.

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On 10/27/2021 at 1:10 AM, SotF said:

I've considered grabbing a few of those dimetrodons at the Dollar Tree, just wasn't sure how well it would fit in with the rest of my collection

They might be a little off in comparison to actual tabletop dinosaurs but I don't think it's enough to worry about. Then again my collection is pretty eclectic as this project has shown.


I'm still having trouble getting back into the painting groove but I did make some progress tonight. The first two "Blandco" dinosaurs are finished. I think I've finally got a handle on that eye technique too as these are the best ones so far. So that's something.20211102_232554.thumb.jpg.af5ffca83cf627d3a3f93a28517eeb29.jpg20211102_232607.thumb.jpg.892f8d22bf4a833fd36b0ccbbba13e92.jpg

I'll let you decide if they were improved with a completely new paintjob however. 


I also made quite a bit of progress on the next two as well. In just one session they're roughly halfway done.



The final "Blandco" dinosaur only recieved the basecoat on its base but it is technically progress.20211102_232724.thumb.jpg.27c35a7a1c481b70d61ff6751eaa82c1.jpg

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Somehow found myself with a bit of free time today so these two recieved their last wash.


With any luck I can finish their final details tonight. Then it's just one more cheap dinosaur before moving on to something else, maybe something bigger.

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Well after tonight the last of the cheap dinosaurs are nearly finished. All that remains are some details, eyes, and drybrushing. It's still wet from the second wash however so I've decided to simply call it a night. 20211111_001209.thumb.jpg.002ba1bd1824ed1db434affde88fb0d4.jpg20211111_001220.thumb.jpg.2feb163e43e35af5609406923865df17.jpg

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So a funny thing happened while I was finishing the triceratops today during naptime. My phone decided to completely brick. Its not exactly a surprise given its age and the amount of use it sees regularly. I'm somewhat notorious for listening to youtube and podcasts while doing chores; so often times it gets treated more like a radio than anything else. God am I old. Fortunately I didn't lose much as everything important was on my SD card. I mention it here only because I will still hobby even though I currently lack a camera for progress pictures. So everyone along for the ride will probably miss a few figures for the time being.


With all that said I did however grab a few pictures of the finished triceratops. As they're all finished I figured this would be a great time to compare my paintjobs to the original so we can see if my meddling actually improved them or not.






And of course proof that he's not cross-eyed.














So that officially ends the cheap dinosaurs. Now on to something a "little" bigger.



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