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    • By R2ED
      Just keep on plugging away at these bones 5 set.  So so so much to paint still. 
       
      Here we go.  The necromancer.

       
      I am going to say i hate bone white from vallejo.  That stuff has terrible coverage.  Chalky.   And thinning it makes it take forever to dry.  Not a fan.  Every time i is it i think, "i should mark this bottle with an x."  
       
      I wanted the cape to be darker red, but it still works.  I was nearly going to paint it purple and make her clothes red, but didn't.  She looks way way way too colorful for a necromancer, but it's what it is now.  
       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By R2ED
      It's the weekend again and that means it's time to paint! 
       
      I feel my mountain of plastic is still pretty big but in looking at the spreadsheet for how many I've painted, i can see I've made good progress.
       
      Here's another one that needs to get based and completed.
       

       
      Battle Report! 
       
      All in all i think the colors worked how i had hoped.  I keep challenging myself to really put thought into her colors before starting. It helps guide me and make better choices on what's where and also have my paints ready on the palette so I'm not hunting. 
       
      Wins: 
      *  pale flesh with 2 layers of flesh shade is a good foundation to build up from. 
      *  The green in the cape came out okay.  I still thinkni need to thin further. The jump between pale sand, which i used to lighten, was a big one when mixed into green. 
      * The yellow accents were cool and worked across the model. 
      * green, purple, yellow triad worked to bring life into this one.  
       
      Misses: 
      * i can't figure out why when i look at this one it seems sloppy?  I invested time to be neat, but it just didn't show like i hoped.
      *  after getting nearly finished, i realized there was areas i didn't paint: sleeves between cloak and bracers,  arrow feathers, breast skin.   Do then i had to go back and try to do carefully. 
      *  The arrows look terrible. I need a good method on arrows to look good when they're all still in the quiver. 
       
      Here's her progress photos. 
       

       

       

       

       

       

       
    • By R2ED
      Still needs some basing, but he's off to a good start.
       

       
      Interesting how this worked out. 
      I did dry brushing on the first two layers of greens.  
      Then went back in with regular brush and layers, but didn't think it was loud enough.  What this?  A huge stock pile of BCA pink?  Better put it to use.  I mixed that into the alien green and base, then touched it up with pink to add some warmth (i mean as warm as aghast should be #dead) in the highlights.  Pink and green were a fun combo. 
       
      I'm not totally into the tattered shirt colors the more i look at it.  I may need to use a wash over it, which i try to avoid, to add some dirt/grime look to it.  It's too clean and vibrant. But hey, i did layer nicely. Win. 
       
      I wasn't sure about the facial features.  I ended up just touching it up with a little green yellow for discoloration around the mouth, but seems like he still needs something. 
       
      Next thing i need to do is make a fun base for him.  Something Halloween feeling for sure.  Thanks @Reaper_Jonfor the ghoulie bags and free minis.  Putting them to good use. 
       

       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By R2ED
      We're only about 3 months away from delivery of the Bones 5 (so stoked I can hardly contain myself) and there's A LOT coming.  
       
      I stated in another post that I'd like to get through as many as i can.  I also know burnout is a real thing to be prepared for.  I don't know if this is a thing somewhere in the realms of Reaper Forum already, but would anyone be interested in getting on a weekly painting group to try and knock out the same minis?  I figure if anything it will at least be a means to keep on top of the painting and also encourage, inspire, and grow from the group effort.  There's a lot of logistics to be worked out, but if anyone would want to start something up with me, I'd love the company on the trail. 
       
      Here's my general stats to see if you're in alignment: 
      Usually take about 1 to 1.5 hours on my minis.  
      Intermediate painter. 
      Nothing pro-level, just painting for fun. 
      Love to try new techniques.
      I find working with others is more motivating for me than on my own.  
       
      Who's interested?
       
    • By R2ED
      This little guy is just a background piece so i wanted him to be simple.  I picked his color scheme to use red and green.  Someone mentioned to try shading green with red so i thought, why not?   His tunic is green shaded with red. 
       

       
      Testing a new style of painting with the deep shading around the eyes (because i wanted to be lazy... don't judge me).
       
      Would love your feedback. 
       

       

       



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