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I got him done, despite time constaints, give a hand to The Bodyguard!
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Sorry about the link, my computer died and I'm using my GF's right now.

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So I pulled my thumb outta my arse and spent yesterday painting like my life depended on it and managed to finish my entry. But now I'm having trouble taking decent pictures of him. They keep coming out way to dark or way over saturated with light.

There's still a few hours to go though so I'll keep working on it.

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I am not completely happy with it but considering there is a lot on my plate, it was nice to take a break and do something different. Here is what I came up with, I know the color wasn't used where it would traditionally be for them. I wanted to use the new Model Air Alien Purple I got at GenCon so took this as an opportunity to use it. Instead of doing the skin in the normal alien color, I decided to do the carapace instead.



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Jeez... This year definitely has some rough competition!!

Incredible to see everyone's take on the theme.

As for me, I stayed up waaaay too late with this guy. But at very last, he is complete, and Im super happy with him!



Grayscale was a wild challenge... Fascinating to see just how much i rely on certain color tricks to get my minis looking polished

   
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Aaaand... finished.




This was a lot of fun. I've been meaning to have a bash at a greyscale piece for years now. It's harder than it looks...

 
   
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Not where I should be

Now the big boys are in town! Great looking work guys, loving it insaniak, colour spot perfect.




 
   
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Melbourne

Haha! Done.

My offering to the comp.





Gotta say, there are some awesome entries. It's going to be tough. I don't envy the judges and their forthcoming choices.


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Ok so curently it is 1800 Aus. Do we have till 2359 to submit or it ended this morning? Having RL issues and its getting in the way of painting.

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You have until midnight. Ish.

 
   
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Wow some cool entries here Snrub that is some very clever shading there and love the shadow great touch, the green blood stain is clever nice clever not going for the red to make it stand out more.

Now its in the hands of the judges tough job indeed
   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter





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Finally done. Hope I'm not too late.
Just to point out this is my first crack at painting chrome effect, so I'm already well aware of how bad it is.





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Not where I should be

Wow




 
   
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Wiltshire, UK

Yeah that's what I thought as well.

   
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Certainly not a bad attempt by FAR, El!! That looks great!

And insaniak- Im glad you finished yours- Was super curious where you were going with the dead marine. I would honestly never have thought of building that type of scene. I was certain you were using him as just a base element. Absolutely love the usage of your spot color

@Snrub: Good to see Im not the only guy who went green!
And WOW! Brilliant idea with the painted shadow!! I totally missed it until now!

   
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You guys suck, I was hoping it would be easy to judge.
   
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We exist only to make you suffer, WM

   
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Suffer baby!

Got to say yet again the level of art in these Nerdy comps is off the charts.




 
   
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Did not finish :(

Still going to, but am satisfied that all of the other entries are better than mine so I didn't miss anything!
   
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 Ramos Asura wrote:
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I feel like my next commission is going to be all centurions...
   
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So many entries, and all nicely done. Fun times ahead for the judges.

That's one crazy biker you have there, Graxous.

Jackal, that's a creepy wraithlord. Good job.

mad_eddy_13; Brave (and I think good) choice to go low-key on the spot colour. Good effort on the freehand.

Dark Severance; The grey-scale works well with the ancient feel of the model. Nice purple too.

Great job Ramos, Nice choice on the yellow/green blood.

Nice work, insaniak. It's a flower! I wondered what that coil of wire was for. Good spot colour.

Snrub, that's a great concept. The harsh lighting and the shadow are nice.

I'd say that's a pretty good crack at it, El-Torrminator. Good job.

Good luck everyone.


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 whalemusic360 wrote:
 Ramos Asura wrote:
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I feel like my next commission is going to be all centurions...



I regret nothing!!

   
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 Dr H wrote:
So many entries, and all nicely done. Fun times ahead for the judges.



mad_eddy_13; Brave (and I think good) choice to go low-key on the spot colour. Good effort on the freehand.




Good luck everyone.

Thanks, love a bit of feedback
I tried a bit more colour but i didn't seem to work...
And I went a little out of my comfort zone on the freehand - it turned out better then I planned.

And everybody else has so much cool stuff and this has been a great learning experience and pure fun

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lone dirty dog wrote:Snrub that is some very clever shading there and love the shadow great touch, the green blood stain is clever nice clever not going for the red to make it stand out more.
Thanks. I feel like maybe I didn't make the blood stain large enough. It looked huge while I was doing it but now it looks tiny.
GiraffeX wrote:Yeah that's what I thought as well.
I'll third that wow.
Ramos Asura wrote:@Snrub: Good to see Im not the only guy who went green!
And WOW! Brilliant idea with the painted shadow!! I totally missed it until now!
Thanks. I'm quite please with how the shadow turned out. The blood was going to be sky blue at first but it blended in to well with the greys.
Dr H wrote:Snrub, that's a great concept. The harsh lighting and the shadow are nice.
Thanks. I did wonder whether people would "get" the effect I was going for. I hope it pays off.



- Dark Severance, Love the movie poster feel you've got going.
- Ramos, The posing on your marine is great. Looks like he's just noticed something even worse coming at him then what is lying at his feet.
- Insaniak, Your colour splash is perfect. On top of the fantastic greenstuff work and the chipping you've painted onto the chainsword, I feel you're onto a winner there.
-El-Torrminator, I think you've done the chrome look really well. I've never seen that style before so I'm gonna have to give it a go at some point.

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 Snrub wrote:
Thanks. I feel like maybe I didn't make the blood stain large enough. It looked huge while I was doing it but now it looks tiny.

It doesn't need to be massive... I think it stands out perfectly as is.

And yeah, the shadow is a really nice touch as well.

 
   
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cornwall UK

Love that shadow effect snrub, I reckon you oughta get a prize. But everyone elses has good points so who knows. I also love the flower corpse and El-Torrminator's looks like the technically best paintjob.

   
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Daaawww you guys....


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Everyone's came out great!

Know I won't win, but it was fun. Gray-scale is defiantly difficult to paint. I went into this thinking "This will be easy" and ended with "Dear lord, why can't I get it to be the right shade!?!?!" and started over a few times.
   
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I painted some Malifaux minis in gray scale and agree, it's harder than it sounds. Nice work everyone!
   
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