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That new paint has really worked well. Nice progress!

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Thanks!


Woohoo! I've made it to page 2!
Didn't have much to do today, so I took some pictures of my finished Tiefling Bust:-





Apologies for the bad photography, I can just about take decent pictures of the smaller stuff, but the large ones are always a bit of a nightmare.
Don't think it ended up looking too bad, don't know if I'll get any more busts though, don't really have the patience or skill to paint such large scale minis.

Managed to get the two bits of my Ork together too:-



Used up the last of my plastic glue doing it though, and this time I really do have to wait a while before I make another hobby purchase, so I've put him aside again.
In the meantime, I'm going to get some more of my Deathwatch: Overkill guys done:-



Paintin' heads so far.

   
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You say that, but I think you've done a great job of the bigger mini. Lets you go to town on the brighter colours.

Ork is shaping up nicely too. Well done.

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Your style blends an amazing crispness and smoothness to it at the same time. It's very unique and very pleasing to the eye, that ork gun is looking great and the tiefling bust is beautiful.

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Thanks guys! I still feel my Tiefling bust looks rather flat and rushed, despite how much work I sunk in to it, guess I'm just more at home with the smaller scale stuff.


Spent the week slowly making progress on my Space Marines:-



I've finished the heads and left arms on both of them, now I'm slowly blocking in the basecoats on the bald guys armour.

   
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Finished off my bald Space Marine dude, I'm learning to take photos with a new desk lamp so they're a bit dark:-




He was a lot of fun to paint, but he was covered in way too much stuff!

I'm putting Mohawk Space Marine guy aside for a bit (don't think I could handle another detail heavy Space Marine at the moment), and doing a bit of fantasy:-



We've got the Silver Tower Barbarian and Dark Elf Pirate Captain on the table now, just starting work on their skin.

   
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He looks nice! The face is very well detailed too. Nice stuff

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Great job on the marine, that purple armour is very striking. Really digging the skin tones for the barbarian guy and dark elf, you have ridiculously smooth transitions in the skin depth from light to dark. I'm very jealous of your skill.

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WarbossDakka wrote:He looks nice! The face is very well detailed too. Nice stuff


Thanks! I was really pleased with his face too (it helps that GW have got seriously good at sculpting them), got to remember to use less black wash when I paint those head stud thingys again though.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Great job on the marine, that purple armour is very striking. Really digging the skin tones for the barbarian guy and dark elf, you have ridiculously smooth transitions in the skin depth from light to dark. I'm very jealous of your skill.


Thanks for the compliment, but I really don't think I do anything special when I paint skin, it's just basecoat, wash, highlight, highlight.


Still slowly nibbling away at stuff, I'm about halfway through the Barbarian:-



Got his head and arms finished while I was figuring out his colour scheme, now I just need to paint the rest of him.
Since I've been concentrating on this guy, I haven't gotten as far with the Pirate:-



Did the best I could with his head (should've left his hair off until later), and I've finished his fancy scale cape, but there's still a lot left to do.

   
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Looking good. They're both coming along nicely.

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Both looking really good. With the Pirate dark elf, you can pull off some crazy techniques with it. Should give it a go, maybe a smooth transition to black?

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Thanks guys!

@WarbossDakka:- I'm not too comfortable painting black, just can't get it looking right, I do want to try doing something funky with his hair though.


Got the Barbarian finished:-




Had a ton of fun painting him, and I think the result is one of my best paint-jobs to date.
It's just a very nice mini and I'm hoping he's the prototype for an updated Chaos Marauder set.

Made a little progress on the Elf Pirate, but not enough to warrant an update pick, I'm having to take it really slowly so I don't mess it up too much. I think this is the first mini I've owned that I should have painted up completely unassembled.

   
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Looking nice. I like his hair colour!

Have you tried picking out his eyes? I know its quite a difficult task but if you pull it off it gives a nice focal point. Should give it a go!

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The barbarian looks fantastic, great work. I agree with warbossdakka, picking out the eyes is hard but when done right it really does add that next level of awesomeness to a model.

Straight black is indeed a really hard colour to make look good. You're almost always better off doing a really dark grey or a colour (that blends with your model) that is darkened down greatly.

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Thanks guys!
I've tried doing eyes in the past, and it's something I've always struggled with (having shaky hands makes it really difficult!), but on GW minis I find the eyes too small to even try, half the time I can't even see them!


Despite being increasingly frustrated by it, I finished the Pirate:-




And I think I did okay on him.

Nothing work in progress to report on this week. I did get some hobby supplies in, so I can finally get back to my Ork Mek, but new hobby supplies means new minis too, and I've been busy building some Skaven Stormfiends.

   
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Looks great, love the blend on the hair and the basing came out really nice.

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Thanks! I wish I could have got light pink tips to blend a bit better, but I'm pretty pleased with the job I did.


Nothing finished this week, but I'm making progress.



Finally got my Ork Mek all painted up and assembled, just need to get him based.



And I've made a start on one of my Skaven Stormfiends, I've got the skin done so far.

   
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The Mek looks great! You're quite good at skin tones aren't you? I'm jealous

Stormfiends are weird things, very Skaven-esque. Love to see what you do with it.

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the Mek looks amazing! The leather tube on his back is a real standout for me for some quality painting but truly the whole model came out awesome.
Stormfiends are great looking models. Can't wait to see what you do with this one.

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WarbossDakka wrote:The Mek looks great! You're quite good at skin tones aren't you? I'm jealous

Stormfiends are weird things, very Skaven-esque. Love to see what you do with it.

Thanks for the compliment! Personally, I think I'm far too reliant on Flesh Wash though.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:the Mek looks amazing! The leather tube on his back is a real standout for me for some quality painting but truly the whole model came out awesome.
Stormfiends are great looking models. Can't wait to see what you do with this one.

Thanks. I was surprised by how well the tube came out too, considering it's just basecoats of various browns and a heavy brown wash.


Got the Ork Mek finished:-




I had a lot of fun painting him, but I'm also kinda pleased he's finally off my painting table.

In WIP news, I've made a little bit of progress on the Stormfiend:-



And did his fur and tail. I haven't worked on this kind of partially textured fur before, so it took a few attempts before I was happy with it.

I've also made a start on Steampunk Dorothy:-



Who is teeny tiny compared to all the Games Workshop stuff I've been working on lately.

And the Flower Knight:-



Who is larger, but comes with his own problems.

   
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that Mek turned out amazing. The skin on your stormfiend is stellar, something about your style of skin that is just so damn pleasing to me, and especially how you reddened his skin around the implant or scarred areas, nice detail.

That steampunk Dorothy and Flower Knight are going to be fun to watch come together, you use such bright colours in your painting that will suit these models perfectly.

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So many bright colours on the flower knight. I think you've found the perfect model to compliment your style.

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I like the flesh tones you've got going on the stormfiend.

   
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Inevitable_Faith wrote:that Mek turned out amazing. The skin on your stormfiend is stellar, something about your style of skin that is just so damn pleasing to me, and especially how you reddened his skin around the implant or scarred areas, nice detail.

That steampunk Dorothy and Flower Knight are going to be fun to watch come together, you use such bright colours in your painting that will suit these models perfectly.

Thanks! I copied that bruised skin look from one of the Warhammer TV painting vids, as usual it wasn't quite as easy as they made it look.

WarbossDakka wrote:So many bright colours on the flower knight. I think you've found the perfect model to compliment your style.

Yep, he should be fun to paint.

kakita wrote:I like the flesh tones you've got going on the stormfiend.

Thanks!


Missed my target of updating weekly, but a bad back has kept me from the painting table so I just hadn't done enough to justify an update last week (or this week to be honest).
However, here's a little progress update to stop my plog falling too far into the depths of the forum.



Told you I was bad at painting eyes!
What little painting I've managed to do, I've been funnelling into Steampunk Dorothy. Don't have that much more to paint so she might be finished by the next update.

   
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It's looking very nice. That purple looks great and the small details you put in like her red lipstick and the hamds from her pocket watch really help bring the model to life.

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 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
It's looking very nice. That purple looks great and the small details you put in like her red lipstick and the hamds from her pocket watch really help bring the model to life.

Thanks. It's one of those minis where the little details are big enough that they would annoy me if I didn't paint them, it's why I made an attempt to do her eyes.


An unusual burst of productivity means Dorothy is finished:-




I'm rather pleased with how she turned out, certainly feeling a lot more confident about being able to tackle my Twisted minis when they arrive.

On the WIP front, there's been a bit of a change.
When I couldn't paint, I put together my box of Blightkings, I liked them so much they got a serious bump up the painting queue, and I'm currently working on a test colour scheme with this guy:-



He's way too happy about slowly turning into a horrifying plague monster.

   
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Dorothy looks great. Fantastic work.

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Just found your blog. Dorothy looks great, and I'm rather fond of the Ork Big Mek as well. I really like your work. Thanks for sharing!


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I love the Blightking. The nurgling face works really well

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Thanks guys!


Nothing finished to post, but I was determined to post an update of some description this weekend, so I did a bit of painting today:



Got the arm cannons on my Stormfiend mostly finished, just need to tidy them up a bit.



Made the most progress on this guy. Steel bits, wooden bits and bone bits are done.



And very little progress here, the filigree work on the armour took a lot longer to basecoat than I thought it would.

   
 
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