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Those gnomes look solid . Good start on the KD stuff 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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Thanks guys! The Gnomes were surprisingly fun to paint, I've got the other set too to work on... One day.


All change!
Was struggling to make any progress on my trio of ladies, so I put them aside at the weekend (I'll try again with them another time) and started some other stuff.

I'm finishing off my Rotten Mummy (Twisted):-



He's going well so far, I've still got to paint all his beetles though.

And started my Ringtail Vixen (Kingdom Death):-



I'm happy with her tails, but I wish her eyes had turned out better (I just couldn't find her left one).

   
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Right? If the sculptor is going to cover the eye, they can at least have the decency to cover it completely, not this halfway nonsense that leaves us trying to sneak a partial pupil in.

I had not noticed the bestial traits on the Vixen before. Looks good.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Right? If the sculptor is going to cover the eye, they can at least have the decency to cover it completely, not this halfway nonsense that leaves us trying to sneak a partial pupil in.

I had not noticed the bestial traits on the Vixen before. Looks good.


I can't entirely blame the sculptor on this one, I'm really starting to struggle with more "true-scale" faces, I don't think my hands and eyes are completely up to the job anymore

Yeah, I thought she was just wearing a costume until I got some paint on.


Still not painting as much as I'd like, but I did manage to finish my Rotten Mummy (Twisted):-




Kind of hard to get a picture that shows off all his little details, but I'm really pleased with him.

Ringtail Vixen still has a little way to go:-



I've been stuck on what colour to paint her pointy stick, but I think I'm getting there.

Also prepped the next pair, the Crusader (GW):-



And Theron (Guildball):-


   
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The painting continues to go slowly (too slowly), but I have managed to finish the Ringtail Vixen (Kingdom Death):-




Still not happy with her face, but overall she doesn't look too bad.

Theron:-



And the Crusader:-



Have a ways to go, but I should hopefully have them done by the end of the year.

   
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Love the tails on Foxy. Turned out super good. Crusader is shaping up great, too. Sweet metallics and cloth.
   
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Ringtail vixen is looking great, love the colour choices.

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I've said this before, but I love the way you paint skin. So buttery smooth! The Crusaders's also shaping up beautifully.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
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youwashock wrote:Love the tails on Foxy. Turned out super good. Crusader is shaping up great, too. Sweet metallics and cloth.


Thanks! Not quite sure why his armour is looking so good, don't think I did anything differently.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Ringtail vixen is looking great, love the colour choices.


Thanks!

mcmattila wrote:I've said this before, but I love the way you paint skin. So buttery smooth! The Crusaders's also shaping up beautifully.


Thanks!


Getting a little bit more painting done lately, but still haven't finished anything.



Crusader is most of the way there, Theron is finished from the waist up (he's covered in so many doodads).

   
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Digging that blue/red combo. What do you have planned for the sword?
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Digging that blue/red combo. What do you have planned for the sword?


Thanks! The sword will probably end up being a boring old steel one, previous attempts at doing anything fancy with weapons have been none too successful.

   
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Managed to get some stuff wrapped up just in time.

Theron (Guild Ball) is done:-



Had fun painting up all his stitches, it's oddly relaxing.

The Crusader (Games Workshop) is also done:-




Really like the job I've done on this guy, gotta stop making life difficult for myself by fully assembling these minis with hard to reach places though.

And, finally finished Swamp Witch Sophie (Reaper):-




Glad to get this one done at last, a pity she's got such googly eyes.


And as that's probably it for this year, decided to do an end-of-year tally:-



Painted a lot more minis than I thought, and beat last years total by 4 whole minis (41 altogether).
If I stopped being such a hobby butterfly I could probably get even more done, so next year I'm going to aim for finishing 52 minis. Painting 1 mini a week shouldn't be that hard should it?

   
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Ringtail turned out great

The red on the crusader is luscious.

Jason Mamoana/Theron is really well done.

would not have noticed googly eyes on swamp witch Sophie if you hadn’t pointed them out . She doesn’t look very witchy, looks more swamp faerie with pet too me, but then again my witches need to be old ladies with bad complexions.

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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That's a pretty nice batch of models there. I love seeing all the bright splashes of color-- you're much bolder than I am.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Solid body of work, aku-chan. Love the vivid colors all around, right down to Sophie at the end. Great stuff. Plenty of KD to love. Best of luck hitting next year's goal.
   
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Theron, the crusader and Sophie all turned out great.

   
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Nice end of year tally, Not a bad haul at all of an eclectic mix of wonderful minis!

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Theophony wrote:Ringtail turned out great

The red on the crusader is luscious.

Jason Mamoana/Theron is really well done.

would not have noticed googly eyes on swamp witch Sophie if you hadn’t pointed them out . She doesn’t look very witchy, looks more swamp faerie with pet too me, but then again my witches need to be old ladies with bad complexions.


Thanks!
Officially, she's actually Mermaid Sophie which I think makes even less sense.

JoshInJapan wrote:That's a pretty nice batch of models there. I love seeing all the bright splashes of color-- you're much bolder than I am.


Thanks! Bright and cartoony seems to be my thing.

youwashock wrote:Solid body of work, aku-chan. Love the vivid colors all around, right down to Sophie at the end. Great stuff. Plenty of KD to love. Best of luck hitting next year's goal.


Thanks!

Arakasi wrote:Theron, the crusader and Sophie all turned out great.


Thanks!

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Nice end of year tally, Not a bad haul at all of an eclectic mix of wonderful minis!


Thanks!
Yeah, I'm definitely going to keep doing an end of year count-up. Even with my plog I forget about half of what I paint, so it's a nice motivational boost to see I'm actually making a bit of progress against the endless hordes!


Been making a start on some new stuff.
The first project of the new year is Katakros (Games Workshop):-



Working on his fancy base at the moment.

The other thing I want to do is make a dent in my big pile of Reaper minis I keep buying and not painting.
The first one is a Dark Elf Priestess:-



Unfortunately she was missing a pointy ear, so she's now a vampire.

   
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I won't repeat what others have said, but I'll add a thing - that bow in Theron hand is magnificent. Got a chance to pull once a composite ash-and-oak bow that had exactly the same color (even if my memory is faulty that is what I've remembered after looking at the picture). And the hint at the wood texture is great. And Sophie from under Your brush looks more Polynesian than swampy, save for the skin tone. Great!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/19 done) 
   
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Thanks! I'm pleased the bow looks realistic, I was just happy I did a decent job edge highlighting it!


Finished my first mini of the year, Ashlynn the Vampire (originally a Dark Elf Priestess from Reaper):-



Rather pleased with her face and hair, the rest not so much, but at least I painted it fast (for me).

I've also finished Katakros fancy base:-




I had fun doing the tile-work.

And I've started the first member of his team:-



I've also started my next Reaper mini:-



A tall river pirate lady.

   
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Really like the tile work on the base for Katakros. Looking forward to the pirate. She has details on top of details.
   
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Looking forward to more bone guys as your base is looking great for him.

Good job on the vampiress, will also be watching out for pirate lady of exceptional height.

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:Really like the tile work on the base for Katakros. Looking forward to the pirate. She has details on top of details.


Thanks! It's a shame most of the tiles will be covered up in the end.

Theophony wrote:Looking forward to more bone guys as your base is looking great for him.

Good job on the vampiress, will also be watching out for pirate lady of exceptional height.


Thanks!


I continue to make progress!

Finished Parchment Guy:-



Yes, I did glue his scroll on upside-down
He was originally more bony, but the bone armour just didn't look right when I tried it, so I've fallen back on my usual metallics.



I've also made a start on Bird Guy:-



I've got his bird cage finished so far.

I'm also making slow progress on my pirate lady:-



gotta figure out what colour all her doodads are going to be.

   
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Great expeession on the red-head.
   
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That vampire lady is fantastic-- I love the blending on her cloak, and those cheekbones! Are they that sharp on the original model, or did you do some conversion?

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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youwashock wrote:Great expeession on the red-head.


Thanks! Unfortunately it was a bit of a happy accident, not sure I can repeat it.

JoshInJapan wrote:That vampire lady is fantastic-- I love the blending on her cloak, and those cheekbones! Are they that sharp on the original model, or did you do some conversion?


Thanks! Those are her original cheekbones, it's a large part of why I went down the vampire route with her.


Finished another mini woohoo!
It's my tall lady river pirate (Reaper), I'm calling her Mary Jo:-



Really happy with how this one turned out, even though my experiment with freckles didn't work.

Making good progress with my bone guys, Bird Guy is almost done:-



Just his ink bottle to go (I've been putting it off), and made a start on Knight Guy:-



I wanted to see if purple worked as an armour colour.

And I've picked my next Reaper mini:-



Remus Raducan, hooray for not having to think up a name this time!


   
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Bone guys are coming along nicely . Who cares if the scroll is upside down or not, it’s an ancient dead language, who knows what it means, probably sweet and sour chicken .

Pirate lady came out awesome. Looking forward to your next bones...reaper or otherwise guys.

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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Sweet and sour chicken. I'm dying. Mary Jo is really well done. All those little bits, the stitching, the two-color pants. Great job.
   
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Theophony wrote:Bone guys are coming along nicely . Who cares if the scroll is upside down or not, it’s an ancient dead language, who knows what it means, probably sweet and sour chicken .

Pirate lady came out awesome. Looking forward to your next bones...reaper or otherwise guys.


Now I've got this weird image where the whole scene is actually just them ordering lunch.

youwashock wrote:Sweet and sour chicken. I'm dying. Mary Jo is really well done. All those little bits, the stitching, the two-color pants. Great job.


Thanks!


Not a lot of painting done this week.

Received a big pile of stuff from Antimatter Games, and it inspired me to give my collection a good sort out and try and catalogue it a bit.
Even after getting rid of a few things (I'm never going to paint all those dudes I put together from the old Kingdom Death armour kits), I'm left with over 600 minis.

Considering I've still got a load of Kingdom Death stuff to arrive (eventually), and I went a bit mad on miniature board game Kickstarters last year, I'm going to have to really concentrate on working through the backlog and cutting back on the buying for at least a few years

At least I found some nice minis I forgot I had, and I can now use a random number generator to choose what minis I paint.

   
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Had a bit of a push to get stuff finished over the weekend.

Finished Remus (Reaper):-



Struggled a bit with this one, just didn't find him that interesting to paint.

Also finished the latest skelly bro, Knight Guy:-




That base is filling up slowly.

Now I've started the next one in the queue, Banner Guy:-



He's got a long way to go.

And my next Reaper mini, Amiri:-



She's an iconic barbarian apparently.

   
 
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