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Made in nz
Axis & Allies Player




netherlands

I've also had the problem with PP plastics as well. Is there a soultion to stop the wear?
   
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion






Loving the BB team.

The croc skin is great too...

FTL

   
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Battleship Captain





Perth

Lovin' the skintones on the crocs - great looking stuff!

Man, I wish there was a real Black Library where I could get a Black Library Card and take out Black Library Books without having to buy them. Of course, late fees would be your soul. But it would be worth it. - InquisitorMack 
   
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Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest





Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

Great looking paint jobs. I especially love the model in the middle!

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675 points of Commoraghs finest!

The Dude - "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

Lord Helmet - "I bet she gives great helmet."

 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I appreciate it immensely.

Bossasaurus wrote:I've also had the problem with PP plastics as well. Is there a soultion to stop the wear?


I've always used Krylon's matte finishing spray on my completed models. I recently started using it periodically during painting too, and that seems to help preserve the paint a little better (didn't have any while working on the gators, unfortunately, hence the wear).


G
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

some really cool stuff in here, loving the bb team and flesh tearers. the terminators are really nice aswell. will def start checking back

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE

Small one - just to show the next stage in the Butcher's white. Went over the gray basecoat I had washed with a darker gray and brown with the original color. Will do a series of really light glazes next, then add white to the gray and build up from there. I want to try some weathering and chipped paint techniques I've never done before as well... Already crossing my fingers hoping I don't mess up the white!



Cheers!


G
   
Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Been another loooooong time between updates, but I'm back with another one...

This time I've got my "counts as Dante" finished (well, except for a chapter insignia on his shoulder).






Here you can see the Book of the Lost, the listing of every one of the Flesh Tearers who have ever succumbed to the Black Rage.



As always, let me know what you think. Comments and critique are appreciated!


G
   
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Wicked Warp Spider






Looks sweet, nice idea for a base model. Looks much better than the old (2nd ed?) sculpt.

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Corregidor 700 pts
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Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly wrote:Looks sweet, nice idea for a base model. Looks much better than the old (2nd ed?) sculpt.


Thanks, I-bounty-hunt-the-elderly. I think there are a few more WIP pics further back in this log if you want to see more.

Also... UPDATE:

First, threw a few layers of red on my TH/SS terminator sergeant. Still have a few more layers to go, but I like how he looks thus far.



Next, I got back to my Blood Bowl Beastmen a little bit. Went to work on the guy with the claw... Got the skin about 90% done, with a special focus on making the stump where the claw is ripping out look bloody and infected.





Still a lot to do on this guy.

Let me know what you think!


G
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Holy crap, it's been another long while. Took several months-long breaks away from my painting table, unfortunately, but I've been back at it the past few days and figured I'd post a few new images.

First, I finished up Snapjaw (Wrong-eye is still WIP, sadly). This is the first mini I attacked from a white basecoat using primarily washes and glazes. I went with a saltwater croc look rather than a darker alligator hide. Let me know what you think...






Two WIP updates of miniatures in the previous post. Any progress is good, I suppose, but these guys have more or less languished (excepting a few swishes with a brush) for a year or so.




Finally, the few Strain Revenants I've finished from my Sedition Wars goodies. Tried to be fast with these guys (relatively speaking) and banged them out in threeish sessions - used lots of washes in assorted colors in there. Considering how much faster than my usual pace I worked, I'm extremely pleased with how they turned out.




As always, comments, critique and questions are all appreciated!


G

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Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

More Revenants done.





Undiffused light and oversaturation from my iPhone = loss of some subtlety in the colors, unfortunately. Need to find a decent camera before my next update.

Speaking of which, almost done with my first paint-test Samaritan, and should have two Stalkers done by the end of the weekend.

Please let me know what you think!
   
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Synchronized Auxbot





Lovely work in here, especially on the strain. Would you mind telling me what colours you've used for the skin? I'm trying to decide how to paint mine, and you've got a really nice effect on yours.

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

TwoByFour wrote:
Lovely work in here, especially on the strain. Would you mind telling me what colours you've used for the skin? I'm trying to decide how to paint mine, and you've got a really nice effect on yours.


First off, I'm cheap and use a mix of inexpensive paints, only some of which are GW. That said, here's how I did the skin on these guys...

1. Dheneb Stone + medium flesh color = base for skin

2. Add various washes. When I'm not using GW's washes (Baal Red, Devlan Mud, Thraka Green, and whatever the Violet one is, for example) I make my own using equal amounts Future Floor Finish, matte medium, and water mixed with whatever paint color I want. These should be quite thin and even. I try to layer these washes into targeted areas - you can see red, brown, purple on the blade arms, for instance, and some green on the "big arm" Revenants. I also added straight red ink into the open wounds and muscles to get a brighter red there.

3. Highlight two thin layers using the Dheneb + flesh + off-white. These are thin enough that I sort of "feather" them over the washed areas - shoulders and back and heads are areas where the most direct light would strike, so they get a decent highlight, but along the arms and legs I try to just pick out veins and other focus spots.

4. More washes. Hit a few more areas to soften some of the highlight.

5. Straight FFF on areas I wanted to seem like they are glistening - like the pustules and exposed muscle.

And the very last thing I did was wash Devlan mud and Badab black on the hands and feet to make them look rotting and extra dead. Totally optional, but I like the effect. After that, I did cables, pants, hair, etc.

All told, each set of guys was done in about three-ish sessions of a couple hours each - which for me is FAST, but I have always struggled with finding the best speed/quality ratio. You could definitely do your own version of this process more quickly and get several batches of Revenants done in an evening.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have other questions.

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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE: Stalker added. My painting time slowed waaaaaay down there for a few weeks, but got this one done and have several Quasimodos moving along the pipeline.





Went for more "natural" flesh tones (i.e. red and pink) rather than the green, brown, purple, and yellow of the revenants. Again, a fast miniature to paint - these guys have just the right amount and kind of detail to speed me up a little more than normal, which feels good.

As always, I appreciate any questions or feedback of any kind. Cheers!


G
   
Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Looooooong overdue update.

I think I managed to avoid even touching a brush for five months. I jumped right in again this past weekend and finished one mini and got three more to the brink of done.

Here's the finished Brimstone...







I tried some OSL for the first time - not totally convinced it's good enough, but I guess it works for a first try. Anyone have any tips for making glowing light look like it ought to?

And the whole family thus far...


Should have three Quasimodos posted sometime in the next few days - just need to finish their pants and bases and then I can show them off.

As always, feedback is appreciated!


G
   
Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE:

Two Quasimodos down, with another attempt at OSL too. I like the end result (though like always my camera washes out some of the depths of the red) but I found these guys a lot more fiddly to paint.




I also re-painted the base for my Brimstone. Originally I was hurrying to finish it up (and had downed a couple beers) and had no idea how bad it was until I posted it here - it was terrible! This version is just a bit better...


And here's everyone together...


(Bonus: A nice little hint of the 70's wood paneling from my basement workroom.)

I'd love whatever feedback you've got - especially regarding my OSL attempts. Gracias!
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

I think they look really good and the OSL is very nicely done its not over the top, just about right I'd say. I love the blue lights on the floor.

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Thanks for the feedback!

I was definitely trying to not do too much with the lighting (sometimes it can look like people get carried away with the effect) but I did want it to be noticeably intentional.

And I think the green might be technically better but I like the blue on the floor more - maybe because of how it interacts with the hazard striping...

Anyway, I've got a few more things in the pipeline: some more Stalkers, a Scythe Witch, and a few more Revenants that primed and ready for some paint. I slowed down on these event models so I'll be pushing myself to speed back up a bit.
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

After a months long lull where I didn't even so much as pick up a paintbrush, the imminent arrival of the rewards from my Arena Rex pledge (so much resin goodness, such a fun game) spurred me into action.

So, before everything arrived, I built an arena and terrain...


Then "sanded", primed, and got the first coat of paint of Zandri dust paint on it...


Then the sweet, sweet resin showed up and I got to work. Here's a quick shot of what my workbench looks like...


And here are some WIP shots. The mantraps need their silver highlighting, weathering, and touch-ups done...


And here's my take on Micon...

Things are basically roughed in at this point (though I've gone through a couple versions of his skin that I didn't like - brown flesh is ing hard to get to look good) but you get a good idea of the scheme I'm going with.

Finally, the one Arena Rex item I've actually finished...

Tokens (though, to be totally honest, I've got three more I still need to finish)! The idea for the paint-scheme is shamelessly stolen from a real artist (spiralingcadaver) - I just added a blast of some spray-on gloss enamel to make sure they can get tossed around in-game and not need to be touched-up everytime.

It's nice to have something get me as motivated as I currently am - the trick, as always, is figuring out how to keep myself motivated. I'm hopeful that the amazingness of all these sculpts will be enough...

Feedback, critique, questions are all appreciated. Cheers!

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Using Object Source Lighting





Portland

Wow, really nice looking board- where'd you get the columns? Also, the grid looked pretty cool- was that just marking positions, or is it visible after the sand's down?

Micon's skin looks slightly grey, but that could be the light. And I agree that it's really hard to get dark skin looking right.

Also, Leo is huge... regretting not getting that one now. (Well, actually, a lot of stuff- I'm really quickly running through my little set of dudes.)

Finally, where'd you get the traps? I was looking for something similar, wondering if there's something I wouldn't need to make from scratch.

(Also, thanks for the shout out )


My painted armies (40k, WM/H, Malifaux, Infinity...) 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

 spiralingcadaver wrote:
Wow, really nice looking board- where'd you get the columns? Also, the grid looked pretty cool- was that just marking positions, or is it visible after the sand's down?

Micon's skin looks slightly grey, but that could be the light. And I agree that it's really hard to get dark skin looking right.

Also, Leo is huge... regretting not getting that one now. (Well, actually, a lot of stuff- I'm really quickly running through my little set of dudes.)

Finally, where'd you get the traps? I was looking for something similar, wondering if there's something I wouldn't need to make from scratch.

(Also, thanks for the shout out )


I started a WIP thread over at the Arena Rex forums where I posted a little about how I got the arena started - there's quite a bit about the columns (Wilton 7" Grecian cake pillars) and the miscellaneous terrain (traps are from GW's Ogre accessories, for example).

Leo IS huge and was a bit of a pain to put together, but he looks like he'll be pretty awesome to paint - I'm really looking forward to having a go at him. Actually - scratch that... I'm excited about the IDEA of painting him but these minis are so nice I'm a bit paranoid about not doing a "good enough" job on them, which helps explain why I'm on the third rendition of Micon's skin and I'm still not sure it's going to end up how I want it. It's actually a lot warmer here than it was - I tried a lot of blue/purple washes last time and while those colors can give a great effect on 2D brown skin with colored pencil, in 3D with acrylic paint on a mini they end up making it waaaaaay too gray. I'll be trying more tan/red this time and you'll see the results here eventually.

And the grid... I was originally a little unsure how the measuring would work in this game - it seemed (and still does, TBH) a bit too fiddly and inexact (especially considering how even a tiny fraction of an inch can mean the difference when your best gladiator gets pushed toward instant death in a pit), so I toyed with the idea of doing a visible one-inch square grid layout for my arena and just house-ruling that movement was in squares rather than inches. It did help me get everything exactly symmetrical but I decided against it in the end.

Thanks for the feedback - I appreciate it!

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Man, the table is awesome - it's the inspiration pic for our gaming group regarding arenas so far. Can't wait to see more done on it!

Micon looks great, too

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

That arena looks fantastic

(I shall have to have another look at cake columns, I'd considered them before but not found anything cost effective in the UK, but now I've got a name to look for)

All you with delivered minis make me wish mine would arrive (checking they're still sitting in Chicago waiting to get on a plane, sigh)

 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE: Huzzah! My first finished AR miniature - Urbicus!








Really pleased with this shield. The blending between Tin Bitz and Vallejo's Brass looks quite a while, but I dig how it turned out.

And here he is again, sans painting lamps...

Mostly a little more true to life IMO, except the gold seems a little washed out.

So, despite me taking extra time to research some techniques to specifically address it, my ability to get metallics to look like I want is still lacking. I either can't paint or photograph them - the reflections I see up close under my painting lamps just sort of fade to blobs when I step back photograph them. I'm not sure whether to attribute that to my rudimentary photog skills or a problem with how I'm tackling metallic paints... Any one have suggestions for me?

And as always, feedback/questions/critique are all greatly appreciated!


G

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

I really like the armor on the arm! Overall a very effective paintjob, well done
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

 RiTides wrote:
I really like the armor on the arm! Overall a very effective paintjob, well done


Thanks.

I appreciate the feedback. I've since gotten started on Noxious and a bit more of Micon done... Probably not another update until this weekend. In the mean time, I'm off to research more ideas around painting interesting skin tones and metallics...
   
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By the foot of the Andes

Skin and armour look great, good jobs, and the board is coming along wonderfully too

 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

UPDATE:

My arena is close enough to being done that I figured I'd post it...



Still need to finish up the sidewalls of the pits, hit that tiny little skull you see in the foreground pit with a little drybrushing, and touch up the rocks in the sand, but other than that I think she's about where I want her.

Plus finished close ups of the mantraps I showed earlier.

Went with blood (GW's Blood for the Blood God is pretty awesome BTW) on one to see how I like it - and I DO like it, but I'm still undecided if I want both to be blood-spattered...

The rest of the terrain may take a while. The pillars in particular are vexing me - not liking what my first attempts look like to be totally honest, so I'm at a little bit of a stand-still. Trying something new this week, so hopefully you see some more pieces soon - plus, almost done with Micon, so he'll be up in here shortly as well. Until then, cheers!
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

That arena is looking very nice indeed, I think haveing one mantrap with and without blood looks best, makes them different.

   
 
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