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She turned out very well.
   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:Ziba looks amazing! Love the way you painted her face, such personality and a great focal point. Great work.


Thanks! It helped a lot that her face was really well sculpted.

Wirecat wrote:
 aku-chan wrote:


I had fun painting her, and I do think Bones Black is a big step up from the ordinary Bones material, but I don't think I'll ever actually like PVC minis.


Yep, amazing is a right word. Bright in a cartoony way, but full of character. Sad about the PVC, it seems this material, despite all progress, is destined to cause a lot of torn hair and clothing. :(


Thanks! Yeah, it's a shame I can't get on with PVC stuff, I miss out on a lot of interesting minis.

youwashock wrote:She turned out very well.


Thanks!


No progress to report.

I managed to give myself a panic attack painting my Priest and, at the moment, I can't even think about painting without freaking out a bit.
So I'm taking a bit of a break until I can get my head straight.

Hopefully it won't take long, but this is new territory for me, so I don't know when I'll be getting my hobby on again.

   
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Sorry to hear about the slump. Maybe grab some random Bones model and sling some paint to throw off the blues?
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Sorry to hear about the slump. Maybe grab some random Bones model and sling some paint to throw off the blues?


Thanks.
Forcing myself to paint tends to just make things worse, so I'm best off just taking things slow.
I did manage to assemble a pair of minis today with minimal freaking out, so I'll try working on them this week, see how things go.

   
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I have painted and I have the pictures to prove it!

Admittedly I haven't gotten very far, but progress is progress.

There's Bregan, a rather happy looking Valkyrie from Reaper:-



And an android flower-seller from Twisted:-



Don't think I'll get either done this week, but hopefully I'll get a bit closer.


   
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What unusual and interesting subjects! I will give Reaper especially a new look-over, been awhile since I checked what they had on offer. I look forward to seeing your interpretation of these.

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That flower seller is weeeeeird. But also very cool. I imagine it will be quite striking by the end.
   
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Meer_Cat wrote:What unusual and interesting subjects! I will give Reaper especially a new look-over, been awhile since I checked what they had on offer. I look forward to seeing your interpretation of these.


Thanks! Yeah, Reaper do some good minis. It's just a shame they tend to be a bit of a hassle to buy, or I'd have a lot more!

youwashock wrote:That flower seller is weeeeeird. But also very cool. I imagine it will be quite striking by the end.


Thanks!


I've finished things! Woohoo!

First, there's Bregan the Valkyrie from Reaper:-



Bit of an odd sculpt this one, something just feels a bit off (although I'm not sure what), fun to paint though.

Next, the Android Flower-seller from Twisted:-



Pretty pleased with this one, although I probably should have done her basket of flowers a bit brighter.

Finally, the Rogue Trader Medic:-



She's been sitting at 90% done since my freak out, so I thought I'd get her done before starting something new.


Nothing on the desk now, I haven't figured out what to paint next, mostly I've been assembling all the Shadespire sets I recently picked up.

   
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Bit of an odd sculpt this one, something just feels a bit off (although I'm not sure what), fun to paint though.


Maybe it is the lack of her neck, which some Reaper sculptors are known to omit from time to time? But still You did her very well, although of the trio I like medic the most - wonderful bright colors!

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The flower lady is a neat little model, I almost got the not the Kickstarter they did because of all the funky characters like that one.

The patient that the doctor is “taking care of” looks like he’s trying to go get a second opinion but she’s not letting him , that’s a bad bedside manner right there .

Love to see what you come up with on your Shadespire Warbands as I’m on them right now as well.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Wirecat wrote:
Bit of an odd sculpt this one, something just feels a bit off (although I'm not sure what), fun to paint though.


Maybe it is the lack of her neck, which some Reaper sculptors are known to omit from time to time? But still You did her very well, although of the trio I like medic the most - wonderful bright colors!


Thanks!
That could be it, she has a bit of a turtleneck sweater thing going on which does look weird.

Theophony wrote:The flower lady is a neat little model, I almost got the not the Kickstarter they did because of all the funky characters like that one.

The patient that the doctor is “taking care of” looks like he’s trying to go get a second opinion but she’s not letting him , that’s a bad bedside manner right there .

Love to see what you come up with on your Shadespire Warbands as I’m on them right now as well.


Thanks!
The Shadespire stuff is in the queue, it's about third or forth depending on how quickly my mummies arrive.


Finished another mini, took my Skaven Stormvermin out of the Cupboard of Unfinished Things for an easy win:-



Not super happy with him. Don't know if it's because he was mostly painted a couple of years ago, or my continuing problems painting bigger minis, but I just feel like I can do better.
I still have the other two to paint, so I might find out one day.

Also on the table I have a couple Guild Ball minis, a rather badass Spigot from the Brewers Guild:-



And a Masons Guild woman (She has a name, I just can't find her packaging):-



Should have them both finished soonish.

   
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Not familiar with that Skaven model. Love that mask. The red and green is super striking! It is like a more sophisticated version of GW's red/green era.
   
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Loving that Skaven model, great colour picks and that high-contrast green is amazing.

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Thanks guys!
Glad people like the green, it was worth painting all those layers!


Finished a couple more minis, Veteran Spigot (Guild Ball):-



Had a lot of fun with this one, just a very enjoyable mini to paint.

And, Veteran Chisel (also Guild Ball):-



This one was a bit problematic (my poor Guild Ball minis are always losing their fingers!), but I think she turned out okay.

My mummies arrived and jumped to the head of the painting queue on account of being really cool looking.
Rotten Mummy:-



And Scarab Mummy:-



So far I've painted their skin (although I keep finding bits I've missed) and now I'm slowly working on their wrappings.

   
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Guild ball minis looks aces, great job.

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Guildball figs are great looking , what is on the back of the rat ogre? Is it a misshapen small skaven dude?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:Guild ball minis looks aces, great job.


Thanks!

Theophony wrote:Guildball figs are great looking , what is on the back of the rat ogre? Is it a misshapen small skaven dude?


Thanks!
Yeah it's a little shrivelled up Skaven with a massive brain.


Finished another mini, this time it's the fourth of my Blightkings, Fly Guy:-



I wonder how many years I've been painting these five dudes? I do know I no longer own some of paints I used on the earlier ones, at least there's only one left.

The mummies are coming along slowly, a bit too slowly, I've got their wrappings finished, but now I'm just concentrating on Scarab Mummy so I don't get fed up of looking at them:-



Still got far too much to do.

   
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Finally finished the Scarab Mummy (Twisted):-




Had a lot of fun with this one, and I think I'm slowly getting better at painting gems.

Next up, had a dig around in my Games Workshop box to see which Shadespire set I fancied, ended up with Cypher:-



Haven't gotten too far yet, I've mostly been fighting with that wacky double cape look he's rocking.

   
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The mummy turned out awesome. Quite an interesting model. The shell just rocks. Nice work.
   
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youwashock wrote:The mummy turned out awesome. Quite an interesting model. The shell just rocks. Nice work.


Thanks!


The hot weather has slowed down my painting, but I'm still beavering away.
Cypher is getting there:-



Just his fancier gun and backpack to go.

Also, I fancied painting something with lots of skin, so dug out a Kingdom Death girl, the Rawhide Dame:-



Only problem is, I seem to have forgotten how to paint flesh.

   
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Looks ok from here. You'll get your skin mojo back. It's one of your strengths.
   
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Yeah, I’m not seeing any bad skin there .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Thanks guys!
Her skin doesn't look too bad in the photo, but in hand it's rather blotchy, I think my final glaze of Flesh Wash dried a bit weird in the heat.


It took way too long, but I finally finished Cypher:-




Still ain't great at painting Space Marine armour, but he didn't turn out too badly for a mini I only picked up because of that fancy sword scabbard.

The Rawhide Dame is still getting there slowly:-



I'm quite pleased with the fur trims.

And the Sea Elf King is back on the table:-



Of course I chose to paint his seahorse in colours that are going to need a ton of coats before I get a solid base layer

   
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I haven’t paid attention to AOS that closely, that sea king isn’t awesome.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Theophony did you mean "is" or truly meant "isn't"? I like the see king a lot, looking great, the high contrasting colours are really making him pop. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Theophony wrote:I haven’t paid attention to AOS that closely, that sea king isn’t awesome.


He's going to be so depressed now.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Theophony did you mean "is" or truly meant "isn't"? I like the see king a lot, looking great, the high contrasting colours are really making him pop. Looking forward to seeing more.


Thanks!


Finished another mini, Kingdom Deaths Rawhide Dame:-





Not my best work, but overall I'm still pretty happy with her.


The Sea Elf King is still on the table:-



It may not look like I've done much, and that's because I haven't.
I totally picked the wrong time of year to work on a big mini.

   
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Definitely IS awesome , stupid autocorrect gets me in more trouble than anything else in life .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Whatta Dame! She looks good. Cypher worked out well, too. Nice move going with green armor. I like the extra bit of color.
   
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Bright, neat and clean - very nice pieces!

Actually, You took me by surprise with these plain brown cloaks Aku-chan. I was sincerely expecting tear and wear on the edge, contrast between hide on one side and skin on the other... But just doing a believable brown is more than good here.

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Theophony wrote:Definitely IS awesome , stupid autocorrect gets me in more trouble than anything else in life .




youwashock wrote:Whatta Dame! She looks good. Cypher worked out well, too. Nice move going with green armor. I like the extra bit of color.


Thanks!

Wirecat wrote:Bright, neat and clean - very nice pieces!

Actually, You took me by surprise with these plain brown cloaks Aku-chan. I was sincerely expecting tear and wear on the edge, contrast between hide on one side and skin on the other... But just doing a believable brown is more than good here.


Thanks!
Honestly I think weathered leather capes are some what beyond me, I'm still struggling to highlight them properly.


Still not painting as much as I'd like but I'm making progress slowly on things.

Sea Elf King:-



After a couple failed attempts painting his fish, I've been concentrating on the King himself lately.

I've also added Pigsy (Twisted) to the desk:-



He's been a lot of fun to paint so far.

And, when my hands have been too shaky to do any detail work, I've been prepping my Shadespire minis (Gotta make a start on them with Season 3 on the horizon).
Started painting my first one today, Jailer Ghost:-



I know I should be batch painting these guys, but I've learnt that I just don't work that way.

   
 
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