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    • By R2ED
      I did this for my friend's xmas gift this year.  He's a big 80's kid, too.
       

       

       
      Battle report!
       
      The challenge here was trying to make them all individual more than just their head bands.  I wanted to differ their greens a little between them. I also wanted them to look sewer-ridden and dirty, but still hold contrast.  Came out pretty nice.  
       
      Highs:
      *Donatello was easily my favorite that came out of this batch.  His purple was a great mix and stood out. 
      *Leo had a fun blue that was brighter than expected and gave me the idea to put their respective colors in more areas on them. 
      *eyes were simple and effective. 
      *use of washes and lining came out good.
      * muscles all have strong definition (no pun)
       
       
      Lows:
      *bandages look grungy as intended, but did get a little too bright in the edges. 
      *absolute fail in trying to base with green on airbrush.  I may need to resign myself to simply saying i suck with an airbrush. 
      *shell colors needed a little more, but i couldn't figure out what's going wrong. 
      *i wanted to push the greens. But needed more something to push the values.  Yellow? White?  What do you raise green with?
       

       

       

       

       
    • By R2ED
      Just picking up on all the posts I've missed over the last few months.  
       


       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Battle Report! 
      Turns out squigs are not just funny looking, they are funny to paint.  I loved these models and really found they took amazing to dry brushing. I was testing colors and layers.  
       
      Highs:
      * dry brush was excellent.  Used some cheapo makeup brushes and they did great. 
      * i used a purple glaze over orange and then built it up with orange further.  Looked good. 
      *  blue came out great, but i don't know what layers to use on it to give contrast like the purple orange one. 
      *teeth are all solid and look good. 
      *skin folds are natural looking and added freckles on some are much better than expected. 
      * the yellow one was testing out transparent paints and it went on like a dream. 
       
      Lows:
      *not too many complaints really.  These all came out more or less as expected.  
      * challenged by how low they are to the base and getting them with ground effects. 
      *never painted mushrooms and wasn't sure how to go about it. 
       

       

       

       

    • By R2ED
      Drinking is the least of his problems. Dumpster diving and leaving poop on roof tops easily shadows the drinking issue.  Although, maybe his problems stem from it?  
       

       
      Battle Report! 
       
      Sadly,  i didn't track my progress on this one.  I should have, dang it.  I was moving fast and trying to get it done quickly.  @Inarahposted that she had 6 figures to finish, so i wanted to try some.  I did this and one of the winged demons from Bones 5.
       
      Highs: 
      *fur and raccoon look came out great! 
      *i let my daughter pick the main colors and it ended up being a perfect match on the triad color wheel - violet,  orange, green.  
      *values in cape worked great. 
      *pants looked cool. (I may never use pumpkin orange again.  Took me 6 coats and still i had to add an ink to it so it would be opaque. Lame. 
      *i struggled in the early stages, but pushed through.  Notably the belt straps and weapons were getting lost on the model.  
      *beer came out great. 
       
      Lows:
      *the pants. I want to blame the paint, but next time I'll be using an opaque blue. 
      *Eyes took me 4 tries. Still not great. 
      * boots look weird. 
      *think i should have used a different color for the stitching on the pants. Ideas? 
       

    • By R2ED
      Tried to do this one in short order.  I'm trying to knock out as many as i can lately. 
       

       
      Battle Report! 
       
      It's been a while since I've posted some work.  I've been busy painting but have not done a good job of showing for it.  I really have missed good feedback and critique.  I'll post a string of posts shortly.  Gotta get back in this.  It's a new year!
       
      Highs: 
      * pants and tunic came out solid. Worked the pants up from black brown to red.  Shirt was a tan, cream, bone. 
      *  really was careful on the shape of the eye. I wanted to go further, but it looked good just leaving them as is. 
      *  still looking for the best leather recipe.  Been using brown sand + agrax earthshade.  See coin purse.
      *  i thought mixing a dark flesh tone and bca pink would be fun.  It was.  Fun experiment that worked out. 
       
      Lows:
      * having the damndest time blending browns up.  I can dry brush them, but i can't blend them via water and layers.  Not sure what I'm getting wrong? 
      *  i was having a hard go at the hair direction when feathering. 
      *  flesh shade was a bit too heavy on the feet.  
      *  feels like crossbow could have more to it.
       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By R2ED
      I'm going to consider these done.  I'll base another time, but paint wise.. done. 
       

       

       

       

       

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