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Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2014/01/28 23:34:42


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Decided to add the main single chunk to the top post:





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Consolidating my KD stuff... hit my stride a few posts down with my second Twilight Knight.

Super-excited about KD, with some thoughts on the matter as usual.

So, the first of many:



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2014/10/10 21:39:28


Post by: spiralingcadaver


It's been a while, but the Twilight Knight (PVC), with notes



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/05/18 22:02:12


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The Wet Nurse in all its creepy glory (notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/21 16:13:42


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Starting in on KD: Monster's plastic line, with the promo Twilight Knight (notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/22 05:39:37


Post by: youwashock


Isn't she lovely? Nice work, very moody.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/22 07:05:56


Post by: GiraffeX


Oh yeah she looks very nice, really like the osl.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/28 21:20:26


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, I love working with atmosphere, and the built-in impetus for OSL is really letting me go to town!

Next up, the starting set (notes, including a bunch of mini-reports)

A group shot:


A fun bit of editing:


Some individual shots:












Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/28 23:57:38


Post by: youwashock


...wow...

I don't wear hats, but if I did I would tip them all.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/29 04:43:45


Post by: Wehrkind


Very nice! Looking forward to more!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/29 05:31:05


Post by: youidiotkid


I'm not a huge fan of some of the rather scantily-clad sculpts that KD has put out, but I have to say that those monsters and your most recent batch of painted humans look phenomenal. As others have noted, your ability to create atmosphere is astounding. Do you have a tutorial on how to paint flesh in that kind of lighting yet? I'd really appreciate it if you would make one.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/29 05:39:37


Post by: evildrcheese


Excellent depiction of shadow and light on those latest minis.

Very nice indeed.

D


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/09/30 19:15:41


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks, all!

youidiotkid, yeah, I'm starting to feel like the regular models are a hit way more than the first few scantily clad ladies I painted.

I'm still experimenting with this new way of coloring, so don't have anything like a tutorial together, but I'll definitely try to down the line.

The very basic version is, like everything I paint, I start with the midtone (skin color) then blend the middle to the shadow, then the middle to the highlight. the shadow is blue-grey, and the highlight is orange, with yellow and white extremes.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/02 23:20:28


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Finished a Savior just in time for her game debut. (Notes, including continuing battle reports)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/03 09:06:51


Post by: bossfearless


Reading playthroughs online makes me wish I had backed the game. And that I wasn't stuck in a desert hellhole so I could actually play. You have my envy.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/03 13:45:20


Post by: Cleatus


Interesting work! Very nice OSL and skin pigmentation.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 15:12:21


Post by: Ramos Asura


Heyas SC!

Really love the work you've done on these minis. Really love the lighting. Very grim. I really need to get off my butt and get some paint on my own minis. I particularly like the cloak on that savior. It almost glows!



So I while I was reading your report, I had a question about one particular bit:
"NOTE: we realized nemesis years are for the next year, not the current one, so it should have actually appeared year 5."

My campaign is currently on the butcher and we're encountering it on Year 4 (so the 5th fight including the tutorial Lion).
I cant seem to find any indication that you encounter Nemeses in the year following the note on the Settlement Sheet.
Where's this noted?


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 16:03:52


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Hi, sorry, realized a decent amount of my document was weird: We'd started thinking of settlement as the end of each year, rather than the beginning of it (probably because the first year has no hunt), so a lot of our notation was off.

The end of the fourth year (the fifth fight) is correct. We fought ours between the third and fourth years (our fourth fight), which we mistakenly noted down as our fourth year. I'll need to correct that.

Edit: corrected the blog. I think everything's right now. Realized that it was a combination of aforementioned hunt thing and that you check off a year when you get to it, not when you complete it.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 17:50:33


Post by: Ramos Asura


Ahaaaaaa Gotcha!!

Wow, that'd be considerably more of a challenge... We've been having some troubles just fighting him on schedule! Really gotta rethink our tactics. His bleed counters can be brutal.

Ok then! Thanks!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 18:46:15


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Yeah... we barely got out of that one.

We're in the middle of a King's Man fight, and man is that guy terrifying. Right now, it seems like the people are tougher than the animals.

Also, we're getting bandages before we consider going up against a level 2 butcher... hope it doesn't have anything awful like more bleeding tokens.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 20:12:40


Post by: Ramos Asura


IIrc, one of the big things on Butcher2 is that he gets 3 cards a turn rather than 2. Plus a couplea counters on him....

Definitely agree with you on the Nemesis monsters being way tougher than the monsters...

Bandages and monster grease proved invaluable when I ran through Butcher just now... Just so happened to get the tall grass terrain, too, so was playing hard to hit.... REALLY lucked out!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/04 20:46:55


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Ouch, that's rough on level 2...

And yeah, grass is everyone's best friend. It's fantastic when you draw two pairs. We'd prioritized monster grease last time, but this run we've been drawing really poorly on organs...


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/08 06:09:38


Post by: endtransmission


Somehow I missed this before. The osl on those survivors and lion are fantastic and exactly what I was thinking they should look like in my head


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/15 19:17:10


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

Next up, some terrain plaster tests. (notes, and more pics)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/10/22 21:30:54


Post by: spiralingcadaver


More KD scenery casts (notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/11/04 13:42:39


Post by: Mymearan


That is straight up terrific. Amazing OSL


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/11/18 20:53:29


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The Messenger of the First Story, a pretty obvious reference. I had a lot of fun with the pair of lighting effects. (Notes/a new campaign)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/11/19 22:32:37


Post by: youwashock


She looks great. Love the blue stone.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/11/25 17:32:00


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, was pretty tricky trying to get the opposed lighting.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Quite proud of this guy, snagged first in category for the paint job. He's pretty huge, though, so zooming's probably in order. My blog post has a full-res shot of the beast, and dakka's gallery does, though you can't see it all at once there...



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/12/02 10:05:29


Post by: Mymearan


Holy bananas batman O_o


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2015/12/30 20:08:12


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

Forgot to post a couple commission pieces:





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/01/08 18:26:58


Post by: spiralingcadaver


My weird White Speaker... still not sure if we'll be using the strange model as a survivor or it's just a prop since the rules are just for an event. (notes incl. a new settlement)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/01/22 13:19:46


Post by: TheDraconicLord


Fantastic work, I'm loving everything you are doing, both the monsters and adventurers AND the scantly clad women! I'm so impressed with the quality of the skin looks when there's so much of it to paint! The Holiday White Speaker for example, did you paint it like an usual skin tone and then you used glazing to make it look yellowish or did you start layering that skin tone from the very start?


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/01/22 13:26:00


Post by: djphranq


Great look to your pieces! The 'lighting' seems to suit the game very much.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/01/22 14:08:52


Post by: evildrcheese


Incredible work.

EDC


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/01/28 00:25:36


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks, all!

Draconic, I start with regular colors, then blend to dark and light, mixing the hues towards the extremes as I go. I'm working on getting a tutorial together, hope to be done with it maybe next week.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/02/03 16:52:07


Post by: spiralingcadaver


So, I pulled together a guide to how I approach OSL.

Also, a couple more minis:





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/02/04 11:12:08


Post by: TheDraconicLord


Thanks for the tutorial! That was a very interesting read and I found the effect amazing in the Malifaux' Enforcer and Judge. Amazing, thank you!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/02/04 12:40:57


Post by: mazik765


These models look great. I really like the KD models, wish I had more time to invest in some myself. I'll just have to live vicariously through your awesome models ^^


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/02/14 18:59:45


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Draconic, thanks, yeah, I really liked working with the orange light/purple shadow.

mazik, hehe, fair 'nuff. The multipose kits take some work, but I find the monopose ones super rewarding to put the time in to.

A nice couple today, with usual notes.



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/03/01 17:48:41


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The last of my quarries (with notes







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/03/01 22:07:08


Post by: Wehrkind


Very nice! That antelope is just lovely, and the girl with the buster sword is really nicely put together. A very comfortable model. Which makes so little sense, but yea... natural I guess?


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/03/03 16:46:15


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Hehe, yeah... was kind of weird figuring out what what looked like a natural pose other than resting it on its point or two-handing it.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/05/29 06:05:00


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The first story minis, this time as a commission (notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/05/29 14:35:51


Post by: ckig


Your painting definitely captures the horror aspect of the game. Lovely OSL and skin tones.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/06/10 17:20:02


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, I really enjoy both those bits, and I guess it shows.

So, some more monsters:









Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/06/29 17:47:40


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Some more monsters (with standard notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/07/07 23:18:43


Post by: spiralingcadaver


So, three new sets of survivors--







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/07/26 15:39:12


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Some more KD monsters- the flower knight (one of my favorites) and the gorm (one of my least favorite, which I liked a lot more after painting).







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/08 14:53:44


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Another starting set, pretty close to the first one I did, but I thnk some better contrast this time (the usual notes






Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/09 17:12:38


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Next up the Spidicules:



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/09 17:30:13


Post by: SilverMK2


The OSL and general selection of colours to set the tone is fantastic!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/10 02:42:40


Post by: youwashock


Very impressive run of models. All the Gorm stuff is amazing.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/10 05:09:58


Post by: Wehrkind


Loving Spidicules. Very very creepy.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/10 05:45:15


Post by: evildrcheese


Great work, especially the lighting effect. Overall very creepy.

EDC


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/11 00:08:08


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks, all

youwashock, yeah, I have no idea what it is, but I really didn't like the Gorm and still think it's really ugly, but with all the early game content, I finally decided to get one and, for whatever reason, painting it came really naturally to me.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/11 19:51:16


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Some more nemeses, with the standard notes.







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/25 16:37:19


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Catching up-- the People of the Stars and a second Gorm:



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/27 18:12:38


Post by: Mymearan


Holy **** that OSL!!! Amazing wrk


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/08/30 17:41:08


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! KD has really given me every excuse I could dream of to play with OSL


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/09/07 15:32:40


Post by: spiralingcadaver


A couple more projects, with the usualnotes.

Also, less usual--

a strategy guide and

a review (of the spidicules)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/09/08 16:57:56


Post by: Mymearan


Can't believe you have so few posters in this thread, your work is incredible. I'll just assume everyone is reading in stunned silence


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/10/12 19:46:46


Post by: spiralingcadaver


A few more minis, both repeats of sets that are new commissions, and some first time minis for my own collection (and a few notes):











Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/11/16 05:26:20


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Fantastic work on all of this. Your style suits the KD miniature range really well. The way you do OSL really gives them a lonely ominous and threatening vibe. I'm a huge fan of the KD range and you've done it wonderful justice. Can't wait to see more.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/11/16 06:52:48


Post by: evildrcheese


Really creepy. Nice work.

EDC


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/13 17:36:47


Post by: spiralingcadaver


So, second DBK set (with a few notes on style)




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Oh, also, didn't see the notes, thanks, guys! Yeah, I love working in a gloomy/spooky feel.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/15 02:07:08


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Pretty proud of my latest Watcher (some notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/17 22:06:42


Post by: spiralingcadaver


High highness, the dragon king:


...and a scale shot:



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/18 16:31:05


Post by: Undead_Love-Machine


Absolutely amazing, bravo! You've definitely done the Dragon King justice.

The paintjob on the second Gorm actually makes me want to own the model, which I never thought I'd do as it's my least favourite KD monster.

Also, Dung Beetle Knight is superb, I think your painting skills have actually improved since the first KD miniatures that you painted.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/19 18:42:37


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

On the Gorm, yeah, I didn't like the model much, but ended up getting it b/c it's an early quarry, and I was surprised how much I liked it once it saw some paint.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2016/12/27 18:50:45


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Candy & cola, with usual notes



and an action shot



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/01/02 18:36:21


Post by: spiralingcadaver


A couple big bads (with notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/01/19 19:43:10


Post by: youwashock


Oh, wow. I missed Candy. She looks great. Butcher, too. Savage power.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/01/19 20:52:20


Post by: lord marcus


Your shading and detail work is amazing. I'm assuming multiple layers and glazing?


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/01/21 17:44:35


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

marcus, yeah, most of my models start with a white undercoat and I shade down before doing final highlights back up.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/01/23 23:21:21


Post by: Wehrkind


Man, those all look so good! Now that I am settling into "wait forever" mode with regards to the KD1.5 Kickstarter, I am deeply torn on whether I want to go through your blog for ideas and inspiration but stoke the fires of impatience for the game to deliver, or pretend KD is something that doesn't exist and purge all links and subscriptions till it is in my hands. Life decisions, man... you make them hard


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/03/28 20:56:20


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Hehe, thanks

There'll be plenty to play around with come late summer/early fall.

Next up, a few monopose ladies with minor modification:











Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/04/19 21:38:29


Post by: spiralingcadaver


King's Man and a survivor in a bit of a showdown, with a link with more pics



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/05/08 19:02:18


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Next up, some pretty over homage models (with notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/05/09 08:53:52


Post by: Azazelx


Lovely OSL across these models, Great work and very atmospheric.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/05/09 12:12:07


Post by: Mymearan


Your astounding minis are going to cause me no end of anxiety when I get my KD:M pledge, SC! Love the greenish glow on that survivor and Kingsman.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/05/17 14:57:07


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

The Kingsman duo is pretty tricky-- I'm used to orange light at this point, but there are a lot of different greens and yellows that go into the kinda' lime color.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/06/20 15:29:34


Post by: spiralingcadaver


So... I actually got to the point where I completed my core KD collection (zoomable, in case that isn't obvious). I also posted some notes on my blog, along with the collage, broken down into possibly more scree-friendly sizes.



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/06/20 20:29:39


Post by: youwashock


A thing of beauty.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/06/21 05:51:19


Post by: evildrcheese


Wonderful work!

EDC


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/08/23 16:16:08


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Catching up on a few singles I've painted:

Two versions of Aya




And two of the pseudo hero classes




Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/09/11 17:51:39


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Finished some Gorm survivors and retouched the Gorm (notes, as usual)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/09/11 19:19:34


Post by: Wehrkind


Wow man. That is the first Gorm I have seen that I actually liked. Moving the left hand a bit there really made a huge difference, as well as the emphasis on the light lure on his head. Goddamn... I am totally trying that when I get mine!

The big collection is also massively impressive! Too much to take in this quickly, it deserves closer study.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/09/11 22:53:59


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, I only got the Gorm because of its mechanics, I thought the model was possibly the worst of the first KS. But, I felt painting it was pretty nice, since it's got a lot of large, flat surfaces.

I've considered actually revising it a little more and giving it some kind or war paint on its sides to break up some of the space (the fluff implies they're capable of basic crafting), but I think that the texture might be enough...


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/09/11 23:21:04


Post by: petrov27


Love the Gorm - very nicely done. The subtle change of the front legs works well - always thought the front legs/hands sculpting on the model was a little weak/off



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/09/15 22:16:37


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, I feel like so often it's a minor change that gives a model a little dynamism.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/10/03 17:12:51


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Just finished my Dragon King, plus a fun little photoshop job for its campaign. (notes, as usual)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/10/03 18:10:19


Post by: Mymearan


Not enough superlatives in vocabulary... you are definitely the best painter on dakka in my book. There are people who do better blends, super intricate freehand or skillful airbrushing... but none who handle light & shadow like you do!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/10/03 21:53:23


Post by: Ynneadwraith


 Mymearan wrote:
Not enough superlatives in vocabulary... you are definitely the best painter on dakka in my book. There are people who do better blends, super intricate freehand or skillful airbrushing... but none who handle light & shadow like you do!


Just come across this blog and good-god you are not wrong.

Stunning work!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/10/06 17:07:00


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! I guess what I like really shows: I love playing with color and composition, but find getting perfectly smooth models loses a bit of its character and usually isn't worth the effort. I do actually like the result detail work, my own and others', but I tend to get bored during the execution


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/12/01 18:32:53


Post by: spiralingcadaver


After a long delay, a few more unusual survivors, since orange light isn't the only way to do things (notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/12/02 15:33:29


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Brilliant...and I mean that in multiple ways.


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That Dragon King looks like he needs an entire 10 minute Fantasia sequence.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/12/08 23:40:56


Post by: aku-chan


Wow, that purple OSL is stunning!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/12/11 20:19:54


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, I really enjoy when I can get those unnatural lights to really pop.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2017/12/12 18:37:22


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Started another core set, starting with the survivors and first 3 baddies (notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/01/09 15:57:17


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The Butcher and the Hand, with notes







...And I forgot to post this guy here, the Gold Smoke Knight (also some notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/01/09 15:59:55


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Beautiful models, the osl on them is so evocative.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/01/14 23:16:08


Post by: aku-chan


Love your more dynamic Butcher! It certainly captures what he's like in-game better.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/01/15 00:16:56


Post by: Clanmac


Wow your lighting effects are superb, as is the choice of colours. Lovely.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/01/15 20:38:17


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks!

aku, yeah, I feel like a lot of the KD models don't really capture the dynamism of their rules. I've already done a lot of cutting on my Manhunter and Spidicules...


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/02/04 11:22:33


Post by: aku-chan


Nice job on the Spidicules!
Mine remains half assembled until I can figure out where to store him.

And I am absolutely in love with those super colourful Silk Survivors (it's my favourite armour kit).

I'll definitely be giving that custom Gorm fight a whirl too.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/02/05 22:34:11


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Thanks! Yeah, the spidicules armor is one of my favorite styles; too bad it isn't the best in-game.

I hope you enjoy the scenario! Nothing revolutionary, but I think it's pretty fun.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/02/06 18:41:38


Post by: spiralingcadaver


My take on the Manhunter, from a Malifaux model (notes)




Also, some more KD minis, and some fun with photoshop:








Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/03/07 17:53:11


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Another monochrome set, this time in blue (notes)

edit: forgot the pic:


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/03/19 18:09:55


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Happy with how this guy came out. Also, as usual, a few notes



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/04/19 16:19:55


Post by: spiralingcadaver


The Screaming Antelope, based on the Mad Steed version. (Notes, and other antelopes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/08/01 18:10:10


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Pretty happy with a different take on OSL with the Lion Knight (notes)



Also, more like what I tend to do here, some Lion-armored Survivors:



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/10/02 19:35:50


Post by: spiralingcadaver


A few new pieces after another bit of a gap (notes and WIPs)







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/12/28 19:47:39


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Playing around with a bleaker look (notes)







Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2018/12/30 23:38:58


Post by: aku-chan


They've got a lovely moonlit glow.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/01/02 23:28:26


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Loving these darker models, such a cool palette it's kind of soothing.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/01/03 22:23:54


Post by: Da Boss


Wow. Just found this blog and it is some of the best art I have seen on Dakka. Your style really plays into the themes of light and darkness that seem to be all over KD:M and bring out the best in these miniatures. Fantastic.


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/01/04 20:28:51


Post by: spiralingcadaver


aku/Inevitable, thanks, I find them pretty nicely mellow, too- I've tried similar effects to exaggerate OSL or as the base for sharper highlights, but rarely as subdued as these.

Da Boss, yeah, I'd been playing with similar effects on Malifaux models since there's so often a horror element to the setting, but KD felt nearly custom-designed for my painting styles since light and dark are such a heavy part of the setting and often each model. Thanks!


Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/01/23 19:17:17


Post by: spiralingcadaver


In the same vein, but more stylized (notes)



Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/02/11 23:13:57


Post by: spiralingcadaver


A new take on the Flower Knight, and a repeat of Allison (notes)





Bosses (Smoke Knight, Watcher, also twilight witch) - (SC's Kingdom Death Blog) @ 2019/02/26 21:28:53


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Next up, the Watcher and GSK. Also, I played around with some rules for representing the Twilight Witch (link)