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Affton, MO. USA

Watching my autocorrect......

Pigsy is interesting, is his pistol attached to a rake?

Also neat take on the ghost, different color scheme than I’m used to seeing, almost looks like a nice ghost instead of an evil undead guy. Maybe call him Casper .

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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Houston, TX

Lots of cool models on here that I haven’t seen before. You do a great job on your skin tones and hair.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Theophony wrote:Watching my autocorrect......

Pigsy is interesting, is his pistol attached to a rake?

Also neat take on the ghost, different color scheme than I’m used to seeing, almost looks like a nice ghost instead of an evil undead guy. Maybe call him Casper .


Yes, yes it is.
If I read his game card correctly, it actually shoots the rake at people.

The ghost had a little change of direction, he probably looks a bit more evil now.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Lots of cool models on here that I haven’t seen before. You do a great job on your skin tones and hair.

-Rids


Thanks!


Still making slow progress on everything.

The Elf King is the slowest:-



I'm pretty desperate to not have to go back to fish painting, so I've been taking my time, but all I've got left to do on the King (for now) is his gems.

Pigsy is getting there much faster:-



Just his pistols left.
Although I want to know why a pig-man is carrying a string of sausages.

Jailer Ghost just needs his base doing now:-



He's had a pretty big colour scheme rethink.
Originally, he was going to be whatever colour Nighthaunt Gloom is, but I got a bad pot of it (I think), and it prompted me to put a bit more thought into it.
So now every ghost is going to get a red robe with a different coloured hood.



   
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A gun...that fires rakes...ok, I'm good with that.

I love the richness of the ghost's robes combined with the worn metal. Great look.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
A gun...that fires rakes...ok, I'm good with that.

I love the richness of the ghost's robes combined with the worn metal. Great look.


Thanks!
Yeah, being forced to put a bit more thought into my ghost scheme seems to have paid off.


Finally got something finished! Pigsy (Twisted) is all done:-



Had a lot of fun with this one.

And Jailer Ghost (Warhammer Underworlds) is also done:-



Also had fun on this one, but he makes me feel like I'm being really lazy when it comes to basing my other minis.


Apart from getting those done, not a lot of painting has been happening (it's too dang hot again). All I've done hobbywise is assemble my Gigalion (Kingdom Death) set:-



Really looking forward to painting these guys.

   
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Coincidently, I look forward to you painting those guys.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Coincidently, I look forward to you painting those guys.


Hopefully I don't disappoint.


With the weather starting to cool down, I can get back to painting.
Still chugging along with the Elf King:-



I've finally accepted that I'm never going to get this one looking particularly good, so I can make progress now instead of endlessly fiddling with it.
Was hoping to get the fish finished today, but I managed to forget it had a mouth.

New to the table, I have Ballista (Guildball):-



It's early days at the moment.
And the Glade Guardian (Warhammer Underworlds):-



Decided to rotate through my Underworld sets, so I don't get fed up of painting similar things.

   
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Like so many artists, you sell your own skills short.

Elf fish is looking grand. I keep seeing it as some sort of kirin rather than an ocean creature. Celestial rather than aquatic.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Elf King is looking great.

Piggy is fantastic Are those sausages sticking out of the back of his trousers sick

I look forward to your take on the Ylthari’s Guardians for inspiration.

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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youwashock wrote:Like so many artists, you sell your own skills short.

Elf fish is looking grand. I keep seeing it as some sort of kirin rather than an ocean creature. Celestial rather than aquatic.


Thanks!
It looks okay in these little pictures, but up close you can really see how sloppy the paint job is.

Theophony wrote:Elf King is looking great.

Piggy is fantastic Are those sausages sticking out of the back of his trousers sick

I look forward to your take on the Ylthari’s Guardians for inspiration.


Thanks!
Yeah, I don't think I want to know why Pigsy is carrying a string of sausages with him.

You insprired me with the Guardians, I too am going with the Wooden Elf Cyborg look.



Made a little bit more progress on everything.
No pictures for the Elf King, finally got him to the point where I could glue on his cape, but haven't gotten any paint on it yet.

Ballista is getting there slowly:-



Still got all his little tools and things to do.

The Glade Guardian is the furthest along:-



His axe took up a lot of thinking time. Originally it was going to look like it was made of wood, but then I thought perhaps that would be too much wood overall, plus I really like using my metallic paints.
Just his sprite and base to go, so hopefully this one will wrap up during the week and I can start another ghost.

   
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That bold blue on the tree-elf is a neat choice. Adds a lot of pop. The skin looks good and the choice to go metal for the axe I think will be a good one.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
That bold blue on the tree-elf is a neat choice. Adds a lot of pop. The skin looks good and the choice to go metal for the axe I think will be a good one.


Thanks!


Got two minis finished, Ballista (Guild Ball):-



Had a lot of fun painting up all his little details.

And the Glade Guardian (Warhammer: Underworlds):-



Really pleased with this guy, I think he's one of my better paint-jobs.


On the desk, the Elf King is in the final stretch:-



He's fully assembled now, so, hopefully, I should get him finished this week.

I've also added two new minis, I'm back to the ghosts set now so I've gone with the Hanging Ghost:-



I also got a Kingdom Death guy, Mr. Lovely Locks:-



Early days on both of these.

   
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It feels like I've been painting him forever, but I finally finished painting Volturnos the Sea Elf King (Warhammer AOS):-




Not my best work, but he's done so I'm happy.

Mr Lovely Locks is getting there:-



As is the latest Ghosty:-



If I work hard I might have them done next week sometime.

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






The Sea Elf Lord is terrific- I'm particularly struck by the detail on the scales and the shading on the cloak. I can see why this one felt like forever- lots of close detail work here- very nicely done.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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California the Southern

Volturnos came out QUITE impressive. Nice job!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Man, that Sea King came out rad.
   
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Thanks guys!

I'm glad people like him, even though I'm not too keen.


So, I was going to do an update when Mr. Lovely Locks was finished (he's so close!), but I don't know how much painting I'll get done this week so you'll have to settle for just the Hanging Ghost (Warhammer:- Underworlds):-



Two down, five-ish to go.

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Sorry for infrequent responses, my work schedule was topsy turvey for a bit and most of my posting was I never quick order.

Guildball Ballista guy is great, the wood grain on his quiver is excellent work.
Goldi-locks is fantastic, almost want to get one to paint him as the Ultimate Warrior from wrestling .
Elf-King is great, I hadn’t looked much at the Idoneth range, but he is a nice center piece.

I think I’m going to repaint all my ghosts , I liked how they looked initially with the Nhalik oxide, but I’ve seen so many nice ones like yours and with this months painting competition being “Scary” I can redo some ghosts.

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!

Yeah, whoever sculpts for Guild Ball does a really nice, easily paint-able wood grain.

I liked your ghosts! they looked like proper spooky ones, I think mine are a bit too colourful.


Managed to get a bit more painting time in this week, so Lovely Locks (Kingdom Death) is finished:-



The fur trim could've gone better (I think my Vallejo Grey Wash is getting a bit old and gloopy), but I am really pleased with his skin, those are some of my best abs!

New to the table, Mulch (and Slimex) has returned:-



Hopefully I'll actually get them finished this time.

And the Glade Witch:-



Really should not have attached her to her base before painting , but at least I got the hard parts done without making a mess.

   
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The Kingdom Death rockstar looks awesome. Great start on the witch.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I know what you mean about the glade witch and hard to paint. Luckily I hadn’t glued mine to the base, still didn’t help the paint job.

The skin on the Rockstar is really well done.

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!


Didn't get as much painting time as I wanted this week, but made a little bit of progress on everything.

Mulch is almost finished:-



The little dangling dude is the roadblock at the moment, I wanted him orange so it's taking a lot of layers.

Glade Witch is also almost finished:-



It's mostly just her critter left.

Also added the mighty Mash (Guild Ball) to the table:-



Had a bit of a disaster with his skin (the Flesh Wash dried really dark for some reason), but I managed to get it back to something passable.

   
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The Glade Witch looks really good. The eyes really draw your attention to her face. Mash is a brilliant model. Looking forward to seeing him done.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
The Glade Witch looks really good. The eyes really draw your attention to her face. Mash is a brilliant model. Looking forward to seeing him done.


Thanks! I seriously need to practise painting eyes, took way too many attempts to get those dots in there.


So, finished the Glade Witch (Warhammer: Underworlds):-



These Tree People continue to paint up well for me, and with only two more to do, I might actually get the set finished by the end of the year.

I also finished Mulch, but he'll get nice piccys when I've finished Slimux:-



Who still has a little ways to go.

Mash is almost finished:-



Just needs shoes.

Also started my next ghost:-



It's early days.

And I've also got some Gnomes (Reaper) on the go:-



Wanted to see what Reapers Bones Black material was like on smaller models, while their Bone 5 Kickstarter was going on, so far I'm rather impressed (Casting-wise they may actually be better than some of the rather poor metal minis I've got from them recently).

   
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Good stuff. The expression on the lady-gnome is all business. Very effective.
   
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Thanks!


Got some more stuff finished!
Mash (Guild Ball) is done:-



Skin didn't look as bad as I thought it would after I got everything finished, so I'm quite pleased with him.

Also finished Slimux and Mulch (Warhammer):-




Very happy to finally get this one done, the fact it looks decent too is just a nice bonus.

Most of my painting time this week went to getting those guys finished, but both the Ghost:-



And the Gnomes:-



Have progressed a little bit.

   
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Australia

Those Guild Ball minis are awesome! I’ve never seen them before and I want all of them for DnD...

I love your painting work mate, clean and vibrant - lovely palettes. The eyes on the snail are a nice touch

t z you are k 
   
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Snail and rider are fabulous. So quirky, and the colors are just great. The base is really well done. All the grass makes them feel like some twisted lawn ornament getting ready to bring plague to a fairy garden.
   
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Thanks guys!


More finished minis!
My third Ghost (Warhammer Underworlds):-



The green didn't come out too good (none of my dark Vallejo colours work that well), but the rest went okay.

And a pair of Gnomes (Reaper):-



These were so much fun to paint up! And I finally seem to be getting over my PVC snobbishness.

So three new minis on the desk.
Tzandi (Twisted):-



So many tiny details!

Lady Fancy Hair (Kingdom Death):-



Slightly less tiny details!

And Lady Vulnavia - Space Pirate! (Warhammer 40K):-



Again with the tiny details!

Early days on all three, so it could be a while before anything gets finished.

   
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Exciting new stuff in the works! The gnomes came out great, as well.
   
 
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